General Motors India has announced a voluntary recall of the Chevrolet Cruze sedan over a faulty ignition system. GM hasn’t clarified if this defect has any connection to the ignition switch recall that resulted in a severe impact on the company’s image.
The company, however, stated that the defect has resulted in some Cruze sedans experiencing loss of ignition or stalled engine at low speeds. The recall covers the cars that are built between 2009-11.
If the vehicle’s engine shuts down, it will also deactivate engine-powered systems like power assistance for the steering, servo boost for the brakes, etc. The company says that the concerned cars will be inspected at its authorized workshops and new parts will be installed free of cost if found necessary. The whole process shouldn’t take more than an hour.
Markus Sternberg, Vice President – Aftersales, General Motors India, said:
This is a voluntary recall and, as far as we are aware, does not affect the safety of the vehicle but we want to make sure that our customers experience the right performance from their vehicles.
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The Chevrolet Cruze rivals the likes of Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, and Renault Fluence. The entry-level D-Segment sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine.