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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,538 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.

2013 Chevrolet Spark engine problems

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Jul 222014

Spark 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles


Had to add almost 3 quarts of oil... 2,000 prior to scheduled service. 2,00 miles before warranty expires.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #4

May 052014


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The contact stated that while having regular maintenance performed by a private mechanic, it was notified that the number 4 cylinder was out of round. The technician stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 40,000.

- Hangerstown, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 012014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The contacts stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacture was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 15,000.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062014


  • 23,500 miles
Upon starting the car, the check engine light and the traction light lit up. The car was in park on a flat and paved surface. After putting the car in reverse, the car suddenly jerked and did the same as I put it into drive. As I was driving the car was up to 3000 rpms and would not go over 30 mph. The car would not shift gears. I pulled over and shut the car off. When I restarted the vehicle, no lights lit up and it performed fine the rest of the way home. When I took it to the dealership the next day to have it looked at, they only found a code for misfiring coils. They also stated that they believe this is not the issue I am having but due to Chevrolet warranty, they could not look into it without a certain code to pop up in the system.

- Cleveland, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202013

Spark 4-cyl

  • miles
As I am driving the car, the engine will rev as though the car is in neutral and the car no longer moves forward (no power to the drive wheels.) the transmission appears to be slipping. This problem is intermittent and has occurred during all weather and vehicle temperature conditions. It has also occurred as I move forward from a dead stop and as I am entering the freeway on the onramp. I have taken the vehicle back to the dealership from which I purchase the vehicle on five occasions yet each time the vehicle is returned, the same problems occurs within a week.

- Roseville, CA, USA

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