pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
53,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace entire housing (1 reports)
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problem #1

Aug 122018

Cruze LT 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,500 miles

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broken coolant outlet housing broken coolant outlet housing broken coolant outlet housing

This is a known manufacturer defect where the plastic male piece breaks at the hose connection, creating a coolant leak issue and a piece of plastic trapped in the cooling system. The plastic piece will lodge at the thermostat or in the radiator creating an overheat problem. The only fix is to replace the entire plastic housing at nearly $400. GM does not acknowledge this manufacturer defect and the defect is not covered under warranty. The Chevy dealer service writer shared this happens on many Chevy Cruze vehicles. Why plastic material for a coolant hose connection next to the engine heat? Please voice your experience with this problem to GM in hope of triggering a warranty coverage.