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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Problems and Repair Histories

86 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. 27 of these members (31.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to 2011 Chevrolet Cruzes--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Chevrolet Cruze problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Chevrolet Cruze problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

38% of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 87 repairs.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 60% cost less than $100, 20% between $100 and $499, and 20% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 26000    
32000 0 leak due to gasket failure with water pump?? 
62000  
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 19000    
43000 0 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 0 water pump leaked, replaced 
80000  
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 1000    
20000 0 Water pump was leaking coolant. Water pump was replaced 
51000  
Chevrolet Cruze in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 2000    
10500 0 Leaking thermostat housing, repair delayed due to lack of gasket for thermostat housing. 
 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
30000 0 Water pump seal failure caused coolant loss 
35000  
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
0 Coolant leak 
23000  

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 12000    
31000 0 Coolent smell after driving and shudder down 
53000  
Chevrolet Cruze in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 15000    
16000 0 Coolant smell inside car when heater running. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 1000    
5000 0 Code p0690 downloaded updated program 
15000 0 Coolant leak. Replaced seal in the engine turbo coolant heat exchanger 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
0 "Reboot" computer to clear PL351 & PL354 engine misfire calibration update codes after CEL appeared on the freeway. 
37000  

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