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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Chevrolet Cruze - part 1



Chevrolet Cruze owners have reported 150 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze 1
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving 35 mph and accelerating, the tachometer showed that the rpm was red-lined; however, the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. On several occasions, while stopped at a traffic light with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle lunged forward. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,719.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 2
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

Driving my car at about 25mph started to hear a rattle in it. When went to accelerate the car started to smoke and had no power. When idling you could hear the motor "work" and it had a jump in it. Only has 50,000 miles and has never been driven hard. Of course it's out of warranty now and I have no clue why it wouldn't accelerate and started smoking. The engine light came on and was still on when I left my car sitting on the side of the road.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze 3
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

Car's engine stopped running unexpectedly due to blown fuel pump fuse while traveling at 30 m. P. H in clear weather, during the day, on paved downtown orlando street. When engine died, lost power steering and power breaks, very difficult to control and almost got into an accident. Dealer diagnosed the issue as a coil pack problem and replaced the coil pack at a cost of $534. 00. I am not sure how the coil pack that holds the spark plugs would cause the fuel pump fuse to blow.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

I was starting to cross a busy intersection when the engine loss power light and stability control light came on. Car would not go over 5 miles an hour. Just about 90 days ago it was at the chevy dealership for same problem where the throttle body and all sensors were replaced.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 5
Failure Date: 04/06/2016

Engine starts shaking when air conditioner is on and while in stop sigh.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze 6
Failure Date: 03/20/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving approximately 25 mph,the vehicle slowed down and did not accelerate. When the contact attempted to back out of the garage, the vehicle would not move occasionally. An unknown warning indicator illuminated. The failure was not diagnosed and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000.


car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 7
Failure Date: 03/17/2016

Vehicle has 29,980 approximate miles. Vehicle had a leaking torque converter seal. While dealership was removing transmission, a stray bolt fell from the interior of the motor. Bolt does not belong to car. It has damaged the bell housing. No other damage has been reported at this moment.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 8
Failure Date: 02/29/2016

Car will slow to 2 mph with the warnings "low engine mode" and "service stabilitrack". Can be going any speed and this happens. Have had the car towed 3 times for this same problem. Each time they tell us it is another part that is defective. We have spent approximately $2,000 on repairs for this same issue. My main concern is that my 20 year old son who drives this vehicle is going to get killed. If this happens on a highway with a semi behind him, the semi will not be able to slow down to that speed that fast and will run right over him. There are numerous reports of this same issue on 2011-2015 Cruze vehicles that you can find anywhere on the internet (even on gm forum). I would like to know how many people have to die from this issue before a recall is made on these vehicles?.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 9
Failure Date: 02/17/2016

Vehicle cuts out while at a stop light like it wants to shut off, car was running about 10 minutes and in motion at 30 mph for 5 minutes when it started, then drove on the highway for 30 minutes and through town another 10 minutes, when I got home it was still cutting out, I was almost home when I noticed the engine light came on. Today I did fill my gas tank. It has done this on other occasions but not as bad as it did today and this was the first time the engine light came on. My car has a little over 70,000 miles on it, I've done regular oil changes, when I looked under the hood I noticed liquid around my motor gaskets and the tray under it, I couldn't tell if it was oil or antifreeze. Warranty has ran out.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 10
Failure Date: 02/09/2016

Around sunrise on a highway with an adult passenger the car lost all power instantly. The steering was heavy and the brakes had very little power. We was able to drift over to a safe area. The way this car performs with little braking effort it can cause some bad accidents in other enviroments such as mountains. The safety of the Chevrolet Cruze models needs to be improve.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 11
Failure Date: 02/09/2016

I just purchased my 2012 chevy Cruze 3 months ago, it has 36,000 miles. Last week when I started off to work I got a reduced engine power message and the car would not accelerate. I read the manuel and followed the instructions, turned off the car, waited and restarted,but it still would not accelerate. I checked online for reported problems with the car and found that many people have had the same issue. I called the dealership and was told I could take the car in but would have to pay for any repairs because there was no recall on this problem. A few days later I started the car and it seemed fine so I tried driving it. It was fine for the first 15 minutes but then the reduced engine power light came on again and the car would not accelerate once again. I had to pull off to the side of the road, turn off the car and wait several minutes to be able to drive a short distance before the problem happened again. Thank god I was not on the highway when this happened or I could have been in a terrible accident. I can not believe that with so many owners reporting the same problem there has not been a recall. Also it appears the manufacturer was aware of the problem from the beginning because in the owners manuel they tell you what to do if this should happen.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 12
Failure Date: 01/30/2016

I am a fire investigator I work for the los alamos county fire dept. I investigated a vehicle fire that originated in the engine compartment, vehicle was stationary and had just been driven approx. . 1 hr. The vehicle is listed as having a recall NHTSA campaign number: 12v288000. It appears that even thought the vehicle was serviced for the recall the same problem and resulting fire happened. Vehicle began to smoke after being parked and fire was witn.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 13
Failure Date: 01/29/2016

61,000 miles and car is showing repeated p2135 codes for throttle/pedal senor issue and places the car in limited power mode. Event has happened during warm-up, at stop signs and lights, local street speeds, and during highway travel/speeds. I have cleared the issue using obd ii tool and phone app.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 14
Failure Date: 01/26/2016

I first took my Cruze to the dealer because of leaking transmission fluid from a defective seal on the transmission box. They also said the battery was cracked. Transmission was covered under warranty, but I had to buy a new battery. Really? after that work being done, I noticed the smell of anti freeze. Dealer said a hose was split, but when I asked to see the hose, they said the end broke off when they were replacing a clip blamed on the anti freeze leak. I had to buy a new hose. Said they checked the system for leaks and there weren't any. The car stopped leaking for a while, but now I have puddles of anti freeze on the garage floor and a nauseating smell around the car. I am going to go to a different dealer for a second opinion, but I fear I have a real problem and from what I've read it is common with this car and gm hasn't done much to help the consumer. I believed in buying american, but it won't be another chevy.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 15
Failure Date: 01/19/2016

My engine light is on. I put gas in my vehicle and when I turn the key to start it, it hesitates to start then when pulling off it begins to jerk. . . . When at lights it sometimes hesitates to take off.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 16
Failure Date: 01/18/2016

My car from time to time shows an error saying reduced engine power. The whole car kicks down and unable to go over 10 mph. This has happened a few times and once on the highway. It didn't do it again for awhile but then again today it did it. I have read a few blogs that is a common problem with chevy cruz and I don't believe it's covered under warrany. This could be a deadly fault with this car. You get no notification that it's going to happen.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 17
Failure Date: 01/16/2016

I've owned my 2011 chevy Cruze for 4 years and I have had on-going issues with a very distinct smoke/coolant smell coming from the engine. It is more noticeable when the heat is on. In doing research, this is a well-known issue. I've taken my car to the dealership on three seperate occasions and they cannot fix the issue - it keeps coming back. I reached out to chevy to file a complaint but I am not getting help from them. The odor that is coming from the car is so bad that I have to roll down my windows in the winter. It is either no heat, or heat and windows down. I know chevy is aware of this issue - it is all over the internet - however, they are not doing their part to fix the issue. I am concerned for my health - whatever I am inhaling is not healthy. It gives me headaches and makes me feel ill. Please help.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 18
Failure Date: 12/21/2015

On December 21, 2015, while on my way to work in dearborn in rush hour traffic at 7:15 a. M. , traveling south on southfield freeway at 65 mph in the fast lane, an alarm sounded and my rate of speed was reduced to 10 mph, an exclamation symbol appeared on my display with the words "reduced engine power". I immediately turned on my hazzard lights. Cars travelling behind me had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting me. The shoulder was not the adequate width to move the vehicle off the road to get out of the way of traffic. I pulled off as much as I could and switched the car off, this reset the problem so I did not have reduced engine power and I was able to travel and exit the expressway safely. The problem happened again on the road to my office complex parking lot. I have had the problem fixed at the gm dealership. I feel this type of issue should not happen and poses a very serious threat to the safety of the driver and passengers of the car affected by the malfunction and other motorist that are on the road. It is important to make sure this does not occur on other cars.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 19
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

While driving the car loses power and comes back. This happens at any speed or even taking off from a stop sign. There have been several occisions.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 20
Failure Date: 11/26/2015

We had 6 recalls we never new about turn out the car broke down call dealer and said we receive that day a recall car was not drivable call power train they sent a wreaker recall were fix now their charging 2,200 for a ecotec turbocharger that's crack in a gm web site wheres their is a recall but yet have not receive one this is a single mom of 4 kids we need car fix ASAP help please my brother has a wrecker service its in fort stockton TX not drivable bad load nose just started in motion this car 3yrs old very upset.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 21
Failure Date: 11/19/2015

Fuel system failure resulting in catastrophic engine fire. I purchased this vehicle brand new in April 2014. After complaining about engine power loss three months prior, I started smelling a fuel odor the week before thanksgiving, I immediately notified the Chevrolet dealer about the odor, the dealer did inform me that a TSB was on gm dealer world in regards to the fuel rails possibly coming loose causing a fuel odor / hesitation. After careful examination of the vehicle there was no visible fuel liquid present on the engine or ground below the vehicle. The vehicle sat parked in the driveway for majority of the day, upon starting the vehicle to transport to the dealer three minutes after the vehicle burst into flames in the engine compartment, using a garden hose while calling 911 the vehicle became fully involved in the engine bay spreading into the passenger compartment. Once water contacted the engine bay the fire further spread indicating the fire was chemically based. The local fire department extinguished the vehicle using a foam water mixture. The vehicle was declared a total loss by insurance, I contacted gm customer support only to be stonewalled by the agent. I had over 10000 dollars in payments invested in this vehicle. Gm should have stepped up to the plate not the insurance. Not a surprise after the ignition switch discretions and deaths. Google chevy Cruze engine fires this has happened several times before!!!!!!!!!!.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 22
Failure Date: 11/18/2015

Chevrolet Cruze recall my 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was recalled twice, once of overheating while driving, and once for brake failure when crawling, such a parking. The dealership tried to fix these problems, but the brakes still fail, and now the uses 1 quart every week. The brake failure recently reoccurred when my spouse was parking and she hit a wall and damages the car. The dealer has since told me they do not know why the car is consuming oil, so I have elevated the issue to gm I think that the ntsb has to further monitor this problem to ascertain why the recalled items are still failing.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 23
Failure Date: 10/17/2015

Twice I have walked back to my car & found that the engine has remained on. After parking, I press the engine on/off button, exit the car, lock all doors with the fob and walk away. This time, I parked in a very large, crowded public parking lot. I was at least 6 blocks away from the car for 2 hours. Thankfully, this has occurred when the car is outside, not in my garage. In recent light of people succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning due to this very situation occurring with cars in closed garages, I would expect a voluntary or forced recall to remedy this gm admitted design decision.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 24
Failure Date: 10/03/2015

Almost to into a huge accident driving on the high way at a speed of 35mph when my car slowed down with my foot still on the gas. It felt like my gears were shifting without me shifting them. I really don't know to much about cars but I know this wasn't supposed to happen while driving.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 25
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Consumer writes in regards to transmission shift problems. The consumer stated it took a while, before the gears shifted properly. Also, at times, there was a smell of gas and coolant. The battery cables were corroded.

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