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The Chevrolet Cruze may be relatively new to the market, but that doesn't stop it from the recall bug. The Detroit News is reporting that General Motors is recalling 154,112(!) Cruze models to ensure proper installation of the intermediate steering shaft covers. Automatic transmission-equipped models will also be checked for proper installation of the transmission shift linkage.

GM says it hasn't yet received any complaints about the issue and no accidents have been reported. The automaker tells The Detroit News that the vast majority of recalled vehicles will not need to be repaired – the automaker simply wants to inspect the vehicles "to give customers additional peace of mind about the quality of the Cruze."

Beyond the Cruze recall, GM has also issued a pair of smaller actions. The automaker is recalling 8,723 examples of the 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans for potential brake leaks. Also being recalled are 6,303 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models that are suspected to have a windshield wiper nut that wasn't tightened to specification during the build process. None of the vehicles in this batch of recalls are reportedly responsible for any accidents as a result of the defects.


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      Anthony Eckstorm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe they should move the work back from mexico to michigan? Maybe the quality will improve?
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        axiomatik
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's not my style, but the front end is clean and crisp, if rather conservative.
        BrIaN1f1
        • 3 Years Ago
        I have the Eco in the same color as the picture. I love it. I think it looks clean without being over done, and I think the look will hold up over time. That being said, I've averaged 41mpg over the first 1k, and I get around 47mpg in good weather... I will take that "curse" happily.
          TBN27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BrIaN1f1
          Agreed. I have a 1LT in the same color with alloys and love every moment behind the wheel.
      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      This on a 3 year old car? Shame.
      lne937s
      • 3 Years Ago
      Considering that GM launched the Cruze/Lacetti Premiere in 2008 in Korea, I would have thought that they would have worked out the bugs by now.
        autopunkski
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lne937s
        This only affects the Cruze models built in the U.S. Most likely it is a problem with quality control at the Lordstown plant and not at the other facilities.
          • 3 Years Ago
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          Pete K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @autopunkski
          Yeah, Lordstown is the problem here.
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      Jack
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL. Best car in its class? The 2012 Focus beat it one way up and down the other!
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      Dest
      • 3 Years Ago
      "the automaker simply wants to inspect the vehicles "to give customers additional peace of mind about the quality of the Cruze." GM really needs a new PR team lol
      jj72
      • 3 Years Ago
      A correction is needed......its not new to market. Been sold for years in other markets. Is it because of the parts supplier in the US or a lack of quality control? Doubt this will have any impact on its sales as the number 2 selling compact in April.
        sysadm1n
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jj72
        Proper installation isn't a parts supplier issue unless it's supplied as part of a sub-assembly.
        Renaurd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jj72
        They actually had no complaints other than the one steering wheel, it's good they decided to head this thing off at the pass.
      HaterSlayer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good that they're checking everything out.
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      After some of the disasterous PR many auto makers have faced over the last few decades it is smart they are recalling cars quickly now and before it turns into a big mess. No carmaker is immune from issues. It anything it shows GM is really taking measures to improve customer satisfaction.
      no can brah
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the Hawaii Five-0 team only has two vehicles to use for now.
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