Chevrolet Cruze owners have reported 125 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
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.
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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.
See all problems of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.
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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My vehicle looses power, engine leaks, have a number of different problems with the key in the switch. . . . The vehicle started smoking and caught on fire than looses power all the time. I am afraid to drive this car because I travel with my family I have three children.
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Driving down a road on the Friday morning. When a deer popped up in front of me. I hit the deer on cruise control going 70 mph; but was hard braking to avoid the deer. The vehicle clipped the deer on the front left side of the car by the hood. The airbags did not deploy, meaning it wasn't even a big impact. So I pulled over to call authorities when the car began to smoke. Shortly after, estimated two minutes, the vehicle caught fire. The fire begin on the front left side of where the battery was located. It completely burned down the car. Not sure how hitting a deer, would not set off the air bags and also start a fire. Luckily I was able to make it out with no injuries.
This incident with my Chevrolet Cruze has happened on more than one occasion in the same month. I will be driving, coming to a stop and the whole car will turn off on me. The air conditioning shuts off, radio, the whole car powers down. I put the car into park, turn off the car, wait a few minutes and turn the car back on. Praying that me and my two year old don't get into an accident throughout the incident.
The contact owned a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. While at a stop light, the contact noticed smoke coming through the vent and into the cabin of the vehicle. Moments later, smoke and flames appeared under the hood of the vehicle. After exiting the vehicle, several explosions were heard coming from the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the flames. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000.
Reported oil pressure drop alert on my car, strong rubber burning smell and smoke coming from engine. Oil was spraying out on engine, reported the issue to chevy, however they state nothing can be done until mid April. Was sent home driving car in this condition and was not offered help nor was my car serviced or fixed during the appointment I made at the sunrise Chevrolet location.
While accelerating from a stop, engine suddenly lost power, warning lights came on, "reduced engine power" message displayed. Brought car to a stop, accelerator pedal did nothing, engine would only idle. Shut engine off for 20 seconds, restarted, and pedal worked, car would accelerate. Returned home, scanned engine control module for codes, found p2135 for throttle position sensor. Took to dealer for repairs under warranty, they cleaned throttle body. Had car back for 2 days and problem occurred again. Found same code, returned car to dealer. Chevy dealer was reluctant to replace throttle body, didn't even mention the malfunction and wanted to instead replace a coolant sensor. I was able to convince them to replace throttle body, and the repair order states that they updated the ecm software level. I believe there is a TSB which should be a recall. Sudden loss of engine power is extremely dangerous when pulling into traffic, merging, etc.
Never had any problems with this vehicle indicating that this would suddenly happen but it did. I would heat up my car in the morning and the reduced engine light would come on, I would turn the car off and then back on in a couple of minutes and it would drive fine. This happened a few times but then I was driving about 55 mph and then all of a sudden the engine and stabilitrac light comes on and says reduced engine power and the car slows down about 5 mph immediately. This occurred 3 times on my way home that is normally only a 10 minute drive, the very next morning it did it again when starting it up in the morning to take it to the dealership. This happens in the middle of traffic and thankfully did not cause an accident but it could if this would of happened on the expressway. There are several complaints on this issue with the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze on the complaint forums about the throttle body (dealership confirmed this issue). This is very dangerous!.
While driving I lost engine power and had no foot throttle. The check light came on that stated reduced engine power and check stabilatrak. Shutting car off and restart did not fix. My car would not go over 4mph and I was nearly rear ended.
While I was stopped at a traffic light all of a sudden I received the following warnings: stabilitrac light, service traction control light, the engine light came on and the reduce engine power warning. Even though the warning stated reduce engine power, I couldn't drive the car. I turned the car off twice, still no power when I applied my foot to the gas pedal. I called on-star and had my car towed to the dealership. The throttle body was replaced on my car, which was covered under warranty. I noticed from several complaint sites that the incident with sudden loss or reduced engine power is a common problem with the Cruze. I'm a little afraid to drive my car now for fear that the incident will happen again at a busy intersection. I hope the problem with my car is resolved with the replacement of the throttle body.
As I was pulling out of my daughters school, my Cruze engine warning lights came on "reduced engine power" "check stablitrak" "service" warnings came on as well. My car lost all engine power and I was almost rear ended by a Dodge pickup, he was able to go up on the curb at the school and avoid an accident. Glad there was no one hurt on the curb. . Read more...
My daughter almost died driving it on Monday. She was on route 1 in college park, MD when the check engine/reduced power light came on and she could go no more than 2-3 mph. This is a very busy road, and she was almost in a potentially tragic accident. We had the car towed to sport Chevrolet in silver spring, MD (240-471-3190). Our service advisor (kenny: 240-560-5405) informed me this morning that the fix is a throttle body replacement which will cost $648. In going on the chevy forum website, this has happended multiple times to chevy Cruze and malibu models. It's only a matter of time until someone dies. The throttle body is only covered up to 35k so I had to pay out of pocket.
Drove my car to work without incident however when I came out at 4pm the car would not start. The interior lights worked, radio and blue tooth worked when the key was inserted but car would not start. The vehicle was towed on Jan 11th to al serra dealership. After 36 hours the dealership called to say it was the battery. The service manager was unable to explain how the radio, blue tooth phone power and interior lights were working. After having the battery replaced it was clear my vehicle was not operating properly. When driving on the expressway the interior lights dimmed and the battery voltage meter fluctuated from 15. 3 to 12. 3. The vehicle was not performing as it had prior to the battery change. I returned to the dealership stating the car was not functioning properly since the battery change. The dealership stated I would need to sign for a diagnostic fee of ~150. 00 before they would look at the vehicle to inspect their work. I left with my vehicle and contacted gm customer complaint line to report the dealership was unwilling to stand behind their work unless I agreed to pay them ~150. 00. About 10 days later I received a letter from gm regarding a special notice about the battery cable. I again returned to the dealership to have the battery cable checked/replaced. Again al serra dealership stated I needed sign that I would pay a $100. 00 fee if they did not find anything wrong with the battery cable. I stated "you did not fix my properly the first time. I feel you refused to stand behind your work and now I have a letter from gm regarding the battery cable. Now you still want me to pay you to figure out what you did wrong the first time. I left with my vehicle - still not working properly. This needs to be a recall to stop gm dealerships from ripping off customers.
Was traveling on the highway with cruise control set at 67mph when suddenly the car just lost power and the engine quit running. All of the dashboard instruments lost power ,gas gauge registered empty, etc. Although the radio did not go off. Luckily this happened with very light traffic and was able to pull off in the emergency lane and put the vehicle in park and restarted the vehicle with no trouble. Continued our trip and did not happen again. After thinking about this I did notice the vehicle a few weeks ago losing some accelerating speed/power intermittently while traveling. Not sure if that was an indicator or not. Did call onstar approximately 5 hours after incident to diagnose and see if any error codes came up and they stated they showed nothing. This is my daughters vehicle and I fear that if she is traveling in heavy traffic and this happens again that this could cause a sever accident.
This is a very well known problem with chevy owners. I have done countless hours of research and seen hundreds of forums and articles related exactly to this specific issue. Now it has to be brought to the attention of the federal government to issue a recall. I own a 1. 4l turbo automatic 2lt chevy Cruze 2012. This problem has been happening since the first year I purchased the vehicle however is getting much worse. Reduced engine power. The engine light comes on, a "!" shows up on the screen and the cars speed is reduced to 4 or 5 mph with in a matter of seconds. This has happened to myself as well as hundreds of other people from what the internet says. This is very unsafe especially considering some people have families and drive with children such as myself on highway systems. I experienced this while trying to accelerate into an intersection and got an immediate engine speed reduction. This could have killed my daughter and I if the vehicles in the intersection were unable to stop in time. Please do what is necessary to get this vehicle part or issue recalled and or recognized immediately!.
The vehicle would not shift out of park nor remove the key. The wheel was locked as well as the shift lever. The car would turn on however would not move. There was no lights in the vehicle.
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet cruz. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, there was a sudden increased of engine rpms as the engine hesitated to accelerate and jerked into gear without warning. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where the failure was not duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,500. The VIN was unavailable.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 cheverolet Cruze. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph. The vehicle would not accelerate while attempting to exit onto the highway. The vehicle eventually reached 53 mph and the contact exited the highway and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed that the turbo charger had failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Sw.
I was stopped at a stop sign getting ready to cross over hwy to go north bound. A truck came out of nowhere and hit my driver side front end. My air bags didnt deploy. I googled it and saw there is a recall on my vehicle for air bag. I just bought the car 2 weeks ago. Shouldnt the dealer be responsible for fixing recalls before selling the car even it is used.
I was pulling out of a gas station, use to my normal power and almost got hit because my car wouldnt go over 15mph floored. Then looked down and saw a engine power is reduced, service stabili trak and service traction control. So I took yo a mechanic he hooked it up and the code showed up as my throttle body position sensor. They replaced it and drove it and it drove fine for about two weeks. I was just going down the road then all of a sudden my car did the same thing. I lost power so fast that I about got reer ended. Took it back to the body shop and showed the same code so they replaced tge part again. And two days after all this my car is doing this again. This is extremely dangerous at how it looses engine power. It looses it so fast that someone can get hurt extremely bad.
Engine shaking violently while idiling. Stabiltrak warning on. Acting like it was going to die. Scared it would die while in traffic.
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated tha ta coolant odor emitted into the vehicle whenever the heat was turned on. The contact stated that the check coolant warning light was illuminated. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the coolant reservoir was full and that the light only illuminated when the heat was turn on. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnosis. The technician was unable to locate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.
Engine coolant smell inside cabin. Heat must be on. The vapors are strong enough to irritate the eyes and throat. This vehicle was purchased during summer and smell started when it turned cold and has continued.
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