General Motors’ Australian arm, Holden, is recalling the original Cruze YG subcompact crossover over an issue that may pose a fire risk.
The defects: the contact grease used for lubrication within the vehicle ignition switch may carbonize with frequent usage.
The hazards: carbonizaation of the grease may cause smoke to come from the ignition and pose a potential fire hazard.
Affected vehicles: model year 2002 to 2005 Holden Cruze YG Compact SUV:
- Affected Build Range: JSAGHY81S00100020 to JSAGHY81S00125138
- Affected Production Dates: January 2002 to December 2005
Number of vehicles affected: unspecified.
The fix: unspecified.
Owners should: expect a letter from Holden notifying them of the required action. In the meantime, owners may contact Holden using the information below.
- Holden customer service (phone): 1-800-033-349
- Holden customer service (email): [email protected]
- PRA number: 2015/14677
- Though most know the Holden Cruze today as the compact four-door sedan or five-door hatchback, the original Cruze — the vehicle being being recalled here — was far different from the current model. Rather than a compact sedan or hatch, the first Holden (and Chevrolet) vehicle to carry the Cruze name was based on the subcompact Suzuki Ignis/Suzuki Swift five-door hatchback. The vehicle was a subcompact crossover.
- Known as YGM1 internally and sold as the Chevrolet Cruze and Holden Cruze in various global markets, the vehicle was developed by Holden, which is also credited for generating the Cruze nameplate.