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2011 Chevrolet Cruze recalls

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

6 Recalls & Safety Reports

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Recall List for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Official recalls have been issued for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST NHTSA Campaign #13V360000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 15, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 292,879

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engines and 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and equipped with an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. In the affected vehicles, the pump may not activate, resulting in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist.

    Consequence: A loss of braking assistance will require extra pedal force and/or distance to bring the vehicle to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's recall number is 12213. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V360000 »

  2. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #12V288000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 413,148

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through May 31, 2012. Spilled or dripping oil (such as after an oil change) may collect in the engine shield (bellypan) near hot engine or exhaust system surfaces. As a result, the oil and the engine shield may ignite and burn.

    Consequence: Either condition could result in an engine compartment fire, possibly causing injury or death.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will modify the engine shield to prevent fluid from contacting the shield. Also, on vehicles with a manual transmission, dealers will apply a protective tape to the electronic power steering wire harness. Repairs will be performed free of charge to the owner. The safety recall began on July 10, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V288000 »

  3. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING NHTSA Campaign #12V289000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 53,239

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through May 14, 2012. Attachment welds for the fuel tank strap secondary brackets may have been omitted.

    Consequence: The fuel tank could come loose in a crash, possibly allowing fuel to leak from the tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds. If the vehicle is missing welds, dealers will secure the bracket attachments with fasteners. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on July 9, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V289000 »

  4. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR NHTSA Campaign #11V270000

    • Date Announced: MAY 06, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 128,911

    Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through April 21, 2011. The bolt attaching the intermediate steering shaft to the steering gear input shaft may not have been properly installed.

    Consequence: This could allow the shafts to separate, resulting in the loss of steering. Loss of steering control may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect, and if required, repair the intermediate shaft/steering gear assembly to assure the bolt is fully seated and the shaft properly assembled. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on May 23, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V270000 »

  5. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) NHTSA Campaign #11V273000

    • Date Announced: MAY 06, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 100,308

    Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2011 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 6, 2009, through April 27, 2011 and equipped with an automatic transmission for failing to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 102, 'transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect, ' and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 114, 'theft protection.' These vehicles may have been built with a transmission shift linkage that is not properly installed. If the linkage is not properly installed, the prndl shift lever may not accurately reflect the position of the transmission gear. With this condition, the driver could move the shifter to park and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in park.

    Consequence: The driver may not be able to restart the vehicle and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the transmission shift linkage for correct installation and adjust the shift linkage system free of charge. The safety recall began on May 23, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V273000 »

  6. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze STEERING, STEERING:COLUMN NHTSA Campaign #11V221000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 06, 2011
    • Vehicles 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.

    Actions: 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 began on April 7, 2011. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V221000 »

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