really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,375 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Spark steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 282015


  • 31,000 miles


Have a 2013 Chevy Spark. It has already had an engine replaced at just over 20,000 miles and continues to have the same problems as before the engine was replaced. It continuously goes back and forth to the dealer, yet "no issues or codes" are ever found. To me this car is a potential death trap every time it's driven. It continuously shows the engine light...blinking away...along with the traction control that frequently is on with it. It then revs extremely high and you can't go over 20 miles an hour because of fear the car will explode. It also shakes during all of this. These are all the same problems that the car has had since before the first engine decided to just blow...on a highway...just over 20,000 miles. Please also note that there have been multiple recalls, for this car as well. Cute car...but it ends there. It's a death trap on wheels!! there should be a major recall and class action lawsuit on these cars!

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 302014

Spark 4-cyl

  • 34,300 miles
The steering wheel controls are not backlit and I accidentally set cruise control while driving through the city. Due to not being able to see the controls almost caused a serious accident.

- Marysville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 292014


  • 6,600 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he attempted to make a right turn but the tires and the steering wheel seized and caused the contact to crash into a cement barrier and a wooden post. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,600.

- Guerneville, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 182013

Spark 4-cyl

  • 9,600 miles
The steering wheel controls do not illuminate when you turn the lights on the car and makes it difficult to turn off/on the cruise control of the vehicle. You have to take your attention off the road to see the buttons at night.

- Chaparral, NM, USA

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