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GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering, Shifter Issues

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors [NYSE: GM] is recalling nearly all of its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan models built to date for two potential issues both related to vehicle assembly.

According to the automaker, in about 154,000 Cruze models, the intermediate steering shaft covers need to be inspected for proper installation, while the automatic-transmission shift linkage needs to be checked in more than 120,000 Cruze sedans. All of the affected Cruze models were built in Lordstown, Ohio, and about 129,000 of those 154,000 Cruze models recalled are in the U.S.

The concern with the steering issue is that the shaft might not have been properly installed; GM cited one complaint in which the owner, in a parking lot, turned the steering wheel without a change in direction from the vehicle. Likewise, the automatic transmission shifter could potentially still be in gear when it's in the 'Park' position.

This isn't the first steering-related issue for the Cruze, or for compact GM sedans. Just last month, GM recalled some Cruze models for a steering-wheel issue, in which it might not have been properly fastened to the steering column at the factory. The action had been prompted by an incident in which the steering wheel actually detached into a Minnesota driver's hands at 65 mph.

Since the recall doesn't actually involve any redesigned parts, expect to hear from General Motors soon regarding the recall effort; otherwise you can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, or check in with the GM Owner Center.

[Detroit News; New York Times]
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Comments (4)
  1. are Algerian cruzes concerned ? i might have a CRDI lt 150bhp cruze by the week, i better ask the dealer ? i'll stay in touch
     
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  2. I am a little concerned that this recall started on April 6th and have not been notified about this recall. My husband and I own TWO cruzes and have not gotten our letter that was supposedly sent out on April 12th...If I hadn't been watching CNN this morning I would not have known about this..
     
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  3. @yacine, Algerian vehicles would have been assembled at a different plant and thus are not covered by this recall
    @ANITA, Keep in mind that only 2,100 vehicles were covered by the April 6 recall. Call Chevrolet or your dealerships to see if your vehicle is affected by both (or all) recall issues.
     
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  4. one comment should have mentioned that it was a bogus recall on Toyota recall. all made up by the UAW because Toyota took 80% of the cash for clunkers. again everyone that compares their vehicles to Toyota know Toyota is the best vehicle made. Chevy recall expect more.
     
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