GM recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze due to possible steering problem, affecting about 154,000 vehicles

By on May 6, 2011 in Lifestyle, North America, Travel, United States Comments

General Motors (GM) voluntarily recalls all of its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze due to a steering problem, which affects about 154,000 vehicles.



2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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As of this writing, there is no formal report from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) or from the car manufacturer.

However, a post at The New York Times is saying that they had a phone interview with GM spokesman Alan Adler on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

According to the report, Adler said this latest GM recall covers about 129,000 units of 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles in the US and more or less 25,000 others in Canada.

These vehicles will be checked by GM to ensure that the intermediate steering shaft was properly installed, as they received one complaint from a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze owner.

Although there had no accidents reported, the spokesman said that the complainant turned steering wheel but the vehicle did not change its direction.

Apparently, GM noted that this condition might be related to the automatic transmission that seems to be in a stationary condition but mat still be in gear.

“We think it was a one-shot, a one-vehicle issue,” Adler was quoted as saying, but noting that all 2011 Chevrolet Cruze units will be checked as safety measure.

Nearly 100,000 units sold in the US were said to have automatic transmissions, while the others have manual gearboxes, as the cars were built in Lordstown, Ohio last September.



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