Call Us Now

Chevrolet Recalls 475,000 Cruze Models for Engine Fire Problems

Chevrolet owner General Motors recently issued a recall for more than 475,000 Chevrolet Cruze automobiles to correct fire problems in the engine compartments of these cars. The voluntary recall affects cars manufactured in the U.S. from September 2010 through May 2012. This is the fifth time that Cruze models have been recalled since their debut two years ago. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers are following this recall closely, as engine fires can cause deadly accidents. GM reports that the fire problems are caused by fluids dripping on a plastic shield below the engine. This shield can become quite hot during normal operation and if oil is not cleaned up properly after an oil change or engine top-off, the oil can drip down onto this shield and ignite.

GM has acknowledged at least 30 incidents in which Cruzes have caught fire due to this problem, but according to spokesman Alan Adler, they don’t know of anyone being injured in these incidents. However, they did report that engine fires engulfed and destroyed two Cruze models in separate incidents. GM will send out notices to Cruze owners beginning on July 11, and owners will be asked to schedule an appointment with local dealers to correct the problem free of charge.

At least 61,000 Cruze models are affected by another recall for a fire risk. GM reports that at least that many Cruze models are missing important welds on a bracket that holds the gas tank in place. Federal officials warn that if the gas tanks come loose in an accident, fuel could leak out and ignite, causing the car to catch fire.

People have a right to expect that the automobiles and other products that they buy are safe to use, but a casual glance at any newspaper or news website makes it quite clear that this is not always the case. Defective products kill and injure tens of thousands of people every year, and when this happens in our area, people need an Orlando product liability lawyer to answer their questions, help them receive compensation and protect their rights.

James O. Cunningham has been using his skills and experience as an Orlando personal injury attorney to help people injured by defective products for nearly four decades. He has the experience, resources and proven record of success to take on large corporations who sell dangerous products. If you believe that you have been injured by a defective product and would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call 888-425-2004 today.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

Connect with James O. Cunningham on Google+

Related Articles:

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373