If you own or lease a 2018 or 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, you should be aware that there have been several consumer complaints about defective brakes in these vehicles. Common braking issues include: grinding brakes, brakes that fail to engage properly, or brakes that simply do not react when depressed. The manufacturer has issued a recall for insufficient coating on rear brake caliper pistons, but many individuals who received replacement parts still report improper brake function in their vehicles.
One owner of a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze discovered that the brakes began to grind only two months after the vehicle was purchased. Even after taking the car into the dealership, no problem was identified. The issue continued multiple times, with no clear diagnosis or solution. Another owner described a harrowing experience where she was driving along a highway when the brakes completely failed. Fortunately, she was able to steer the vehicle to the side of the road to avoid a collision. Other reports of brakes that fail to respond when activated—some of which led to collisions—continue to be reported without a formal response from the manufacturer.
If you live in the Berkeley or Oakland area and you’d like to learn more about your rights as a consumer under California lemon law, contact Lemon Law Partners, LLP today at (510) 944-0336 to arrange a free evaluation of your case.