Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: What’s that smell – it’s a tad sweet with a tinge of chemical toxicity? If you own a 2011 Cruze it’s probably a coolant leak. It’s a widespread and notorious problem for the car and is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed in the state of New York. And that’s not the only problem 2011 owners face…

Many say the 2011 model year suffers from a throttle lag that is probably due to a fauly electronic throttle control. The problem is signifigant enough that some owners say they are too scared to drive their cars. Those that do get behind the wheel often say their transmission isn’t shifting properly and problems start occuring as early as 15,000 miles.

All of this leads us to say you’re probably better off without this car’s headaches (they’re probably chemically-induced anyway).


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
38,328 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212012

Cruze LTZ

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,328 miles


Took the car into the dealership on 8/16/12 with 35,755 miles and still under warranty and told them that remote start wasn't working properly. It wouldn't always work. Of course it was working the day that they looked at it and I was told there is nothing wrong. Had to take the car into a different dealership today because the check engine light is on (see other complaint) and sure enough the remote start won't work and now it is 2,500 miles outside of warranty. 4th problem with the Cruze. I would also like to mention that I come from a family with 4 GM employees that has only ever owned GM cars, so it would take a lot for me to complain. I am so dissatisfied with this car that I am posting all issues with it and WON'T be buying another GM vehicle. (My sister just bought an Impala and has had to have it in 2 or 3 times - one time I know was due to a bad time shaft. Apparently the old GM that makes quality products really is gone.)

- , Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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