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 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 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 2014 Chevrolet Cruze owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Check engine light would come on"

Robert B., NV (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Failure of emissions exhaust fluid system"

Maurice W., OK (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Cracked charcoal canister required service. Not a major issue, so did not service for about a year. Prevented remote start because the engine light was on."

Anonymous, MT (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The DEf fluid indicator came on and would not allow me to drive more than 100 mile. 3 dealerships couldn't fix it. The last dealer told me to get the emissions deleted, i did and has run perfect since."

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Third time since buying vehicle in 2013 that I have had issues with the car emissions. Two emissions sensors and one control sensor. Numerous recall notices From Gm that say do not take car to dealership unless there is a problem and how to get a refund if I already paid for the problem. Quality long term is crap, dealerships are crap and rip off and have dealt with 3 of them. I will never buy another US domestic again. I will buy Toyota or honda, whatever offers best hybrid gas efficient mid-size SUB"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"I need a new catalytic converter but have not purchased it yet"

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Evidently the fuel filter system gets too easily clogged and can't clear itself. The system automatically reduces acceleration until the problem is fixed. It's somewhat more complicated but fundamentally accurate. The last time this happened the dealer suggested only using major brand fuel, such as Exxon, etc. Since then we haven't had a problem. Fingers crossed. Most of the cost of the numerous repairs were covered by GM."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Purge Valve Sensor Something is also up with my gas gauge where it only goes to 3/4 full when I fill the tank and may fluctuate. corrects itself around half a tank. dealer said it would cost to much to look into because they thought it was the fuel gauge sensor but its not a guarantee"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"on a trip can had a fault and only gave about 100 miles before it went to 5 MPH limp mode. Took 2 weeks for the dealer to fix"

Craig R., KY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"NoX sensor exhaust system is a problem that they dealer won't cover under warranty"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel)

"Mass Airflow Sensor reading out of range caused drivability problems such as surging and bucking"

Andrew J., MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Check engine light kept coming on and computer code indicated that the o2 sensor was defective. Car runs fine after sensor replaced"

W H., DE (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"CEL came on. Dealer replaced sensor in exhaust. Problem solved"

Jeff S., WA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"The problem had to do with an O2 sensor leak which was fixed"

Ronald P., OR (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"some exhaust temp sensor failed, took a long time (week?) to diagnose"

Chris R., OR (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"NOx sensor was replaced"

Michael S., NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Engine light came on went to the dealership they scanned code found faulty o2 sensor"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Between 60 to 90 days car has engine light display on dash monitor which turns out the car has to be placed into dealer service for O2 sensors, and carbon filter cleaning. Car should be recalled for fuel exhaust fluid engineering changes to fix the p"

Maurice W., OK (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Just had check eng. light come on"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"I had 4 sensors replaced before i had the DEF system deleted. Now it runs perfect"

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Damaged intake manifold"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed exhaust gas temperature sensors"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

"it stopped working. the dealer repaired. it worked for about 25 miles an went out again. the dealer finally put in a new part. it now works ok"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT)

"Backup camera doesn't always turn on when car first started and put in reverse"

Bill H., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The camera display isn't clear and provides no useful information"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS Unsure)
Display screen freezes up

"GPS would freeze up and not accept any input. Problem could be resolved by powering down the car for about 5 minutes. Problem was fixed when GPS was replaced."

Carl V., CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Display screen goes blank

"This vehicle was riddled with problems related to computer software and sensors having to do with the Diesel exhaust fluid quality/level. Luckily for me, they were all resolved during the warranty period, but it was quite a headache. As a result, I decided not to go with a Diesel on our newer car"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"The side blind zone alert message was displayed on the driver instrument cluster before the screen became blank. The outside sensors from the rear fascia had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The Aux outlet didn't work"

Cynthia T., MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS stopped working. Only showed GM Technical center."

Carl V., CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"On start up car sometimes forgets paired phone. Resulting in blue tooth not being available. Can not be corrected. With out turning off the car for a period of time"

Eric G., GA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"My Samsung Galaxy S4 kept disconnecting from the Cruze Bluetooth. I took the car in and an update was done. Problem fixed"

Chris S., WI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"calls would disconnect and phones would turn off"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Reception range is 1/4 of all my other vehicles. Constantly changing stations. Dealer has checked it and says the antenna and radio are fine"

Edward M., MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Radio and other warning lights/systems turn off and then on again without any apparent reason, perhaps a short or connector problem, that that is a guess."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze)
Speakers

"Drivers side door speaker failed- distorted sound -buzzy"

Stephen C., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Have had both front door speakers fail. The first, on the passenger side, was replaced under warranty. The driver side speaker has started failing."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drivers side door speaker started distorting sound. Replaced under extended warranty"

Stephen C., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel controls

"The steer wheel controls for the radio stop working as follows - sound control if not used often changes the stations or goes into the menu options for calling, the search channel changes favorite list and does not operate as it should unless used often. All other controls work perfect with no issues."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Replaced water outlet housing after significant leak. The engine repeatedly overheated for a period of 6-8 weeks and was "guzzling" antifreeze until the leak occurred and we were able to diagnose source of the problem"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coolant leak outlet fixture assembly leaked at compression joint, repaired by dealership, failed a second time within 1 hour of driving, replaced by dealership with another new part. Then Coolant tank hose fitting started leaking and as this is a pressurized system leaks steadily. I purchased a aftermarket tank that had metal inserts in the fittings for improved strength and replaced the tank myself. No more leaks although there is a continued smell of over heated coolant from the engine compartment when hot-this problem was there before the coolant leaks."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Heater hose leak. Replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A couple of interconnects were leaking"

Thomas C., NV (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Antifreeze leak from overflow coolant assembly as described in recall"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Problem solved when water pump was replaced"

Malcolm D., ME (2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Overheating

"Started overheating. Engine diagnostic showed coolant temperature sensor and was replaced. Another $200."

Joan H., NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze)
Radiator

"Cracked radiator"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Thermostat

"My temperature gauge in the car wasn't working, and the radiator fan was running long after the car stopped. I replaced the thermostat and temperature sensor myself and haven't seen those problems reoccur."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS Unsure)

"a code came up the air conditioning not working due to high engine heat but the engine was not hot the fact was the engine was not getting up to temperature and operating in efficiently causing the code because thermostat was stuck open. Fixed under warranty by dealer"

William L., IN (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Water pump

"Water pump was replaced 45000 miles ago, need to replace again. 2 water pumps in 130000 miles of driving."

Richard D., PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had a coolant leak, from the water pump. Chevrolet took car of the repair under my extended warranty. They couldn't get a replacement water pump for 4 weeks. I had a loaner from them for 4 weeks. They did a proper repair, but no one takes 4 weeks to get a part in this day and age."

Carl A., CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Water pump failed suddenly causing coolant to leak out. Vehicle was inoperative and left me stranded at work. Vehicle had to be towed to a dealership for warranty repair."

Eric K., CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Was losing antifreeze - local shop confirmed a leaking water pump and it was replaced under warranty"

Malcolm D., ME (2014 Chevrolet Cruze 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

"Vehicle was at high RPM while going up a mountain pass and suddenly started having loud whistling noises from the engine. Noises stopped when removing the dipstick and began smoking out of tailpipe, suggesting it was a pressure issue. Dealership diagnosed it as a problem with the head and intake manifold and replaced both."

Anonymous, MT (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Major engine failure resulting in the need for replacement of the engine. Inadequate qualified diesel mechanics in the CHEVROLET dealer network. Car has been in the shop for over 8 weeks. Never again CHEVROLET diesel."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Head gasket

"Check engine light came on, took to dealer and problem was resolved free of charge"

Joseph B., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"leaks. replace no charge gasket under wanrenty"

Pierre G., QC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"check engine light came on -- went to dealer next day -- problem fixed under warranty. [5 days left on the 5 year warranty.]"

Jim M., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"We had constant problems with the turbo until they replaced the entire system a month ago. We still get warning lights that GM has yet to figure out"

Val R., CO (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Tube from turbo blew off. This was due to poor assembly from the engine provider. Car would hardly move for sensors was not picking up proper intake pressure from turbo. Cost ZERO under warranty this includes towing"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Check Engine light was diagnosed as failing turbocharger. Unit replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbocharger failed, covered by warranty, Chevrolet replaced ENGINE at no charge. Dealers involved were very courteous and on top of the situation."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is documented that GM has problems with the PCV in the intake manifold. This causes the turbocharger not to function, and causes very degraded engine performance. GM has not addressed this problem."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At 97000 miles it began surging especially up hills. Then began losing power. Check engine light came on. The mechanic said turbo was going bad. They replaced it. Im at 108000. It still surges, light comes on intermittently."

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intake manifold failed"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Experiencing lack of turbocharger boost"

Kurt K., CA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 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

"Once a year there are repairs on the coolant system; Water pump, hoses, reservoir, etc"

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The turbo cooling, surge tank, and coolant fitting attached to engine block failed. Had to do significant repair on two occasions."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Very poor seals which leads to wind noise"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"loud engine noise when accelerating, dealer made engine area adjustments to eliminate vibrations which were causing noise"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A vibration as the engine goes through the 1800 to 2000 RPM range in each gear"

John K., AL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"FIRST 6 MONTHS THERE WAS A SMALL SQUEAK AROUND REAR OF CAR, SEAMS TO HAVE GONE AWAY. ALSO SMALL RATTLE AROUND DASH AREA"

Michael K., MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"right rear shock had rattle noise. Under warranty, it was replaced. Rattle is gone"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"again poor workmanship/parts - vehicle already has squeaks/rattles within the body"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"When only rear windows down, a feeling of disturbed pressure within the car and an associated "pounding" noise is experienced"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"at speeds of 55 or more vehicle makes a whistling sound"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"air noise around doors"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Road and wind noise very loud on highway driving"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

"Had to have the compressor replaced"

Gary O., NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C compressor just stopped working and everything had to be replaced. Cost me 850 to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Air conditioning failed. Had bad outside temperature sensor replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the a/c doesn't seem to be cool enough, although the mechanic says it's ok."

Walter G., PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"I had my battery replaced and then The blower wouldn’t turn off. All the climate controls were inoperative."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"leakage of the heater core and cool contamination of ventilation system brought to light by car overheating and heated fumes from vents. Dealer mismanaged the repair work causing additional repairs and longer down time. Dealer made false claims and tried to charge for unnecessary work"

Frank B., VA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"air recirculation button stuck would not go off all thr time"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the weather drops below 28 degrees Fahrenheit it takes the heater an inordinate amount of time to kick in. Sometimes it would take hours for the heater to start working."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Losing antifreeze"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Failed water pump had to have it changed"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The heater takes longer to kick in the colder it is outside. It can become a real issue when it's below freezing outside and I'm in the car for an extended period of time."

George P., IL (2014 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

Engine computer

"Check Engine light comes on often in rainy, humid weather"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"check engine light keeps coming on. Multiple attempts to resolve problem have not been successful."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Engine knock or ping

"Rumble knocking from front end near floor area. Service manager told me it was turbo. Mechanic said he couldn't live with the sound and would call if Chevy came up with a fix"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"oil pan leak"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Found oil burning on motor which infiltrating cabin of car thru vents.had mechanic change gasket on valve cover and head gasket Found 1st week of March resolved 2nd week of March"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil leaks 3 different times although 1 was when drain plug was cracked. Finally resolved all leaks when taken to dealer who did some major work earlier this year"

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Unsure Unsure)

"Had rear main seal replaced several months ago. In a seemingly unrelated problem, I am taking it in next week to have the intake manifold and front seal replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"faulty oil pan gasket"

Thomas C., NV (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"GM REPLACE ENGINE GASKET NO CHARGE VERY SATISFIED"

Pierre G., QC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 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

12V power plug

"Does not supply a oxygen consentrator"

Eliot G., MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Incorrect parking lights were installed at factory, they were dimmer than standard. Dealer finally replaced this year"

Thomas M., OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Gauges

"Sensors showed errors"

Gary O., NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Mileage shown often 5 mpg higher than by figuring it out by hand. Average mph? Often 42 -44 average mph shown after a 350 expressway trip with only 2-4 city miles"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"All guages shorted - the cause was determined to be a faulty radio installation. It was fully repaired after three seperate full-day trips to the dealership. Repairs were completed under the pre-owned certification policy."

Jason S., SC (2014 Chevrolet Cruze)
Headlights

"The inside of the headlight yellow turn indicator fell off. The are no external reasons and no other damage to the headlight."

James K., TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Key FOB wouldn't open trunk. Got replaced"

Thomas S., IL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Why has Chevrolet not done a national recall on this problem? Several months ago my car radio would work for five minutes and then not work for five minutes. This would go on for a day or two and then be all right. Then it would start up again. Then three weeks ago just as I was parking car it completely shut off with the locks unlocked and windows open. I went to run an errand and when I came back it started and I was able to drive off. Two weeks ago I was parked listening to my radio with the car running. It suddenly cut off with the key in the car. I could not get the key out. I could not unlock the doors with the buttons on the car or the key fob. All gauges where shut off and everything was shut down. I called my boss. He sent someone out to help. They used jumper cables to jump my car. It started enough to get my key out and open the door and get out. That night the car started fine. The next day my local Chevrolet dealership knew what the problem was. It needed a negative battery cable. I have had no problems this week. I have looked n the internet and see where others have had these same problems for several years. Why has Chevrolet not done a national recall on this known problem? It is dangerous. One internet video the driver was in traffic and people honked at her just stopped there in traffic. She could not even turn on her blinkers/flashers. Everything totally shuts down with the key stuck in the car."

Patricia R., WA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"I took the vehicle to JustTires and asked them to check the tire my dashboard was telling me was low. When they checked it they told me the system was indicating the wrong tire. Took my car to the dealership I purchased it at and believe they fixed the issue."

George P., IL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"I have not as yet had an adjustment. tech thought some of my power problems in 2nd and 3 rd might be do to a wearing clutch the gear shift ball you hold has a loose aluminum trim piece. Sanding will rough the hand held gears control area.unfortunately, some dumbell did not make the hand held lever unscrewable. you have to replace the entire unit $600 plus for a .20cent piece of metal"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gear selector or linkage

"The car would not always recognize that it was in Park. GM dealer took a while to understand the problem and rectify it. They would only address the issue once they witnessed it with their own eyes"

Michael C., VA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rough shifting

"the car makes a clunking noise when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear"

Dan A., IN (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission fluid i think, it was a pink fluid, they had to replace something that has had issues with the Cruz"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Chevrolet Cruze)

"It was a factory recall for a transmission seal or gasket that required replacement. No fluid was actually leaking at the time. It was a pre-cautionary recall. GM replaced at no cost of course"

Normajean E., MB (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The dealership was changing the transmission fluid and replaced a seal that was leaking."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission lines were leaking. The replacement was $750"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 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

Alternator

"Charging System checking, was not charging the battery. Alternator and battery replaced. $600."

Joan H., NY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Had to be replaced under 1000 miles (covered under warranty)"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"problem w/ starting, dealer made new key,did not solve problem. dealer #2 replaced battery which solved issue"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of battery after about 5 years of service. Replaced by dealership."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electronic ignition

"Car died, had to be towed. Needed engine computer module (covered under warranty)"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Key did not fully insert into ignition; key felt blocked. Roadside assistance was called; tow truck operator able to get key inserted after "jiggling" for a few minutes. Steering wheel and gearshift were properly aligned"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"check engine lite came on, took car to dealer. Catalytic converter failed and it was replaced. Also just had a recall on Cat converter software that was fixed yesterday 5/10/17"

Francis B., RI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine came on, trouble code indicated the catalyst experienced a fault. The dealership replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light kept coming on and going off and coming back on again. I had the car looked at by my mechanic. I managed to get it through last year's inspection but I will probably have to replace this year."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"MyLink doesn't always turn on when car started. Screen blank, backup camera doesn't come on in reverse. After backing up and shifting to drive the backup camera comes on briefly and then MyLink screen or radio station if turned on"

Bill H., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The service needed indicator is always on when car is started Until I click it off. The passenger airbag light is always on. Don't have money to see what's wrong w/passenger airbag."

Anonymous, OK (2014 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

"Incredibly poor design of system connecting adjacent plastic body parts. Joints dislodged with relatively minor impact. No simple, inexpensive way to repair."

Anonymous, DE (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The left rear quarter was repainted and the paint did not match"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Arrived new with a chip on the back. It was fixed free but the car was in the shop far too long, 1 week"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"paint was chipping in one area, the dealership took care of it"

Scott D., MA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After 3 years the paint started to deteriorate and metal started showing through."

James K., TX (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 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)

"seems affected by ice and snow"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"lost brake fluid twice"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"The brake pads are two small and wear quickly. Rear pad came apart damaged the rotor."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes started squeaking when in use and was pushing more to get car to stop"

Anonymous, (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

Alignment

"Even after bringing the car to the dealership twice, the car still does not steer properly. When trying to drive straight correction on one side requires overcoming a small amount of resistance while correction to the other side requires restrained wheel turning otherwise there is overcorrection"

Anonymous, NB (2014 Chevrolet Cruze ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Shocks or struts

"A banging sound was coming from the right rear wheel. It turned out the shock was no longer attached and waas hitting the wheel."

Ron S., ON (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Recall notices"

Nathan B., IA (2014 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

Locks and latches

"Trunk spontaneously opens. sometimes overnight at rest with the engine off; most times on starting; and once wor twice while driving. maybe once or twice a month"

Anonymous, VT (2014 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

"Transmission started making hard knocking noises when starting to move forward. GM replace transmission no charge"

Craig R., KY (2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

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

"Driveshaft was recalled"

Dennis K., PA (2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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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
STEERING
Jul 10 2015
Separation of the tie rod from the steering gear could result in the loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured November 8, 2013, to March 12, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the inner tie rod may not be tightened to specification allowing the tie rod to separate from the steering gear.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. The recall began on July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15386.
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: 15V442000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
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:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Feb 21 2014
If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, Verano, and Enclave, and Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Traverse, and GMC Acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect." They also fail to conform to FMVSS number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
What should you do:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. The recall began on April 10, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and GMC owners at 1-800-462-8782. General Motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.
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: 14V092000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 355
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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