It very well could be the same part from the same company. Recalls are usually a regional thing, though, because by the time a recall is issued there is usually very little that is NOT known about the problem. It may have been a bad batch of parts that got into circulation, and though QC tracking methods they are able to track the suspect parts through the network and find out when and where they were used. If that's the case here, they will feel confident that they have identified the models affected and where they were built.I'd be interested to know the part number of the suspect microswitch and see if matches what we have downunder.
Cool! I've heard of whiskering before (Tin Whiskers):The difference will be that the manufacturing of this switch will have been modified to prevent the silicon and other whiskers that are causing the switch to short out and not operate. These whiskers are electrically conductive and allow current to jump from one part of the chip to another part.
Yes, it would seem there's a vacuum pump in the MT cars as well. If coasting with the engine off you can actually hear the pump come on every time you press the brake pedal to keep the vacuum up. Neat feature... I wonder if this is implemented for regulatory reasons (i.e. everybody's doing it) or if it is to adress a Cruze-only quirk?Even with the engine off but the key in the run position I have full and repeated braking with no increase in pedal pressure required.
Does your invoice happen to state the part number(s) replaced? I would be interested in getting the price of the parts. If they're less than ~$50 I would likely just change them myself rather than deal with an all day dealer visit.2012LTZPRETTYLIGHTBLUE said:Changing those parts fixed the symptoms and my brakes are back to normal...