2012 Chevrolet CRUZE Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Recall

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2012 Chevrolet CRUZE Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Recall

 NHTSA Recall #98837
NHTSA Compaign #13V360000
MFG Compaign #12213
 ManufacturerGeneral Motors LLC
 Model Year2012
 Date of notification07/10/13
 Begin date of manufacuring06/04/11
 End date of manufacturing07/08/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received15/08/13
 Report created19/08/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units292879
 Defect summaryGeneral motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 chevrolet cruze vehicles equipped with 1. 4l dohc gasoline turbo engines and 6t40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and equipped with an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. In the affected vehicles, the pump may not activate, resulting in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist.
 Consequence summaryA loss of braking assistance will require extra pedal force and/or distance to bring the vehicle to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionGeneral motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. The recall began on october 7, 2013. Owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. Gm's recall number is 12213.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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