CHEVROLET CRUZE 2014: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Make : CHEVROLET Model : CRUZE Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-02-04 - 2013-08-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V417000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-08-29 Date Received by ODI: 2014-07-02 Date Added to Database: 2014-07-10
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 14257
Component: EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2990
Summary:
      General Motors LLC "GM" is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequence:
      Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy:
      GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.