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Surprise! Another GM Recall

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On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:10AM | By: Karen Cook

Surprise! Another GM Recall

The sun came up this morning which is the cue for GM to issue another recall. This one affects 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014. All the cars have a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. One of the axles can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving.

If this happens while the car is parked on an incline without the parking brake it could roll and cause injury to pedestrians or damage to surrounding vehicles. In a statement issued by GM on Friday, the manufacturer acknowledged that the “interconnecting tubular bar on the front right axle half shaft on some of these vehicles may not meet GM specifications and could fracture and separate.” The statement reassured drivers saying that “if this occurs while driving the vehicle, steering and braking control would be maintained. However, the vehicle would lose power to the wheels and would coast to a stop.” It doesn’t sound too bad unless you’re on the interstate.

There are several dozen known occurrences thus far, but no accidents or injuries have been reported, and there is no information as yet on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. GM will replace the front right axle half shaft on all 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruzes at no cost to the owner.

GM issued a stop-sale order on the affected Cruzes on Friday.

Questions should be directed to your local dealer or you may call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 28, 2014

GM Recalls Full-size Trucks to Inspect Transmission Fitting

DETROIT – General Motors will conduct a safety recall of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The recall will involve approximately 490,200 trucks and SUVs.

GM has determined that these vehicles may have a transmission oil cooler line that is not securely seated in its fitting. If the line is not securely seated and transmission oil leaks from the fitting, the oil could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire. GM is aware of three incidents and no injuries.

GM dealers will inspect the fittings for leaks. GM anticipates mailing the first owner letter the week of April 28, 2014.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at https://my.chevrolet.com/web/portal/_warrantyandrecalls


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