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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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^Did the modification to mine today. It's nothing but hacking away the panel section that sits directly under the oil pan, filter, more room for the drain plug, and the vent on the transmission. No holes required. GM doesn't want to risk ANY fluid left behind to ignite after the previous Cruze fires.

As for the Rear compartment recall, very few Cruzes are applied to this one I believe (compared to 420,000 for the shield that is). The brackets for the fuel tank should be spot welded, if they are MIG welded, you need to go in for repair. I don't have a picture of this one, so I can't show where.
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Nice pic Sciphi.. I was meaning to get a pic before I started hacking but it was too late lol.

Guys, understand you DON'T have to get this done, you can simply deny the service, and it will eventually get done when you trade/sell the car. If you change your own oil, don't bother with this! If you don't trust your dealer who does your changes, maybe consider it. In the end regardless, its YOUR call.
Xtreme, take Sciphis pic, and keep about 8 inches from each side. Thats it.
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