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Big Recall For GM's Small Chevy Cruze

Forbes -- Chevrolet Cruze is a small car carrying big hopes for General Motors. But on Friday, GM said it is recalling nearly a half million Cruzes — all that it has built in North America during the past two years — to fix a problem that could result in engine fires. It’s the second time GM has recalled pretty much its entire Cruze fleet, Nick Bunkley at Automotive News points out.

The latest GM recall covers 413,418 Cruzes sold in the United States during the 2011 and 2012 model years and another 60,000 sold in Canada. All the affected cars were built at GM’s plant in Lordstown, Ohio, from the start of production in 2010 through this past May.


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Submitted Jul 23, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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runinoutagas
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:01:38 AM

The "fix" for this problem is to replace it with a Ford :)
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:32:20 PM

good thing if your not happy you can give em back
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:34:50 PM

Ooops!!!!!!! Not good for Government Motors.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:58:22 PM

That ain't good.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:21:01 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 10:11:21 AM

Seems all the car makers are having problems with the new high tech platforms.
I'm not a big fan of GM products but it is not just GM recalling cars.
Give it some time and lets see how it all pans out in the next couple of years.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:28:11 AM

Nothing is a GM until it has been recalled a couple of times!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:26:52 AM

The Cruze had an earlier recall for the steering wheel coming off.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 8:49:24 AM

"...Cruze is even more important to its future than the Chevrolet Volt, since GM is counting on Cruze as the linchpin of its small car strategy going forward."
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:57:01 AM

CR rated the Cruze with below average reliability. I thought this one was going to be different than the Cobalt and "Crapalier". I guess not...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:45:31 AM

Automobile fires are very dangerous.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:45:14 AM

Somehow quality control is slipping.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:36:25 AM

I guess they are trying to make fires common in all their vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:23:52 AM

GM too
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:52:24 AM

What is going on? We can't even make cars in the USA that don't catch fire. Ford and GM.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:51:47 AM

More possible engine fires? Were they using the same supplier as Ford with their Escape?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:32:35 AM

I'll give them credit for addressing the issue but, I'll pass on GM.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:09:31 AM

Old news - this article is a month old. The Cruze only has a problem if you spill oil when changing it. Not so much a defect in the car as trying to cure a possible defect in the user. It's hard to "idiot proof" everything. The Cruze is a great car for the money, period. I wish I could afford a new one.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:02:38 AM

Poor engineering.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5:45:19 AM

That's bad news.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 5:06:21 AM

Poor quality control
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Bankrupcy will be the next step.
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Everything is so complicated today.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:15:10 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:13:30 AM

they are addressing the issues that should not have existed in the first place
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:12:15 AM

0
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Buy FORD
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OK
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:02:57 AM

Government Motors at it again!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:57:24 AM

I'll NEVER own one!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:57:15 AM

Very rarely does a car not have a recall at some point. Some are more serious than others but if there are many then that's a car and manufacturer to stay away from.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:56:02 AM

soon all cars will be electric.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:55:05 AM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:54:41 AM

Sad for Obama's Government Motors...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:53:51 AM

Hopefully it will fix the problem...
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:50:34 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:50:10 AM

build more in China/russia and will happen
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:47:34 AM

This sounds like an engineering or design problem.

[Edited by: VetteFan at 7/23/2012 4:49:34 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:46:29 AM

More shoddy workmanship ???
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:43:01 AM

2nd recall...not a car I would be caught driving!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:42:50 AM

At least GM doesn't try to sweep this under the rug like Toyota did.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:38:59 AM

Uh O
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:35:47 AM

Ouch this is gonna hurt GM. Wonder if we will hear as big of a fuss about this as we did about Toyota's recalls 3 years ago. Doubt it.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:35:08 AM

Bummer.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:31:56 AM

They really don't build em like they used to.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:31:30 AM

Gov controlled rap
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:30:49 AM

uh oh
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:30:48 AM

quality control
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:26:50 AM

No problem for me.
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