fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,619 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Spark drivetrain problems

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Sep 202013

Spark 4-cyl

  • miles


As I am driving the car, the engine will rev as though the car is in neutral and the car no longer moves forward (no power to the drive wheels.) the transmission appears to be slipping. This problem is intermittent and has occurred during all weather and vehicle temperature conditions. It has also occurred as I move forward from a dead stop and as I am entering the freeway on the onramp. I have taken the vehicle back to the dealership from which I purchase the vehicle on five occasions yet each time the vehicle is returned, the same problems occurs within a week.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 272013


  • 18,500 miles
Around 18,000 miles the manual transmission started randomly grinding while going into second gear and the clutch was fully depressed. This issue would occur the first few shifts after the vehicle had sat for awhile. This condition worsened as time progressed and it had to go in for warranty service around 19,000 miles. Needless to say it took 26 days to get the necessary parts, as a number of gears/parts had to be replaced.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 192013

Spark 4-cyl

  • 1,090 miles
Car was shifting from 3rd to 4th gear on a manual model. With no warning the gear shift in car no longer would engage the gears leaving the car with no gear control. Steered the car to the side of the road. Diagnosis the plastic insert end broke on the shift cable. No warning to driver of a problem. Have pictures of removed part.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 022013

Spark 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
Vehicle while coasting in gear will accelerate on it`S own. Engine RPM increases approx 300 RPM.. happens 10- 15 times daily. I drive 120 miles one way to work. Car now has 7000 miles. Purchased in Dec 2012. Kinda scary when it happens in traffic may cause an accident if not paying attention.. defect is documented by another owner at chevysparkforum.com under general powertrain discussions/ idle problems.

- Gresham, OR, USA

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