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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,497 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 Spark steering problems

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2014 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 102015


  • miles


I was driving on the turnpike near West palm beach and I lost control of the vehicle completely. The brakes was not working and the steering locked on me preventing me to turn the wheel resulting in the vehicle crashing into the grass to a guard rail. Also the air bags in the from did not deploy. Only the side air bags. I injured my head and had to get stitches because of this.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 152014


  • 11,200 miles
I was driving down the street at 45 mph. It was at night. As soon as I went through the first green light, I accelerated (pushed on the gas). When I came upon the second light, I took my foot off the accelerator to brake. All of a sudden the accelerator was not working properly. It would not slow down. I tried applying the brakes, but it seemed as if the car was out of control. I could not steer right or anything. I hit to curbs and knocked down to city signs. The air bags did not deploy. The fire department along with ems got me out of the car. The car was totaled.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 212014


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Spark. The contact stated that while making a right turn, an abnormal noise emitted from the front drivers side of the vehicle. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle would decelerate sporadically. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of failures. The failure mileage was 6,000.

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 072014

Spark 4-cyl

  • 110 miles


The car acts sluggish and act like it is going to stall out when you push on the gas pedal after you slow down or come to a complete stop. It also has tried to stall out while driving three times when you press on the gas pedal with other than slight pressure. At low speeds the steering goes a little crazy so that you can't control the car very well. I did send a similar complaint to Chevrolet corporation back in approximately March through their website but have not heard back from them. I did let them know this car is dangerous and should not be sold. My son had the accident happen on May 4, 2014 when he had stopped to get gas. He was pulling away from pumps and the car kept going right into curb because it was trying to stall out. I will be submitting same information again to Chevrolet corporation through their website.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

May 262014


  • 70 miles
After fully charging up the electric vehicle, going down hill at approx 40mph, lost all power in brakes, steering control and the forward propulsion system. Due to loss of power veered out of control onto oncoming traffic and braking system was not responding to pumps. After pulling on steering wheel hard finally got vehicle under control and pulled to the side. Vehicle would not restart and had to be towed to dealer. Did not have vehicle and did not drive the vehicle more than 30 miles before incident happened. 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle. Returned vehicle to dealership permanently.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

May 132014

Spark 4-cyl

  • miles
Hola my carro chervolet Spark 2014 E tenido muchisimo problema cuando manejo casi me a chocado I enbolucrado en un accidente tiene mucho problema con acelerar voy manejando regular avese cuando aselero como que no me quiere acelerar SE traba O SE trata de ahogar el motor Y no hacelera el carro que queda en medio de la calle hasta que SE le antoja el carro darme acelerar avese estoy esperando por la luz Y el carro cuando la luz SE pone verder el carro como SE ahoga Y no me quiere acelera Y eso en muy peligroso ya estoy cansado el carro como que SE pone bobo Y avece estoy en el freeway velociday 60 mph Y trato de siempre que darme Y trato de seguir la velocida Y como que SE boba el carro Y cuesta muchisimo que suba la velocida ya lo lleve a dealer me dijiero que no encuentra nada ya estoy cansado tendo dos niƱO Y tengo muchisimo miedo que alguien me pueda pegar por que el carro no me deja acelerar regular SE atora el motor Y no mueve si me llama le explico mejor por favor ayudemen.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

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