General Motors will recall over 475.000 Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S., Canada and Israel, or all sedans of this model launched in 2010, due to a technical problem that could cause an engine fire.
“The most important thing for our clients is that they know that we are working actively so that they are assured that the Cruze is a safe and sustainable car,” a representative of the manufacturer, Alicia Boler-Davis, commented in a press release.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience created by this recall, which asks drivers to bring their vehicle in their repairer for a verification and a possible remedy.”
In addition to the possible engine fire, GM will also check for possible problems that could affect the reservoir or the floor of the car.
It was no accident, injury or death associated with these problems, said GM.
The Chevrolet Cruze recall follows an investigation of American road safety opened in April, following the motor housing of two vehicles fires.
The first American manufacturer indicates, in documents submitted to road authorities, that he has knowledge about 30 fires for the most part attributed to non-compliant procedures emptying or replacement of spare parts.
“If gasoline or oil splashing and comes in contact with a hot engine or on the surface of the silencer“, the engine can ignite, said GM.