The steering linkage inner tie rod end may be loose where it attaches to the steering gear. Dealers will replace the steering gear free of charge to resolve the concern.
Chevrolet Cruze Recalls
The brackets that secure the left and right parking brake cables may become detached because of a failure of the fasteners that secure them. This can prevent the parking brake from holding the vehicle. The dealer will inspect the fasteners and tighten them as necessary free of charge to resolve the problem.
In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed. Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in. Dealers will replace the block heater cord to correct this concern. The new cord is rated for temperatures of -40C.
The driver's front airbag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part. If a crash occurs requiring deployment of the driver's airbag, the inflator may rupture and the airbag may not inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants. Additionally, if the airbag does not inflate, the driver is at an increased risk of injury. Dealers will replace the driver side airbag to correct this concern.
The driver's front air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals. This would cause the air bag to not function as designed in an accident. Dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil free of charge to resolve the problem.
These Cruze models are being recalled because the right front axle shaft can break. If this were to occur while driving the vehicle would coast to a stop. If parked in this condition without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly. Either case has an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the right axle assembly as necessary. Replacement parts are not yet ready, a second letter will be sent when they become available and the recall can be completed. This is an expansion of a previous recall, parts previously installed may need to be replaced again.
The transmission shift cable adjuster may separate from the cable, causing the shifter to fail and the shift indicator to become inaccurate. Dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters free of charge to resolve the concern.
The two half shafts transfer power from the transmission to the front wheels. On vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the right half shaft could break unexpectedly resulting in loss of drive power to the drive wheels. If this were to happen the vehicle would coast to a stop and no longer be able to move under its own power. Dealers will replace the right half shaft assembly on affected vehicles to correct this concern.
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.
The driver's front airbag includes a safety device called a shorting bar - this prevents unexpected deployment of the airbag when it is removed from the vehicle. In this case, the shorting bar may intermittently contact the airbag terminals while it is installed in the vehicle. This could result in illumination of the airbag warning light or the airbag may not deploy when necessary. Failure of the airbag to deploy would increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil to correct this concern.