General Motors has announced that it is recalling around 293,000 Chevrolet Cruzes due to the possibility of power-assisted brake failure.
The American carmaker says that the recall is for compact cars from 2011 and 2012 model years that were made in Lordstown, Ohio. According to GM, the cars’ power brake boosters may stop functioning, which may in turn force drivers to need to press on brake pedals with extra pressure to get the brakes to work.
Authorized GM dealers are replacing the power brake vacuum switch free of charge.
As of the time of this writing, 27 low-speed accidents have been attributed to the brake issue, according to GM. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths related to the problem.