General Motors is recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans produced between the 2011 and 2012 model years. Specifically, only models that were built in Lordstown, Ohio, and feature a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission combination.
The issue stems from a loss of braking assist, causing drivers to exert more braking effort than normal. It’s said that 27 low-speed crashes have occurred that were related to this issue. GM will notify owners of affected vehicles, and dealers will remove a micro-switch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly and replace the unit at no cost to the owners.