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GM Recalls 400,000+ Chevy Cruzes for Fire Risk

General Motors (Model may differ from recall)(DETROIT) -- General Motors is recalling 413,418 Chevy Cruzes to fix a problem the company says could cause a fire in the vehicle’s engine.

The recall covers all Chevy Cruzes model years 2011 and 2012 built in Lordstown, Ohio, and sold in the U.S. and Canada. An additional “several hundred exported to Israel are affected” by the recall, the company said Friday.

“All Cruzes with manual and automatic transmissions built in the United States from September 2010 through May 2012 are included in the engine shield modification,” GM said in announcing the recall.

“Improper engine oil change procedures on these vehicles can result in the spilling or dripping of oil,” the company said. “If oil contacts hot engine or exhaust system surfaces, and the engine shield, the shield may ignite and burn, resulting in a possible engine compartment fire.”

GM said it is unaware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities in relation to the issue.

Customers with an affected vehicle can take it to a Chevy dealership service department for what the company says will be a free 30-minute fix.

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