• Apr 8, 2011
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Chevrolet has reportedly issued a recall of 2,100 of its Cruze compact car in the U.S. and 400 units in Canada after one car was found to have an improperly attached steering wheel. While the defect sounds terrifying, Chevrolet says the mishap hasn't caused an accident or any injuries.

According to The Detroit News, Chevy is confident that only one car had the issue, and the recall is a precautionary measure. According to the story, Chevy says it inspected more than 2,000 vehicles at the plant where the defective Cruze was built and several hundred more at dealerships and didn't find any with a similar fault.

Those affected by the recall will be asked to take their Cruze in to the dealership to be inspected for the fault, which will be repaired for free if a problem is found.



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[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      to priusnot..
      a lame comment like yours can come only from a prius owner...sorry to have insulted you but it's true
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im with Hazdaz on this. Some people are just completely, utterly, and hopelessly clueless.

      • 3 Years Ago
      If it had happened to a Chrysler car, I would bet those busted potheads who mounted the steering wheels.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Way to go government motors , another screw-up right out of the box .
      Same ole GM . Some things never change !
        • 3 Years Ago
        They recognized the problem and are recalling the vehicles to ensure there aren't any others with improperly fastened steering wheels. At least they are admitting the mistake unlike other automakers who have tried to bury their mistakes.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hur dur derp a dur Goberment Motors Obama = communist. Dude shut up and go sit in the corner.
      • 3 Years Ago
      One car with one loose bolt promptly recalled... and they inspected 2500 other cars to make sure they didn't have a problem.

      GEEZ GOVERNMENT MOTORS LEARN TO BUILD A CAR WOW UAW CAN'T EVEN TIGHTEN A BOLT HURR

      How can you even type that with a straight face?
        • 3 Years Ago
        remove yourself from the gene pool, tard.

        i'd love to kick your face in
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have I noticed a change in AUTOBLOG.com recently , after about a week and a half ago ?

      Seems they've gone " POLITICALLY CORRECT " !

      What's next ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Undoubtedly, one of the most important features of the car. What caliber of people design and build these cars, where were the multiple layers of management on this one, that US automakers are famous for? If you have one of these be careful, you might Cruze into a brick wall!
        • 3 Years Ago
        And you have first hand knowledge that an "illegaly installed HID kit" caused a steering issue? One of perhaps ten thousand passages in an ECU and it just happened to pick the steering instead of the most logical easy path directly to the lighting circuts? What will you blame this one on, an altered license plate frame?

        http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2010/07/recall-toyota-avalon-and-lexus-lx-for-steering-problems.html
        • 3 Years Ago
        @556hp Right...because that's totally a problem from the factory and not an issue caused by morons hot-wiring shoddy and *ILLEGAL* aftermarket HID kits into their cars and frying the steering system?
        Since when did manufacturers have to build cars to work with terribly made and illegal aftermarket HID kits? Those lights use thousands of volts to fire up and when you poorly wire up a poorly made ballast you're sending who knows how much electricity through your ECU and power steering system. Quit being an idiot.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Some of you people make me sad to be on the same planet as you. =(
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the funniest part of David Letterman's Top 10 Least Popular Car Options was "intermittent steering wheel." :P
      • 3 Years Ago
      A recall for a steering wheel coming off? What a bunch of wimps. When I was your age, we just whipped the vice grips out of our pants pocket, bit down on the exposed steering shaft, and kept driving.
      • 3 Years Ago
      reminds me of a coworker that had a new Grand Am. the steering wheel came off while she was driving! lucky for her she had enough wits about here to shove it back onto the shaft.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a pretty scary ride to be going 65 mph on the highway and having the wheel fall off.

      If you're curious about what happened, what the disconnect looks like, you can checkout this YouTube video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2_b4V6C4aM
      • 3 Years Ago
      what a great car! NOT!!!!!!!
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