What Spark 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

Spark Generations

The Spark has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 3rd generation (2009–2015).

  1. 4th Generation Spark

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    13th out of 80
    PainRank
    1.23
    Complaints
    12
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  2. 3rd Generation Spark

    Years
    2009–2015
    Reliability
    61st out of 80
    PainRank
    18.17
    Complaints
    211
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Spark Key Numbers

  1. 211 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,305 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 8 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Spark News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.