Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze owners have reported 27 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving at any speed for it has happened several times the rpm's go so high the car accelerates and it sounds like the engine is going to blow up. . . At the same time the steering column locks and I loose all ability to steer the vehicle and the brake also try to lock. Making the car feel like I ran something over and it stuck under the car. . . . Pulling the emergency brake and putting the car in nutural help bring it to a stop-. This problem occurred on 04/13/13.
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#2 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved was a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. To begin with,I have had several problems with my 2012 chevy Cruze and have been given the runaround. My first concern is that I bought my 2012 chevy Cruze on 09/18/2012 and was notified days later of a major safety recall about the possibility of engine fires from fluid spills. I find out that this recall was announced on 06/22/12. (NHTSA campaign #:12v288000) why was I sold a vehicle that was under recall for 3 months? and was never even mentioned prior or post sale. Onstar had to notify me and then I had to get it fixed. My second concern is that there is an coolant smell in the cab of the vehicle and although not always noticeable, it is more noticeable in colder weather. Took vehicle to dealer and they played stupid and said they don't smell anything and that the smell could be a "dirty cabin air-filter"? nobody wants to smell coolant when driving!! my third concern is that when taking off from a dead stop or accelerating after letting off the gas for a second the vehicle almost always shifts roughly. Took to dealer and was told that its probably just the "turbo kicking in". My fourth concern is about the recall (NHTSA campaign #:12v288000) my vehicle(where the engine shield was) is already rusting and is a very big concern with the future of my vehicle(even after warranty period) rust never goes well with a vehicle! I'm concerned that parts will wear prematurely because of this! not to mention that I am getting less mpg since the shields been removed. Now today I get another major safety recall about my brakes. (NHTSA campaign #:13v360000) which would explain why my brakes sometimes require me to press them really hard all the way down to stop it. It currently sits at around 26,000 miles, I am thus far very dissatisfied with the vehicle. I don't know my options but know that if things don't start looking better, I will never buy chevy or recommend chevy again. It was September 18, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
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#3 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. My 2011 chevy Cruze has an acceleration hesitation. Starting about 2 months after I bought the car in 2010 the issue began. When I need to accelerate in certain situations such as pulling out on a road, passing another vehicle, accelerating after reducing speed, etc. Etc. The car loses power when I step on the gas for three-five seconds before slowly responding and accelerating to where I need it to be. It's as if the car dies for a few seconds. Those few seconds are always in situations when I need to be moving. I brought the car in to the dealership and was told that it was normal. The issue is getting worse so I brought the car in to dealership again and was told there was nothing wrong. My car was in for other recalls and they gave me a loaner 2013 Cruze to drive. The newer Cruze did not have the hesitation problem at all, it drove beautifully. There are thousands of people with the same year, make and model that have this same issue. It is dangerous!! just because no one that we know of hasn't died yet that doesn't mean that there isn't an issue. The 2011 Cruze is unsafe and someone needs to do something about it. This issue happened on Thursday, December 2, 2010.
#4 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Tl-the vehicle was a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that the navigational system provided failed and would provide erroneous directions. In addition, the contact was concerned about the push-to-start button feature because the vehicle could be started within five minutes of being parked without the key being used. In addition, the contact stated that the push-to-start feature could not recognize the key while it was in the trunk of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failures. The dealer advised the contact that the navigational system chip needed to be updated. The manufacturer was also contacted and advised that the push-to-start feature was operating as designed and that the vehicle could not read the key while it was in the trunk because the vehicle was not equipped with the onstar system that was able to perform that function. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was 10,500. Kmj. It was November 16, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#5 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved is a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Crash was involved with the Chevrolet Cruze. I had the vehicle serviced for oil change and tire rotation on may 25. A few days later, approximately June 1, I noticed the vehicle was very hard to stop when backing out of my driveway (had to push down very hard on the brakes which did not seem to go to the floor). I also noticed that while I was stopped at red lights or behind other vehicles the car would lunge forward--not enough to hit someone because I noticed it as soon as it happened. About two weeks later I took the car to the dealership, jeff wyler Chevrolet eastgate, and advised them of the problem. Someone test drove the car with me in the passenger seat, and he informed me that he could find nothing wrong with the car. I do not know if he checked anything else while I was in the waiting room. At my request, he provided me with a printout documenting the visit. On July 7, 2013, while my daughter was pulling the vehicle into our garage, the brakes failed and she hit my granddaughter's bicycle which, in turn, went through the drywall at the end of the garage. I have four children living at the house including an 8 and 10 year old. There is also a sign on our street indicating a deaf child lives on the street (we have only lived there since Nov. 2012). We are very fortunate that a child has not been injured. There is no way to alert the deaf child that the car is coming their way since they cannot hear the horn. This issue happened on 05/01/13.
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#6 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle failed to accelerate off of the on ramp onto the highway. The engine could be heard revving up, but did not increase in speed. When exiting the highway, I pull off to the side of the road, shifted the vehicle into park, then back into drive and the vehicle would not go forward. Even in manual mode the car would not shift into a forward moving driver. It was 06/24/2013 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#7 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G1PG5S94B_. This car exhibits a hesitation from a stop and also cruising upon acceleration, a symptom I have also read about in some of the complaints already filed on the site. As with most complaints submitted to the dealer the technician said he could not find anything wrong when I took it in to be looked at. After talking to a few Cruze owners one of them said he was told the problem was due to " turbo lag ". This is a period in time that the turbo motor must catch up to the rpm's of the engine which results in the hesitation. This is very dangerous when trying to enter a highway or maneuver out of a critical situation. Gm must acknowledge this malfunction and recall affected vehicles and repair them which can be done by tweeking the turbo to sync with the engine. The failure date was Sun., Apr. 3, 2011.
#8 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle is a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph, the air conditioner failed and emitted hot air. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who confirmed that the condenser needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. The current mileage was 31,000. This issue happened on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
#9 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. On 10/11/2012, and 10/18/2012, and 11/20/2012 I experienced "dragging" while attempting to accelerate. The car acted as if it didn't want to go into the next gear. Eventually it did, but not before struggling to do so. I had it towed to the dealership all 3 times at their expense because it was still under warranty. The car has been serviced 3 times for the same issue, but it hasn't been completely resolved. 90% of the time there is still some hesitation somewhere between 13 to 45 mph. So much so that even a passenger has felt it upon occasion. I don't feel safe in this vehicle at all times and I'm worried that I'll eventually be stranded again. Even though it's been serviced 3 times I still have no peace about the situation because the car is still malfunctioning. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on October 11, 2012.
#10 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. VIN of the vehicle was 1G1PC5SH6B_. When my car is in park, and I take it out of park to accelerate, the engine revs up and it "jumps" out of gear. If I am sitting idly at a stop light, it does the same thing. I have taken it to the dealership and they told me; after performing all the required test, nothing was wrong with it. If I am turning and once I accelerate after the turn, it looses power. The failure date was Thu., Jun. 13, 2013.
#11 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved was a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Best way to describe what happened was when I was sitting at the stop sign behind someone, with foot on the brake pedal, my car went forward about a foot or so, no gas acceleration from myself, I dont know if the gas was auto controlled, but I felt like I wasnt pushing on the brake enough even though I was, I did some investigating andi read online that other people have been having similar issues with their 2013 chevy Cruze. It was May. 20, 2013 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#12 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Consumer has a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed a burning anti-freeze smell through the vents and around the exterior of the vehicle. Additionally, the contact noticed a jerking motion and a hesitation when accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer five times for diagnosis. The technician performed updates to the transmission and replaced the canister inside the dashboard to alleviate the burning smell. The failure continued after the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. The VIN was not available. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred June 15, 2012.
#13 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The VIN of this Cruze is 1G1PC5SH3B_. I have a Chevrolet Cruze, I bought it in October of 2010; after a few months I discovered that my car was shifting roughly. I also noticed that my car would not gain speed at a normal rate. I have fought for 2 years to have my car inspected and repairs to be done; nothing has come of it yet. I notified gm with the issue and was told that they would put in a new transmission. I was also notified that the issue would persist, it is the way my model transmission works. I know this is a saftey concern, my car has already left me stranded once. I believe that gm is going under the radar and just trying to appease me with a new transmission. I also believe that more can be done for the problems that persist in my car and gm is refusing for it to be done. My car is a saftey hazzard from the numerous recalls to the transmission and computer defects. Gm is trying to push me into accepting an amount that is less then half of what I have paid into the car or take the transmission. I have no other options from them. I would very much appreciate some guidance in this matter. Thank you. This issue happened on Wednesday, December 15, 2010.
#14 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The VIN of this vehicle was 1G1PH5S92B_. Tl-the reporting person's vehicle is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that she exited the vehicle and five minutes later, the vehicle ignited into flames. The contact stated that there was a fire report filed that stated that the fire started in the engine. The vehicle was destroyed and there were no injuries. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 42,000. Kmj. This issue happened on Mar. 27, 2013.
#15 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The chrome coating on the inside drivers side plastic door handle is failing. The edges of the chrome where it has separated from the plastic are razor sharp and have have caused multiple fairly deep lacerations to my fingers when opening the door. I inquired at the dealer about them replacing the part under warranty because its causing me injury despite my cautiousness while opening the handle, they told me it wasn't covered and would be an expensive fix due to the labor involved. My second complaint is the heat works intermittently and when taken to the dealer, they said I had a cracked thermostat housing which would be covered under warranty. They did not fix it however and simply refilled my antifreeze and said they would call me to have it fixed when the part came in. . . . That was almost two weeks ago. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred 03/01/13.
#16 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved was a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. 2012 chevy Cruze. Consumer writes in regards to a distinctive burning odor coming from under the vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer five times for the burning odor. From the first day of purchase, the consumer noticed a burning smell coming from outside of the vehicle. The smell became progressively stronger and stronger. The further the vehicle was driven, the stronger the burning odor became. The consumer has since traded the vehicle, for a different year. The failure date was 12/10/12.
#17 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The VIN of this Cruze is 1G1PG5S97B_. When heater is in use get a strong antifreeze smell in the car. Also get a film on the inside of the windows. Had back to the dealer 3 times. We have a 5 month old that rides in the car, not sure if it is safe for him with the coolant smell in the car. You have to wash in side of windows weekly so you can see at night. It was Friday, July 6, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#18 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle is a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Cruze is 1G1PJ5SC8C_. Vehicle vents antifreeze vapors and fuel vapors into driver/passenger compartment. Odors can become noxious. It was Wednesday, November 14, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#19 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The VIN of this vehicle is 1G1PC5SH2B_. A sudden acceleration of the engine. This engine and engine cooling problem happened on November 13, 2012.
#20 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The VIN of the car is 1G1PF5S93B_. When using the heater in my Cruze there is an odor of antifreeze inside the cab. When the heater is used for more than 10 - 15 minutes at a time, the odor got so strong that it caused headache, dizziness, and nausea. I took the car in for repair and was informed that gm had sent a memo because it was a common problem. They performed the repairs recommended by gm which was to replace weatherstripping around the heater core and replace a tube at the overflow tank. However, when I used the heater that same night, I discovered that it still emitted an odor of antifreeze, although it was not as strong as before and I could use the heater for a longer period of time without getting the headache, dizziness, and nausea. It was Thursday, October 18, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue happened.
#21 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Hesistation at any speed, had to dealer multiple times for the same thing and they can't duplicate, took to dealer on oct 4 th and dealer said that it needed a new cylinder head, got car back and nothing was done, still doing the same thing and called to complain to chevy which can't do anyting either,. The failure date was Mar. 21, 2012.
#22 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. 2011 chevy Cruze. Consumer states vehicle slows down by itself the consumer stated the vehicle would slow down as if it were in first gear, instead of high gear. This issue happened on Aug. 1, 2012.
#23 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. I bought this vehicle as a present for my father. After getting it home, (driving it home was all highway), he drove it around the block and noticed it had a lag in the vehicle speed. It almost felt as though it was a manual transmission. I drove it home that night and noticed the same feeling. It's almost as though it takes a lot of effort out ofthe car to keep driving. It downshifts before its supposed to when driving and as a results isn't getting the gas mileage its supposed too. Driving city, it was only getting 18-19mpg for me. It does much better on the highway, over 55mph, then with city driving. Took it back to the dealer, who took it to a bigger chevy dealer and they stated nothing was wrong. Got it back and its the same way. We love the car but will not drive it because we are afraid of not knowing what's wrong with it and possibly having something serious happen to it. We have 2 little ones that we need to worry about who ride in the car as well. Seems pretty unsafe to have a car downshift and lag with speed aspect when its not supposed too. Wish a recall would come out. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred 08/06/12.
#24 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved was a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Chevrolet's recall fix on the 2011-2012 chevy Cruze involve cutting off large portions of the underneath heat shield, this piece is also a debris shield. But now with the heat shield completely gone, there now is no protection from debris entering under the hood and causing more damage, also with this fix gm is compromising the biggest selling point of this car which is the gas mileage, this shield is also used to reduce drag underneath the car and in turn increasing gas mileage, but now drag will increase underhood which will decrease fuel mileage. In very wet climates this shield helped prevent water from spraying up under the hood as well, and by removing this shield our cars are now more prone rust, corrosion and abnormal wear to vital parts. Gm has done a horrible job at fixing this problem, no logic or obvious care were taken into consideration when addressing this issue. If this kind of similar problem happened on a Cadillac or a corvette would have they fixed the problem the same way?? probably not, so what makes my chevy Cruze any less important?. This issue happened on August 11, 2012.
#25 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G1PF5SC4C_. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Consumer writes in regards to engine shield modification the consumer stated after the recall was performed, all the lights on the dashboard illuminated , power was reduced and the word engine power reduced appeared illuminated as well. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer. After checking all the wiring near the locations of the cuts of the shield, the dealer tested other possibilities and informed the consumer, that cause was a bad potentiometer on the gas throttle. It was July 13, 2012 when this engine and engine cooling issue occurred.
#26 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Cruze is 1G1PJ5SC9C_. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Consumer writes in regards safety recall the consumer stated his wife saw a news report, where 30 vehicles had problems with oil in the bellypan. There was sufficient danger to initiate a recall. When the consumer went to have the oil change at the dealer, he brought up the recall. However, the dealer claimed to know nothing about it . The dealer then checked online and received a diagram as to how to fix the problem. The oil changed revealed and excessive amount of oil in the bellypan. The consumer also stated it was difficult to change a flat tire, due to the poorly designed jack. This engine and engine cooling issue occurred 07/02/2012.
#27 - Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
The car involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G1PK5S90B_. I took my 2011 Cruze to my nearest chevy dealer for safety recall 1208 ("engine flambe"). I was charged $2. 66. The cashier mumbled something about a fee imposed by the state of delaware for either recycling or disposal. ¶ I always understood that the full cost of a safety recall must to be paid by the manufacturer. ¶ I'd like a refund of that $2. 66. Other affected owners--(wherever)--should also be reimbursed. ¶ if the fee was forced as the result of gm policy, then gm deserves to be fined. ¶ 9 am appointment on 25 July 2012. ¶ lewes automall 17861 coastal highway (state route 1) lewes DE 19958. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012.
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|Car Stall problems||4|
|Coolant Leaking problems||2|
|Check Engine Light On problems||2|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||2|
|Cooling Fan problems||2|
|Engine Stall problems||1|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||1|
|Water Pump problems||1|