DETROIT — Engine fires are forcing General Motors to recall the Chevy Cruze.
The recall covers 475,000 vehicles made in the United States from September 2010 through May 2012.
The fires can break out when fluids drip onto a hot plastic shield below the engine. The problem occurs mainly when oil is spilled and not properly cleaned up during changes, GM said Friday.
The company knows of 30 fires caused by the problem, but no injuries have been reported, spokesman Alan Adler said. Dealers will fix the problem by cutting the plastic shield.