Cruze models with the 1.8 litre petrol engine were recalled in April this year – some for the second time – to deal with a driveshaft issue that could cause the car to slow unintentionally if the shaft was to fail.
That same recall has now expanded to cover 2.0 litre diesel-powered models, with the same driveshaft issues under consideration.
Almost 8000 Cruze variants built in both Korea and Australia between February 2009 and May 2011 are affected by this latest recall, adding to the 2712 petrol-powered vehicles recalled in April.
“Certain 2.0 litre diesel Cruze vehicles with an automatic transmission may have been built with a right-hand front driveshaft that, under specific driving conditions, may separate,” Holden said in a statement.
“This separation may occur if a tight right-hand turn is made at low speed, while encountering a speed bump, sharp pothole or gutter which causes an overextension of the driveshaft.”
The LPG excess flow valve may restrict fuel supply to the engine resulting in reduced engine performance, while the VF and WN models may also suffer from a slow LPG hose leak towards the end of the car’s life.
A host of BMW models fitted with the carmaker’s six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine have been recalled, due to a potential problem with the variable valve timing unit.
A bolt may become loose, causing an internal oil leak which eventually triggers the car’s engine management system to operate in ‘limp home mode’.
Plenty of motorcycles have been recalled in recent weeks, including BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 RT, Harley Davidson Touring and Touring CVO, along with Honda TRX500FE and TRX500FM models.
Some Honda personal watercraft have also been recalled, due to a potential weakness in the plastic fuel tank.
The relevant manufacturers will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more should contact their local dealer.
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