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GM recalls nearly 293,000 Cruzes for brake problem

GM will recall 292,879 Chevy Cruzes.

Joshua Lott/Reuters file 2011

GM will recall 292,879 Chevy Cruzes.

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars in the United States because the power-assisted brakes can fail.

It’s the eighth recall of the car since it was introduced in September 2010, according to records compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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GM said that in the most recent recall, the power brake boosters can fail, and in rare cases, drivers may have to put extra pressure on the pedal to stop the cars.

The company said that 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.

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