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. While gasoline-powered models have lackluster fuel economy, an efficient turbodiesel engine is also available. Inside, the nicely-finished cabin offers roomy front seats.
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. While gasoline-powered models have lackluster fuel economy, an efficient turbodiesel engine is also available.

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 2012 Chevrolet Cruze owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"defective valve/fitting in radiator circulation system"

Maurice K., WI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump was making noise and leaked coolant. Water outlet cracked and leaked coolant at upper coolant hose connection. Coolant reservoir cap broke when trying to take off. All are common issues and a tsb was issued for the water pump"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Developed a coolant leak at a sensor connection"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The leak was the water pump which was replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"water pump replaced once. thermostat housing replaced twice"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Over heat (water pump fail)"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump leaks, thermostat failed"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loosing antifreeze dealership did not want to fix it initially but finally came through and took care of the problem"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The water pump was leaking coolant and the dealer replaced the water pump and serpentine belt. Problem fixed"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leaking manifold"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS Unsure)

"Have been back to the dealer twice; each time the problem reoccured within six weeks"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS Unsure)

"Weather stripping torn and loose on drivers door - this has never occurred previously in any of my cars including cheap used beaters"

Stephen W., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"dash was rattling and had to get the dealer to fix it. took several days. they did provide a loaner car"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"dash bezel around rpm gauge. two pieces of plastic come into contact with each other vibrate/rattle"

Derek S., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"Wind noise has been present since I bought the car. Dealer has not corrected the problem"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"OD SYS NOT CORRECT IF IT SAID I USED 10 GAL OF GAS I ACTUALLY USED 12"

David A., FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"A plastic port on the back of the engine broke which dumped all of the engine coolant out while driving"

Al F., MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Antifreeze had slow leak from hose connector housing. Coolant would pool on engine"

Robert H., GA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"We experienced a coolant leak where the hose connects to the upper portion of the motor through a plastic "y" shaped valve"

Trent E., CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Twice has to replace part under car that was leaking fluid due to raccoon or some other critter chewing on it while parked in parking lot"

Kristine C., FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"antifreeze odor which was eliminated with a gm bulletin"

Charles W., CT (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Plastic thermostat housing cracked and leaked"

Claude C., MB (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine overheated unexpectedly. Was covered by a GM maintenance alert. No cost"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The sensor on the thermostat said thermostat wasn't opening. Thermostat was working fine, the sensing system was causing the engine to run rich, turning check engine light on, and lowering gas mileage"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The bolt and housing that was holding the thermostat was faulty causing the thermostat to stick"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Second time replaced water pump. Both times covered by warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump replaced under warranty"

Richard V., MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"found large puddle of coolant on garage floor under the car one morning when getting ready to go to work. There were no previous warning signs of any issues"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Noise & Leak"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump leaked and was replaced according to a service bulletin"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 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

Rough shifting

"The transmission seemed to not downshift occasionally when coming to a stop which caused the engine to stall. It's in the shop as I type to hopefully diagnose the problem"

David S., AZ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"won't engage then jumps gears at lower speeds"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Unsure)

"VEHICLE WILL LUNGE FORWARD WHEN YOU RELEASE THE THE BRAKES IN DRIVE. NO SMOOTH SHIFTING PATTERN. TRANSMISSION WILL NOT SHIFT TO A HIGHER GEAR, CAUSING ENGINE TO RACE AT VERY HIGH RPM'S. CHEVROLET KNOWS OF PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL, BUT DOES NOTHING"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car would slip in gear and there was no acceleration. A part that engages the car's transmission had to be replaced entirely...they also found some computer chips in the electronics of the transmission were faulty and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A computer chip or two were found to be faulty and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"During check up the mechanic found a leak at the torque converter seal also found transmission cooler lines leaking"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rusty transmission coolant lines-leaking"

Michael M., NH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Both transmission cooling lines ruptured and had to be replaced"

Randall M., IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Clutch adjustment

"The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. I have driven standard cars for 50 years! It's not me! I explained that a novice driving this car could panic and that it would not be safe. So, there was NO adjustment since nothing wrong could be fo"

Hilda W., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure Unsure)
Gear selector or linkage

"This car stalls unexpectidly. I have taken it in but nothing was found. I wrote to GM and was told to bring the car in right after it happens,really not doable, i may be far away. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. I have driven standard"

Hilda W., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure Unsure)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

"Oil was leaking from head gasket area and needed to be replaced"

Kristine C., FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"PVC valve went bad twice"

John B., MO (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Was replaced"

David V., MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"The turbo unit failed and had to be replaced it prompted me to request General Motors to increase the warranty on the car and they agreed to do that"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo replaced after report to dealer of poor engine performance"

Joe R., CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Suddenly, the surged forward & iwasbarely able to keep it under control"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo went out. Was replaced by service warranty"

Eddie R., OK (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The turbo charger/supercharger went bad after about 35,000 miles. It was covered under warranty"

Charles M., NH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"check engine light was coming on - wave plate broken"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Auto shop said engine need higher octane fuel due to knocking problem"

Craig B., NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"The dealer punched a hole in the timing belt cover causing massive leakage. General Motors stepped in and got it resolved"

Leonard S., FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dealership repaired under warranty 2 small leaks near the oil pan that could have gotten worse over time. A/c compressor was also replaced under warranty"

David S., AZ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"camshaft seal leak"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"recalled for oil seal leak, oil pan gasket also failed"

Anonymous, NM (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Steady oil leak at base of oil filter housing rendered the car undriveable. The dealer repaired under an extended warranty (GMPP) within 24 hours"

Michael A., MI (2012 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 replaced under warranty by dealership"

David S., AZ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"compressor has failed twice"

Anonymous, NM (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car has a defective design where the cooling coils are underneath the car. A rock from the road caused the coolant to leak out. The dealer charged me over $800 to repair, which did not include a protective plate to prevent the problem from happen"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"Coolant hose leaked. Dealer replaced wrong part, then realized steel tube needed replaced. Hasnt leaked for over a year"

Diane B., OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking coolant, replaced water pump, continued to have to refill coolant, not have found leaking hose as of May 19, 2015, hopefully this will solve the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"coolant sensor on the radiator leaks"

Derek S., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"When hot inside the air conditioner does not run on high have to turn temperature way down to turn on"

Anonymous, HI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"We had to take the car into the dealership several times because the steering wheel would feel like it would jerk out of your hands when you are on a straightaway going down the highway. It actually made my wife uneasy and fearful of losing control of the vehicle. We ended up having To go to the dealership four times before they finally Acknowledged there was a problem with the vehicle and replaced the motor, linkage with a newer part. It's interesting that the only way we were able to get them"

William W., TN (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"same as the previous.They replaced this as well, thinking it was part of the problem"

William W., TN (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"SQUEAKING U-JOINT ON STEERING LINKAGE IN VEHICLE COCKPIT. CHEVROLET HAS REPAIRED"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The electronic power assist steering gear had to be replaced due to hard steering at times. This was addressed in a service bulletin"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"The thumping noise over bumps on the rear drive side was corrected by replacing a bearing"

Steven E., NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electronic or air suspension

"Have had to have steering electronics and gears replaced 4 times. The car will act as if the steering had gone out for just a moment during highway driving and a straight road. Very disconcerting. They can't seem to fix it right"

William W., TN (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Shocks or struts

"one shock leak oil rear left side"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

"If i recall correctly it was PCV valve system, and the entire cam cover (valve cover) had to be replaced, fairly expensive repair... probably should have been warranty but went to Canadian Tire, not dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Was recall I Didn't even knew was a problem"

Camilo R., CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had a vent tube on the fuel tank fail that caused a emissions sensor to fail. The dealership had to replace the sensor and the fuel tank. GM covered it all except $100"

Randall M., IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Gas pedal position sensor failed leaving the car undriveable. Another electronic gizmo that adds cost and complexity but doesn't really do anything for me"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"PCV Valve stuck in closed position. Known issue with this vehicle. Had to replace the Valve and hose cover @ $350. Many others have had this problem with this vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"They told me my O2 sensor was bad and that it wasn't cover under warrenty so I said fine don't fix it. It hasn't had a code since, if it was indeed bad it would have. The problem as covered and it was a vaccume leak in the valve cover"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"intake manifold went bad. it is plastic and. the repair was 1100"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"At 42000 miles the transmission failed. Junk"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Second time replacing this transmission. Both times covered by warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car stranded me on the Interstate with a complete transmission failure"

Paul S., FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A clutch broke and was stuck in first gear. When tried to shift up it lock up and stop engine"

Stephen S., IA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"it is Dealer Service dept. as we speak. Trans was Whineing for two months. Last week it started "banging into gear including reverse. On the way to dealer RPM went high, car would not move and trans started to make lot's of noise. Towed in"

Don D., PA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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

"electrical systems loose power. dash lights, radio lights, and power steering fail. repaired 3 times. now experiencing same issue for the 4th time"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"only have 25000 miles on car and already having to replace light bulbs in head lights"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Foglights burned out. These are not accessible to an average person to change and must be taken to a mechanic to remove entire front section to replace bulbs"

David O., WA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Driver door locks stop working along with trunk release"

John B., MO (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"using the actual tire gauge have 36 psi car is at 32"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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 dash board lighting a radio would go on and off, blink on and off and once the car would not start"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"issues linking blue tooth to phone. also, bluetooth does not connect to music on phone"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"the process of using the bluetooth is very confusing and therefore almost useless"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The problem is that all gps systems go off including onstar and compass etc. This has happened 3 times since purchase The 4th time a friend told me to to take of the positive terminal, replace it so the computer would reboot. No further problems"

Brenda P., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Paint worn away on sill of driver's door... unsightly and surface rust occurring, Past automobiles had a chrome sill plate to prevent this from occurring"

Stephen W., ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"Paint wore off the driver side door sill and had to be repainted since it was starting to rust which repair cost about $500.... most of my previous cars had a little aluminum plate here to prevent this... would rather live without power windows/door locks than without this $2.00 sill plate but am not given the choice any longer"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rust under trunk lid - repainted"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

"every time I pulled up to a parking block the front air school hit until it broke off. The dealer wanted to charge me to put it back on"

Charles C., AZ (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"The rear brake rotors became deformed due to overheating. Wasn't sure if it was tied to an issue with the power brake/vacuum"

Paul P., CO (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Antilock system (ABS)

"Sensor system corroded and gave false failure"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"recall"

Alexander M., NY (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Regular brake failure

"Part of a recall issue that caused loss of powered brake system. Repair made with no additional issues afterwards"

Robert V., IL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"car wouldn't start. faulty battery"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Battery cable failed, stranding me for 2 hours"

Joe R., CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Ignition switch

"The car had to go to the dealer twice to have the ignition switch properly repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Driveshaft or axle

"recall issue"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure Unsure)
Electrical failure

"Car would flash ABS/check engine/service traction lights. All interior electronics would flicker"

Anonymous, GA (2012 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.

What Owners Say

Windows

"Window would not stay closed after using express up. Dealer had to reset computer module"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

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