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2013-'14 Chevrolet Cruze Recalled To Fix Axle Problem


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors is recalling about 172,000 2013-'14 Chevrolet Cruze cars equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine to fix an axle that can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving.
  • The automaker said it is aware of "several dozen half shaft fractures," but not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the defect.
  • Chevrolet dealers will replace the right front axle half shaft.

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling about 172,000 2013-'14 Chevrolet Cruze cars equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine to fix an axle that can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving, the automaker said on Friday.

"The interconnecting tubular bar on the front right axle half shaft on some of these vehicles may not meet GM specification and could fracture and separate," GM said in a statement. "If this occurs while driving the vehicle, steering and braking control would be maintained. However, the vehicle would lose power to the wheels and would coast to a stop.

"If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked on an incline without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly, resulting in a possible crash or injury to pedestrians."

The automaker said it is aware of "several dozen half shaft fractures," but not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the defect. GM issued a stop-sale order on the affected Cruzes on Friday.

No information on the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.

Chevrolet dealers will replace the right front axle half shaft on the affected Cruzes. A specific date for the recall has not been announced. Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.

Edmunds says: If you have any immediate concerns about this recall, contact your dealer for next steps.

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