August 29, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

A recall has been issued for approximately 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles due to a brake failure defect. Certain 2011-2012 models may have an auto defect that causes a reduction or loss of brake assist. In the event this occurs, the operator may need to use extra pedal force or greater stopping distance to avoid a collision. 

This recall has not been set but once determined, dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Chevrolet directly at 1-800-222-1020 and reference safety recall no. 12213. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V360000. 

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.