The Chevrolet Cruze is being recalled in India yet again, this time to replace fault drive shafts. As has been General Motors’ policy in India over the past year or so, the latest recall of the Cruze has not been made public and is instead an affair that is between the automaker and car owners. This recall affects the Cruze sedan assembled in India between June 2009 and March 2011.
General Motors India has begun contacting Cruze owners in India individually by mailing letters asking the owners to bring their cars in for the recall. The recall will be carried out at no cost to the Cruze owner. The downtime that the vehicle will face at the Chevrolet workshop is likely to be a less than three hours.
Less than two months ago, the Cruze sold in India was recalled for inspection and re-positioning a PVC bracket in the engine bay. This bracket, in certain cases, was found to rub against the wiring, leading to potential chafing of the harness. The recall aimed to modify/reposition the PVC bracket to eliminate any chafing.
The Cruze has been one of the enthusiast focused D-Segment sedan in India. The hallmark of this car is its 2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged engine from General Motors’ Z-Series range of diesels. This motor pushes out 164 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque, making the Cruze the most powerful diesel sedan in its segment.
Six speed manual and automatic gearbox options are offered with this diesel motor. The Cruze will soon be replaced by an all new model that will be underpinned by General Motors’ D2XX platform. The car gets new styling inside out. The all-new Cruze has already gone on sale in China. The car is expected to land into India in 2016 or beyond.