General Motors recalls 154,000 2011 Chevrolet Cruze over steering and transmission problems

General Motors has initiated a voluntary recall covering more than 154,000 units of its popular Chevrolet Cruze from North America market, due to steering and transmission issues. The recall covers only the 2011 model of the Cruze. GM will recall about 154,000 Cruze in the United States and Canada in order to inspect for proper installation of the steering shaft. Among recalled vehicles, 120, 000 vehicles with automatic transmissions will also be inspected for another problem, which may result in drivers believing they are in a different gear than is actually engaged.

GM will inspect all the unsold cars as well as the stock with the dealers for the two defects. GM received a report from a customer who experienced a steering problem while driving a Cruze in a parking lot. The complaint led to the company finding at least two similar cases, and GM finally decided to initiate the recall on its own, according to the report. No injuries have been reported due to the two issues.