GM recalls nearly 293,000 Chevy Cruzes

2012 Chevrolet Cruze General Motors

DETROIT General Motors (GM) is experiencing more problems with its popular Chevrolet Cruze compact car.

The automaker is recalling nearly 293,000 Cruzes in the U.S. because the power-assisted brakes can fail. GM says the recall affects Cruzes made in Ohio from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The cars have 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 six-speed automatic transmissions.

GM says the power brake boosters can fail and, in rare cases, drivers may have to put extra pressure on the pedals to stop the cars.

GM says Cruze brake problems have caused 27 low-speed crashes but no injuries.

Dealers will replace a switch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly 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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