Chevrolet Cruze owners have reported a total of 3,460 problems for their cars built in the 10 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Cruze. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze cars have the most problems reported (1,048 problems).
The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Chevrolet Cruze cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (652 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (463 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling|
|Electronic Stability Control|
|Vehicle Speed Control|
|Other Fuel System|
|Traction Control System|
|Gasoline Fuel System|
|Unknown Or Other|
|Back Over Prevention|
It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Cruze of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Cruze model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.
PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,
where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Cruze model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).
The results are shown in Table 3.
Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Cruze is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.
|Model Year||Problems Reported|