GM recalling 2,100 Cruzes

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Staff/wire report

YOUNGSTOWN

General Motors Co. is recalling about 2,100 Chevrolet Cruzes to inspect for an improperly fastened steering wheel after discovering one vehicle with the defect.

Tom Mock, spokesman for the GM’s Lordstown production facility, where the Cruze is made, confirmed the recall. Mock, however, deferred any additional comments to GM officials, who did not return calls requesting more information late Friday.

There have been no crashes or injuries related to the vehicle with the problem, GM said in a statement given in a report on Reuters.com. The possibly affected vehicles are for the model year 2011, GM said in the report.

“We are confident this is the only vehicle with this condition,” Jeff Boyer, GM executive director of safety, said in a statement.

The Cruze was launched overseas in late 2009 and in the United States in September 2010.

It replaced the Chevrolet Cobalt in the U.S. market and other models overseas.

More than 100,000 Cruzes have been built in Lordstown since the start of U.S. production, GM said.