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CNN Says Recall for Engine Shields and Inspect Welds in Rear compartment

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We all known about the "oil spill" fires. They will be modifing our engine shields. What I didn't know is that some cars may have "incomplete" welds in the rear compartments. Anybody heard of that before?

Recall letters will start going out from GM in July.
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Actually, 3 weeks is pretty quick. Consider that GM needs to get the information and any required parts to their dealerships before the first owner calls in for the recall. I have seen up to six months from the time the recall was announced to the time the first notices were mailed.
What parts? From what I read they're just going to drill holes in the existing plastic shield to let oil drain out from sloppy oil changes. Not even gonna bother taking mine in for this unless there's some other reason to bring it in - then I'll have it done.
Since I don't know exactly what the change is, I can't say if parts will be required or not. In any event GM must provide instructions to their dealerships.
According to the article on CNN,

GM dealers will modify the engine shield by cutting away parts of it, creating holes that will allow fluids to drip through. The modification process that will take about 30 minutes.
No new parts required, just hacking some holes in the exiting shield to let sloppy oil change residue drain out. I change my own oil so this is not an issue for me at this time :)
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If anyone would like me to look to see if your vehicle is affected by this recall please send me a PM with your VIN. I would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have regarding this concern as well. I am always here to help!
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They are all covered by the recall at this point, are they not? Unless you're speaking of the gas tank brackets, which is a miniscule percentage of the total number of Cruzes out there.
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