fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,468 miles

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 262016


  • 6,650 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving 15 mph, smoke appeared from the engine. In addition, the vehicle leaked oil onto the ground. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing the engine oil filter cover seal and cap seal replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,650.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 262016


  • 23,000 miles
I purchased this 2015 cruz with 18,000 miles on the vehicle from lee johnson Chevrolet in kirkland, wa. It has been back to the mechanic 3 separate times with a complaint that this vehicle excelerates sporadically and without notice. There is no fault codes that come up. The mechanics drive it but this does'nt happen to him, therefore they state that this is not a problem. I feel totally unsafe when this happens and I'm afraid to drive this car. ( I drive with one hand on the gearshift in case this happens so I can put it in neutral immediately. I want this complaint to go on record that I have filed this claim as well as worked with the mechanics on 3 different occasions and feel as if I have no recourse for what I consider a serious problem

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #3

May 112016


  • 20,000 miles
Since owning my new 2015 Cruze I have had several concerns which have not been addressed of fixed by the technicians the list is: While traveling down the road my radio system has blacked out; shut off and restarted itself; it happens every other time I am in the car, sometime it happens several time on a long drive. I have also experience drifting of the car when traveling down the highway; when I correct the drift the steering wheel is stiff and causes an over correction pulling me the other direction. The biggest concern I have experience lately is the loud high pitched noise coming from under the hood; this occurs after I have parked the car and removed the key; one time I could hear the coolant lines gurgling. Very scary not knowing what is going on under there.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012014


  • 7,500 miles
Cruze has coolant odor outside car and has loss of coolant at every oil change. Dealer does not write this down on service records. This is similar problem as 2012 Cruze eco I had to trade in because GM/dealer could not fix the problem of antifreeze loss. Under some conditions coolant temperature gets up to 236 deg F before radiator fan comes on and this gets worse in winter. This high temperature seems to align with problem but the analog gauge stops at about 3/8 and will not go further even when digital temperature registers 190deg F or 240 deg F. ( they said gauge is designed this way) GM and dealer say system is working as designed but haven't explained fan operation or why temperature gets to 236 deg F when normal temperature is 221 deg F. they cannot explain odor or loss of coolant. This could be problem in any Chevy Cruze eco and if driver does not watch coolant level the car could overheat.

- Richwood, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 262015


  • 190 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. While driving approximately 3 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred on two other occasions. Also, on another occasion, the brake pedal failed to stop the vehicle. The contact placed the vehicle into reverse and the brake pedal responded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 190.

- Prudenville, MI, USA

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