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Chevrolet Cruze Recalls

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10/14/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/09/12 General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured from october 2, 2009, through may 14, 2012. attachment welds for the fuel tank strap secondary brackets may have been omitted.

The fuel tank could come loose in a crash, possibly allowing fuel to leak from the tank. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds. if the vehicle is missing welds, dealers will secure the bracket attachments with fasteners. repairs will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on july 9, 2012. owners may contact the chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

Gm?s campaign number is 12133.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
05/17/11 General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured from october 6, 2009, through april 27, 2011 and equipped with an automatic transmission for failing to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 102, 'transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect,' and federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, 'theft protection.' these vehicles may have been built with a transmission shift linkage that is not properly installed. if the linkage is not properly installed, the prndl shift lever may not accurately reflect the position of the transmission gear. with this condition, the driver could move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in park.

The driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

Dealers will inspect the transmission shift linkage for correct installation and adjust the shift linkage system free of charge. the safety recall began on may 23, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's safety recall no. 11142.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/14/16 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/10/12 Engine General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured from october 2, 2009, through may 31, 2012. spilled or dripping oil (such as after an oil change) may collect in the engine shield (bellypan) near hot engine or exhaust system surfaces. as a result, the oil and the engine shield may ignite and burn.

Either condition could result in an engine compartment fire, possibly causing injury or death.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will modify the engine shield to prevent fluid from contacting the shield. also, on vehicles with a manual transmission, dealers will apply a protective tape to the electronic power steering wire harness. repairs will be performed free of charge to the owner. the safety recall began on july 10, 2012. owners may contact the chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

Gm?s campaign number is 12081.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
12/31/69 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2016-2018 chevrolet cruze ls vehicles, equipped with a gasoline engine and a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire. the vehicles may leak gasoline following a rear-impact crash and a rollover. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 301, "fuel system integrity."

A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will install a lock-ring on the fuel tank that will shield the fuel tank vapor pressure sensor from damage in a rear-impact crash, free of charge. the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 18159.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/09/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 chevrolet cruze vehicles equipped with a 1.4l turbo engine, and manufactured between november 28, 2012, and march 7, 2014. on the affected vehicles, the right front half shaft may fracture and separate.

If the half shaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. if a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the right half shaft, as needed, free of charge. parts for the remedy are not currently available. gm will send an interim letter to owners in may 2014. a second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. gm's number for this recall is 14079. this is an expansion of recall 13v-452. note: some vehicles subject to this recall were subject to the recall campaign initiated in 2013. some of those vehicles were repaired using defective parts. those owners will be advised that they must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign and that having the earlier recall completed did not remedy their vehicles.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/10/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, lacrosse, verano, and enclave, and chevrolet impala, malibu, cruze, and traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. as such, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect." they also fail to conform to fmvss number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. the recall began on april 10, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020, buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and gmc owners at 1-800-462-8782. general motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/24/15 Brakes and Traction Control General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured february 4, 2015, to february 9, 2015. the left-rear or right-rear parking brake cable brackets may not have been properly fastened during the assembly process. as a result, the fastening bolts may back out completely, causing the parking brake bracket to separate and the parking brake to not hold the vehicle in place. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

If the parking brake bracket separates, the parking brake may not hold the vehicle, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll away and a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left-rear and right-rear parking brake brackets bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began in march 24, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15135.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/07/13 Brakes and Traction Control General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 chevrolet cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4l dohc gasoline turbo engines and 6t40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and equipped with an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. in the affected vehicles, the pump may not activate, resulting in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist.

A loss of braking assistance will require extra pedal force and/or distance to bring the vehicle to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. the recall began on october 7, 2013. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. gm's recall number is 12213.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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07/28/15 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured november 8, 2013, to march 12, 2015, and 2015 chevrolet volt vehicles manufactured april 11, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the inner tie rod may not be tightened to specification allowing the tie rod to separate from the steering gear.

Separation of the tie rod from the steering gear could result in the loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. the recall began on july 28, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15386.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/23/11 Suspension and Steering General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured from october 2, 2009, through april 21, 2011. the bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear input shaft may not have been properly installed.

This could allow the shafts to separate, resulting in the loss of steering. loss of steering control may increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect, and if required, repair the intermediate shaft/steering gear assembly to assure the bolt is fully seated and the shaft properly assembled. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on may 23, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's safety recall no. 11149.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/07/11 Suspension and Steering General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 chevrolet cruze vehicles. during manufacturing the steering wheel could have been improperly fastened and may detach from the steering column.

Should the steering wheel detach from the steering column while driving, the driver could lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect to ensure that the steering wheel is assembled properly. this service will be performed for you free of charge. the safety recall began on april 7, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's safety recall no. 11094. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
08/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 cruze vehicles manufactured november 5, 2015, to may 26, 2016. the headlight assemblies are not marked with a three-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and assoc. equipment."

Without the identification code, the headlights may be improperly aimed during service, reducing nighttime visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will mail owners instructions and adhesive labels, with the correct code, to install on their headlight assemblies. owners may also bring the vehicle to a gm dealership for any assistance with applying the label, free of charge. the recall began on august 11, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service department at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 50190.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 buick encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured august 23, 2012, to september 9, 2013; verano vehicles manufactured august 8, 2012, to june 20, 2013; chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured august 7, 2012, to august 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 chevrolet sonic vehicles manufactured may 10, 2011, to august 16, 2012 equipped with a calix oil pan/block heater. in cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.

Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree celsius. the recall began in august 2014. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14257.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/28/17 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2016-2017 chevrolet cruze vehicles. a bracket used in the driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanism may have been incorrectly welded to the seat-back frame, as a result, in the event of a crash, the head-restraints may not function properly. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 202a, "head restraints."

In a crash, the seat-backs for the front seats may break, increasing the risk of injury to the occupants.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seats, replacing any with seat-back frames that are incorrectly welded, free of charge. the recall began on february 28, 2017. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 17035.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/27/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet cruze vehicles manufactured september 24, 2014, to may 29, 2015. in the affected vehicles, one of the driver-side seat belt assembly bolts may not be properly tightened.

An insufficiently torqued bolt may prevent the seat belt from holding the required load in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts, free of charge. the recall began on january 27, 2016 owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15777.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Chevrolet Cruze Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.