Chevy Recalls almost 500,000 Vehicles
Startling engine fires in Chevy’s Cruze has forced GM to pull almost 500,000 of their popular model off the line. This certain recall affects the Cruze models made in the US from September 2010 to May 2012. The recall was placed mainly because when an oil change is spilled onto the engine which can start a fire. So far there have been about 30 fires caused by this problem with no injuries or deaths. In two cases though, the flames completely destroyed the car.
With this recall, car owners will be notified when and where to bring their cars to local dealerships for a free repair which will only take about 30 minutes. The dealer mechanics will fix the problem by cutting the plastic shield around the engine and allow the fluid to drain out. Recall work is said to be starting on July 11th, 2012. GM says that Cruzes with manual transmissions can also leak as well. The recall involves cars built at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio factory being sold in the US, Canada, and Israel.
In addition to this particular recall, there is also an additional 61,000 cars under another recall. GM says about 249 of them could have welds missing from their brackets that hold down the tanks. GM states the tanks could come lose in a crash and fall causing leaking and fires. GM is said to secure these tanks with brackets and fasteners.
If you or someone you know currently has a Chevy Cruze under one of the recalls, make sure to get your car fixed as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured from any of these recalls, contact us here at McCormick and Murphy, P.C. to see about fighting your personal injury suit.