2012 Chevrolet Cruze Problems and Repair Histories

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 111 repairs.
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

3000 mi
Rear defroster did not work. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
Sep 2012

27000 mi
Loosing coolant slow leak at water pump bolts 
Apr 2014

55000 mi
Check engine lamp on, set code p0299 turbo under boost Dealer replaced turbo due to worn wast gate pivot on turbo Covered under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Iowa, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2014
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Trunk rods became loose and rattled while driving down the road. Became a nasty vibration until the clips were replaced that held them up. 
Jan 2013

29000 mi
Musty smell when run AC. Found mold growing in the AC lines, had to flush the system and then replace the cabin air filter. They also installed a blow by device which seems to be working because the smell is completely gone. 
Aug 2013

37000 mi
AC System was completely rebuilt along with the heater core. Mold was found to be growing in the system again, so this was the next step since they had already flushed the system with a bleach compound previously. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

10000 mi
electric seat motor malfunctioned, track replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2011

1000 mi
9 speaker premium Pioneer sound system is defective. All sound comes from the front of the vehicle. As you try to fade and balance the sound towards the rear all you do is loose volume. Bass must be set low to avoid vibration from rear. 
Mar 2012

4000 mi
Pioneer 9 speaker premium sound system still not working right.New dealer agrees but GM tech won't give him a fix. GM customer service was a dead end and they closed the case as customer very disatified check back in 6 months if recalled? 
Aug 2012

5000 mi
Red insert for RS emblem peeling off. Steering wheel squeaks. Hi speed causes whistle thru air conditioning system. 
Aug 2013

8000 mi
Gas cap would not click when closed. Dealer replaced. Seats uncomfortable on longer runs. Sore back. Doesn't seem like there is enough cushion. Dealer said you got the RS Sport version which gives you a harder seat.I don't know about that. Took car for test ride (this is the second time) and could not replicate whistle noise. It usually happens at about 40 to 50 mph after about 10 miles with the air conditioning on. tried changing settings and adjusting vents with no luck. Upgrade Pioneer 9 speaker premium sound system is junk. After 2 years still no recall. This is one big GM engineering mistake that is being swept under the rug. They should be ashamed to put this product in one of their cars. 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Silver plastic trim on face of steering wheel broke off at lowest end or wheel pulling away from wheel when you grabbed it in the act of steering. When changing gears drive to reverse or vice versa car rolls 6" opposite of what you shifted before engaging gear requested. 
Mar 2014

11000 mi
Water pump blew. It was replaced. 
Sep 2014

13000 mi
Above 45 MPH with a/c on any setting a whistle will occur. Has to be a hot day and starts after about 10 miles. Dealer can not duplicate whistle again so no repair done. I have it recorded twice on my phone. To dealer thats not good enough. 
Mar 2015

16000 mi
Voluntary recall for gears in steering column. Steering felt stiff lately, and always had a squeak. Voluntary recall problem with connection on negative battery terminal causing dash information problems. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Mar 2012

2000 mi
Left rear door was not aligned properly. Dealer repaired 
May 2012

4000 mi
Wire connecting accelerator to engine computer came loose. Warning light was on and the engine power was drastically reduced. Speed was limited to approx 40 mph. The connector was repaired under warranty without a repeat since. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2015
Apr 2012 Replaced a broken sun visor. 
Mar 2014

39000 mi
Safety recall for power brake booster. I did occasionally lose power brake boost when my Cruze was sitting in traffic for a while, but I had to wait for parts to be available before I could get the recall repair done. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Maryland, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

33700 mi
Thermostat and H20 pump replacement 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

3700 mi
Tilt and telescope bolt loose 
Chevrolet Cruze in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2015
May 2012

5500 mi
Musty smell from vents when A/C is on 
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Seal around shifter was coming apart. Rear license plate light bulb burnt out. 
Jun 2014

31000 mi
Engine was overheating, found water outlet adaptor was leaking. Replaced water outlet adaptor assembly. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Repair Histories

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