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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,287 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Spark wheels / hubs problems

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292015

Spark

  • 47,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Not even 10,000 miles in I had a tire gets a bubble on the sidewall. The dealership would not cover it or swap it out saying it could have been due to hitting a pothole or curb. 15,000 miles in driving down the highway and hear a loud bang and the ac doesn't work. I take it in and the dealership says I could have hit road debris and would not cover any work on the ac, I would have to pay out of pocket. About a week later I get a letter in the mail about the ac recall and find out my compressor exploded on the inside due to faulty parts. 20,000 miles in and the car was eating a quart of oil every 2-3 days and still draining it and ran rough. The dealership said they have no idea what it is and they would not help in what they called "looking for problems that can't be reproduced". then not even a month later I get a letter about the recall and how I need to bring it in as quick as I can because some people 'may' be experiencing excess oil consumption, due to faulty parts. 40,000 miles in I'm getting the tcs light on with the cel flashing at me and the car stutters and looses power all while on the highway. Gives the code of P0324 (knock control system error). Dealership says it could be due to being driven rough and it is my fault. I shouldn't be driving 80 in a Chevy Spark (the highway speeds in Texas). The engine has a loud lifter tick in the heads. Dealership refuses to open them without a fault code that indicates a head issue. 47,000 miles in I have more misfires and error codes. Taking it back to the dealership to see what their excuse is this time.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 252015

Spark

  • 41,574 miles
Driving at a low speed, on a local street, on a clear day; I heard a hissing sound.I knew I had to pull over because the car was driving lumpy so I knew I had a flat. When I pulled over to the side of the road I was shocked to see the extent of the damage, the side of my tire was completely blown out. I have always checked my tires to make sure the tire pressure is just right, and have them rotated. On star also alerts me when and if the pressure go low. My tires were still in good condition. I have no idea how this damage occurred. It looked as if someone took a giant can opener and opened my tire.

- Austell, GA, USA

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