CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — U.S. big auto-maker General Motors Corporation (GM) is recalling nearly 340,000 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze cars globally due to a possible loss of brake-assist in the vehicles, local media reported Friday.
The Detroit-based auto-maker said the brake problem is found only in Cruzes with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six- speed automatic transmission.
The recall covers 292,879 Cruze vehicles in the U.S., 44,789 in Canada and 641 in Israel. The compact sedans were built at GM’s Lordstown Assembly Plant in Ohio. It does not cover Cruze vehicles built at other plants, according to local media the Detroit News.
GM said it was aware of 27 low-speed crashes, but no injuries, tied to the problem. Dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly to correct the issue.
On June 17, GM said it would recall about 231,000 older SUVs over fire risks and urged owners to park them outside garages until they are repaired, including 193,000 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, Isuzu Ascender and 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL in the United States