The 3 Most Common Cruze Problems

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that Cruze owners have to deal with.

Engine Power is Reduced

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Defects with Chevy's accelerator pedal sensor and electronic throttle control system are triggering a sudden and dangerous 'Engine Power is Reduced' warning message which can lead to the car suddenly losing power and having limited accelera…

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Delayed Acceleration Problems

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Many Chevrolet generations suffer from delayed acceleration due to a slow response in the drive-by-wire electronic throttle system. The throttle lag can be frustrating at best, but can also leave drivers in dangerous situations. Unfortunate…

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Cruze Coolant Leaks

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After years of Chevy Cruze owners complaining about antifreeze leaks along with an overwhelming smell in the cars, a class-action lawsuit was filed against General Motors in New York federal court.

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What Cruze Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Cruze Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Cruze has 2 generations available in North American markets.

By the Numbers

  1. 1,023 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,212 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 22 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Timeline of Recent Cruze News

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What Owners Say About Their Cruze

A/C Condenser Leaking

Very irritating, nauseating smell when using heat setting. First time I took it in the service tech said "oh, that's BAD, smells like antifreeze" and also noted the film on the windshield. Said it needed a new heater core. We couldn't get the part, had to pull it off an assembly line and it took about 2 weeks. They changed it and didn't help at all.