It’s not like GM India has been on a roll in the Indian automobile arena and now it has to deal with a recal. Chevrolet Cruze is the car under the scanner this time and the same is being quietly recalled in the country. The American auto manufacturer hasn’t released an official note regarding the recall but is instead asking certain owners of the sedan to bring their cars to the service centres.
The issue ailing the sedan is the PVC bracket which is being replaced now. It is used to hold the wiring in place in the engine bay of the car. The replacement procedure will take about 2-3 hours and the same will be done free of cost for the customers. There is no information for the time being regarding what are the models that have been affected by it but only a certain batch is said to be the one affected by it.
The current year hasn’t been going well for GM and it has had to recall cars globally this year. The main issue till now has been the ignition switch defect which it has had to combat globally. Needless to say, the Tavera recall was pretty infamous and the company came under the scanner of the authorities for it as well. This was because it went at a really slow pace.
The Sail sedan and hatchback also faced a recall in the country and Chevrolet had to halt the production of them for a while as well. The Cruze is quite a hoot to drive and is one of the best performing sedans in the country in the sub Rs 25 lakh price bracket when it comes to outright performance. But the lack of space in the rear and a major upgrade has meant that it could not go on to take charge of the D-Segment in terms of sales. It manages about 100-120 units a month only in the country.
The Cruze comes with a 2.0 litre diesel motor which has a power output of 166 Bhp and a peak torque rating of 380 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission and there are 3 variants on offer. So if you own a Cruze, just check up with your local dealer if your car is under the scanner.