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: 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."


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Crashes / Fires:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze accessories - interior problems

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022012

Cruze 4-cyl

  • miles


2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Consumer writes in regards safety recall the consumer stated his wife saw a news report, where 30 vehicles had problems with oil in the bellypan. There was sufficient danger to initiate a recall. When the consumer went to have the oil change at the dealer, he brought up the recall. However, the dealer claimed to know nothing about it. The dealer then checked online and received a diagram as to how to fix the problem. The oil changed revealed and excessive amount of oil in the bellypan. The consumer also stated it was difficult to change a flat tire, due to the poorly designed jack.

- Brenham, TX, USA

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