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2011 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

Engine (53%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 153 repairs.
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (66%)

Chart based on 62 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

136200 mi

US $180
this is the third water pump 
145300 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

81000 mi Check Engine light came on with no further information 
32000 mi leak due to gasket failure with water pump?? 
84000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failure caused engine overheating and sensor burnout 
86300 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. 
93723 mi

US $755
Removed and replaced leaking water outlet. Removed and replaced leaking coolant air bleed hose. Replaced coolant. Removed and replaced both variable timing control actuators. 
18000 mi Water Pump Assy leaking, then replaced 
18000 mi Fuel Line Leaking 
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 
89000 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 
63500 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. 
75300 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. 
70500 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. 
122000 mi

US $300
valve cover seal replaced 
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! 
90000 mi

US $25
obd 2 code P1101 MAF ??? fuel cap broke 
91200 mi 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. 
48000 mi

US $100
Thermostat housing needed replacement because of a leak. 
50000 mi

US $100
Clicking noise. Dealer replaced valve cover, intake manifold, front crank seal and PCV valve. 
58000 mi Cam phasers 
80600 mi Heat from turbo exhaust melted plastic valve cover 
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!! 
43500 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. 
31000 mi Leaking water pump. Replaced under warranty. 
23000 mi Water pump replaced under warrenty 
75000 mi

US $425
Coolant reservoir replaced 
23000 mi Leaking Water Pump caused total loss of coolant. 
24000 mi antifreeze smell in cabin. dealer replaced the heater core. 3rd repair on this system and it failed. Gm doing buyback. 
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. 
31620 mi Water pump replacement. 
30000 mi Water pump seal failure caused coolant loss 
59800 mi Engine blown. Known problem with head repaired under warranty 
64000 mi

US $130
Smell from heater core leakage 
75500 mi Cracked plastic upper water outlet 
77300 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... 
83300 mi

US $140
Check engine light on, no trouble found 
Coolant leak 
10500 mi Leaking thermostat housing, repair delayed due to lack of gasket for thermostat housing. 
18000 mi Check engine light came on, otherwise there was no noticeable problem. Dealership replaced the turbocharger. 
26000 mi Check engine light came on due to loose gas cap. Shop tightened cap, reset the light, and no further issues. 
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. 
26740 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. 
39640 mi Leak traced to a cut in a rad hose that likely went undetected the whole time. 
41220 mi Car gave p0420 code. Dealer replaced cat converter. 
42780 mi

C $172
Hesitation and a noise like a belt slipping. Dealer reported spark plug 2 was loose. 
43180 mi Checked for coolant leak. Nothing evident. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

71700 mi

US $250
Cooling system leak, hard plastic hose replaced. 
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. 
23000 mi Turbo & down pipe, cylinder head and pistons & rings all replaced 
16000 mi Coolant smell inside car when heater running. 
5000 mi Code p0690 downloaded updated program 
15000 mi Coolant leak. Replaced seal in the engine turbo coolant heat exchanger 
31000 mi Coolent smell after driving and shudder down 
24300 mi

US $83
Fuel cap seal porous. Replaced and tested evap system. 
55900 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. 
38000 mi Overheating, melted thermostat, warped head, damaged piston rings and valves. Three trips totaling 10 days in the shop. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

16100 mi oil leak 
30000 mi Smell of burnt oil in cabin 
114000 mi

US $500
The fan stopped working and the engine would heat up. 
57640 mi

R 3600
Change petrol pump system 
38000 mi

US $300
Thermostat stopped working - replaced by repair shop. 
40000 mi

US $400
Coolant leak from a hose and another costly part which I can't remember at the moment (sorry!). It was causing a burning smell and smoke/steam from the engine. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

70 mi Check Engine Light, Service Battery Charging System within the first 100 miles. Dealership replaced ignition coils. Same warnings + Service Traction Control System at 120 miles. Dealership took car back and provided a new one. "Reboot" computer to clear PL351 & PL354 engine misfire calibration update codes after CEL appeared on the freeway. 
47200 mi

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

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