GM to recall 293,000 Cruze cars over brake assist defect

DETROIT Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:26pm EDT

1 of 3. Fully assembled Chevrolet Cruze cars reach the end of the assembly line at the General Motors Cruze assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio in this file photo from July 22, 2011.

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DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will recall 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze cars in the United States due to a defect that can cause loss of the brake assist function in models with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission.

The largest U.S. automaker said on Friday that the problem occurred in model year 2011 and 2012 Cruze cars. GM said it was aware of 27 low-speed crashes, but no injuries, tied to the problem.

(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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