HOLDEN has issued yet another recall for the Cruze small car because the driveshaft may separate and cause the vehicle to come to a sudden stop.
It is the third time the Cruze has been recalled for the same fault since September 2013, although this recall relates to diesel-powered models.
Holden says it will inspect approximately 7885 diesel-powered Cruze cars made in South Korea between February 2009 and December 2010 and those manufactured in Australia between October 2010 and May 2011.
“A condition has been identified where certain 2.0 litre diesel Cruze vehicles with an automatic transmission may have been built with a right-hand front drive-shaft that, under specific driving conditions, may separate,” said a statement from Holden.
“The separation may occur if a tight right-hand turn is made at low speed, while encountering a speed bump, sharp pothole or gutter which causes an overextension of the driveshaft.”
Holden says that should the driveshaft (which delivers power from the engine to the front wheels) separates, the car would lose speed but “steering, braking and all other safety systems remain functional”.
Holden says there have been no reports of accidents on injuries in Australia from this condition.
Source: Joshua Dowling, National Motoring EditorNews Corp Australia | news.com.au