NHTSA widens probe of Chevrolet Cruze engine fires

NHTSA widens probe of Chevrolet Cruze engine fires http://tinyurl.com/caxe4c2

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"GM spokesman Alan Adler told the Associated Press. Adler told Auto News that GM is also investigating several fires"
"the AP reports, NHTSA has asked GM for any complaints it has regarding overheated wiring, smoke or fire in the engine compartments of 2011 and 2012 Cruze models. According to the documents, the probe is focusing on electrical wiring and connectors, and on a transmission control module."
It is only reasonable that a company that has only been operating a couple of years having some initial problems.
Killing a few citizens during these trials is a small price to pay to let GM gain enough experience in making vehicles.
Eventually they may get this right and be able to make reliable cars and not kill as many people after a few years.
After all these kind of machines are very dangerous and there are a lot of explosions going on and a lot of heat generated.
Not to mention that the presence of highly explosive material in thin pipes connected in one end to a big supply tanks and it has to travel over very hot engine.
GM has the right to test out making vehicles under these dangerous situations and use ordinary citizens as test objects during few years.
Den fredagen den 25:e maj 2012 kl. 00:36:02 UTC skrev Jim Higgins:

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On 5/25/12 7:08 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

overheated wiring, smoke or fire in the engine compartments of 2011 and 2012 Cruze models. According to the documents, the probe is focusing on electrical wiring and connectors, and on a transmission control module."

connected in one end to a big supply tanks and it has to travel over very hot engine.

wow 2 cars and you can make up that horror story
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Den fredagen den 25:e maj 2012 kl. 11:50:43 UTC skrev Tom:

"GM is also investigating several fires"
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On 5/28/12 5:47 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

overheated wiring, smoke or fire in the engine compartments of 2011 and 2012 Cruze models. According to the documents, the probe is focusing on electrical wiring and connectors, and on a transmission control module."

connected in one end to a big supply tanks and it has to travel over very hot engine.

Perhaps the Cruze will become known as the "Ronson" or the "Bic" as the Volt came to be known as the "Short Circuit".
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Den mndagen den 28:e maj 2012 kl. 11:31:14 UTC skrev Jim Higgins:

GM (Great Matchmaker)
Cruzes are edgy.
They live on a fine line between harmlessly sitting on four wheels and blowing up in your face.
Among the most dangerous classes of cars are those that catch fire simply by shock or friction.
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