The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that General Motors has recalled approximately 292,879 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze sedans equipped with 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engines, 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions, and an electric vacuum pump that provides supplemental vacuum for brake assist when needed.
In the vehicles affected by the recall, the pump may not activate, which could result in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist, according to NHTSA’s posted recall notice. GM said it will notify owners and replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe, free of charge, to address the issue. Vehicle owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's recall number is 12213, according to the NHTSA notice.