Had vehicles with ABS for over 35 years now, personally I do not like them, more problems than what they are worth, and if on glare ice, nothing works.
But even on older GM vehicles were far superior to these super cheap Bosch ABS brakes used on the Cruze. They would pulse at least one or two times per second and sounds like the front end is going to fall off. Where on the older much better ones, would pulse about ten times per second.
Nothing on the shop manual on this subject, and talking with several Chevy dealers, tell me this is normal, like a major clunk, wait a bit another clunk sound. The period they hold the faster spinning wheel locked is way in the hail too long.
Should be a recall on these, if they are normal, a very poor design. Driving on icy roads, very careful not to hit the brake pedal hard enough so the ABS will not engage, but no choice if some idiot or a deer pulls out in front of you.
And screw you A$$hole congress that made these law, and the idiots that designed them, don't stop the car any quicker, and if that locked wheel hits a solid surface will put Cruze into a skid.
Yet another problem with disc brakes are those cast iron pad holders with metal clips on them, a natural trap for road salt that forms rust expanding the clips that locks the pads in the stopped position. The pads stay in this locked position, do require frequent cleaning and sure help to put a heavy coating of anti-seize under those clips.
Toyota came out with these in the mid-80's, was a stupid ideal so they got away from these cast iron pad holders and clips, but some idiot at Chevy copied these. Not nearly the problem in salt free country.
With rear brake drums, the return springs are way too weak, so if the shoes are not perfectly free to move and self center, the rear adjusters will not work, in particular the anchors at the bottom, again another good cleaning and anti-seize helps, but still require constant maintenance.
I don't have this problem with the 2LT has four wheel disc brakes, so have that metal clip on cast iron problem with trapped rust locking the pads in the stopped position. But also problems with the ratcheting adjusters rusting up, again exposed to road salt. But constant maintenance helps to resolve these issues.
Even back then, Consumers Reports had a lot of complaints about Toyota's brakes, but they didn't know why.