Canadian Recall: GENERAL MOTORS issued a recall on the CRUZE model

Starting date:
August 15, 2013

Type of communication:
Recall

Subcategory:
Car

Notification type:
Safety Mfr

System:
Brakes

Units affected:
44789

Source of recall:
Transport Canada

Identification number:
2013282

TC ID number:
2013282

Manufacturer recall number:
12213


Advisory details

Hazard:
On certain vehicles equipped with a 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engine and a 6T40 automatic transmission, the electric vacuum pump (which provides supplemental vacuum under certain operating conditions) may not function as designed. This could result in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake power assist, requiring greater brake pedal effort to slow or stop the vehicle.

Consequences:
This could increase stopping distances, which may result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury.

Correction: Dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly.

Affected Products: CHEVROLET CRUZE 2011, 2012