Recall roundup: Chevrolet Captiva image

The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall which will affect more than 15.000 units of the Chevrolet Captiva crossovers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15.000 units of the Chevrolet Captiva will be affected by this recall. The feds are also saying that 3.150 units of the crossover have been sold in the United States to rental car fleets. The Chevrolet Captiva is experiencing some problems with its power steering fluid reservoir, which might leak because of overheating. GM spokesman Alan Adler said that if the crossover is driven in manual mode and left in first gear for a prolonged period of time, the vehicle may experience some power steering fluid overheating condition.

General Motors said that it had received three reports of fires in Colombia, and the investigation has started in late September. Even if three incidents have been reported in Colombia, there were no fires in the United States, but even so, the recall will go on. Owners of the Chevrolet Captiva will be announced soon and they will have to take a trip back to the dealers, where the power steering fluid loop cooler will be replaced at no charge. Since the replacement parts won’t be available until March, 2012, owners will receive letters from GM with instruction on how to use the manual mode. The recall affects the 2011 – 2012 model years of the Chevy Captiva made in in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, between October 2009 and April 2011.