General Motors is recalling 2,500 units of the Chevrolet Cruze, 2100 in the U.S. and 400 in Canada, for what they call “an improperly fastened steering wheel”.
Not sure what to make of that, and GM doesn’t elaborate. Does an improperly fastened steering wheel mean it suddenly falls off? Does it mean you loose control of the vehicle when it lets go? They should have been more clear about that.
GM says that so far there hasn’t been a reported case of crash or injury as a result of this defect, and that they’re confident that only this rather small group of cars are affected. It’d better be that way, because such a huge defect in such a popular car as the Cruze can seriously hurt its sales.
Speaking of which, the Cruze has been one of the best-selling GM cars in 2010 and it’s still going strong.