GM-AvtoVAZ, a joint venture between General Motors and Russia's top automaker AvtoVAZ, is checking about 2,000 cars sold to dealers for possible braking system problems, a company spokeswoman told RIA Novosti on Friday.
"Since a possible vacuum brake booster defect may appear in Chevrolet NIVA cars, GM-AvtoVAZ is checking all vehicles supplied to dealers from October 6 to October 18. This is 1,973 cars shipped to all Russian regions. The defect is in the increase of force on the brake pedal during braking," the spokeswoman said.
The fault means that with time, the driver would have to put more and more force on the pedal, she said.
"If the problem is identified, it will be removed by the dealer in accordance with GM-AvtoVAZ recommendations. Dealers and customers who bought the cars produced in the above-mentioned period, have already been informed of the necessity to check the cars," the spokeswoman added.
SAMARA, October 29 (RIA Novosti)