GM recalls Chevy Cruz for potential fire hazard

    General Motors has recalled 475,000 vehicles made in the United States from September 2010 – May 2012. This is the fifth recall for the two-year-old Chevy Cruz model.

    According to, “the fires can break out when fluids drip onto a hot plastic shield below the engine. The problem occurs mainly when oil is spilled and not properly cleaned up during changes.”

    A spokesman for GE stated that there have been 30 known fires caused by the problem, but with no injuries.

    Owners will begin receiving notifications on July 11.

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