Fire Risk Spurs Recall Of Chevrolet Cruze.

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on June 28, 2012

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Buffalo drivers who have purchased a Chevrolet Cruze should be aware that General Motors has recently issued two separate recalls in the United States and Canada.  One of these recalls is for the possibility of the car catching fire.  No personal injury or deaths are known to have yet occurred as a result of this defect.

The Cruze is G.M.’s second bestselling automobile, and the recall is quite extensive.  475,000 of the vehicles are being recalled based on a risk of oil spilling onto a plastic shield on the underside of the cars, which can then ignite and lead to an engine fine.  The second, smaller recall (61,000 vehicles) involves the possibility of faulty welds on fuel tank brackets.

All of the cars affected by the recall were built between September of 2010 and May of 2012, with approximately 30 car fires reported in the 2011 and 2012 models.  The problem appears to be tied to improperly completed oil changes which allow the oil in the motor to drip. 

Owners of these vehicles should begin receiving letters in July explaining the purpose of the recalls and providing further directions to obtain repairs.

If you have been injured as a result of a defect in the design of an automobile, we would be happy to help you.  Please call us at 716-542-5444.

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