GM Announces Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado Recall Friday
On Friday, General Motors announced two new recalls for the Chevrolet Cruze as well as several pickup trucks and SUVS. The new recalls cover approximately 662,000 vehicles.
More about the New GM Recalls
As reported by Reuters, GM added two new models to its growing list of vehicles recalled since February. The newest recalls involve certain models of the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Sierra and Yukon.
Details of the Recalled Chevrolet Cruze
GM has recalled approximately 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze with model years 2013 and 2014 with 1.4-liter turbo engines. A problem with the front right axle half shaft poses a risk of fracturing without warning during normal vehicle operation. The automaker says that it will repair the vehicle without charge. GM has not reported any injuries or fatalities associated with the issue, although it is aware of a half dozen incidences of axle fractures.
GM issued a stop-sale notice to dealerships last week for the recalled 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze due to an undisclosed issue.
Details of the Recalled Chevrolet Silverado
GM has also recalled the following trucks and SUVs due to a potential fire hazard:
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
The transmission cooler line of the affected vehicles may potentially be unsecure in its fitting, posing a risk for oil leaks and a fire hazard. GM has three reported incidents associated with the issue and no reported injuries.