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Chevrolet Cruze recalled as GM fixes potential flammage liquid issue

General Motors is recalling nearly a half-million Chevrolet Cruze compacts sedans from 2011 and 2012 to modify the under-engine shield so flammable liquids are not trapped in the engine compartment.

The recall covers 2011 and 2012 Cruze sedans built at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant from September 2010 through May 2012. The recall affects 413,418 vehicles sold in the United States, 61,299 in Canada and 701 in Israel.

The engine shield on the models affected has the potential to trap engine fluids and raise the risk of a fire, GM said.

Cruze models sold around the world made at plants other than in Lordstown, Ohio, do not have the same design and are not believed to have the same issue, a GM spokesman said.

About 10,000 Chevy Cruze sedans sold by GM's Australian unit, Holden, may be affected.

General Motors, which will begin to notify owners in mid-July, reported no injuries or fires has been reported because of the current issue.


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