CarComplaints.com Notes: In many ways, the 2012 Cruze continues the legacy of its predecessor. It's a legacy of sluggish transmissions and coolant leaks, but it's still a legacy.

To be fair, the number of complaints about the cooling system are way down versus the 2011 model which led to a class-action lawsuit.

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."

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,800
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace turbo (2 reports)
2012 Chevrolet Cruze engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152015

Cruze ECO 1.4L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This was a premature failure of a turbo and it was just out of the warranty. GM would not help at all. I have always had Japanese previously, with excellent luck and satisfaction. I will never buy another American car.

- Edward E., Spokane, US

problem #1

Jun 092018

Cruze ECO 1.4L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

This is the second Turbo failure on the car, about 35,000 per Turbo. Do you think GM has a problem. They don't care as long as they get them out of the warranty period. I will never buy another American car.

- Edward E., Spokane, US

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