1st Generation (2014—2016) Spark EV Problems

Spark EV owners with a 2014—2016 model year have the most problems with the brakes (66%), electrical (22%), and the drivetrain (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Brakes Failed 3 complaints at an average of 2,129 miles in the 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV.
  2. Propulsion Power Is Reduced Error Message 1 complaints at an average of 8,664 miles in the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.
  3. Brake Failure 3 complaints at an average of 11,315 miles in the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV.

What Spark EV 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 (?)
2016 4 2 402 1.93
2015 3 2 621 0.87
2014 2 2 736 1.52

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