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5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,190 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Spark electrical problems

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2014 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 082016

Spark

  • 40,632 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. While driving 70 mph, the radio shut off and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 40,632.

- Mancelona, MI, USA

problem #11

Jul 142016

Spark

  • 56,000 miles
The code 95 appeared out of nowhere and will not clear. No there is no cruise control and all the buttons on the steering wheel do not work not even the light this car we bought a year ago have had multiple recalls and problems with including something major in the engine to the point it could not be driven safely.

- Terrie Haute, IN, USA

problem #10

Jul 062016

Spark

  • 39,000 miles
Went to store a couple miles from home, came out of store and car would not start. Thinking maybe the battery was at fault I tried jumping the battery and still nothing so turned the ignition off and took keys and got ride home. Then upon returning to store to pick up items purchased the car was running without the keys and the ignition was in the off position. I had the woman come out of the store to see this. And it also freaked me out on how this could happen. Then I called vic koenig in carbondale, Illinois where I purchased the car, and at first they said it wasn`T covered under warranty because it had 39,000 and warranty ran out at 36,000 and that they never heard of that where a car just starts up without the ignition turned on. They wanted me to bring it in, I was afraid to even drive it so I called Napa down the road and a couple of there mechanics come over to see that it had started with the ignition turned off. So then they gave me a ride home and the other one took the car back to Napa garage to disconnect the battery cable and see if that would shut it off, for I did not even want to step foot in the car.

- Vienna, IL, USA

problem #9

May 192014

Spark

  • 2,722 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. On several occasions, while driving 35-45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle on the first attempt. The dealer diagnosed that the negative battery terminal needed to be replaced. The battery terminal and battery were replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,722. Updated 07/26/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Apr 112016

Spark

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. Within six months of owning the vehicle, the independent dealer did not mention that there had been three recalls on the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for three manufacturer recalls. Prior to the repairs, there were no failures. After the repairs, there was an antifreeze leak, an oil leak, and the gears were slow to change over. The dealer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who indicated that the vehicle needed to be diagnosed to determine the failure. The contact reported to the manufacturer that failures progressed after the dealer supposedly completed three recall repairs. The contact was waiting for the manufacturer to provide a permanent repair solution to the dealer. The contact had been waiting for longer than two weeks for a solution from the dealer and the manufacturer. The failure mileage was not available.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #7

Jun 172014

Spark

  • miles
We bought are 2014 Chevrolet Spark new and since we have had it these are the problems we have had. Four times we have went to start the car turned key and nothing happens, no warning lights nothing it's like there is no battery in car also key gets hot and 3 times we have lost power, once turning from a traffic light pushed gas pedal would not go over 2 miles an hour let off pedal pressed again bogged down let off pedal again then when pressed it the car shifted hard and took off fast. We took the car to dealer 3 times the service department said nothing wrong fed up called Chevrolet corperation took it back out to dealer they said still nothing wrong. Fed

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 152015

Spark

  • 188 miles

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

Car accelerates on its own when braking which is highly dangerous in traffic as car jumps forward when it does this. Continuously runs at over 4000rpm. Car stalls when accelerating making pulling out into traffic or coming off an exit ramp quite difficult and will rev on its own while driving. Continuous engine noise as if car is being redlined. Car also has difficulty going in reverse. Emergency brake does not hold properly. Car will roll backward when in drive and on a small incline. Electrical issues with car where stereo will spontaneously change stations and the dash lights will flicker. Have made complaints to GM continuously and had in dealership more than 11 times for repair of issue. Car was bought in Feb 2015, first taken in to dealership for issue in Feb 2015. It is now Feb 2016 and GM refusing to address issue. Car falls under lemon law and they are stalling to wait out time frame.

- Manassas Park, VA, USA

problem #5

May 132015

Spark

  • 21,036 miles
From May 2015 to Sept. 2015, my vehicle high-revved and died on the highway three times... the same three lights would come on: Traction control, check engine, reduced engine power. Due to the timing of incidents, autonation refused to accept the vehicle although it was warrantied. I called GM corporate and explained that this was a danger to the safety of others and jeopardized my life, and they made attempts to remedy the situation at hand.. autonation called and apologized for the lack of customer service, but they did not schedule an appointment to find the problem. On a day off from work, I took it to the same autonation to have them run diagnostics, and the turned me away. This happened a document three times. I took it to another Chevy house, and they also refused the car. Driving it endangered my life as well as other drivers. Fast forward a couple months, I find out the throttle body is bad, and no recall has been put out. On a separate occasion, condensation had begun on the interior of my vehicle. Upon further inspection, my floorboards were sopping wet, and water began to fill the cab of my car. Autonation did find that a hose had been cut and had been leaking fluid throughout the cab. Today, 2-9-16 at appx. 0426, my vehicle began filling the cab with noxious fumes and smoking upon parking from underneath the hood for no obvious reason. No lights or chimes initiated inside the vehicle. This vehicle could have set fire at any moment had I kept driving. This vehicle is very dangerous to myself and those around, and no one at autonation takes it seriously. I hope by advancing my problems with the 2014 Chevy Spark will steer potential buyers the other way, and I also hope that GM will do the right thing and buy the car back. When a car dies on the most dangerous highway in Texas for no reason and starts smoking, there is obviously something wrong.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 212015

Spark

  • 45,000 miles
While my daughter was driving the radio locked and screen went blank all radio functions stopped working. All warning chimes stopped working. I purchased the car for my newly licensed daughter 6 months ago, and this is the second problem I've had with this car and I feel it is unsafe for her to drive. I contacted GM and they will not fix the problem because of my VIN # even though I saw a recall on the problem, stating that I have to come out my pocket to fix it. I will never purchase another GM/Chevrolet. Car again, they are a piece of crap!

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 012014

Spark

  • 1,500 miles
The vehicle will randomly rev and stall. Took vehicle in to be repair on five occasions dealers drive it for maybe 30 miles and say issue can not be found.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 252014

Spark

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. The contacted while driving 40 mph, the vehicle started to shake and failed to accelerated higher then 40 mph as all warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact quickly exited the freeway and the vehicle resume normal function. The failure was intermittent and occurred on 3 separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was working up to specifications. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 162014

Spark 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. The contact stated that there was a strong odor of chemicals emitting from the vehicle. As a result, the contac would become sick and have headaches. The contact also stated that the air condition would not work properly and failed to emit cold air. In addition, the power steering failed. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure for the steering could not be replicated, however stated that the evaporative air temperature (heat sensor) and the low pressure switch adaptor kit needed to be installed. In addition, the body control module needed to be reprogram and the A/C compressor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98. Updated 09/02/14 updated 11/18/2014

- Marietta, GA, USA

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