General Motors is recalling nearly every one of its Chevy Cruze models built in North America to inspect the steering shaft to ensure it has been properly installed. GM’s second-best selling vehicle last month, a total of 154,000 Cruzes are affected. In addition, 120,000 of those with automatic transmissions will get an additional inspection to ensure the transmission shift linkage was properly installed.
According to GM global quality boss Terry Woychowski, “very few” of the cars should have a problem that requires a fix. Woychowski also said that changes have been made in the assembly process to ensure the problem does not occur on newer models.
Back in April GM recalled 2,100 Cruze models after reports of steering wheels falling off. GM has also issued two other recalls, one for the windshield wiper motor on the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups (6,303 vehicles affected) and one of brake fluid leaks on the 2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans (8,723 vehicles affected).
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