The 2011 and 2012 models of the Chevrolet Cruze are affected by the recall, including the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission models. Reuters

General Motors is recalling 292,879 Chevrolet Cruz compact sedans in the U.S., citing an issue with the vehicles' breaks.

Both the 2011 and 2012 models of the Cruze are included in the recall. This includes the 1.4 liter turbo-charged engine and six-speed automatic transmission, Fox News reported.

The recall affects only vehicles manufactured at the company's Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant.

According to GM, the issue could cause the brake assist function to fail due to a faulty switch. Without the brake assist function, stopping the vehicle requires the driver to apply extra pressure on the brakes.

Twenty-seven low-speed crashes related to the car's brake performance have been reported, GM said. No injuries were reported in the crashes, though.

GM will begin notifying customers to bring their cars into dealers, where a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly will be replace for no charge as a result of the recall.