- April 10: GM Re-Recalls Ignition Switch For Another Defect
- April 8: GM Fined $7,000 a Day For Missing Ignition Switch Deadline
- March 31: GM Recalls 1.3 Million Cars for Power Steering Problems
- March 30: GM Recalls 662,000 Vehicles Due to Broken Axles and Fire Risks
- March 29: Emergency Motion Filed Against GM to 'Park It Now'
- March 28: GM Recalls Another 824,000 Cars for Ignition Switch Defect
- March 28: GM Issues Chevy Cruze Stop Sale
- March 17: It's March Madness For GM: Another 1,500,000 Vehicles Recalled
- February 21: The Most American-Made Car Brand
2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze suffers from a throttle lag that gives many owners an unsafe feeling while driving.
According to reports, there is a significant lag between the time you press the accelerator and when the transmission actually engages. This has owners complaining about the responsiveness of their car in safety situations such as trying to cross a busy road. The 2011 model year is equipped with an electronic throttle control where there is no direct link between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body, leaving many to suggest that this is the source of the problem.
Interestingly, owners of the 2011 model year have gone on to test drive the 2012 Cruze and report it does not have the same transmission issue.
Worst 2011 Cruze Problems by Category
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- transmission problems41NHTSA complaints: 17
- engine problems34NHTSA complaints: 73
- cooling system problems31
- AC / heater problems23
- interior accessories problems10NHTSA complaints: 13
- windows / windshield problems7NHTSA complaints: 1
- electrical problems6NHTSA complaints: 11
- brakes problems5NHTSA complaints: 26
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 7
- miscellaneous problems3NHTSA complaints: 12
- seat belts / air bags problems3NHTSA complaints: 16
- steering problems3NHTSA complaints: 13
- clutch problems2
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 38
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 5
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 2
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