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).


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
46,650 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 182016

Cruze LTZ 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,603 miles


This car has been giving a problem in every side.

I had this probloem of car stopping all of sudden and could not get it fixed even in warranty. The car stopping problem and no error code used to show. I had notified the dealer and he used to recompute it and remove the error explaining it had been done. It got worst slowly and after 3 years it became more intense . The car wud stop and not start and i had to wait for 10 to 15 minutes and then try to restart or call the dealer to remove the error.

Once my warranty of 3 years was over they did not head to the problem and mentioned to change the complete wiring which was very annoying and an expense of around 35,000 Rupees was quoted. I had mentioned to them the problem but they could not detect it.

Somehow they gave me an option of 50 % charges to be paid and a trial replacement of one of wire. But when i asked a guarantee i was told that they will try it in for some time and see again.

Last but not the least the BCM module was showing an error which they are asking me to replace !!! cost is Rs 40,000 Approx. Now one wiring problem leading to another and i have to be in service station with all the complaints . Waste of my time and Stress on my Head. After paying premium price for Cruze i was really not satisfied with the problems and HATE such company problem with the computer technology problems.

feeling CHEATED and UNJUST on buying this CRUZE of Chevrolet,.

- Nirav P., Surat, India

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