General Motors is recalling 2,062 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze in North America to address a rollaway risk, and Chevy dealers have been issued a stop-delivery on the affected units until they have been repaired.
The problem: “the left-rear or right-rear parking brake cable brackets may not have been properly fastened during the assembly process”, said to NHTSA in its recall summary. “As a result, the fastening bolts may back out completely, causing the parking brake bracket to separate and the parking brake to not hold the vehicle in place.”
The issue increases the risk of a vehicle rollaway resulting in a crash. GM isn’t aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to this condition, which was discovered February 9th during a plant audit.
The recall is expected to begin on March 24th, 2015.
Vehicles affected: some units of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.
Number of vehicles affected: 2,062 Chevy Cruzes in North America, of which 1,733 are in the United States.
The fix: Chevrolet dealers will inspect affected vehicles and, if necessary, tighten both the left and right rear park brake cable bracket bolts. The repairs will be performed free of charge to the customer.
Contacts: owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or their Chevrolet dealer.