Print this page 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).


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2011 Chevrolet Cruze seat belts / air bags problems

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

May 162012

Cruze 4-cyl

  • miles


Cpsc#I1290104A. 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Consumer stated he is having intermittent problems with the passenger side airbag control. Occasionally, when the consumer's wife sat in the passenger seat, the air bag light would illuminate. The light that showed the airbag enables did not come on and displayed off. The consumer stated he went to the dealer several times. The first time he went to the dealer, the light was in the off position and his wife was sitting in the set. The sensor was replaced. However, it worked for several months and then the problem returned. The second time, he went to the dealer, the consumer was informed there was nothing else they could do.

- Hillsville, VA, USA

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