I went to point this out, had it half typed and said screw it haha.Reporting is kinda iffy in this article...
"Chrysler Group spokesman Nick Cappa says the company is aware of the incidents but knows of no accidents or injuries related to the issue. Chrysler is cooperating with the investigation. The company sold 131,000 Cruzes from the 2010 model year."
It isn't rocket science to change the oil, normally what happens is the person changing it rushes and forgets the dipstick or oil fill cap, but lack of knowledge is not likely the cause, and honestly an oil fire is not a likely suspect unless it is leaking right onto the turbo, flash point of oil is pretty high. Could be leaking onto the turbo though, which could certainly light it off."These vehicles aren't old enough yet for improper maintenance."
It just takes one oil change not done correctly to cause a fire. And if you think about it, an all-new car has a higher rate of being maintained incorrectly due to lack of knowledge. The guys at [fill in the blank] lube store are learning how to change oil on these cars without much mfg info.
Also, from what I have read in this forum over the past year, Cruze owners like to mod.
Patience, Grasshopper. It will take a couple of weeks at least to hear what transpires from the investigation. I just hope that the folks here who have posted that they had a fire in their Cruze go to the NHTSA site and file a complaint. The more information they have, the better the analysis will be.So any new update on this, I read the NHTSA report, and I hope this gets figured out soon.
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Hi GoldenCruze, thanks for leaving me the info. I'm from Canada so I had to speak to the Canadian Transportation Agency. They are starting an investigation as well. I will hopefully hear more soon.Well, I did ask for more information about Cruze fires in Crispy's thread. Guess its starting to come.