Recall List for the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

Official recalls have been issued for the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM), ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION NHTSA Campaign #16V502000

    • Date Announced: JULY 05, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,620

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

    Consequence: If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The recall began on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V502000 »

  2. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #14V300000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 31,520

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011 to July, 16, 2012, Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured December 7, 2011 to July 25, 2012, Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured December 5, 2011 to August 2, 2012, and Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 1, 2011 to June 11, 2012. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

    Consequence: If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Chevrolet owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020. Buick owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. Note: This is an expansion of recalls 12V-522 and 13V-023. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V300000 »

  3. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST NHTSA Campaign #13V360000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 15, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 292,879

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles equipped with 1.4L DOHC gasoline turbo engines and 6T40 front wheel drive automatic transmissions and equipped with an electric vacuum pump to provide supplemental vacuum for brake assist, when needed. In the affected vehicles, the pump may not activate, resulting in an intermittent reduction or loss of brake assist.

    Consequence: A loss of braking assistance will require extra pedal force and/or distance to bring the vehicle to a stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace a microswitch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020. GM's recall number is 12213. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V360000 »

  4. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #13V023000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 24, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,167

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic, and model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

    Consequence: If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 13, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V023000 »

  5. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #12V522000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,949

    Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

    Consequence: If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

    Actions: General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 11, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V522000 »

  6. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #12V288000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 413,148

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through May 31, 2012. Spilled or dripping oil (such as after an oil change) may collect in the engine shield (bellypan) near hot engine or exhaust system surfaces. As a result, the oil and the engine shield may ignite and burn.

    Consequence: Either condition could result in an engine compartment fire, possibly causing injury or death.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will modify the engine shield to prevent fluid from contacting the shield. Also, on vehicles with a manual transmission, dealers will apply a protective tape to the electronic power steering wire harness. Repairs will be performed free of charge to the owner. The safety recall began on July 10, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V288000 »

  7. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING NHTSA Campaign #12V289000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 53,239

    Summary: General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through May 14, 2012. Attachment welds for the fuel tank strap secondary brackets may have been omitted.

    Consequence: The fuel tank could come loose in a crash, possibly allowing fuel to leak from the tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds. If the vehicle is missing welds, dealers will secure the bracket attachments with fasteners. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on July 9, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V289000 »

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