General Motors is recalling the Chevrolet Cruze to modify the engine shield that’s located under the vehicle. The potential fire could cause by the accumulation of any oily fluids that might leak from above could potentially collect on top of the shield and then ignite and start a fire.
The official recall announced today affects 413,418 Cruzes for the 2011 and 2012 model years that were built in the United States through May 2012. The modification will help prevent any liquids from being trapped in the engine compartment.
“The most important thing for our customers to know is that we are proactively working to assure the Cruze is the safe and durable car they purchased,” said GM vice president of Global Quality Alicia Boler-Davis. “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these actions.”
The modification of the engine shield will take about 30 minutes in a Chevrolet dealership service department and will be free of charge. Customers are encouraged to make an appointment with their dealer at their earliest convenience. Owner letters will mailed be beginning July 11.