GM Recalls 475K Chevy Cruzes
Automaker says the engines might catch fire
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2012 12:48 PM CDT
Chevrolet Cruze sedans sit at a dealership in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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(Newser) – A black eye for GM today: It's recalling more than 475,000 Chevy Cruzes because the engines might start on fire, reports the Detroit Free Press. The recall covers all those in the 2011-12 model years and comes after reports of 30 fires. Most occurred after fluid got trapped after oil changes, though no injuries were reported. The Cruze was GM's best-seller last year, notes the Detroit News, and it's a big part of the automaker's strategy to make inroads in the small-car market. The free fix should take about 30 minutes at the dealer.

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