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What's Wrong with the Chevrolet Cruze?

The Chevrolet Cruze has a total of 804 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (18%) followed by the transmission (17%) and the hvac (12%).

You should avoid the 1st generation (2011–2015) because of its overall PainRank™ of 41.7.

How Cruze Generations Rank

Generation Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Cruze 2016–2018 33 4.61
1st Gen Cruze 2011–2015 771 41.7

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Trending Cruze Complaints

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The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Cruze Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on