Here are Chevrolet Cruze brakes problems, by model year. The most common Cruze brakes problems occur at 20,000 miles. Regarding the worst model year 2012 Chevrolet Cruze brakes problems, "In many ways, the 2012 Cruze continues the legacy of its predecessor. It's a legacy of sluggish transmissions and coolant leaks, but it's still a legacy." Click on a year below.