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.
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There are 5 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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2013 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

"We've had a persistent coolant leak that started while the car was still within its 2 yr/24K CPO warranty. The car was at the dealership 3 times while in warranty and twice, parts got replaced and once we were turned away because a leak couldn't be found. We had to bring the car in an additional 2 times to (knock on wood) fix the problem. I think we ended up spending close to $2500 to fix this issue and that was after the dealership gave us some small discounts. We hope the issue is finally resolved because we're really fed up with the car, the dealership, and with GM. We're disgusted that we had to pay for a problem that started while the car still in warranty."

Colleen K., MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Caused by water pump"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump distribution manifold that connects the overflow tank to the water pump, the plastic cracked and would leak under pressure and was getting ready for a major failure that could have resulted in major engine damage or getting stuck on the side of the road"

Steven F., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Many auto manufactures have started using plastic components in high heat applications. I know of BMW, VW, and CHEVROLET to name a few. Manufactures should get dinged for this. Recently I have to replace the Engine Coolant Water Outlet, Thermostat and water pump because of a crack developed in the coolant water outlet pipe."

Ricardo R., TX (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This car has had several antifreeze leaks due to failed water pump, broken lines, and leaking coolant line going to the turbo charger."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Overheating

"The car overheated while driving in the dead of winter because of a coolant leak. There was no low coolant indicator. How is possible that there is no indicator?"

Colleen K., MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It was the same issue as previously discussed."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Most times when using defrost the system would shut down and give error message 'A/C off due to high engine temp' and the temperature gage would stop working. Several trips to dealer to did not resolve it. After GM advisory, seems to finally be resol"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car simply started to overheat for no apparent reason. Could not find any leaks, whatever"

David G., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Car quit registering temp, dealer reset module and has been fine sense"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO)
Water pump

"Pretty simple, noticed it was leaking"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leak in water pump caused overheating. New water pump was covered by warranty, but I was very disappointed in service at dealership insisting they needed to also supply a new thermostat which was not covered, and misleading us on the cost for that."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump was replaced twice so far in life of care. Second time after being stranded by overheated car. Also seems to be resolved after GM advisory letter"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I smelled engine coolant from the heater vents; it was discovered that the water pump was leaking. the dealership replaced it under warranty"

Lori K., NJ (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"as result of factory error all the coolant leaked out and caused the engine to overheat and water pump to fail"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Just a recall. No repair"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"New water pump under warranty"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

"Plastic water manifold colapsed. It should have been made from aluminum."

Steve W., TX (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a leak in the water pump which required replacing"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dealer replaced the water pump under warranty - I didn't even know it was leaking"

Thomas K., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coolant leaks related to engine and lower transmission. Found immediately after warranty ran out. Later incident, coolant reservoir emptied resulting from a leak."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Wintertime frost and condensation on inside front windshield and front window. Never completely resolved."

Anonymous, (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving at moderate speed, or above, there is an unexplained wind-like noise coming from the direction of the right front door. Since I am the only driver of this car, I have not been able to explore it further, since it appears only at speeds above 20 mph."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)
Squeaks or rattles

"Sounds like a loose shock underbody"

Robert F., MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This car has had multiple squeaks (drivers seat) and rattles (visor, roof liner) that the dealer has been unable to locate and fix"

P B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"annoying amount of wind noise above 20 mph near drivers door. worsening at higher speeds."

Frank B., FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise when driving above 30mph"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"drivers window noise annoying starting at 35mph"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The wind noise and the air leakage noise is one and the same. I cannot distinguish one from the other."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT Unsure)

"wind noisestarted recently and is annoying"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"drivers side window noise above 35 mph"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 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

Driveshaft or axle

"Fractured right axle shaft. Recall. Took to dealer and it took one month to get GM parts. Had rental provided by GM"

Jan S., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT)

"recall from GM covered under warranty - probability of fracturing in use"

Michael C., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall....seems to be the norm with Chevy products these days"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"recall"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Axle recall. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"Frequently receive a warning message on dashboard that is powering down for safety reasons. This happens while driving, and the engine immediately cuts power, forcing the vehicle to be pulled out of traffic and restarted."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cooling system connect leaked on to an electronic connector causing faulty overheating on the display."

Anonymous, (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator went bad and caused battery failure. Was able to drive to garage."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine light came on and soon auto was non-functional. Apparently a wire had broken. Service was free under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"engine drive would not engage - needed tow to my dealership"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Rear sensor module failed twice within a months period"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sensor behind the "L" rear wheel failed causing interior electrical system to fail"

Patricia U., WI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT)

"Blind spot detection system failed twice. Costly repair"

Leonard R., MA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"This has been out almost as much as its been on they have replaced it 4 times never again will we buy from GM"

William B., MO (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It's not that the display screen goes off -- the who radio unit spontaneously turns off. This has happened only a few times, months apart, but more than once. Also, the screen occasionally dims (sound still OK) every once in a while. The dealer blames the lighting conditions, but it goes up and down a couple times, generally when I first go out in the morning"

Todd E., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO)
Radio

"radio stopped working and no buttons worked, problem went away a couple days later, happened again a couple months later and fixed itself"

Charles W., IA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is intermittent but the radio will stop and the infotainment screen will go completely blank"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

Accessory belts or pulleys

"A car with the low mileage this vehicle has should not have needed belt replacement that was not covered under warranty"

Glenn S., IA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine computer

"The car would lose significant amount of power. Then it almost stopped and the check engine light came on. The mechanic said the computer engine was malfunctioning, causing the automatic doors in front of the engine to stop opening. He "re-programmed"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"All three leaks started at about the same time. The dealer's service department told me that this is a frequent occurrence and implies that there is an issue with the gaskets."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Around the same time of the water coolant outlet pipe leak. I had to fix a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Seal that was causing an oil leak and a Turbo Oil Feed Return Line that failed due to a rubber gasket. All these repairs happened this year which lead to big headaches, down time and money spent."

Ricardo R., TX (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Needed value cover gasket, Cam actuator seals needed, Located immediately after warranty ran out."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Don't recall the exact issue, but the oil leak was pretty substantial and would have cost over a $1,000.00 to repair had this not been a certified used car and was still covered (though barely) under warranty."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 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

"Car did not shift comfortably causing engine to over rev"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When cold, the shifts are rough in the lower gears. This has not been experienced in other Cruze models we've driven"

P B., MN (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Slips out of D on a hill"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission began leaking small drops from unknown location. Took to deal for repair. Two days later leak returned. Took back to dealer for repair. One month later leak has returned, still need to return to dealer. Not happy with quality of engine o"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transaxle had a torque converter seal replaced"

William D., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission cooler lines leaked and took dealer a month to repair. Dealer kept vehicle all that time."

Pat E., CO (2013 Chevrolet Cruze 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

Automatic climate control

"Blend door stopped working had to take apart dash and fix cheap plastic gears"

Christopher I., MD (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Coolant smell when using the heater. Three trips to the dealer and they still can't fix it. We sold the car"

Michael B., VA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Constant small of anti-freeze in the cabin that GM engineers recognize as a design fault. Have been to the dealer on multiple times to seek correction; still not fixed."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Started loosing refrigerant. Dealership fixed at manufacturers cost"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Upper hose connection . DIY replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"there is something rubber flapping on the underside of the front right side of the car... possibly a clip missing on something rubbery. It only does it when it's below 50 and it gets worse with the speed of the car, and wind."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The plastic trim on the front keeps coming off. It is pulled off by parking curbs and sometimes just driving. It drags until I get home"

Maryann F., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim piece that runs below the driver and passenger door came loose from the clips - not quite sure how. Dealership put new clips in and reinstalled it for $75"

Gerald P., AR (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Driver's door weatherstrip, Part Number 96933439, on body side was twisted/distorted"

Ken M., ON (2013 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The center rear stoplight quit working"

Richard M., MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"The fuel gauge will only go to 3/4 full, this started about a year ago. There appears to be a problem with the wiring that affects multi gauges"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

"hinge broke on vanity mirror on driver's side"

Timothy A., FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"warning lights flashing due to battery going bad. Dealer replaced new battery"

Rodney M., AZ (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

Coil

"Coil pack for cylinder #1 failed"

William D., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coil pack has been replaced numerous times. Seems to burn extremely hot and gets overheating damage. Car drives really rough and has at times almost no acceleration until coil pack is replaced."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"As the result of the coil failure for #1 cylinder the dealer replaced all 4 spark plugs."

William D., PA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Problem was w/ the "brake blade clutch"??? Car would "lurch" slightly when stopped and in gear. Don't feel it was a safety issue as the "lurch" was very slight"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The day AFTER my warranty expired I had MAJOR problems with the transmission which rendered the vehicle UNDRIVEABLE!!! The car barely had 60,000 miles on it. The car would not shift into certain gears and when it would hit as little as 30mph the engine would get stuck in this loud revving noise, it was working so hard at just a few mph. The owners manual listed the suggested transmission fluid change at 42,000 and my dealer, where I had been getting regular maintenance, confirmed that they DID NOT change the transmission fluid at the manufactures suggested mileage, the service manager claimed the car could go to 100,000 miles before changing the fluid!!! I don't know that this contributed to the issue but it certainly didn't make me feel very good about the service I was receiving."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze)

"Transmission bucks on the 2nd to 3rd gear shift after a cold restart"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"HAd a recall for possible damage to the cat conv and also got a check engine light with acode indicating cat conv damage. dealer replaced cat conv for no charge."

Anonymous, (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"there is a loose shield around the area of the flexible pipe near the engine. i feel that this should not have failed at this time. it should have lasted longer."

Anonymous, (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Sensors failed due to water damage, they are not sufficiently protected from water spray from the roadway"

Leonard R., MA (2013 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"After normal wear break replacement sensors went on abs and stabilitrac system"

Anonymous, (2013 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"On routine inspection it was discovered my brakes we worn down to 5% on rear wheel I had no indication except for some squealing of brakes when I backed out of driveway"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"The brakes have gone very very soft on my wife 2 times and she almost wreaked the car they could not fine the problem had it over a week it worked ok for 4 months then it happen again took it back in and they said it was bad brake lines how do they g"

William B., MO (2013 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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"About rheee or four times since I've owned the car, the trunk has popped open with nobody around. Generally, it's overnight in the carport but it opened once in a parking lot and several items were liberated from the trunk without my permission or (at the time) knowledge. This makes me nervous. The dealer shrugs"

Todd E., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO)
Windows

"The passenger window regular has failed resulting in the window falling inside the door. In the process of buying new GM part to replace/repair the window. For a relatively new car I would not have expected such a failure"

Steven F., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 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

Cylinder head

"not sure which category, but had rocker arm, valve lifter replaced"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo charger body cracked"

Anonymous, PA (2013 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

Ball joints

"The car was recalled 3 times and in the shop for a total of 3 months. Many issues including the possible break of the steering system, causing complete loss of control of the car"

Lisa R., CA (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The steering felt like it was "sticking". After many, many discussions with dealer and finally showing the dealer the dozens of internet postings on the problem, it was fixed. LAST GM CAR EVER"

Robert C., MI (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"gas smell"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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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
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Jul 02 2014
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.
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: 14V417000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2990
AIR BAGS
Jun 26 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants. Additionally, if the air bag does not inflate, the driver is at an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the driver's front air bag inflator may have been manufactured with an incorrect part.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side air bag, free of charge. The recall began on June 28, 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14305.
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: 14V372000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29019
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Mar 31 2014
If the half shaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with a 1.4L turbo engine, and manufactured between November 28, 2012, and March 7, 2014. On the affected vehicles, the right front half shaft may fracture and separate.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the right half shaft, as needed, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. GM will send an interim letter to owners in May 2014. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's number for this recall is 14079. This is an expansion of recall 13V-452. NOTE: Some vehicles subject to this recall were subject to the recall campaign initiated in 2013. Some of those vehicles were repaired using defective parts. Those owners will be advised that they must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign and that having the earlier recall completed did not remedy their vehicles.
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: 14V151000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 174046
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Sep 23 2013
If the half shaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured half shaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with manual transmissions (MF3/MR5) and manufactured January 24, 2013, through August 1, 2013. On the affected vehicles, the right front half shaft may fracture and separate.
What should you do:
General Motors has notified owners. Dealers will replace the half shaft assembly, free of charge. The safety recall began on October 15, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. This is General Motors campaign number 13276.
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: 13V452000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3161
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