General Motors Co. said Friday it is recalling nearly 300,000 Chevrolet Cruzes sold in the U.S. from the 2011 and 2012 model years because of a possible loss of brake assist in the vehicles.
The Detroit automaker said that GM has been notified of 27 alleged low-speed crashes, but knows of no injuries related to the brake issue. In “rare” cases, GM said a driver might need to apply extra pressure on the brake pedal to stop a vehicle.
GM said the brake problem is found only in Cruzes with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and a 6T40 front-wheel drive automatic transmission. The recall covers 292,879 Cruze vehicles. The compact sedans were built at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant in Ohio.
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