2016-2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS Recalled Due to Fire Risk

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Roughly 112,000 2016-2018 model year Chevrolet Cruze LS cars have been recalled due to a fire risk.

Gasoline Cruze LS models equipped with a tire inflator kit instead of a spare tire could pose a fire risk in the event of a rear-impact or rollover crash. General Motors says the vehicle’s gas tank may leak in these instances as the vapor pressure sensors may impact the rear floor panels.

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GM says it will inspect affected vehicles and install a special lock ring on the gas tank to ensure the pressure sensors no longer press against the floor in the event of a crash. It’s not clear when the recall campaign may begin, or if any injuries have been related to the problem.

Owners may contact the Chevrolet customer service line at 1-800-222-1020. The reference number for this recall is 18159.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Kevin Wright Kevin Wright on May 29, 2018

    So how is a tire inflator kit connected to the gas tank? Shouldnt this be ALL of the models being recalled?