GM recalls nearly 300,000 Chevrolet Cruzes for brake problem

  • Updated: August 16, 2013 - 7:57 PM

General Motors said it will recall about 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans to fix a brake problem.

The automaker said the 2011 and 2012 model year Cruzes can experience an intermittent loss of brake assist in certain engine-transmission configurations of the car.

In some cases, a driver will have to push harder on the brake pedal to stop the car.

There are 27 alleged low-speed crashes but no injuries related to Cruze brake performance, GM said, and some of those incidents could be a result of the brake pressure problem.

The condition is found in vehicles with the combination of the turbocharged 1.4-liter dual overhead cam gasoline engine mated to GM’s 6T40 automatic transmission.

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