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:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 252015

Cruze LT 4 Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


I bought the 2011 Chev Cruze in November 2014 with 34,400 miles. Took it to the dealer for the transmission jerking and they said the turbo was leaking oil. This was covered under the factory warranty. I took it back to get a oil change and they called me back and said they have to replace the turbo again along with the car solenoids. It only had 10,000 miles since they put the first one in.

- Rick Z., St, Marys, PA, US

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