Today GM Holden has announced that a recall of 9547 2012 and 2013 model year Cruze vehicles with the turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine. The Australian built vehicles pose a potential fire risk after an initial investigation.
The fire risk is engine oil being caught in the lower air deflector and getting in contact with engine parts which can get extremely hot, the leaking oil is a result of an oil change not being performed properly. So far there have been no reported incidents in Australia.
The reason behind no incidents being reported in Australia according to Craig Porritt (Holden Director of Warranty, Customer Satisfaction and Quality):
“We believe Australia’s high standards in servicing procedures significantly reduce the risk of improper oil changes which almost eliminates the risk of a thermal incident”.
Despite this, Holden is taking action to assure customers that their vehicles are safe. Holden will be contacting affected customers directly.