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Brake issue leads to recall of 293K Chevy Cruze vehicles
General Motors is recalling 292,879 certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze because of a braking issue. The vehicles in question come equipped with 1.4L D.O.H.C. gasoline turbo engines and 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. The problem is, in certain vehicles, the pump may not activate, causing an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist. This means extra pedal force and/or distance will be needed to stop, increasing the risk of a crash. G.M. will notify owners, while dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. A notification schedule has yet to be provided by the manufacturer; however, the recall number is 12213 For information, call Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. Learn more about this and other recalls by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visiting www.safercar.gov.