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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
19 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,570 miles

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.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Oct 122016


  • 25 miles


October 12 2016 my Chevy Cruze was hit by a peterbilt 375 dump truck in two place the driver side rear wheel and driver and passeger door speed was just over 20 mile per hour increasing because the mack truck bulldoze me up the road my airbags did not deploy and my seat belt did not tighten up. I complained in 2015 August about the fuel injection not allowing the car to accelerate when I suppress the gas pedal to the floor my car just did not move for about 5 seconds then surged violently. Wentworth Chevrolet and GM customer care center conducted a product safety check on my anti locking/airbags/ and fuel injection releasing the car 15 days later stating the vehicle had not problem then 10/12/2016 happened. I believe GM and wentworth allowed a compromised and broken vehicle back out on the road endangering my life acting with reckless negligence and complete lack of ownership and responsibility.

- Portlandf, OR, USA

problem #29

Aug 182016


  • 80,000 miles
My vehicle was totaled in an accident in which the drivers airbag did not deploy. Due to the fact that my son (the driver) who recently returned from the military was not in my insurance policy they refuse coverage. 2 weeks after the incident I received a letter from Chevrolet informing me about a recall on my vehicle pertaining to the reason of the accident.I filed a claim with Chevrolet, filed a claim with GM motors. Till this day I have called and left messages and they won't respond to my calls.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 032016


  • 56,000 miles
Takata inflators, car crashed for unknown reasons, injured 3 children, outside the car, and not one airbag deployed.

- Hermiston, OR, USA

problem #27

Jul 172016


  • 30 miles


Had I head on crash and the air ages did not deploy at all ?? I have necklace and back pain was in the hospital for 19 hours. And need to get my basic fixed I hit my head as well. But if the air bags worked I think that it would not have been as bad.I was moving about 35 mph and he was about 4O to 45 mph and he turn into me.

- Shillington, PA, USA

problem #26

May 192016


  • 24,000 miles
Local Chevy service center told me this morning that there are no current recalls on our car, however the automated phones at central customer service said there was an open issue and to call back during normal business hours. This was a cincinnati city intersection accident both cars in motion at 20-30 mph traveling at 90 degrees to each other. Our 2014 silver Chevy Cruze was struck on driver's side left front quarter panel (engine compartment) hard enough to snap the left front axel and spin the car around. Waiting to hear from insurance adjustor whether our car is totaled. Zero airbags deployed in our Chevy Cruze! son who was driving has bruises to both knees, left shoulder, and a knot on the left side of his head. The other Chevy Cruze had front end damage and all airbags deployed.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #25

Nov 182015


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, another vehicle crashed head on to the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a sprained left wrist, sprained finger, a fractured left collar bone and sprained right ankle injuries that required medical attention. The driver in the other vehicle sustained a fractured skull, fractured jaw, fractured collar bone, fractured ribs and punctured lung injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot. The contact was unaware if the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 04/29/16

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #24

Dec 022015


  • 5,700 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle skidded on ice and crashed into a utility pole, a cable box and a flag pole. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries sustained. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 5,700.

- Lakeview, OH, USA

problem #23

Oct 102015


  • 49,000 miles
Daughter was involved in an accident on highway. Vehicle in front of her used no turn signal or brakes. Daughter ran into the back. Damage to Cruze was minimal but airbag did not deflate. Only message center stating that airbag needs to be services as soon as possible. Airbag warning. Driver seat belt also jammed and will not unhook after accident.

- Midville, GA, USA

problem #22

Sep 232015


  • 9,500 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, a truck crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was taken to the hospital andsustained injuries to the head, left side rib, shoulder, elbow and left arm. The truck driver had not sustained any injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,500.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #21

Oct 012014


  • 500 miles
Airbags front and side failed to deploy in a T-bone type crash approx traveling 40 mph, causing 12K worth of damage to the vehicle, the front wheel fell off and broke the front tie rod & axel, and no airbags deployed.

- Oxford, PA, USA

problem #20

Aug 272015


  • 29,000 miles


Our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was hit by a car that was travelling around 40 mph and crashed straight into the drivers side door without braking. Both cars were totaled as a result of the crash but none of the Cruze's airbags deployed (front or side). As a result the passenger was slammed into and partially out of the passenger window.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #19

Aug 092015


  • miles
At 55mph I felt that I had plenty of time to stop in a hurry. I applied firm pressure on the breaks and the breaks locked up. The car began to go into a skidding motion and I had absolutely no control over the steering wheel to move out of the way, I could have avoided this collision if I turned to the right, but because I had no steering ability I rear-ended them from my skid. The ABS braking system, it is suppose to help me by pumping the brakes for me, but it didn't. I sustained a broken leg when the air bag deployed at my leg. On other occasions, I had also experienced the loss of power while would hesitate and then power and thought there was something wrong with the transmission. Brought it in for that and they said there was nothing wrong with

- Monmouth , OR, USA

problem #18

Jul 182015


  • 17,000 miles
I was stopped in a construction zone a vehicle crashed into the back of my car at a high rate of speed not one of the 6 or eight airbags deployed have photos my face and nose hit steering wheel swollen very bad still nose swollen left arm injuried have to have mri to determine still hurts very painful. I am not understanding why not one airbag came out my trunk was pushed into my back seat back window shattered no airbag deployed

- Lynwood, IL, USA

problem #17

Jul 032015


  • 25,000 miles
Driving down a road on the Friday morning. When a deer popped up in front of me. I hit the deer on cruise control going 70 mph; but was hard braking to avoid the deer. The vehicle clipped the deer on the front left side of the car by the hood. The airbags did not deploy, meaning it wasn't even a big impact. So I pulled over to call authorities when the car began to smoke. Shortly after, estimated two minutes, the vehicle caught fire. The fire begin on the front left side of where the battery was located. It completely burned down the car. Not sure how hitting a deer, would not set off the air bags and also start a fire. Luckily I was able to make it out with no injuries.

- Snyder , TX, USA

problem #16

May 092015


  • 11,594 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving 65 mph and attempting to avoid crashing into a deer, the brakes were repeatedly engaged and the horn was activated. The vehicle failed to stop and crashed. The air bag deployed, but did not inflate. The contact sustained two injured fingers and two fractured bones in the right arm, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,594.

- Hillsburg, IA, USA

problem #15

Apr 122015


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving at 55 mph, the engine stalled and both of the headlights became inoperable. The contact crashed the vehicle into a side railing. The contact stated that the signal indicators were inoperable. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Stafford , TX, USA

problem #14

Mar 262015

Cruze 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving East on the road. The car in front of me suddenly stopped and I was unable to stop before hitting them. I do feel I was following at a safe distance but for some reason the car did not slow down or stop as I feel it should have. The front end of the car crumpled though the air bags never deployed and the onstar crash response never activated. There was also very minimal, if any, damage to the car in front of me (possibly dented the bumper). On a side note, I have owned this car for 2 months now and have only been able to drive it for approximately 17 days because I have to keep taking it back to the shop to be worked on for malfunctions in other systems of the brand new car. I am concerned that there may have been a malfunction with the brakes system or airbags as well.

- Falling Waters, WV, USA

problem #13

Feb 182015


  • 18,200 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving 17 mph, the vehicle slid on the icy road. The contact lost control and crashed into another parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,200.

- Green Mountain, NC, USA

problem #12

Jan 282015


  • 24,823 miles
Airbag sensor will not turn off.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 302014

Cruze 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Driver's door was demolished and side curtain airbag didn't deploy.

- Fenton, MI, USA

Read the next 10 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?