Chevrolet Cruze Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Not Dependable

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by an independent shop

This car is a lemon!! Transmission problems Etc already. I, had to trade it in for a more dependable vehicle.

Review submitted by:Stephanie

Pros:Not really appreciate this car

Cons:Transmission is a huge problem

Not recommended

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Mechanical problems already. Engine is running rough. The car started burning oil. Now, I must hurry and get out of this car. This is why car payments suck.

Review submitted by:Anthony

Pros:Can't think of any pros

Cons:Engine already burning oil

Worse car than I thought

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Transmission issues, etc. Not a good car at all.

Review submitted by:Keen

Pros:Not a dam thing

Cons:Transmission, Etc.

Terrible Vehicle

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Transmission issues already. Noisy engine, and cabin. "Cheap Vehicle"

Review submitted by:Chris

Pros:No pros

Cons:Transmission problems

Poor design

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This car is built too low to the ground. Even with the seat as high as it will go I still have to sit on a pillow to see over the steering wheel. Getting out I feel like I'm crawling. The front panel scrapes when going out of driveway. At

Review submitted by:ses

Pros:Good gas milage

Cons:Very poor design

Built too low to the ground.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have the front seat as high as it will go and I still have to sit on a cushion. Front end scrapes going in and out of driveways.

Review submitted by:not happy

Pros:good gas mileage

Cons:Bad car design ........ too low

Piston issues

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

These cars are having serious issues with cracked and damaged pistons. Mine have gone two times. My concern is when they go and it’s not covered under warranty. Hoping something like a class action suit or recall happens. I’m not happy at all and most likely will not be buying

Review submitted by:Denise

Pros:Nice car - great drive - lots of leg room

Cons:Piston issue keeps leaving me without a vehicle

This car is garbage. Very unreliable.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

From the day I bought it the coolant keeps breaking. I have replaced it 5 times already twice under WARRANTY and the other I paid for. I have spent thousands of dollars fixing the same problem and now today my mechanic said it broke again. I still owe 9k on

Review submitted by:Disappointed

Pros:There are no pros. Great body is all you get.

Cons:The coolant and all the parts are garbage.

It is an OK car.

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Auto stop feature horrible. Value on trade in really awful. Very hard to get in and out of passenger seat. Ride just OK, is a little rough compared to competition. I feel the drop in value $$ is enough to stay away from the Cruze.

Review submitted by:Pete

Pros:Looks, very nice.

Cons:As in my review comments.

Horrid quality and reliability

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Bought used nine weeks ago. First six of weeks, car sat at the dealers shop for electrical repairs related to the body control module. If this is what I can expect of a one-year old car, this will be my last GM product. Poor fitting trim and hap-hazard assembly. Our

Review submitted by:Threeer

Pros:Hatchback design and style

Cons:Horrid reliability and build quality

Read this review! The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Chevrolet

Model:

Cruze

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Background: I bought my 2016 Chevy Cruze LT (I belive this was my package, not sure) in December of 2016. At the time I was looking to get out of my big monthly payment and into something with better gas mileage (I previously drove a base model Camaro). I got

Review submitted by:dkbluechevycruze

Pros:Good MPG, stylish exterior, SAFE

Cons:Cheap feeling interior

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