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.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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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Recalls
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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Jul 05 2016
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8367
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
Aug 15 2013
A loss of braking assistance will require extra pedal force and/or distance to bring the vehicle to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engines and 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and equipped with an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. In the affected vehicles, the pump may not activate, resulting in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist.
What should you do:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's recall number is 12213.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V360000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292879
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Jun 22 2012
EITHER CONDITION COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE, POSSIBLY CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2009, THROUGH MAY 31, 2012. SPILLED OR DRIPPING OIL (SUCH AS AFTER AN OIL CHANGE) MAY COLLECT IN THE ENGINE SHIELD (BELLYPAN) NEAR HOT ENGINE OR EXHAUST SYSTEM SURFACES. AS A RESULT, THE OIL AND THE ENGINE SHIELD MAY IGNITE AND BURN.
What should you do:
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ENGINE SHIELD TO PREVENT FLUID FROM CONTACTING THE SHIELD. ALSO, ON VEHICLES WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION, DEALERS WILL APPLY A PROTECTIVE TAPE TO THE ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING WIRE HARNESS. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE TO THE OWNER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 10, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546.
For more information:
GM¿S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12081.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V288000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 413148
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Jun 22 2012
THE FUEL TANK COULD COME LOOSE IN A CRASH, POSSIBLY ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK FROM THE TANK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2009, THROUGH MAY 14, 2012. ATTACHMENT WELDS FOR THE FUEL TANK STRAP SECONDARY BRACKETS MAY HAVE BEEN OMITTED.
What should you do:
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE FOR MISSING WELDS. IF THE VEHICLE IS MISSING WELDS, DEALERS WILL SECURE THE BRACKET ATTACHMENTS WITH FASTENERS. REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 9, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER AT 1-866-694-6546.
For more information:
GM¿S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12133.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 53239
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
May 06 2011
THIS COULD ALLOW THE SHAFTS TO SEPARATE, RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF STEERING. LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 21, 2011. THE BOLT ATTACHING THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT TO THE STEERING GEAR INPUT SHAFT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY INSTALLED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF REQUIRED, REPAIR THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT/STEERING GEAR ASSEMBLY TO ASSURE THE BOLT IS FULLY SEATED AND THE SHAFT PROPERLY ASSEMBLED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 23, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11149.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V270000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128911
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
May 06 2011
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 6, 2009, THROUGH APRIL 27, 2011 AND EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 102, 'TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT,' AND FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, 'THEFT PROTECTION.' THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE THAT IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED. IF THE LINKAGE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, THE PRNDL SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVER COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO PARK AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN PARK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LINKAGE FOR CORRECT INSTALLATION AND ADJUST THE SHIFT LINKAGE SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 23, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11142.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V273000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 100308
STEERING
Apr 06 2011
SHOULD THE STEERING WHEEL DETACH FROM THE STEERING COLUMN WHILE DRIVING, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE VEHICLES. DURING MANUFACTURING THE STEERING WHEEL COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY FASTENED AND MAY DETACH FROM THE STEERING COLUMN.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT TO ENSURE THAT THE STEERING WHEEL IS ASSEMBLED PROPERLY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11094. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V221000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2100
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