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 delawareonline.com, “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.