TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

GM recalls nearly 293,000 Cruzes for brake problem

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

General Motors is recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars nationally because the power-assisted brakes can fail.

The company said the recall affects Cruzes made in Lordstown, 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 said the power brake boosters can fail and drivers may have to put extra pressure on the pedals to stop the cars. GM said 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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Pandora sued by record companies
  2. Chocolate prices expected to soar as ingredients grow more expensive
  3. Investment in Western Pa. startups reaches 5-year high
  4. Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs
  5. Chrysler’s Easter eggs fun for vehicle owners
  6. Pa. unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008; 12,000 more enter workforce
  7. Wages have soared in Pittsburgh, but economy appears to have stalled
  8. Under the Hood: A chance to take top cars for a spin
  9. Squeezed by competition, Chobani to expand offerings
  10. Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — new jobs
  11. Glaxo recalls diet pills because of tampering
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.