In recent years we have seen many different cars and trucks being recalled for various manufacturing defects. A bizarre new problem has surfaced on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and an incorrectly fixed steering wheel.
Jonathan Welsh from The Wall Street Journal is reporting that at least one driver had the steering wheel come away from the column. This has resulted in the General Motors Corp. recalling 2,100 vehicles as a result of the problem.
The recall is quite a small one, but Chevrolet has seen the model prove to be pretty successful so far selling 50,205 up to the end of March. The Chevrolet Cruze was brought out to replace the Cobalt which only sold 37,379 in the same period.
Chevrolet have said they traced the problem where the wrong wheel was placed in a car, and later replaced with the correct one but wasn’t attached properly. When the problem occurred the driver managed to get his Cruze to the side of the road, and the company said they found no other cars with the fault after testing cars from the same production run.
The manufacturer has since changed the production process so only the correct steering wheel can be used by the machine which fits them. All the vehicles made before this process change are part of the recall which has started now. Owners can contact Chevrolet on 1-800-630-2438.