2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

1,058 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 203 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(162 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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 1058, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

45

2018

111

2017

136

2016

127

2015

140

2014

226

2013

123

2012

1

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 1,058
while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chevrolet Cruze is 349.

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