2nd Generation (2016—2019) Cruze Problems

This generations ranks 39th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (52%), electrical (14%), and the interior (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Slips 2 complaints at an average of 4,000 miles in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze.
  2. Engine Shuts Off While Driving 2 complaints at an average of 5,300 miles in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze.
  3. Check Engine Light On 5 complaints at an average of 19,272 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

What Cruze Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 1 9 0.0
2018 8 2 191 5.71
2017 16 2 456 2.42
2016 26 4 615 8.59

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