CarComplaints.com Notes: In many ways, the 2012 Cruze continues the legacy of its predecessor. It's a legacy of sluggish transmissions and coolant leaks, but it's still a legacy.

To be fair, the number of complaints about the cooling system are way down versus the 2011 model which led to a class-action lawsuit.

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."

4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142012

Cruze

  • 22,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that the inside of the vehicle smelled like burning plastic and the windows on the vehicle fogged up. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer three times before they were able to determine that the heating core caused the fog. The heating coil was replaced but the contact stated that the vehicle then smelled of burning coolant and plastic. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 25,900.

- Forest Lake, MN, USA

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