fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,850 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
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problem #5

Aug 182017

Cruze 1.4L Turbo

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,137 miles

Yet another game of Chevy Cruze. This time our transmission was making some noise, lazy shifting into second gear from first. Went into Chevy for a fix of something else and they were very quick to tell me to bring my car in for a transmission replacement!!!!! It was crazy how on top of that they were. Obviously they have had problems. Funny thing is.. my car is doing it again.


- Michelle H., Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

problem #4

Mar 092018

Cruze LS 1.8L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Shifting into reverse takes up to 3 seconds to shift. There's times when the transmission is cold, select reverse and have to wait until I feel the car shift, which can take 2-3 seconds. If I press the gas without waiting, the car shifts hard into reverse. The reverse shifting takes the longest of all my 5 cars. Until now, have not found a resolution, guessing only resolution in replacing. Notice problem happening when it almost reached 70k miles. Now it's at 75k miles. The problem occurs more often when it's cold outside.

- J O., Tucson, US

problem #3

Dec 212017

Cruze LT 1.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

This problem is occurring increasingly more. When you shift from reverse to drive the car take a second or two, before finally slamming into gear. This happens in low gears as well but is less noticeable.

- Mike C., Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #2

Dec 312012

Cruze LX 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

took to dealer first thing they said when I told problem of shifting hard was oh you have the chevy cruz what I got from that was they were having a lot of problems with this.they test drove but could not get it to shift hard.said keep on driving that I had a warranty on it to 100,000 miles but I would much rather have problem fixed.

- rickeyvirginia, Orange, VA, US

problem #1

Dec 012012

Cruze LS

  • Manual transmission
  • 16,700 miles

Tranny makes a clunk noise shifting from 1st into 2nd gear been going on for months, onlt happens when cars has been shut off, not driving aroudn just on take off. I took it to Dealer twice & they said it's normal, its the ABS Pump & ALL the Cruze's do that. I said, Ya I dont think so!!!

- mflick, Victorville, CA, US