Chapman Chevrolet, a Pennsylvania car dealership, might be trouble with the feds.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating accusations that the store sold and delivered at least one 2012 Chevrolet Cruze with an outstanding recall. If that proves to be true, the store would be in violation of a NHTSA regulation meant to prevent any new vehicle from being sold while under a recall.
Cruzes from the 2011 and 2012 model years have an issue with their belly pans. Oil can collect on the underbody engine shield, particularly during oil changes. This poses a fire hazard due to the close proximity of the exhaust system.
To remedy the situation, dealership technicians are instructed to trim the pan to prevent the flammable lubricant from collecting.
Owners concerned about the recall can find more information in AutoGuide’s past coverage.