Print this page 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."


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze windows / windshield problems

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2012 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 192011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact was driving 12 mph during a rain storm when the wipers were activated but would only operate extremely slow. The contact pulled over because he was unable to see the roadway because of the faulty wipers. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the wiper speed was slower than normal. The contact called the manufacturer but the manufacturer provided no assistance. The contact was concerned with the safety of driving the vehicle during inclement weather. The failure mileage was 5,000. Updated 11/14/11 updated 11/21/11

- Enville, TN, USA

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