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General Motors Recalls About 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze Compact Sedans Over Faulty Brakes

By Sam Lehman | Aug 17, 2013 07:28 AM EDT

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General Motors Company has issued a recall of nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan cars over faulty brake systems.

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General Motors Company, has issued a recall of 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans in the United States after learning of a fault in power-assisted brakes. GM reported the recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Friday. It affects all models of cars between 2011 and 2012.

The recall  is to fix a switch in the power-assisted brakes. The brakes are functional despite the fault in the switch, but the drivers have to put extra force on the pedal in order to stop the vehicle.

The affected vehicles do not include the basic LS model that is equipped with a non-turbo 1.8 liter engine or the manual transmission models. Owners of Chevrolet Cruze models fitted with 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 six-speed automatic transmissions will be notified about the replacement of the switch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly at no charge.

Cars that were made in GM's Lordstown, Ohio, factory have the faulty switch in the brake systems, whereas other cars assembled globally remain unaffected.

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GM has not reported any fatalities or injuries related to the fault but the brakes have caused 27 low-speed accidents.

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