1st Gen (2011 – 2015) Chevrolet Cruze Problems

The 1st generation of the Cruze has a cumulative PainRank™ of 42.28. That can be compared against other Chevrolet generations. Shopping for a Chevrolet? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2011–2015 Cruze model years have sent in 810 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (18%) followed by the engine (17%) and the hvac (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2015 24
2014 119
2013 103
2012 214
2011 350

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