Chevrolet Cruze Recall

Found at bartcop.com and posted by YOS for LTS readers. To qoute the infamous Bart… “Will America’s whore media go bat-shit crazy slurring Chevrolet for months over this? To this day – they haven’t found a problem with Toyota’s cars, besides the floor mats.But if the steering wheel comes off in your hands, you’re in a fight for your life. Or do we just do that to Japanese companies?” 

Written by Jonathan Weish for FOX43.com

DETROIT, MICHIGAN— Imagine turning your car’s steering wheel, or giving it a gentle tug, and having it break away from the steering column. Now you’re speeding along holding the suddenly useless wheel.

It sounds like a vision from a cartoon, or every driver’s nightmare. And it happened to at least one driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car last month, and General Motors Corp. is recalling 2,100 of the cars as a result.

While the recall affects a relatively small number of vehicles, it is an unpleasant development for Chevrolet, which has been riding high on the success of its new small car. Chevrolet sold 50,205 Cruzes through the end of March. That’s well short of the 76,821 units Toyota sold of the Cruze’s main rival, the Corolla, but it is ahead of the 37,379 Cobalts Chevy sold in the same period. The Cruze replaced the Cobalt and is supposed to be a departure from that uninspired model.

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