Vsa Warning Light On Problems of Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze owners have reported 15 problems related to vsa warning light on (under the electronic stability control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Cruze based on all problems reported for the Cruze.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze 1
Failure Date: 05/07/2018

The car would become hard to steer and control. Abs and traction control in stability control warning lights flashing. This happens without warning can happen at any speed highway ore city. The times this has occurred was on the highway. (this is a TSB I later found but the could easily caused a crash on accident).

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car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2
Failure Date: 05/01/2018

Engine power reduced light comes on, car idles rough, like it is going to shut off. When initially taking off car putts like it is not getting gas. Car acts like it will stall while driving and during idling. Stability service traction light comes on periodically and engine rmps increase. Had car looked at in case it was O2 sensor, but was told by mechanic there is an electrical issue. Issue has been occurring since may 2018. There are 126k miles on the car. Car has been well maintained. I drive 45 minutes to work, 5 days a week. I have young children that I transport in the vehicle. Car feels unsafe.

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car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 3
Failure Date: 03/21/2017

Bought this car used with 51k miles a month ago. Drove great the first week, after that loses powerupon acceleration and is slow to get up to speed. While driving just now, the car was losing power so I decided to hit the gas harder and instead of going faster the the stability track light came on. I am starting to wonder if I made a bad decision purchasing this car. It had trouble going up hill on the highway last wk. This car is too compact to have speed issues.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 4
Failure Date: 12/28/2016

Radio is turning on and off. Stabilitytrak control light comes on power steering give out and brakes.

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car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 5
Failure Date: 12/12/2016

I was driving by myself down a busy road, luckily not too busy with traffic and the service engine soon light came on with comment stability traction. I immediately pulled over, turned the car off and called our chevy dealer. I was instructed to leave the car off a few minutes then turn it back on which I did. All the lights went away. I scheduled an appointment for several days later to have the car checked. The car was fine the rest of the day. The next day around 3 pm I was leaving work the stability traction light came on and then the reduced engine speed light came on. My car dropped to 10 miles an hour I was about rear ended. I turned on hazards. I right at an intersection, I started blowing my horn cause the light turned yellow. I turned into a parking lot. I immediately turned the car off and called the dealer again. The guy on the phone stated turn the car off and on for a few minutes and it did reset. He said I see you have an upcoming appointment. I said yes but I am dropping the car off tonight and he stated okay. Next day they phone me and the"throttle body" was bad. Many, many complaints online about this. He stated he also had to replace the outlet housing, something to do with oil. This was just re-placed 15 months ago but was now out of warranty. A day later I was out $1,053. 99. Luckily I had the money! my point is not only myself but others, many others all over the internet have issues with this throttle body. Why not recall it? do you realize what danger I was in??? thank you.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 6
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the air bag and electronic stability control lights remained illuminated. In addition, the vehicle would not start immediately when prompted. The contact had to wait approximately ten seconds before the vehicle would start. Furthermore, when the brake pedal was depressed, the contact had to apply a significant amount of pressure before stopping the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 11,010.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 7
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   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 8
Failure Date: 11/14/2015

Stability trac and traction control light appears, vehicle experiences immediate loss of power. Experienced while driving on freeway attempting to change lanes. Due to the sudden loss of power I was nearly struck by a big rig. Dealer can not identify codes only code that appeared was po171,fuel trim lean code was addressed by dealer, dealer claims original complaint was tied to the p0171 code. While driving home experienced sudden loss of power and rough shifting. No warning lights or indicators appeared. Vehicle smells like burnt oil, and noticed a loud ticking noise. Notified dealer and was told it is normal vehicle will be fine after 400 miles of driving. My families life will be placed in jeapordy for the next 400 miles. The unresponsive acceleration and sudden loss of power is a serious safety issue.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 9
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

While driving approx. 40 mph, vehicle stalled, traction stability and check engine lights illuminated, and steering locked. The radio shut off and the radio screen/ env control panel flickered on and off continuously. I continued to drive the car since I was a short distance from home. Checked the battery connections and all seemed to be tight. Drove car to work today but didn't have the issue. I literally just bought this car a week ago and it passed MD state inspection. I am wondering now if the inspection included a obd check.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 10
Failure Date: 11/28/2014

The electronic stability control lights keep flashing on and off while driving. I will be driving my car then the light warning light will flash, and all lights in the dashboard will blink on and off. The blinker noise will turn off then on again. However, the elec. Stability control light does not stay on permanently. It's like my car does it when it feels like it. I have to turn my car off for a few min and start it again to get it back to normal. This happens at any location and speed. Yesterday 11/27/14 this occurred and steering became difficult. I have taken my Cruze in before regarding this and was told it could not be duplicated, therefore there was no problem. I do not want to be driving my car in fear of safety. I have made another appt at another dealership and was already told they would have the car all day and do not provide any type of courtesy car. . . That I would have to rent a car. This service also "may or may not be covered under warranty" because my Cruze is from 2011 and currently have over 50k miles on it. I love my Cruze, but the service regarding this issue is terrible and needs to be addressed. Vehicle safety is on the line.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 11
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that the service stability traction control warning light randomly flashed each time the failure happened and the accelerator pedal was slow to respond. The first time the contact was driving 20 mph and the vehicle stalled while in traffic on the highway, the second time the vehicle stalled while the contact was entering the highway from an on ramp and the third time the failure happened while driving approximately 35 mph on the highway. The contact was able to restart the vehicle each time but the failure was progressing more frequently. The failure caused the vehicle to go into a limp mode each time. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice and they were not able to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a third time who diagnosed that the alternator assembly needed to be replaced and they were unable to replicate and diagnosis to determine the electronic stability control failure. The vehicle was left af the dealers until the contact could confirm with the manufacturer that that was the correct remedy to repair the condition of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000. Dyd.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 12
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

As I drive down the road my stability trak light comes on and my radio turns on and off. Now my power steering goes out and my car won't always start. I've taken it in 3 times to have these issues fixed and nobody can seem to figure out what is wrong. I've been left stranded with my 3 year old son because my car wont start. I've only had this car 2 months and it is by far the worst car I have ever had.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 13
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

Radio starts turning on and off,stability control lights flash,power steering gets hard to turn. This is the third time we brought it to the shop. Its good for a week or so and does the samething again. They claim this is the only Cruze they ever heard of doing this. I don't think so not according to your web site somebody knows this is a big problem. Why do dealer ships think lying is the way to solve the problem, I mean it just come out and say ya your daughters car is not the only 2012 Cruze with this problem! my patience are getting a little thin. Car was bought with 20000 miles on it by my oldest daughter who is 20 yrs old and putting herself trough college to become a nurse. She was so happy when she bought the car now she thinks she bought a lemon! car from kissel Chevrolet calumet mi cant figure out the problem, its to late when somebody gets hurt or worse!!!! concernd father.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze 14
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze eco, within a year I had to have the turbocharger replaced. Before I had it replace I brought it to the dealer with complaints of losing power and the smell of gas and exhaust. They said working as normal; within days it started making a loud noise. I call onstar to do a diagnosis' it was my turbocharger. It was fix but a few days later it smelt like fumes again. Took it in and they said working as normal. A year later the turbocharger went out again and I paid 1200 to have it fix. Long story short I'm still smelling exhaust even after having all the recalls fix. Now my stability traction control light came on the off again. This car was a lemon from the beginning but I'm out of warranty. I thought by now they would of had a recall on their turbocharger and the oil line that they say that keeps getting block and the exhaust smelll. Is anyone working on all these complaints?.

car image   Vsa Warning Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 15
Failure Date: 03/08/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that the stability track warning light illuminated and the steering wheel would suddenly become loose. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the stability track needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 800.


Other Common Electronic Stability Control related problems of Chevrolet Cruze

Problem Category Number of Problems
Electronic Stability Control problems
279
Vsa Warning Light On problems
15

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