General Motors India recalls the Chevrolet Cruze silently yet again to replace faulty drive shafts. Replacement to be done within three hours, free of cost.

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GM has been on a massive recall drive the world-over

The king of recalls, General Motors has silently recalled the Chevrolet Cruze in India yet again. The latest recall of the Cruze is to replace the faulty drive shafts. The units assembled in India between June 2009 and March 2011 are affected by this recall and the carmaker is contacting the owners individually by mailing letters. The replacement of drive shafts is being carried out free of cost and General Motors will take around three hours to do the job at the workshop. Just a few days ago in December, the Chevrolet Cruze was recalled to replace the PVC bracket that holds the wiring in place in the engine bay.

A drive shaft is basically a mechanical component that transmits power from the engine, gearbox to the wheels. So if it breaks down while driving, the wheels would lose power and eventually won’t move. The Chevrolet Cruze is having problems with its drive shaft internationally as well. The Cruze is known as a ‘diesel rocket’ amongst enthusiasts. Under the hood, it boasts of a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that belts out an impressive 166 BHP of maximum power and 380 Nm of massive torque, mated to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

The Chevrolet Cruze was introduced in the Indian market in 2009 and created some excitement in the D-segment back then. The carmaker gave the Cruze some bump in power soon after the launch and even slight cosmetic changes in 2013 but the sales are consistently declining. In December 2014, General Motors India managed to dispatch a mere 91 units of the Cruze. The American car brand needs to ramp up its operations and introduce a new lineup of cars in India in order to get going. The new generation Cruze is already on sale internationally but don’t expect it to hit Indian shores before 2016.

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The next generation Chevrolet Cruze is not expected in India before 2016

Source – CarToq