2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

1,089 problems have been reported for the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 211 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (166 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze in the United States are 270,624 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chevrolet Cruze owners in the last 7 years is 1089, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1089 / 270,624 / 7 * 1000 = 0.57.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chevrolet Cruze model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
73
  2018
112
  2017
138
  2016
127
  2015
140
  2014
226
  2013
123
  2012
1

small car iamge Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chevrolet Cruze, the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze with the Chevrolet Cruze from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Cruze is 1,089 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chevrolet Cruze is 367.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Cruze
4
  2018 Cruze
36
  2017 Cruze
73
  2016 Cruze
141
  2015 Cruze
187
  2014 Cruze
611
  2013 Cruze
606
  2012 Cruze
1,089
  2011 Cruze
929
  2010 Cruze
2


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