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Ignore the talk about fires. I reviewed the NHTSA complaint reports a week or so ago and there has been 1 fire reported in the 2012 Cruze and about half a dozen in the 2011 Cruze. Only one of the fires appears to have been "mysterious" in that it occurred with no apparent reason. The rest either don't give enough information or are very shortly after an oil change. To avoid the oil change issue, make sure the oil filter is screwed on properly and any spilled oil has been cleaned up before accepting the car back from an oil change service (or do it yourself). The oil filter is on the top right side of the engine block as you look into the engine compartment from the front.