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2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Problems & Complaints
On the flip-side, there's more concerns about brake problems.
However, there were far more Cruze vehicles sold for the 2012 model year so we'll give it our "Beware of this Clunker" badge rather than the "Avoid Like the Plague."
Worst 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Problems by Category
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- transmission problems58NHTSA complaints: 2
- engine problems29NHTSA complaints: 273
- cooling system problems27NHTSA complaints: 1
- electrical problems24NHTSA complaints: 172
- brakes problems22NHTSA complaints: 238
- interior accessories problems21NHTSA complaints: 7
- AC / heater problems20NHTSA complaints: 1
- body / paint problems11NHTSA complaints: 19
- steering problems11NHTSA complaints: 94
- fuel system problems7NHTSA complaints: 35
- windows / windshield problems6NHTSA complaints: 4
- exterior accessories problems4NHTSA complaints: 38
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 15
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 33
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 106
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 60
- lights problemsNHTSA: 13
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