GM Recalls Chevy Cruzes For Engine Fire Risk

Friday, June 22, 2012

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevy Cruze cars. As WDET’s Jerome Vaughn reports, the cars pose a risk of engine fires.

The recall includes Chevy Cruzes from the 2011 and 2012 model years. Cars with manual and automatic transmissions are affected.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says spilled or dripping oil could collect in an engine shield. That oil could come in contact with hot surfaces and cause the shield to catch fire.

GM says there are no accidents or injuries related to the problem.

The automaker says dealers will modify the engine shield at no cost to consumers. GM says repairs should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Affected owners will be notified by mail…beginning next month.