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Chevrolet Cruze Recall 11V221000

Steering Wheel May Detach from Steering Column

Suspension & Steering, April 6, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Summary:

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.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 6, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V221000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:COLUMN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,100

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES. DURING MANUFACTURING THE STEERING WHEEL COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY FASTENED AND MAY DETACH FROM THE STEERING COLUMN.

Consequence: SHOULD THE STEERING WHEEL DETACH FROM THE STEERING COLUMN WHILE DRIVING, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO ENSURE THAT THE STEERING WHEEL IS ASSEMBLED PROPERLY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 8, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Notes: GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11094. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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