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2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Problems & Complaints
On the flip-side, there's more concerns about brake problems.
However, there were far more Cruze vehicles sold for the 2012 model year so we'll give it our "Beware of this Clunker" badge rather than the "Avoid Like the Plague."
Worst 2012 Cruze Problems by Category
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- transmission problems28NHTSA complaints: 2
- brakes problems21NHTSA complaints: 154
- electrical problems19NHTSA complaints: 124
- AC / heater problems16NHTSA complaints: 1
- engine problems16NHTSA complaints: 160
- interior accessories problems15NHTSA complaints: 5
- cooling system problems11NHTSA complaints: 1
- body / paint problems10NHTSA complaints: 15
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 84
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 18
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 13
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 4
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 17
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 55
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 24
- lights problemsNHTSA: 7
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 4
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