really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,476 miles

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problem #7

Apr 072021


  • 104,033 miles
While driving at speed the traction control light would come on engine would start to jerk and then lost power

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 152017


  • 100,000 miles
Blown turbo/oil cooling system. Replaced, $2050.,, coolant reservoir cracked/ replaced/with labor $200. Valve cover, inner crack(gasket crack) also, $175, , tire total flat(tried to fill with air) tire became flat within 1 minute, , had to buy new tire. $125/.. coil pack replaced, $175, , battery(died), replaced $125// ocu/ replaced, $200// oil plug replaced $27 GM part. Partsdirect price with shipping $7 !!!, I reelly got the shaft on that 1 !! on star cover unglued & fell off, , other than all this, it is the most fuel efficient motor vehicle I have ever owned..I have gotten as much as 54mpg highway, , on a test of 1,10th of a gallon(=12.8oz) 9miles, their is a secret to getting this milage, these replacements have occured over the course of 4.5years, 168000miles. Repairs totalling with tires, oil changes, etc. $5200, eye opener, jaw dropper.

- N.Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 292014

Cruze 4-cyl

  • 32,945 miles
Vehicle turned off in the middle of taking a left turn. Caused the car to go off the road into a graded lot. At this point causing my tire to go flat and damaging the fender and passenger door. This is not the first time the car has turned off on me. I have had it in the shop 3 times in the 4 months that I have owned this vehicle and still nothing is resolved.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #4

Feb 032014


  • 39,100 miles
I was driving to work around 6 am my dash board blinked off and on and showed an error "traction control/stabilitrack." I have taken the vehicle to the dealer at least 3 times and they tell me when the vehicle is in their care it does happen. The last time I let them keep the vehicle for a 1 1/2 weeks and it happen the next day I drove it. Now I'm trying to figure out who is going to reimburse me for the rental I needed.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 042014

Cruze 4-cyl Diesel

  • 22,253 miles
My 2012 Chevy Cruze suddenly developed vibration in the front end as well as pulling to the right. Pulled over to inspect it and found a large bulge in the sidewall on the front passenger side tire. I drove it to discount tire where they said it was not safe to drive and it needed to be replaced. They wont get into any warranty/defect issues they referred me to the Chevy dealer for that. I did have them put the old tire in the trunk. When I got home I pulled it out to look at it and on the inside of the tire right where the bulge is the tire is cracked on the inside. Ugh! I called Continental and they said I need to take the car to Chevy and have them inspect them and they will contact Continental to see if they are considered defective.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 052012


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact was driving 30 mph when he heard an abnormal noise coming from the wheels. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer was unable to diagnose a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 6,000.

- San Jacinto , CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042011


  • miles
I just bought a 2012 Chevy Cruze. At take off and turning around curves at low speed the steering and the wheels shake. I took it to the dealership. And couldn't find anything wrong with it but it continues to do it. Very upsetting that it is brand new and already having problems. I really like my car but wish it was fixed.

- Milton, WV, USA