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2013 Chevrolet Cruze repairs by problem area

Engine (52%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 52 repairs.
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2013 Chevrolet Cruze repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (69%)

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Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Nov 2013

58600 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer determined catalyic converter needed replacing. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2016
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Fixed a Tech. Bulletin regarding the power steering having a slight "stick" on-center when driving at highway speed. I noticed it on occasion, and when I mentioned it, the dealer tech new exactly what I was talking about. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
Dec 2015

31000 mi
The Cruze was broadsided in a parking lot a few months ago. Repair reported now is for the console USB port, body harness connector no longer made connection, dealer replaced it. I don't consider this warranty, probably result of accident. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2016
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Water pump gasket leaking, gasket and water pump replaced per manufacturer recall. 
Jan 2016

16200 mi
Leaky oil pan gasket. Removed exhaust sections as well as oil pan and replaced gasket/cleaned components Leaking axle seal was replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2017
Feb 2015

25000 mi
Turbo blew, causing lack of power and risk of engine seizing. 
Apr 2017

68000 mi

US $150
Car wouldn't start. Battery needed to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2016
Jan 2016

47700 mi

US $330
Water pump leak Oil leak Timing chain cover leak Tensioner & drive belt replacement 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

6000 mi
Shifter cable was defective. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

15000 mi
Seal was leaking oil. Discovered during service. Replaced under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Right rear exterior door seal was fraying and had an uneven edge too it. There was a trim gasket around the MyLink system that was leading into the touch screen. Dealer trimmed the gasket and reassembled 
Aug 2017

87000 mi
Thermostat failure PCV system failure 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Nov 2015 - Oct 2016
Jul 2016

43800 mi
Problem with intake and low O2 warning. Intake manifold had to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2018
Aug 2015

24400 mi
Broken yellow lens inside passenger side headlight assembly. Had to be a manufacturing defect, no external damage. 
Jan 2018

57000 mi

US $149
Problem ended up being a burnt/corroded electrical connection inside the rubber boot of the coil pack on cylinder number 4 only--the other 3 cylinders looked like new. It only took about 30 minutes to actually remove the old coil pack and reinstall the new one----but there were a couple hours of my time diagnosing the problem. Had intermittent check engine light and message on DIC to "...service active handing system..." or something to that affect--but this light and message would go away--don't recall specific message. Car felt like it was missing intermittently under slight load--but worsened to even show itself at idle as it got worst and then check engine light and message on DIC came in steady. Went to Auto Zone before check engine light came in steady and they checked for codes--but there were none! Noticed missing first time several months back--it went away--but then came back again and worsened fairly quickly. Car was driveable though. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
Nov 2016

74700 mi
Valve cover replacement Purge valve replacement 
Mar 2017

78000 mi

US $800
New ignition coil Transmission oil cooler lines leaking variable valve sensor seals needed replacement because they were leaking oil 
Jul 2017

81000 mi

US $300
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Oct 2017

85000 mi

US $381
Thermostat, thermostat housing, coolant flush, brake flush 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

26300 mi
Transmission moves in and out of gear while stopped with foot on brake. Removed transmission replaced friction plates 
Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

60000 mi
Catalytic converter was replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2017

81000 mi

US $141
Battery died. 

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Maine, United States
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Jan 2015

64000 mi

US $380
Steering sticking, re-programmed. CEL, StabiliT trac, and traction control lights on, reduced power. Replaced an ignition coil. Have added coolant twice, inside of windshield fogging up. Replaced the coolant outlet. 
Mar 2016

99000 mi
Heater 
May 2016

99000 mi
Kept overheating and could not fix it. The dealer was great, gave me a rental for no charge for the week and attempted many repairs; thermostat, water pump, heater core, coolant tube and it still overheated so I traded it in on a 16 Malibu. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2014

26000 mi
Recall 14417. Low coolant level without exterior leak. topped off coolant reservoir. 
Jun 2015

35000 mi
HVAC/heater evaporator case and grease replaced per PI 0935. Cause for replacement was strong coolant-like odor from vents when using heat. Caused by grease used in HVAC assembly. HVAC system was also making noise changing vent position. Trunk switch stopped working. Replaced with updated design. Passenger side headlight assembly had a manufacturing defect (crazing/spiderweb underneath the lens). Replaced with new headlight assembly. All 4 wheels showing signs of corrosion at low mileage. All 4 wheels replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2016

46000 mi

US $100
Passenger side control arm replaced due to bad ball joint. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

86000 mi
Water pump, thermostat housing, inlet 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Oct 2013

4700 mi
Radio/MyLink froze and stopped working 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

38000 mi
TSB for steering sensor that was covered by GM 

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Saint Lucia
Jan 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2015

32520 mi
Leaking transmission seal 
Jun 2015

32860 mi
Sludge in coolant 
Sep 2016

47740 mi

$78
Code 89 displayed, Thermostat fault, Thermostat replaced. 
Oct 2017

62227 mi

$1570
Jerky gear shift. Transmission rebuilt with new seals and metals 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

21500 mi
During an oil change, we noticed transmission leaking. No warning light. Dealer found 2 Transmission seals leaking. These 2 seals were replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2016

32000 mi
Car was having intermittent starting problems. When you turned the key, it would not click or make any attempt to start the engine. Battery cable to terminals were tight. Car had to be towed to dealer. Starter cable was very loose. 

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Thermostat housing replaced to correct code P0597 - bad thermostat heater circuit. 
Jun 2018

97000 mi

US $75
Thermostat housing replaced due to leak. I believe dealer had over tightened bolts during previous repair in 2014, causing housing to crack. 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Sep 2013
May 2013

20920 mi
Airbag control module replaced after intermittently signaling a defect 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

23200 mi
Turbocharger went bad. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Missouri, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

45800 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

42500 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 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 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 Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - May 2015
Sep 2014

22940 mi
Wheels were losing finish. Dealer had the wheels refinished 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

10000 mi
electric seat motor malfunctioned, track replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014
May 2013

16100 mi
steering rack and motor replaced 
Dec 2013

22000 mi
Steering binding/sticking 
Jan 2014

13000 mi
Steering binds/sticks at speeds over 45 mph 
Chevrolet Cruze in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Aug 2016
Jun 2013

9300 mi
CEL light plus vibration at startup 
Jul 2014

14460 mi
trunk release button defective. replaced under warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 Rear defroster did not work. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Feb 2019
Jul 2013

12800 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

23040 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. 
Aug 2018

36580 mi

C $334
Engine coolant was leaking. The leak was found and repaired.. Water outlet housing was replace. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
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 Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Mar 2012

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

3100 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 New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Sep 2013

38000 mi
Bushings worn. REPAIRED ON service bulletin 
Apr 2014

47000 mi
Valve cover gasket leaking vacuum sending codes 
Nov 2014

62000 mi
Turbocharger needed to be replaced 
Jun 2015

73000 mi

US $380
Throttle position sensor broke 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

77000 mi
Oil pan leak 
Jun 2017

97000 mi
Oil leak 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2015

67000 mi
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. 
Sep 2016

100000 mi
Faulty rear main seal replaced PCV valve, again 
Jan 2018

130000 mi

US $267
Leaking coolant hose and fitting. 
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

25400 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

35000 mi

US $210
The plastic ooolant overflow tank had a hairline crack causing minor coolant loss. The tank was replaced. 
Nov 2016

41700 mi

US $98
Minor coolant leak where engine outlet assembly joins upper radiator hose. Replaced engine outlet assembly 
Jul 2017

49000 mi

US $918
Check engine light on; surging at idle. Replaced intake manifold, emissions check valve, and valve cover. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Missouri, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

50500 mi
Camshaft cover had a ruptured PCV diaphragm. Replaced camshaft cover 
May 2018

60000 mi

US $68
Brake Assist Vacuum Micro Switch was leaking. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

74214 mi

C $1000
Engine Valve Cover Replacement. Damaged or missing PCV Valve. Exhaust Manifold and a couple of seals had to be replaced as well. 
Jun 2018

77500 mi

C $500
New Waterpump Leaking Exhaust Camshaft Actuator Seal Engine Oil pan leak Left front axel leak 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
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. (Other unresolved issues were reported through the repair history form.) 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. 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. 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 Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
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 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 Connecticut, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Reduced Engine Power light after running out of gas. May also be associated with TSB PIE-0210. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

36000 mi
Replaced dealer installed pinstripe option. Pinstripe was peeling off in multiple places. 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. 
Nov 2016

61000 mi

US $190
Replaced the water pump, thermostat housing, and battery. 
Dec 2016

61000 mi

US $90
Replaced heater hose and warranty replaced thermostat housing from previous repair. 
Sep 2017

72000 mi
Turbocharger assembly replaced due to failure. Initially identified by a DTC P.0299. The cooling system reservoir cracked near the bottom hose. The component required replacement. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

27400 mi

US $20
Bad battery cable, was "extra resistive" 
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 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 Connecticut, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2018
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

78700 mi
The car developed a rough idle, and the check engine light came on. It needed a replacement valve cover to resolve the issue. 
Jun 2017

100000 mi
Water pump and air filter replacement. The water pump was leaking, and needed to be replaced. It was covered under an extended warranty for this particular part. 
Jul 2017

101000 mi
The dealership reported that the engine had a small oil leak 
Dec 2017

106000 mi

US $500
New front brake pads and rotors. 
Chevrolet Cruze in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2018
Feb 2014

28600 mi
Defective front struts replaced under TSB. Rear door threshold trim loose 

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Arizona, United States
Apr 2012 - Feb 2015
Jan 2013

22100 mi
CEL, valve cover CEL, valve cover 
Apr 2014

53800 mi
covered under warranty...valve cover 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2018
May 2013

18300 mi
Outside trunk release switch inoperable. Replaced by dealer. 
Nov 2013

31600 mi
Had the Cruze "sticky steering" problem. When correcting at freeway speeds, steering feels like it sticks briefly and then feels normal. 
Jul 2015

77000 mi
PCV Valve bad, replaced valve cover (PCV is integrated with cover). Car was idling rough/surging and CEL was on. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi
Turbo problem common to Cruzes. Wastegate not closing all the way leading to low boost condition. Replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2016
Jul 2013

16000 mi
A/C compressor replaced 
Jan 2014

31500 mi
Water leak in trunk 
Feb 2015

34100 mi
PCV valve/valve cover replaced due to vacuum leak and check engine light. 
Sep 2015

40000 mi
Sway bar links replaced Intake manifold/PCV valve cover replaced 
May 2016

48000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Sep 2016

52000 mi
Dual-mass flywheel replaced for knocking noise Axle seal replaced 
Oct 2016

52000 mi
Transmission replaced for knocking noise. Still not fixed. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Georgia, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

33900 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 
Sep 2016

94000 mi
Erratic idle. Camshaft cover replaced under manufacturer's warranty 
Oct 2016

94700 mi
Water outlet leaking 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
Sep 2016

97000 mi

US $345
Failed wheel cylinder 
May 2017

107000 mi

US $700
Vaccuum leak at timing cover. Replaced cover Parking brake cable jammed, unable to release brake 
Feb 2018

114000 mi

US $338
Cracked coolant outlet was replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

36300 mi
Strut mount failure, resulting in a "clunky" or "rattle" type sound over bumps. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Minnesota, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

62500 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 Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2018
Sep 2014

30000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Feb 2016

62400 mi
PCV valve, and manifold replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 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 2018
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Occasional "speedometer flare" at stop. 
Dec 2016

67000 mi

US $100
Leaking coolant. Dealer replaced housing and 1 hose under power train warranty, but charged me for a 2nd hose, clamps, and shop time. 
Aug 2017

75000 mi
Check Engine Light, code P0299 "turbo under boost". Dealer replaced charged air cooler and charged air cooler inlet pipe under powertrain warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

26000 mi
Engine Light illumination resulted in performing work for a known problem, previously subject to a recall. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Maryland, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

32300 mi
Thermostat and H20 pump replacement 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

193000 mi

US $30
Coolant overflow tank was cracked and leaking....purchased replacement from dealer and replaced....simple procedure. 
Feb 2018

198000 mi

US $100
electronic throttle body was causing check engine light...code thrown indicated incorrect throttle sensor position being detected....not unheard of for the # of miles on the vehicle....fairly simple replacement procedure with the proper tools available 
May 2018

208500 mi

US $200
Replaced front rotors and pads. Changed oil the weekend before and discovered that they needed to be replaced. Rear shocks replaced....208000 on the originals...no complaints there....rear tires showed some inner chopping upon inspection the week before while doing an oil change and tire rotation. Parts totaled to about $200 delivered from Rock Auto. Pretty straight forward maintenance repairs. 
Jul 2018

212000 mi
Known issues with Cruze PCV system which is built into the valve cover...bad design. This is something that was replaced about 60k miles ago as well. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

18500 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 New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
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

40700 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
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. 
Aug 2016

98000 mi
had difficulty with the charging system. I had forgotten there was an existing campaign concerning the negative battery lead failing. Called the dealership and they brought the car in, replaced the negative lead and the car has been fine. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $145
actuator for heater ranger selector failed. this was a follow-up repair to the heater range selector failure. Parts were ordered/delivered. The new actuator parts were different, much heavier design. 
Feb 2017

108000 mi

US $1200
repaired an ongoing problem with the Cruze and its sandblasting issues. Had rockers, lower door and quarter panels on both side repaired/repainted. Add a different clearcoat to slow blasting issue. 
Apr 2017

110000 mi

US $49
throttle position sensor failed on the throttle body... failed while on a roadtrip. Diagnosed once home as a P2135 code (throttle position sensor failure). Scheduled a trip to the dealer and informed them I was clearing the code as I needed the car in the week in between scheduling and visit. Replaced throttle body sensor with one off a low-mileaged, damaged intake manifold. Seems to be working so far. 
Jun 2017

116000 mi

US $442
RF wheel speed sensor failed. When tech pulled the assembly apart, the top of the sensor was sheered off. Suspect that something had failed inside bearing assembly. Ordered bearing assembly. Upon removal, the spacer between the end of the CV shaft had self-destructed, sheered the wheel speed sensor and sent shrapnel into the inboard section of the wheel bearing. Replaced. 
Aug 2017

125000 mi

US $744
the PCV system failed again (first failure at around 65,000 miles). This failure took the intake manifold with it. Car was almost undriveable. Throwing miscellaneous codes, tripping the throttle control... Had to replace the PCV system and entire intake manifold. This failure was at around 119,000 miles. 
Jan 2018

129000 mi

US $146
the engine oil cooler seals have been leaking for at least a year. reached a point where they needed to be repaired. Was a titanic pain of a job. Was estimate 3.5 hours. Took almost 5 hours. Car stayed at dealer overnight and I was issued a loaner. wiper actuator assembly snapped in the -15F weather. Had to replace the entire actuator assembly. 
May 2018

133000 mi

US $63
both parking brake cables had failed due to corrosion. Cable sheathing had failed between body grommet and hub allowing water inside. Had to replace. Parts were $25.00 apiece. While the drums were off, brake inspection showed rear brakes with very little wear. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
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

75200 mi
Water pump leaking. Repaired under drivetrain warranty. 
Apr 2015

99200 mi
PCV valve and valve cover replaced under powertrain warranty 
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 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. 

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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

3300 mi
Tilt and telescope bolt loose 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

35300 mi
Trunk release switch on outside of car stopped working. Replaced under factory warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alabama, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
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. 
Nov 2016

52500 mi

US $1
The odor of burning antifreeze has been with this vehicle since it was new. Sometimes the dealer tops off coolant, other times I have. Except for the catastrophic water pump failure at about 40,000 miles the coolant loss is always gradual 
Dec 2016

52000 mi

US $685
Water pump failed again. Just as is 2015. This time other parts broke from overheating. water tank, coolant channel. 
Sep 2017

66000 mi

US $1400
brake booster in addition to cooling fan and radiator. no warranty coverage left. will never buy another Chevrolet. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

33000 mi
Replace thermostat under powertrain warranty 
Sep 2017

52000 mi
Thermostat replaced under powertrain warranty 
Mar 2018

55000 mi
Replace cracked thermostat housing. Housing is plastic. Dealer replaced free under service bulletin. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

14260 mi
Musty odor when ac used. Replaced heater box under dash. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2016
May 2012

5000 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 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 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Great Britain
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

66700 mi

£200
Radiator leaking and had to be replaced 
Dec 2016

68000 mi
Hose disconnected on acceleration and power dropped off. Hose then re-connected but disconnected again immediately on acceleration. Garage didn't discuss issue or admit this was caused by previous repair but they repaired without charge. 
Feb 2017

75000 mi

£40
DIesel Particulate Filter (DPF) warning lightproof kept coming on. Took to a DPF specialist. They concluded DPF was fine, but ECU diagnosis revealed some anomalies. Since then been doing more motorway driving and fault has not repeated. 

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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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2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Cruze in Kansas, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Feb 2013

136200 mi

US $180
this is the third water pump 
May 2013

145300 mi

US $900
new fuel pump and coil pack 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

36580 mi
Noise in internal gears 3-4-5-6. Replacement of Transmission required. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Oregon, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Nov 2011

11200 mi
Steering wheel sticks at highway speeds when driving straight, resists turning, and "pops" physically when changing lanes. Tech attributed this to normal function of variable effort steering and encouraged me to return if problem persists. 
Feb 2012

14300 mi
Steering would "catch" at highway speeds when tracking straight for more than 10 seconds. Dealer replaced power steering rack. 
Jul 2012

22000 mi
Faulty air compressor causing engine to "cycle" when idling. 
Aug 2012

23000 mi
Squeaking sound coming from front left suspension when going over bumps in the road. Plastic squeaking / rattling coming from main instrument cluster (speedometer, odometer, etc). 
Apr 2013

32000 mi
Unrepaired squeaks. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Sep 2018
Mar 2013

10540 mi
Trunk lid release button stopped working. Dealer replaced wiring harness. 
Aug 2016

31620 mi
Water pump replacement. 
Feb 2017

35340 mi

C $520
Leaking transmission line and leaking axle seal. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Arkansas, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

24000 mi
One tail light didn't work. One of the pins in the connector was bent, took the mechanic about 2 hours to figure it out. 
Apr 2013

26000 mi
Check engine light came on due to loose gas cap. Shop tightened cap, reset the light, and no further issues. 
Dec 2017

75000 mi

US $1000
PCV valve, valve cover 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

23000 mi
Water pump replaced under warrenty 
Apr 2013

14000 mi
WATER PUMP FAILED 
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $425
Coolant reservoir replaced 
Feb 2018

82000 mi

US $600
They fixed a leak in the cooling system and replaced the thermostat and 2 radiator hoses Replaced the PCV valve which is attached to the valve cover,. Check engine light code read. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

65000 mi

US $500
Struts leaking 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

44000 mi

US $100
Seat heater bad. Dealer replaced seat heater and cushion. 
Apr 2017

48000 mi

US $100
Thermostat housing needed replacement because of a leak. 
Jun 2017

50000 mi

US $100
Clicking noise. Dealer replaced valve cover, intake manifold, front crank seal and PCV valve. 
Sep 2017

53000 mi

US $100
Passenger window regulator broke. Dealer replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
Jun 2012

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. 
Apr 2013

66000 mi
Fluid leak on left front side, Additional seal and fluid replaced water pump leaked, replaced 
Jul 2014

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 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

11000 mi
Trunk switch malfunctioned, could only open trunk with remote key fob. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

1000 mi
AC blowed Hot Air. Ambient Temperature conrol board was replaced. Trunk does not always close the first try, have to give it a good slam 
Sep 2012

20000 mi
Water pump was leaking coolant. Water pump was replaced 
Dec 2013

51000 mi

US $180
A/C Condenser was leaking. It was replaced. 
Jun 2014

63000 mi

US $50
Noticed some fume type smells from AC vents sometimes when coming to a stop. 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Water pump seal failure caused coolant loss 
Oct 2012

35000 mi
HVAC cabin fan makes ticking noise. 
Oct 2014

59800 mi
Engine blown. Known problem with head repaired under warranty 
Feb 2015

64000 mi

US $130
Smell from heater core leakage 
Oct 2015

75500 mi
Cracked plastic upper water outlet 
Nov 2015

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... 
Apr 2016

83300 mi

US $140
Check engine light on, no trouble found 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

6000 mi
There was a rattling in the back of the car. The dealership replaced the rear struts and the problem was solved. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

16000 mi
Slow leak at the transmission case. The cause were rough seams. The transmission case was replaced under warranty. 
May 2014

18000 mi
Check engine light came on, otherwise there was no noticeable problem. Dealership replaced the turbocharger. fixed leak at the transmission output shaft seal. Under warranty. 
Sep 2018

37000 mi

US $510
Check engine light came on, P0442, P0119. EVAP vent solenoid was replaced. Water pump leaked, was replaced. Coolant temperature sensor was replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

6000 mi
• RECALL 10381. FRONT SUSP. NOISE; LUBED STRUT ASSY PER RECALL 10381. • RECALL 10399. THERMOSTAT STICKS IN OPEN POSITION; PERFORMED RECALL 10399. • CUST/SAYS TRANS HAS LATE SHIFTING WHEN COLD; INSTALLED TCM UPDATES AND ECM UPDATES DUE TO  
Nov 2011

10500 mi
Leaking thermostat housing, repair delayed due to lack of gasket for thermostat housing. 
Jul 2012

17000 mi
Engine stumbling when accelerate from a stop at intersections, almost dying. Service department said transmission and performed "Adaptive Learn Procedure and Self Cleaning." Didn't help. 
Aug 2012

17700 mi
trip #3 for engine stumble during intersection turns; they claim it's the transmission acting normally! 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Feb 2012

6000 mi
Replaced electric lock mechanism in driver side rear door. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011 Also noticed 2 Rubber Grommets missing from underbody 
Feb 2012

6200 mi
Knock heard at low speeds, 2 Struts replaced after filing a complaint. Hard Shifting expereinced (Random, and Infrequent) Rattle from Dash at 1800-2300 RPM, Can be heard in the center console area. 
Apr 2013

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. 
Nov 2013

24180 mi
Windshield Wiper Pump was non functional. The fault was with the switch in the steering column. It worked to operate the wiper arms but not the pump. Steering wheel replaced. 
Mar 2014

26040 mi
Leak in the transmission cooler line 
Apr 2014

26740 mi
Water pump is leaking again. GM To install newly designed part. 
Mar 2016

38440 mi
This is now the third time the water pump has been replaced. 
May 2016

39640 mi
Leak traced to a cut in a rad hose that likely went undetected the whole time. 
Jul 2016

41220 mi
Car gave p0420 code. Dealer replaced cat converter. 
Sep 2016

42780 mi

C $172
Hesitation and a noise like a belt slipping. Dealer reported spark plug 2 was loose. 
Nov 2016

43180 mi
Checked for coolant leak. Nothing evident. 
Oct 2017

52080 mi

C $135
Coolant tank was bone dry, coolant leak again. Dealer initially found nothing wrong then said the tank cap was cracked and replaced it. 
Dec 2017

53940 mi
Engine threw a p0240 again. Dealer said it was a minor exaust leak. Escalated to service manager they replaced the cat (again) and the seals.  Coolant continues to dissappear from the tank. Dealer could not find a leak. Confirmed no coolant in oil or exaust. 
Feb 2018

55800 mi
Coolant leak again. Traced to the plastic thermostat housing. Has a super small crack and was replaced. A 3rd party mechanic said the likely cause was moving the hoses around as there was a crack. Update: still losing coolant. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2011

6000 mi
loose upper strut nut. 
Apr 2012

12200 mi
AC line leak at condenser resulted in loss of refrigerant. 
May 2013

23000 mi
Leaking Water Pump caused total loss of coolant. 
Jan 2014

9500 mi
Heating/AC vacuum actuator 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

800 mi
Coolant leak Coolant leak; covered under warranty 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
Mar 2012

14000 mi
steering was sticking in place after 10 minutes of operation. 
Feb 2013

24000 mi
antifreeze smell in cabin. dealer replaced the heater core. 3rd repair on this system and it failed. Gm doing buyback. 
Apr 2013

25300 mi
The auto trans failed to move when put in drive and tripped the check engine light on two seperate occasions. Two tows later and two Onstar reports with trouble codes dealer says nothing wrong and no codes. 
Aug 2013

27000 mi
Transmission flared up a few more times, cause never diagnosed. Car bought back. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

58000 mi
Cam phasers 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

42400 mi

US $110
Replaced ac condenser switch 
Chevrolet Cruze in Indiana, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2013
Feb 2013

18000 mi
Water Pump Assy leaking, then replaced 
Mar 2013

18000 mi
Fuel Line Leaking 
Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

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. 
Jun 2014

46000 mi
My ac smells like mildew for the first few mins after being turned on. Dealer said they couldn't recreate the problem. Hot air blows on my legs near the drivers cabin. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2014

25300 mi
drivers' side driveaxle displayed a tendency to mildly shudder under acceleration and has since the car was new. Dealer repaired the car under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

22000 mi
WATER PUMP FAILURE 
Chevrolet Cruze in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

81000 mi
Check Engine light came on with no further information 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Feb 2014

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 
Apr 2014

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! 
Chevrolet Cruze in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

32000 mi
leak due to gasket failure with water pump?? 
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $500
Leak part wore out caused dangerous driving condition. Smell of burning oil and transmission fluid. Part of problem was covered under warranty, other part of repair was paid for by owner of car. Owner paid for more than half of the total . 
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $1100
Water pump failure caused engine overheating and sensor burnout 
Apr 2016

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. 
Jun 2017

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. 
Jan 2018

98800 mi

US $844
Oil leaking, engine light warning came on, low oil warning. Oil pan gasket was removed and replaced. Oil was replaced and engine was degreased. Crankshaft bearing cap side seal was removed and replaced. 
May 2018

100000 mi

US $1200
Oil leaking gasket seal and timing repair 
Chevrolet Cruze in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

90000 mi
brake pedal very hard to depress forward or reverse. obd 2 code P1101 MAF ??? fuel cap broke hvac control system. selecting auto in the air control system turns on the A/C no matter what! 
May 2014

91200 mi
coolant pump and gasket, thermostat body and gasket,coolant hose replaced, tilt locking device failed leaking thermostat body, cracked and leaking and a hose replaced 
Nov 2014

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. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

80600 mi
Heat from turbo exhaust melted plastic valve cover 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2017
Jan 2011

6000 mi
Heater quit working. Dealer re-programed computer. Not sure if computer setting was a defect, or was originally correct, then needed to be fixed. 
Sep 2011

20000 mi
Trunk latch button on trunk not working 
Jan 2013

81800 mi
Coolant was leaking from mounting bolts on water pump. Dealer replaced pump and thermostat. 
Nov 2013

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. 
Dec 2013

66000 mi
Chevy customer service suggested I take car back in to investigate coolant smell. They had it for two days, no luck. 
Feb 2014

70000 mi
Transmission switch failed. Was replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

75300 mi

US $650
blown compressor Water pump failed...again. Second one replaced in about a year or so. 
Sep 2014

81000 mi
Valve cover gasket leak causing rough idle. Gasket was replaced. 
Jan 2015

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. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi
Steering noise. They checked it over and could not find a problem. 
Sep 2016

122000 mi

US $300
replaced struts and strut mounts valve cover seal replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

31000 mi
Leaking water pump. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2017

60140 mi

C $400
Housing of water pump was leaking. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

US $1200
A/C compressor was making humming noise. Finally, took it in get checked. $720.00 later, it is fixed!! 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!! 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 138hp 1.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012

12700 mi
Trunk switch on back of car 
Dec 2012

31000 mi
Coolent smell after driving and shudder down 
Chevrolet Cruze in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

38000 mi
Overheating, melted thermostat, warped head, damaged piston rings and valves. Three trips totaling 10 days in the shop. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

23000 mi
Turbo & down pipe, cylinder head and pistons & rings all replaced 
Chevrolet Cruze in Oregon, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Nov 2011

11700 mi
Sticky steering. They had to replace the entire rack & computer system. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

71700 mi

US $250
Cooling system leak, hard plastic hose replaced. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

34700 mi

US $83
Fuel cap seal porous. Replaced and tested evap system. 
Aug 2015

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. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Oct 2011

5000 mi
Code p0690 downloaded updated program 
Dec 2012

15000 mi
Coolant leak. Replaced seal in the engine turbo coolant heat exchanger 
Chevrolet Cruze in Quebec, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2013
Mar 2012

14880 mi
Noise inside the cabin coming from the central console, near the floor. This came from loose plastic parts that would vibrate at low RPM. 
Oct 2012

23020 mi
Loose weather gasket on back passenger door. This was done at the same time than a recall on an isolation pannel under the motor. 
Jul 2013

32860 mi
1 bad speaker had to be replaced, under warranty. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

16000 mi
Coolant smell inside car when heater running. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

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. 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Feb 2014
Jun 2012

15000 mi
Battery light flashing, after checking was told engine had gone into safety mode. Because too far from dealer they picked it up and gave me a lone car 

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

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

Chevrolet Cruze in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2016
Apr 2013

49500 mi
Had updated trunk release relay installed to make it harder to inadvertently open with fob in pocket. 
Chevrolet Cruze in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

38000 mi

US $300
Thermostat stopped working - replaced by repair shop. 
Apr 2017

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. 
Dec 2017

44000 mi

US $178
Coolant leak: replaced lower radiator hose and elbow. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2014
Aug 2012

17100 mi
Control module leaked, replaced. 
Jan 2014

12500 mi
oil leak 
Apr 2014

30000 mi
Smell of burnt oil in cabin 
Chevrolet Cruze in South Africa
Jan 2014 - Oct 2016
Feb 2014

39140 mi
The dealer told me that it had a gearbox problem (the car is an automatic transmission and gear could not shift) Everytime I start the car I have an error message "service column steering" taking to a dealer and answer the computer detect nothin 
Jul 2015

57640 mi

R 3600
Change petrol pump system 
Oct 2016

72540 mi
The gear lever was not shifting due to the damage on the body computer module. Due to this the front and rear lights were not functioning. 
Chevrolet Cruze in Virginia, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

114000 mi

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

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cruze in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2017
Feb 2011

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. 
Feb 2013

23400 mi

US $100
Long brake pedal travel & brake fluid was discolored in front calipers. Flushing fluid restored normal pedal travel. Pad and rotor wear are minimal. 
May 2013

25000 mi
Manual transmission is hard to shift. Probably bad fluid. Was told it was normal by dealer, no repair. 
Aug 2014

40700 mi

US $732
Replaced A/C condenser due to leak 
Jul 2015

47000 mi

US $400
All four shocks needed replacement. 
Aug 2015

47000 mi
2 year old battery showed severe starting problems. Battery warranty covered replacement. The exact same problem happened 2 years ago. GM Regulated Voltage Control could be to blame. 
Jan 2016

47200 mi

US $15
Check engine light for slow EVAP leak. Replaced the gas cap. 
Jan 2017

56000 mi
Transmission bearing noise getting louder. Sold the car to avoid paying for a transmission replacement. 

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