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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 Cruze Problems by Category
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- transmission problems39NHTSA complaints: 2
- engine problems23NHTSA complaints: 169
- electrical problems22NHTSA complaints: 127
- brakes problems21NHTSA complaints: 160
- interior accessories problems18NHTSA complaints: 5
- AC / heater problems17NHTSA complaints: 1
- cooling system problems16NHTSA complaints: 1
- body / paint problems11NHTSA complaints: 15
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 85
- fuel system problems6NHTSA complaints: 19
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 13
- windows / windshield problems4NHTSA complaints: 4
- exterior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 21
- clutch problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 20
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 62
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 27
- lights problemsNHTSA: 7
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