2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine problems: gm unable to provide dealer tool to replace piston rings

Gm Unable To Provide Dealer Tool To Replace Piston Rings

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.

CarComplaints.com Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague

CarComplaints.com 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:
61,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. still at dealership waiting on gm to supply the tool (1 reports)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine problems

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032015

Cruze LTZ

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


The car remains in the shop more than one month waiting on GM to provide a tool to install the rings on the piston.

Update from Apr 29, 2015: April 28 the car is returned. Not sure if the confidence level is here, but in 24 hours the check engine light has not turned on!

- Tina S., Emporium, PA, US

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