About Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Cruze, as a compact vehicle, has been produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division since 2008. Actually, before Chevrolet Cruze was first released globally in 2008, Cruze as a name had been used in Japan between 2001 and 2008. In safety and racing competition, Chevrolet Cruze has received outstanding achievements. The IIHS has recognized it as a 2011 Top Safety Pick and NHTSA has awarded the Cruze its highest five-star rating for safety. At the meanwhile, Chevrolet Cruze has won several championships in racing match. Up to now, Chevrolet Cruze has been manufactured for two generations.
The first-generation Chevrolet Cruze (J300; 2008-2016) was unveiled in 2008 to be the replacement of Chevrolet Cobalt, Daewoo Lacetti, Holden Astra and Pontiac Vibe hatchback. Hatchback version Chevrolet Cruze was unveiled as a concept car at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and station wagon version Chevrolet Cruze debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. In North American market, LS, LT, LTZ, Eco were available trim levels equipped with 1.4 L inline 4-cylinder t/c gasoline, 1.8 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline and 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder t/c diesel engine mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Then the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze (2016-present) in North American market offered L, LS, LT, 1LT, 2LT and Premier trim levels powered by only one 1.4 L 4-cylinder t/c gasoline coupled with either 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Cruze Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Different drivers may have different driving habits, thus different harms will be done to the Chevrolet Cruze. However, according to car repair statistic site CarComplaints.com, leaving out driving habit and conditions, people still encounter some common problems as below:
First, anti-freeze smell in the car and overheating. This is the worst reported problems with the Cruze by Chevrolet Cruze owners. They described not only the leaking coolant odor and overheating engine, poor fuel economy and black smoke coming from the engine would also happen. The Low Coolant Light would come on from time to time. As overheating is fatal for engine, so once Check Engine Light also comes on, you had better get your Cruze coolant temperature sensor, Cruze radiator hose and Cruze cooling hose inspected.
Second, transmission and engine failure. Based on Chevrolet Cruze owners' descriptions as a soft clutch pedal, inability to change up a gear, slippage back to the previous gear as well as clutch vibration and gear slippage, we can assume Cruze flywheel and Cruze clutch disc may go wrong. As for engine failure, it is not caused by overheating now but problems like illuminated Engine Oil Light, metallic sounds, dropped oil pressure, hesitant acceleration and hard starting appear all the same. If Check Engine Light comes on, then oil filter, body control module, and oxygen sensor are often the culprits.
However, it is never easy to take every auto part into account of when maintaining. In order to help more Chevrolet Cruze in routine maintenance, we summarize some parts that used too much but easily get ignored as well as easily get wear. First would be the seat belt, you may use it every time when in Chevrolet Cruze, however, you should be aware of it deserves a new replacement after every accident. Window regulator and headlight switch are very handy when using, but they belong to vulnerable electrical parts. Hope this could give a lot help in maintaining your Chevrolet Cruze while developing the habit of routine maintenance is the first step.
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