Chevrolet’s new 2011 Cruze sedan has become the darling of its lineup and customers agree, having made it the second-best selling vehicle of any General Motors brand last month. However, growth is not without its problems: according to The Detroit News, Chevrolet is recalling over 154,112 Cruzes — almost every one built — for a potential issue with the steering shaft.
If this sounds familiar to you, it is because GM recalled 2100 Cruzes last month for an improperly attached steering wheel. Just as with the previous recall, the automaker does not expect many cars to have an improperly installed steering shaft. The Cruze has become one of the hallmarks of GM’s post-bankruptcy lineup, emphasizing fuel efficiency and a higher standard of quality. In regards to this latest recall, the company says it has already made the quality process changes at the Lordstown, Ohio plant where the Cruze is built to make sure this does not happen again.
An incorrectly installed steering shaft is not all the Cruze is in for — 120,295 of the already-recalled Chevys will also be inspected for a proper installation of the transmission shift linkage in the automatic transmission. Unsold vehicles will be inspected for both recalls before they leave dealership lots.
General Motors also announced two other recalls today: one for the 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, and one for the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickup trucks. 8723 of the Express and Savana vans are being recalled for possible brake fluid leaks; 6303 of the Colorado and Canyon trucks have an issue with a nut not being tightened correctly on the windshield wiper motor crank arm.
Source: The Detroit News