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2012 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 136 repairs.
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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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 Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - May 2015
Sep 2014

22940 mi
Wheels were losing finish. Dealer had the wheels refinished 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Sep 2013

38000 mi
Bushings worn. REPAIRED ON service bulletin 
Apr 2014

48000 mi
Valve cover gasket leaking vacuum sending codes 
Nov 2014

61300 mi
Turbocharger needed to be replaced 
Jun 2015

73000 mi

US $380
Throttle position sensor broke 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

13200 mi

C $200
When reversing the brakes would fail, the pedal went right to the floor. Dealer had to replace the Vacc Brake hose/switch. Maintenance wise, tires rotated, oil change, greased brakes. 
Dec 2014

21080 mi
Took the vehicle in for the factory rear speaker replacement. A recall issue was also solved. 
Jul 2015

23140 mi

C $201
The manual trunk release button no longer worked. The switch was broken. Had to be replaced. There was a recall on the ECM, was replaced under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Sep 2013
May 2013

22020 mi
Airbag control module replaced after intermittently signaling a defect 
Chevrolet Cruze in Missouri, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

47700 mi

US $350
Trunk button stopped working 
Jun 2015

62000 mi
Coolant leak from upper water outlet fitting. 
Sep 2015

75000 mi
Car threw a CEL. Autozone pulled 11 codes. Brought to dealer. Dealer diagnosed as missed or damaged PCV valve (or something similar). Entire intake had to be replaced. 
Jan 2016

81700 mi
Noticed coolant on garage floor. Visually inspected myself determined to most likely be from water pump. Brought to dealer was confirmed to be pump was replaced under power train warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

59000 mi
The car ran hot. Chech engine light came on. stop car.took it to dealer and was told thermostat housing need replacing. Car has been normal since. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

9300 mi
CEL light plus vibration at startup 
Jul 2014

14560 mi
trunk release button defective. replaced under warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016
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 Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2014

22000 mi
PCV valve went unexpectedly. Showed a check engine light. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
May 2014

25300 mi
Problem not fixed yet: The interior smells like gas from the HVAC vents when vehicle is not moving. I have taken it to the dealership twice now. Will be taking to another dealership in near future. 
Apr 2015

44000 mi
Still getting fuel odor into cabin. Power steering system going nuts 
Jul 2015

46000 mi
Vehicle still had a leaking fuel odor into cabin. It also had intermittent A/C problems and would stop working until the vehicle was shut off. 
Chevrolet Cruze in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

29300 mi
Defective front struts replaced under TSB. Rear door threshold trim loose 
Chevrolet Cruze in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

26000 mi

US $2
Front struts and shocks replaced under warranty 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Trunk release button 
Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
Dec 2013

35000 mi
There was a defective part associated with the brake assist, some signs of failure. Replaced that under warranty after a recall was issued. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

27300 mi

US $20
Bad battery cable, was "extra resistive" 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

67000 mi

US $32
Replaced the valve cover, they said it was a problem with a sensor (I assume PCV), but was obviously deeper than that. Apparently replaced the same item as last time - PCV. Car is good now. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014
May 2013

16300 mi
steering rack and motor replaced 
Dec 2013

21000 mi
Steering sticking/binding at highway speeds. Dealer cannot replicate problem. Nothing done. 
Jan 2014

21000 mi
Steering binds/sticks at speeds over 45 mph 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $210
The plastic ooolant overflow tank had a hairline crack causing minor coolant loss. The tank was replaced. 
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 Missouri, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

50000 mi
Camshaft cover had a ruptured PCV diaphragm. Replaced camshaft cover 
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 - Jul 2016
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. 
Jul 2016

78000 mi
The car developed a rough idle, and the check engine light came on. It needed a replacement valve cover to resolve the issue. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

8000 mi
When engine is warm from a previous run there would sometimes be a faint odor of gasoline or oil after a restart, lasting for 30 - 60 seconds. Dealer was unable to duplicate the problem on this visit. 
Sep 2015

29000 mi
High-pitched humming sound after engine shutdown when A/C was in use. Dealer reprogrammed appropriate computer with software update, all appears well now. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2016
Mar 2016

94000 mi
Leaking waterpump, covered under Powertrain warranty. Transmission cooler line leaking, replaced $250 
Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2015

36000 mi
Replaced hood release lever on interior of car. Part broken but still functional. Replaced right side sun visor. Vanity mirror cover broke off. Transmission jerks and RPM's vary considerably when at idle in drive. Known GM bulletin PM928ID. I will take back when problem occurs again. Load vacuum whistle noise reported when car is warm and outside temperature is warm. Problem has happened for many thousands of miles, sporadic. Will take back when problem occurs. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

26000 mi
Engine Light illumination resulted in performing work for a known problem, previously subject to a recall. 
Chevrolet Cruze in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2016
Jul 2013

16000 mi
A/C compressor replaced 
Jan 2014

22000 mi
Water leak in trunk 
Feb 2015

33287 mi
PCV valve/valve cover replaced due to vacuum leak and check engine light. 
Sep 2015

39250 mi
Sway bar links replaced Valve cover + intake manifold replaced for PCV vacuum leak & oil leak 
May 2016

48000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

32000 mi
Car has the pioneer sound system and the rear speakers developed a rattle. 
Chevrolet Cruze in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Occasional "speedometer flare" at stop. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

30000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Feb 2016

63000 mi
PCV valve, and manifold replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Iowa, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

85000 mi
Water pump leaking coolant. Cam solenoids replaced under warranty as there was a small oil leak. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Minnesota, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

63000 mi
Check Engine light came on. Replaced leaking hose. Found Cam shaft cover had warped. Replaced with new part. Covered under extended warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Georgia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2013

34300 mi
Engine idle fluctuating hi and low. Replaced CAM cover. Dealer had seen one other one and knew exactly what it was. 
Mar 2016

81000 mi
Waterpump leaking 
Chevrolet Cruze in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

37000 mi
Strut mount failure, resulting in a "clunky" or "rattle" type sound over bumps. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

11000 mi
drivers side rear door was misaligned at the factory causing the leading edge of the drivers side quarter panel along that end to become sandblasted. Tech realigned door, scheduled for paint at a later date. Complained of a coolant smell coming from the front of vehicle. Tech examined and pressurized cooling system but could not duplicate symptom. Logged the issue for later reference should it occur again. 
Jun 2013

21000 mi
the car was taken to a Dodge dealer owned by the same person that owns the Chevrolet dealer for repair. Only half the work was completed as the body tech did not address the rocker/lower front door area the paint was blasted off of. 
Sep 2013

27000 mi
Finished up the warranty paint repair started earlier in the summer (2013). Repair was satisfactory and car looked great. 
Feb 2014

41500 mi
Outer trunk latch release (above license plate) failed. Would not open trunk when depressed. Dealer scheduled me the next day, got the car in early, replaced defective part. Issue remedied. 
Oct 2014

51000 mi

US $25
received letter from GM concerning coolant loss since new. Informed dealer, dealer refilled coolant overflow. I still have concerns due to a strong coolant smell from under hood after normal operation. 
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $152
external trunk release failed. Second time since I took ownership. PCV system failed tripping the Check Engine Light. Codes revealed system that failed. Part was replaced under GM powertrain warranty. 
May 2016

93000 mi

US $25
Engine was starting funny & as a result, throwing a "Service Theft Deterrent System" warning light. Technician cleared code, checked grounds, but could not duplicate the problem. Car continues to do this occasionally. 
Jun 2016

94000 mi
The PCM threw a P0299 code (turbocharger underboost)twice. The technician diagnosed that the turbocharger had failed. Replaced the entire turbo assembly. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Arizona, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2015
Jan 2013

22100 mi
CEL, valve cover 
Apr 2014

54500 mi
covered under warranty...valve cover 
Chevrolet Cruze in Maryland, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

33700 mi
Thermostat and H20 pump replacement 
Chevrolet Cruze in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2013

36000 mi
Driver door catches when opening, power door lock does not operate (intermittent). Per Dealer: Found left front door lock/actuator binding. R+R lock and installed correctly. 
Jul 2014

76300 mi
Water pump leaking. Repaired under drivetrain warranty. 
Apr 2015

100300 mi
PCV valve and valve cover replaced under powertrain warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

24000 mi
Steering sticks on center at freeway speeds Leaking water pump replaced during second of three trips for steering. Steering gear was replaced to resolve earlier problem 
Jun 2015

71000 mi
Transmission bearings failed due to fluid underfill from the factory. Complete transmission was replaced under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Indiana, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

30000 mi
The built-in OnStar telephone seems to operate a microphone gain level too low. The telephone is difficult to control with voice commands and the person on the other end cannot hear me well. 
Mar 2015

60000 mi

US $500
Car needed a front brake job at 60K. Probable factors: 1. Wife driving car. 2. Mountain driving (1.4T has no compression braking). 3. Ten (10) balls-out autocross competitions in 2014. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

32000 mi
Leak from transmission case bolts When filling the car with gas, the gas pump would shutoff then the fuel would immediately overspill from the filler neck. Dealership found the cause as a broken fuel limit valve in the gas tank. Replaced gas tank. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

18570 mi
The rear trunk lid release touch switch was working/releasing eradicatically. It would always release when key fob truck release button was activated. Elec check found a short in the wire harness & this was replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2013

20000 mi
Outside trunk release switch inoperable. Replaced by dealer. 
Nov 2013

33000 mi
Had the Cruze "sticky steering" problem. When correcting at freeway speeds, steering feels like it sticks briefly and then feels normal. 
Jul 2015

77700 mi
PCV Valve bad, replaced valve cover (PCV is integrated with cover). Car was idling rough/surging and CEL was on. 

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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 - Jun 2016
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. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

40000 mi
Reduced Engine Power light after running out of gas. May also be associated with TSB PIE-0210. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2016
Sep 2015

39000 mi

US $550
Water pump finally went completely. Leaked since new. 
Apr 2016

45000 mi

US $579
Evaporator valve failed. Bumper has to come off to replaxe it. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

35700 mi
Trunk release switch on outside of car stopped working. Replaced under factory warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

33000 mi
Replace thermostat under powertrain warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

14260 mi
Musty odor when ac used. Replaced heater box under dash. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

89000 mi

US $50
A/C compressor failed. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet Cruze in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jan 2016
May 2015

8060 mi
Fixed small oil leak, under warranty 

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