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CHICAGO -Agence France-Presse

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General Motors will recalmore than 475,000 Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States, Canada and Israel to fix a defect that could lead to engine fires, the automaker said last week.

“The most important thing for our customers to know is that we are proactively working to assure the Cruze is the safe and durable car they purchased,” Alicia Boler-Davis, GM’s vice president of global quality, said in a press release.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these actions.” GM will also check the vehicles for a possible welding problem that could affect the fuel tank and the real floor.

There are no known crashes, injuries or fatalities related to either recall, GM said. The recall comes after US safety regulators opened an investigation in April following two engine compartment fires.

June/25/2012

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