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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,086 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.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 142016


  • miles


2016 Cruze the steering locked as I was merging into traffic with my 16 year daughter all electrical system was going off and on. After a couple of minutes steering released and radio system came back on and was able to make it to the local dealership. We purchased this Cruze for my 16 yr daughter as her first car but find it very unsafe. This problem is a safety hazard this problem needs to be fixed before somebody gets seriously injured or killed. Chevy needs to look into this problem and get this fixed. This happened 9/14/16 and car is still at dealership. Service tech can not figure out what is wrong with it. He was not even able to drive it himself.

- Robstown, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 082016


  • miles
Rental car from avis has an open recall and they rented the car in atlanta, ga on September 9th.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 162016


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owned a 2016 Chevrolet cruz. While driving approximately 35 mph, the check power steering warning light illuminated. When attempting to stop the vehicle, the brakes were inoperable. After coasting to the side of the road, black smoke was present coming from the window vents. While attempting to exit the vehicle, the doors would not immediately unlock. The contact was able to exit the vehicle and witnessed flames under the hood of the vehicle. The fire department was called to the scene and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed. The cause of the fire was not determined. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262016


  • 1,284 miles


Check engine light came on with my 2016 Chevy Cruze with less than 1300 miles onit. Dealership cant get me in until late next week!!! why is this on already!!

- Mairon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 012016


  • 1,150 miles
Car stopped and was completely dead in the middle of the highway, hazard lights didn't work. Onstar didn't work, I couldn't roll windows down and could not unlock doors to get out of vehicle. 10 mins later vehicle restarted like nothing had happened. After having it towed back to dealership seeing as car was leased only 14 days prior, they stated this was a known recall and that battery cable wasn't properly secured. I was never made aware of the recall even though GM said they issued it on 5/24/16 and this happened on 6/1/16. Dealership and GM both refused responsibility stating it was a known recall when I asked to return the car that almost killed me and offered absolutely no escape route. Beware there is no way out of the 2016 Chevy Cruze without battery power; doors auto lock and "knob" recedes into door and cannot be manually opened in any way.

- Pendleton, IN, USA

problem #1

May 012016


  • 80 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that when driving, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure had occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80. The VIN was not available.

- Camden, NJ, USA

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