General Motors has announced recall of 475,000 Chevrolet Cruzes in United States, Canada and Israel due to a fault which can lead to engine fire. This recall will modify the engine shield to avoid liguid being trapped in the engine compartment which can cause fire. If oil is spilled over hot engine or exhaust system surface the shield can catch fire. Also, there could be chances of fire if the car is driven with completely worn out clutch.
GM will also check welding issues in the rear compartment of the vehicles which could affect the fuel tank and the rear floor. GM said that no injuries have been reported due to this so far.
The company also said that they are trying hard to assure that the car is safe and durable for their customers and they are sorry for this inconvenience caused.
This recall decision has been made after US safety regulators investigation in April following two engine compartment fires.
This recall is applicable to the vehicles produced at GM’s Lordstown, Ohio plant from September 2010 through May 2012. The repair will be free of cost and will take 30 minutes.
Source: Financial Express