Detroit automaker General Motors Co. has issued a voluntary recall for 2,100 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the US and 400 in Canada after discovering that their steering wheels might have been improperly fastened and could unfasten while driving.
The recall for the 2011 model has been announced following the March 1 incident when a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze had been brought to a GM dealer with a steering wheel that had come loose from the column.
The automaker also issued a notice to dealers to inspect all unsold cars prior to sale. Dealers will check the steering wheel fastener bolt and mend if necessary.
Commenting on the recalls, GM safety executive director Jeff Boyer said, "We inspected more than 2,000 vehicles at the plant and several hundred more at dealerships. Now we want to look at certain customer-owned cars to further confirm the results of our investigation."
The manufacturer claimed that it had changed the production process to ensure that the machine used to fix the steering wheel can accommodate only the correct one.
The company sold a total of 50,205 Cruzes by the end of March.