The Cruze is a solid and substantial-feeling compact car. Its taut, steady and controlled ride makes it one of the smoothest of the small sedans. Inside, it's also one of the quietest small sedans we'd tested. Gasoline-powered models have lackluster fuel economy. Inside, the nicely-finished cabin offers roomy front seats. Taller drivers have plenty of space up front, but the Cruze is very tight in the rear.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Front side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

The Cruze is a solid and substantial-feeling compact car. Its taut, steady and controlled ride makes it one of the smoothest of the small sedans. Inside, it's also one of the quietest small sedans we'd tested. Gasoline-powered models have lackluster fuel economy.

Inside, the nicely-finished cabin offers roomy front seats. Taller drivers have plenty of space up front, but the Cruze is very tight in the rear. Upright styling provides good driver visibility and controls are mostly easy to use. The Cruze also handles well overall, with decent steering feedback.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.4-liter 4 turbo (138 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (138 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Chevrolet Cruze owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"AntifreeSe leaks on two hoses causing overheating"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A part of the radiator system failed shooting dexcool everywhere"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"RECALL - DEALER SAID NO LEAK - CHECKEDONE WEEK LATER AND ANTI-FREEZE ON FLOOR5 AND LEVEL LOW - WATER PUMP WAS REPLACED UNDER RECALL"

Charles S., AZ (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This is what caused the engine to overheat. There was a leak and the engine was not able to stay cool"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"repaired leaking water pump for the second time; faulty thermostat also replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Have taken to repair shop 2 times and I'm ready to take back a 3rd time, not sure why there is a leak and/Or bad thermostat but definitely a leak in the cooling system"

Efrain M., IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Unsure)

"Two hoses and the connector to which they were attached failed with serious loss of coolant resulting in overheating. Subsequently to these repairs an adjacent cooling system part also failed"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Unsure)

"Message came on that A/C was off because engine was too hot. This was followed by a message that coolant was leaking and that I needed to put the car in idle.Had the car towed to the dealer. Some kind of water hose was bad, and the car is currentl"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"Overheating to the point that vehicle had to be towed to repair facility"

Anonymous, HI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"recall. says it was overheated when it actually is not, due to faulty sensor. you have to take it to the Chevy dealer (65 miles away for me) to have the sensor replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The engine over heated and we ended up needing a new engine and heads and a new turbo"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump failed and I had it replaced. Two weeks later I received a recall notice on water pump problems"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"leaking and had to be replaced under warranty"

Jeffrey A., VA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leaks. Was replaced twice"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump was leaking and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump had to be replaced; warranty covered; no cost to owner"

Rebecca S., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It was leaking"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Kept leaking antifreeze so I kept filling it up. Did this twice. Then received a GM notice of recall concerning the above. Took them three time to figure it out and fix it. Frustrating!"

Thomas K., MO (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"had it replaced 3 times under warranty"

Kermit G., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It failed and had to be replaced"

Glenda M., CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At times the a/c would not work"

Michael E., OH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Made whirring sound"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"air conditioning system went bad"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"NOT ENOUGH PROTECTION FOR THE COMPRESSOR AND SOMETHING ON THE HIGHWAY DAMAGED IT"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"ac sensor"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"A car called one morning and quit pulling the next"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Wasn't working in early Spring. The Thermometer wasn't working and was replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fan stopped working and no heat"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"it does not heat well, sometimes it heats perfectly, but at other times it just blows cold air, mechanics thought they fixed the problem, but it was not fixed and they honestly do not know. 3 different mechanics the car was taken to"

Anna L., IN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At times to get heat, you needed to turn it to its highest temp setting then heat started to pour out"

Michael E., OH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Two problems: Overflow reservoir developed a leak at a seam; a point where two conduits connect was leaking. These caused a bad smell. A third problem in this system related to recall on it and it needed the repair under the recall"

Lewis R., MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Unsure)

"The valve cover had to be pulled off (along with other parts) in order to replace all the gaskets in order to stop the coolant leak. Approx. 1000 in total"

Rudy S., IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"for some reason it leaks refrigerant, even though the noticeable leak was replaced, mechanics are not able to figure out where it's losing refrigerant, no noticeable leaks on garage floor, but I have to continuously monitor and top off the refrigerant every couple of months, when googled, it's a widespread common problem with this car"

Anna L., IN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Have had to have the cooling system worked on several times ... it is a known issue for 2011 Cruze vehicles. Thankful we bought the extended warranty"

Evan M., MN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Smell comes into the cabin of the car when refrigerant burns onto the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Twice I had to bring it in to have the problem solved as it affected my heating"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Condenser

"Chevrolet recognized design fault, covered only if the vehicle remains under warranty"

Robert W., SC (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Developed a leak of the refrigerant. Condenser was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"air conditioning stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Okay engine and okay 6-speed separately. Lousy drivability as a combination. Engine stalls easily during first gear launch AND abrupt stops. The problem ain't me! I have over 50 years and over 750,000 miles of driving with manuals. This is the worst"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Lines to transmission had some leaks. Parts were on national back order"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leak found by dealer during oil change; not noticed by me and didn't seem to affect driving; required replacement of pump and torque converter seals; dealer fixed under warranty; completely satisfied with dealer work & Chevrolet handling issue"

Michael N., MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"SEAL BETWEEN MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"transmission hose crimps leaking at cooler"

Vernon B., MB (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the crimps on the trans fluid lines are starting to leak"

Vern B., MB (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Sensor failed. Vehicle wouldn't shift out of reverse"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Upon acceleration, there is a brief but noticeable hesitation. I have had the car in at least three times to have the sensors "reset", but the problem is still there. The car also feels as though it is pulling to the right, but I have been told twi"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would not shift into the next gear or reverse"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Car wouldn't start. A circuit card was replaced $700). Car still didn't start. The under-hood fuse box was replaced ($800). Car OK now (Total cost over$1500)"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"lights came on in the instrument panel that shut down the engine"

Kermit G., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Some type of sprocket had to be replaced on the engine. It was causing the engine to light the check engine every 12 months or so"

Shannon-Chris M., MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Oil leak on front of valve cover which was letting oil onto the exhaust causing smell and smoke"

Jerry W., GA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Do not recall the actual area of the problem, but a leak was causing a burning smell when I drove the car"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"We ended up with oil leaking from a worn valve cover gasket we are told this is an issue with this model it was not a super expensive repair just an inconvenience and potential hazard"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil leaking from the valve cover. May have been cause by poor service"

Brent M., WI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"oil leak near filter gasket"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"recalls for reprograming"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Unsure)

"recall due to over emissions"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Computer re-programing for emissions"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Replaced fuel cap twice. Keeps getting loose"

Louis E., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Emissions light came on; saw it was that the fuel cap was not tight. Tightened the cap and it turned the emissions light off"

Rebecca S., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"Bolt used to secure fuel pump came loose"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"O2 sensor went out"

Eldon E., TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"$4500 (incl tax) to rebuild transmission"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Second time transmission failed. It had about 33,000 miles since new"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"transmission shot"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission had to be completely rebuilt"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission was acting up and dealer said it needed to be replaced. Everything was covered under GM warranty plus we got a loaner car at no charge"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"With no prior indication of a problem the transmission would not engage in any forward gear. Reverse worked. Two weeks in the shop to fix. Was provided an scale loaner car. Now works perfectly"

Robert C., OK (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"I took it in to a Chevy dealer for a routine oil change. They noticed that one of the hoses was leaking and they changed it. I have an extended warranty so it was covered"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"despite changing water pump, coolant level is low and they are monitoring"

Jeffrey A., VA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"a very small water leak above the driver side door"

Robert T., OR (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noise from the console and when leaned on the center storage compartment"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission makes weird noises time to time"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"I have a lot of wind noise around the doors and windows which I can't seem to stop"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"warning lights went on re rear lights and it was not the case. A couple of times I have received messages that are no real. I have taken my car in for service based on a message that there was a transmission proble and there was none"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver side heater in side burned out after three seasons. Estimated repair cost was over $450 which I declined"

Lewis R., MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The driver seat heaters would only stay on for approximately 30 seconds. The seat and seatback heaters had to be replaced at a cost of $382.00. It took a week to get the parts"

Michael W., AL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Motor arm broke, ten days to get part, then dealership broke front window installing part, altogether 2 days without car.Never buying North American product again!"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

"Oil leaks around head gasket and manual transmission. Repaired under warranty. WTF?!? Two weeks to get new gaskets from Michigan!"

Anonymous, DE (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo lag. When slowing then accelerating the car, it takes a few seconds for the car to go forward, which is terrifying when turning left with oncoming traffic"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"two turbo charger replacements under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"dealer said a pin had come loose and they had to replace the entire turbo. also said they had seen it many times"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Rodent, (mice) chewing the insulation off the ABS system wiring"

Allen H., KY (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"My brakes were squealing. Just spent "a small fortune" getting the brakes repaired"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)
Master cylinder

"Brake master cylinder failed as part of an unrelated recall due to something leaking. Total loss of power brakes. Had to have OnStar tow it to dealer. Thank God for extended warranty"

Evan M., MN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Prior to the pedal going to the floor the pedal was mushy and had excess travel. Replaced the master cylinder. Brakes still a mushy but work okay"

Robert C., OK (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"The struts are very noisy when I go over bumps this was included in a service bulletin but the dealer refused to fix it when it was under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering developed "dead" spot on highway driving. It took four service visits to finally correct the problem"

Tom S., GA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Power steering leaks

"The problem was taken care of with out charge"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"car needed alignment"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Transfer case

"all of these problems are related - a vacuum seal is leaking and will be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"right hand transaxle seal replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"my car would not work it has been in the shop for two weeks"

Angelo K., CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Poor quality front air deflector connectors as well as poor quality rear wheel plastic liners have resulted in breakage and expensive repairs"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"window trim came off"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trunk lid rusted on the inside lip. They said it was due to some chip that must have occurred. They fixed it and I was responsible for $100 of the repair"

Shannon-Chris M., MI (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Someone previously tried to repair the COIL and it was not repaired properly"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine harness

"Encountered recurring electrical problems. GM finally replace a major portion of the electrical harness in the car to solve the problem. This was done after 4 earlier trips to the dealer to address specific engine malfunction codes"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter started going bad at 100,000 miles. replaced at 180,000 miles. Prevented my wife from using electronic remote starter"

Louis E., PA (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exhaust leaks

"It is nit a recall yet. But Chevy is aware of a strong antifreeze smell coming from engine coolant. A recall was taken care of for computer programing on emissions"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"The speedometer display was totally blank. Everything else in the computer display system seemed to wosrk"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"System did not remember commands when engine shut off. Warranty issue. Chevrolet fixed at no cost"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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