2011 Chevrolet Cruze Recalls
The electric vacuum pump that provides power assist to the braking system may fail, resulting in extra braking effort needed to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.
Attachment welds for the fuel tank strap secondary brackets may have been omitted during vehicle assembly. In the event of a crash, the fuel tank could come loose, possibly allowing fuel to leak and increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds. If the vehicle is missing welds, dealers will secure the bracket attachments with fasteners. The General Motors recall number is 12133.
Spilled or dripping oil (such as after an oil change) may collect in the engine shield (bellypan) near hot engine or exhaust system surfaces. As a result, the oil and the engine shield may ignite and burn, causing an engine compartment fire. Dealers will modify the engine shield to prevent fluid from contacting the shield. Also, on vehicles with a manual transmission, protective tape will be applied to the electronic power steering wire harness. The General Motors recall number is 12081.
The shift linkage may not be properly installed. As a result, the shift indicator may not correctly reflect the position of the transmission gear. This could allow the driver to remove the ignition key when the transmission is not in "Park." The vehicle may not start and/or could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission shift linkage for correct installation and adjust it as necessary. No schedule for owner notification is available at this time. The General Motors recall number is 11142.
The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear may not have been properly installed. The steering shaft may separate from the steering gear, which may cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the intermediate shaft/steering gear connection as necessary to assure the shaft is properly assembled. No schedule for owner notification is available at this time. The General Motors recall number is 11149.
During vehicle assembly, the steering wheel may not have been properly secured to the steering column. As a result, the steering wheel may detach from the steering column. If this occurs, the loss of steering ability could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will make sure the steering wheel is assembled correctly and repair as necessary. This recall is expected to begin by April 8, 2011. The General Motors recall number is 11094.