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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 7 official 2011 Chevrolet Cruze recalls. Find out if your 2011 Chevrolet Cruze needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 5, 2016

The ignition key may be able to be removed from the ignition switch without the vehicle's transmission being shifted to the park position, which could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly as occupants exit the vehicle. This would increase risk of injury.

Recall repairs on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The General Motors recall numbers are 50490 and 50491.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 15, 2013

The system that provides power assist to the braking system may fail, resulting in increased braking effort.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in October 2013. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 12213.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 21, 2012

In the event of a crash, the fuel tank could come loose, possibly causing a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning July 11, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 21, 2012

An engine compartment fire can occur as a result of spilled or dripping engine oil accumulating in the plastic engine shield. 

General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning July 11, 2012. If you are experiencing a burning oil smell, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 5, 2011

The shift lever may not accurately reflect the correct position of the transmission gear. This could allow the vehicle to roll unexpectedly or not start. If the vehicle were to roll unexpectedly, a crash could result.

This should be considered a high priority recall. The vehicle could roll or not start without warning. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 5, 2011

The steering shaft may separate from the steering gear, which may cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. Steering ability could be lost without warning. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 6, 2011

The steering wheel may detach from the steering column. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this as a medium priority recall; this would change to high if ANY looseness is felt in the steering wheel/column area. Please contact your Chevrolet dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.