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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 problems19NHTSA complaints: 143
- electrical problems19NHTSA complaints: 117
- AC / heater problems15NHTSA complaints: 1
- interior accessories problems15NHTSA complaints: 5
- engine problems13NHTSA complaints: 150
- body / paint problems10NHTSA complaints: 14
- cooling system problems10NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problems6NHTSA complaints: 81
- fuel system problems5NHTSA complaints: 15
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 13
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- windows / windshield problems2NHTSA complaints: 4
- clutch problems1
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 16
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 50
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 20
- lights problemsNHTSA: 7
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 4
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