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2013-2014 Chevy Cruze Recall Fixes Fragile Axle Shafts

GM is recalling certain 2013-2014 Chevy Cruze sedans equipped with 1.4-liter turbocharged engines with both manual and automatic transmissions for problems with axle shafts.

On some vehicles, the right front axle shaft may not have been manufactured to specification, and could fracture and separate. Should this happen while the vehicle is being driven, steering and braking control is maintained, but the vehicle can lose power to its wheels and coast to a stop, which could cause a crash.

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Additionally, if a vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not applied, and the axle shaft separates, the vehicle could move unexpectedly resulting in a possible crash and/or injury to pedestrians.

The fix

On affected vehicles, GM dealers will inspect the right front axle shafts for specific factory markings and/or evidence of fracturing, cracking, or separation. Shafts that have specific factory markings identifying them as included in this recall, or that display evidence of fracturing, will be replaced for customers free of charge.

GM is managing this recall by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The best way to determine if a vehicle is involved in this action from GM is to call a local dealer with the VIN of the vehicle in question.

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Some vehicles were repaired under a previous safety recall for axle shafts and may have had a suspect axle installed. If this is the case on a particular vehicle, it should be inspected again, as it may have one of the axles that GM is trying to recall.

For more info or answers to questions, call GM Customer at 800-222-1020, and reference recall # 14079D, entitled Recall - Right Hand Front Axle Shaft Fracturing.


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