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GM recalls 475,000+ Chevrolet Cruze compact cars due to risk of engine fire

submitted on June 22, 2012 by HouTex in "Products / Gadgets"
The recall covers 2011 and 2012 models built between September 2010 and May 2012 only at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. These were sold in the U.S., Canada, and Israel.

The fires can ignite when fluids, mainly oil spilled when it is being changed, drip onto a hot plastic shield below the engine, the company said Friday. GM knows of 30 fires caused by the problem. Flames engulfed and destroyed cars in two cases reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. No injuries have been reported.

To eliminate the risk of fires, dealers will cut the shield to let the fluids drain to the pavement, GM said. The repairs take about 30 minutes and are free, the company said.
Cruze models sold around the world that were made at plants other than the Lordstown one do not have the same design and are not believed to have the same issue, a GM spokesman said.

But about 10,000 Chevy Cruze sedans sold by GM's Australian unit, Holden, may be affected and Holden is looking into the issue, the GM spokesman said.

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    Posted by siggy38 on June 22, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Thanks for the heads-up HouTex.

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