General Motors (GM) has announced a recall for their 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans today. In all, nearly 300,000 vehicles that are equipped with the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission combination will be affected.
The issue concerns the brake assist system, which could malfunction inadvertently without warning. This could cause drivers to have to apply additional force, in order to bring their vehicles to a complete stop. If conditions do not allow the driver to do so, it could increase the risk of an accident, as well as possible injuries as a result.
Although there were 27 low-speed crashes that were reported, the General has not specified as to whether or not the aforementioned issue is the main reason why they occurred.
The latest GM recall will have owners taking their vehicles back to the dealership, where technicians will replace the microswitch to correct the defect. The repair will come at no charge to the owner. Additional information, as well as scheduling service appointments, can be found at the local Chevrolet dealership.