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."


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,956 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze steering problems

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Apr 092012

Cruze 4-cyl

  • 12,200 miles


This vehicle was purchased December 2010 and since the purchase all the issues that 2012 Chevy Cruze has been subjected to regarding recalls we have suffered them. This complaint is filed due to the fact that, although the car is under warranty, GM and the dealership refuses to honor the warranty, for the repair of the fly wheel bolts. These bolts are internal and are currently loose and while driving the vehicle, the vehicle does not accelerate and then suddenly stops.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 022012


  • 5,000 miles
When entering a curve vehicle shakes after about a hour of driving dealer could not duplicate so I took it to a friend of mine who is a race car mechanic for 30 years and he showed me the issue the tires they put on the Chevy Cruze the 215-60-16 Firestone FR710 is a S speed rated tire this should be a T or a H speed rated the Cruze will exceed the 112mph the tires are rated for and this could cause them to bust I actually had one pop off the rim and deflate this low grade of tire is not made for curvy roads which is what is causing the bumping people are experiencing during cornering.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 042011


  • miles
I just bought a 2012 Chevy Cruze. At take off and turning around curves at low speed the steering and the wheels shake. I took it to the dealership. And couldn't find anything wrong with it but it continues to do it. Very upsetting that it is brand new and already having problems. I really like my car but wish it was fixed.

- Milton, WV, USA

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