Cruze recall being managed locally

Cruze recall being managed locally

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A driveshaft issue affecting more than 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US has also seen more than 2700 Holden Cruze sedans and hatchbacks to be recalled in Australia, including 600 vehicles which are being recalled again for the second time.

The Australian recall affects Holden Cruze 1.8-litre manual cars produced in the Elizabeth plant in Adelaide between October 18, 2012 and March 7, 2014.

Holden New Zealand sales and marketing general manager Marnie Samphier says that 46 Holden Cruze vehicles are affected in New Zealand, and the recall service will be conducted at no charge to the customer.

“We are in direct contact with customers and dealers regarding this issue,” says Samphier. “We are waiting for parts to arrive and we are settling any consumer concerns or issues as they arise.”

The recall involves replacing the right front axle half shaft of the vehicles, which can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving.

GM says if this occurs while driving the vehicle, steering and brake control would be maintained. However the vehicle would lose power to the wheels and would coast to a stop.

GM also says if a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked on an incline without the hand brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly, resulting in a possible crash or injury to pedestrians.

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