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2011 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 135 repairs.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (44%)

Chart based on 9 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Engine not specified

137000 mi

US $180
this is the third water pump 
148300 mi

US $900
new fuel pump and coil pack 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

82000 mi Overheated after a hard stop at red traffic light. They replaced the thermostat and fixed a leak in the cooling system. This is the third time they replaced the thermostat since I had the car 
84000 mi Replaced the car with a Subaru. The Subaru dealer told me the car FAILED their dealer inspection (needed about $4k in work) to be sold as a used car on their lot, and they will take it to auction instead. Shame on GM, the car didn't even last 3 years! 
23000 mi Leaking Water Pump caused total loss of coolant. 
22000 mi WATER PUMP FAILURE 
90000 mi

US $25
obd 2 code P1101 MAF ??? fuel cap broke 
91500 mi

US $300
coolant pump and gasket, thermostat body and gasket,coolant hose replaced, leaking thermostat body, cracked and leaking and a hose replaced 
100000 mi

US $196
P1101 code dealer wants $800 for a throttle body and intake manifold to continue testing the code. (NOT)rnsmoke test negative. throttle body was not cleaned. 
16120 mi Coolant was low, dealer found leak at water pump bolts.. Waterpump, seal, and thermostat replaced. Repaired under warranty, TSB on the problem followed. 
27440 mi Water pump is leaking again. GM To install newly designed part. 
38440 mi This is now the third time the water pump has been replaced. 
40140 mi Leak traced to a cut in a rad hose that likely went undetected the whole time. 
40920 mi Car gave p0420 code. Dealer replaced cat converter. 
44500 mi I am on my SECOND waterpump since I've owned the car. Also had the thermostat replaced and a problem with the freeze plug. 
81300 mi Heat from turbo exhaust melted plastic valve cover 
81000 mi Check Engine light came on with no further information 
107000 mi

US $1200
Car was overheating. Water pump went out again! 2nd Time!! I didn't have to pay the first time because of under warranty. The second time didn't have to pay either even though mileage was over 100,000. GM decided to pay. Hmmm??? Valve cover gasket leaking. $200.00 payment for this! Water oulet/hose leaking that runs antifreeze from reservior to the engine. Another $220.00. Not good!! 
31000 mi Leaking water pump. Replaced under warranty. 
18000 mi Check engine light came on, otherwise there was no noticeable problem. Dealership replaced the turbocharger. 
18000 mi Water Pump Assy leaking, then replaced 
18000 mi Fuel Line Leaking 
26000 mi Check engine light came on due to loose gas cap. Shop tightened cap, reset the light, and no further issues. 
43000 mi Thermostat failed.EMC had to be reprogrammed. I had to dispute $110.00 "Diagnostic" charge to GM/Chevy customer service to get waived for something I later found out should have been covered under longer warranty plan. 
66000 mi water pump leaked, replaced 
90000 mi Ever since recall for thermostat and water pump was replaced under warranty in the warmer months the fan would turn off and on in rapid succession. When I may mention of this to dealer service told it was normal 
24000 mi antifreeze smell in cabin. dealer replaced the heater core. 3rd repair on this system and it failed. Gm doing buyback. 
32000 mi leak due to gasket failure with water pump?? 
84000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failure caused engine overheating and sensor burnout 
86700 mi

US $200
Check engine light was staying lit and temp sensor was in the hot area. Dealer recommended replacing sensor and water pump. After 2 & 1/2 hours of dealer checking it out, temp was in normal range. No work was performed. 
10500 mi Leaking thermostat housing, repair delayed due to lack of gasket for thermostat housing. 
Coolant leak 
20000 mi Water pump was leaking coolant. Water pump was replaced 
63000 mi

US $50
Noticed some fume type smells from AC vents sometimes when coming to a stop. 
30000 mi Water pump seal failure caused coolant loss 
60000 mi Engine blown. Known problem with head repaired under warranty 
64000 mi

US $130
Smell from heater core leakage 
75700 mi Cracked plastic upper water outlet 
76300 mi Another failure of cooling system due to high design water pressure. This time hoses wore out plus a plastic water outlet cracked. Every piece of cooling system has been replaced now! All under powertrain warranty luckily... 
83700 mi

US $140
Check engine light on, no trouble found 
47000 mi Coolant was leaking from mounting bolts on water pump. Dealer replaced pump and thermostat. 
66000 mi coolant smell outside the vehicle. Did pressure test, they said there was a slight leak around the thermostat, did the repair, still stinks. 
66000 mi Chevy customer service suggested I take car back in to investigate coolant smell. They had it for two days, no luck. 
75700 mi

US $650
Water pump failed...again. Second one replaced in about a year or so. 
81000 mi Valve cover gasket leak causing rough idle. Gasket was replaced. 
89700 mi Slight leak of coolant coming out of the hose that goes from the engine to the reservoir. Not major by any means, but decided to take care of it because it did create a smell. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

5000 mi Code p0690 downloaded updated program 
15000 mi Coolant leak. Replaced seal in the engine turbo coolant heat exchanger 
38000 mi Overheating, melted thermostat, warped head, damaged piston rings and valves. Three trips totaling 10 days in the shop. 
51000 mi

US $83
Fuel cap seal porous. Replaced and tested evap system. 
57000 mi Codes P0171/106/1101 Vacuum Leak at engine valve cover. replaced valve cover. Could drive the car, however needed to put in neutral and maintain very small amount of pressure on gas pedal to keep running to some degree due to low idle. 
55000 mi Water pump was leaking. Pump was replaced for free under power-train warranty. Repair took 2 days as the pump was not in stock. 
16000 mi Coolant smell inside car when heater running. 
23000 mi Turbo & down pipe, cylinder head and pistons & rings all replaced 
31000 mi Coolent smell after driving and shudder down 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

57640 mi

R 3600
Change petrol pump system 
114000 mi

US $500
The fan stopped working and the engine would heat up. 
30000 mi oil leak 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

70 mi "Reboot" computer to clear PL351 & PL354 engine misfire calibration update codes after CEL appeared on the freeway. 
56700 mi

US $15
Check engine light for slow EVAP leak. Replaced the gas cap. 

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