GM will recall 292,879 Chevy Cruze cars from the 2011 and 2012 model years for a potential intermittent loss of partial braking power.
GM says it's aware of 27 low-speed crashes, some of which could be linked to the problem, but no injuries.
The automaker says in rare instances, a driver might have to apply extra force to the brake to get the car to stop.
The recall is for Cruze cars equipped with the 1.4 liter gasoline turbo engine and automatic transmission.
Dealers will remove and replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly.