293,000 Chevy Cruze Compacts Recalled

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a big recall for a small car.

General Motors is recalling 293,000 Chevy Cruze compact cars because of a problem that could cause the power-assisted brakes to fail.

GM says there have been 27 low-speed crashes — but no one has been injured.

The company said the brakes don’t totally fail, but they do require extra pressure to stop.

The recall affects Cruzes made in Ohio from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The cars all have automatic transmissions.

Dealers will replace the faulty switch for free.

GM last year recalled more than 475,000 2011 and 2012 Cruzes, one of the top-selling U.S. compact cars, because of a risk that dripping fluids could cause the engine to catch on fire.

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