UPDATE: GM recalls 413,000 Chevy Cruzes

DETROIT — General Motors will recall 413,418 Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States for the 2011 and 2012 model years because of the risk of a possible engine fire.

The recall will allow GM to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.

The company said in a statement today that the modification will help prevent liquids from being trapped in the engine compartment, where a fire could start.

The recall includes all Cruzes, manual and automatic, built in the United States, through May 2012.

In a separate safety recall, GM will inspect certain cars included in the first recall to assure welds in the rear compartment were applied properly.

“The most important thing for our customers to know is that we are proactively working to assure the Cruze is the safe and durable car they purchased,” said GM Vice President of Global Quality Alicia Boler-Davis in the statement. “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these actions.”

For details watch Vindy.com and see Saturday's Vindicator.


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