Notes: What’s that smell – it’s a tad sweet with a tinge of chemical toxicity? If you own a 2011 Cruze it’s probably a coolant leak. It’s a widespread and notorious problem for the car and is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed in the state of New York. And that’s not the only problem 2011 owners face…

Many say the 2011 model year suffers from a throttle lag that is probably due to a fauly electronic throttle control. The problem is signifigant enough that some owners say they are too scared to drive their cars. Those that do get behind the wheel often say their transmission isn’t shifting properly and problems start occuring as early as 15,000 miles.

All of this leads us to say you’re probably better off without this car’s headaches (they’re probably chemically-induced anyway).


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152014

Cruze 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Our 2011 Chevy Cruze eco has a problem with the trunk opening up while driving and when it is parked and locked.there is no current recall, so I took it to a dealer they said I need to replace rear compartment lid release this will cost me over $100 to repair. I spoke to Chevy maker and I explained to them that this should be a recall because if I have stuff in my trunk and stuff flies out of it and there is a vehicle behind me this can cause a serious accident. I have spoken to complete strangers who own a Chevy Cruze and they are having the same problem. This should be recalled in order to save lives.please help!

- Wolcott, NY, USA

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