really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
41,299 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. fix the leak (2 reports)
  2. mechanics removed transmission and replaced seal - 9 days (2 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #5

May 162016

Cruze 1.4t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I purchased this car in 2011 with 30,000 miles. It now has 85,000 miles. It has been through 3 water pumps, a thermostat, the transmission isn't shifting properly, in park it rolls, & my mechanic said get rid of it asap the engine is starting to knock. Oh & the oil gasket is leaking....plus there is another issue with my cooling that we had to have cooling hoses replaced due to it not cooling right.

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 172014

Cruze LT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I again have been complaining of a burning smell like oil burning on the engine upon stopping and I was told while my car was under warranty that nothing was wrong. But with my car not being under warranty all of a sudden I have an oil leak. Oil is leaking!!!!!!! I have been going to only the dealer, against my ever even trusting a dealer, because I was referred and told that they don't take advantage of you. Mike Anderson Chevy is full of BULL!!! These are the same issues that I complained about when the car was warranted and now that it is not I am going to have to come out of my pocket for $1100. I don't have that kind of money!!!!.

I will never let the dealer maintain my vehicle ever again!!!!!!!!!!!! They are not building loyalty!!! I won't buy from them either because there are many Chevy dealers that I can go to.

- , Portage, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 042012

Cruze LX 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,496 miles

my new cruze is driving me mad. it has done only 2408 km and developed problems in the transmission and leaking oil from the crank head seal. Also the brakes have a mind of their own, and there is a squeak and rattle from the interior plastic which is awful and made from very cheap materials. The dealer is very bad and they do everything to get away from the problem not to solve it. I will sell it, it is a pain and big mistake buying it. My last ever gm purchase for sure

- , Alexandria, Bahary, Egypt

problem #2

Apr 022012

Cruze 1.4L Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,500 miles

At 21,5K miles the crank seal failed. The oil that leaked caused the serpentine belt to come off. All this at 70+MPH on the freeway. Little to no oil and no water being pumped due to the loss of the belt. Needless to say the engine got extremely hot- to the point it was popping and snapping when I got off the road and shut it off. Dealer did repairs under warranty without telling me what had happened. I asked GM to address the fact that the engine had reached very high temperature. GM service responded "if the engine runs then there was no damage". Dealer has done little to back me up. Most likely my last GM purchase.

- , Millington, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 112011

Cruze ECO 1.4L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles

At not even 500 miles on the car I noticed a few dark brown spots on my driveway at home. I rolled the car back and noticed that more spots were dripping from the car. I crawled under the car the best that I could and noticed that it was collecting right around the transmission and dripping down. I called the dealership and they told me to drive it over. I got there and it was dripping oil constantly on their polished floors in the service bay. They issued me a rental and proceeded to work on it. It took nine days to fix because the mechanics had trouble removing the surrounding parts to gain access to this seal. They ended up bending the replacement seal and having to order a new one. The oil came from the rear main crankcase seal - installed backwards during the installation process in the manufacturing plant. The oil soaked the clutch and made the mechanics suggest replacement. Who seriously delivers a car in the 21st century that forms an oil leak at less than 500 miles.

- , Chesapeake, VA, US