The Chevy Cruze recall affects more than half-a-million cars manufactured at General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant between 2010 and this past May. According to Forbes, nearly 30 engine fires have been reported, all of which stem from automobiles built in Lordstown. No injuries have been reported as a result of these issues.
The recall covers 413,418 cars sold in the United States, with another estimated 60,000 coming out of Canada. Instructions are being sent out of owners presently, and should arrive in mailboxes around July 11. Additionally, GM has issued a recall for another 53,000 Chevy Cruzes, one that concerns missing welds on gas tanks. Considering that the company is hoping the Cruze will help them establish dominance in the small car market, this recall couldn’t have reared its ugly head at a more inopportune moment.
In order to correct the fiery engine problem, an adjusted to the engine shield must be made in order to prevent any combustable liquids from becoming trapped in the compartment. If you’re curious to see what a burning Chevy Cruze looks like, take a peek at the video embedded below. The clip comes courtesy of Jalopnik.com.
Presently, it’s thought that cars manufactured outside of North America are safe and sound.