Home / Auto News / News article: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze With Detached Steering Wheel Caught On Video - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Apr 12 2011, 4:28 PM

While we reported on the recall regarding the Chevrolet Cruze and its defective steering wheel issue, we didn’t realize just how severe the problem was until we saw video of the defect, and the very real consequences it could pose.

A Youtube user uploaded a video of one of the vehicles, which shows the steering wheel hanging on by a couple wires and nothing more. The car in question only had 1600 miles on it, and a mother, grandmother and 19 month infant were travelling in the vehicle when the steering wheel detached at 65 mph while travelling on a highway.

While General Motors is taking steps to fix the issue, seeing it in person raises a whole host of questions regarding the matter – namely, how the hell could this happen on a modern production car that’s otherwise well built?

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  • Ron

    I almost bought one last week. Thank goodness they are all ok. GM quality at it’s best! can’t imagine why people by cars from overseas where they take pride in there workmanship. The head of the Cruze assembly should be terminated.

  • Jackson

    This is the future of Obama’s Government Motors, folks. Why worry? The UAW and big government have our best interests.

  • miath

    so what ,like every car company they fund problem,and they fix it,wy is a big deal every time a car company found a problem,whatever

  • sam

    No all things are made prefect.. i have a 2011 cruze and i love it… ill take it in to make sure nothing is wrong with it… other then that im very happy w my cruze!

  • TommyGun

    Buy it 4 your mother in low! (super investment & is made in USA)

  • GregCarGuy

    this was 2500 cruzes…out of 50 000…a terrible thing to have happen yes…but best small GM has ever made better on gas then anything overseas can build (and actually sporty+good looking) finally GM making cars people WANT!

  • Jeffrey

    GregCarGuy
    “this was 2500 cruzes…out of 50 000…a terrible thing to have happen yes…but best small GM has ever made better on gas then anything overseas can build (and actually sporty+good looking) finally GM making cars people WANT!”
    April 14th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Sorry Greg the car guy, this is a rebedged daewoo that has been built for a few years now. Daewoo, a Korean company partly owned by GM. So GM is building them here in the states now as well as in Thailand and other countries.