Problems with 2011 Chevy Cruze

If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly used car that offers an attractive blend of features, an appealing interior, and a sporty compact design, it’s highly likely that you’ll find yourself drawn to a vehicle in the price range of $2000 to $4000.

“However, before you initiate to buy this car, attractive design and good features alone may not be useful, and it’s better to look for reliability and durability. Unfortunately, in this matter, some problems with 2011 Chevy Cruze are consistent and very irritating, so consider these before making any plan to buy. Additionally, if you’re considering a 2012 Chevy Cruze, it’s important to be aware of any 2012 Chevy Cruze problems as well.”

Here Are List of Problems with 2011 Chevy Cruze

2011 Chevy Cruze Transmission Problems

The shiftable six-speed automatic and the manual 6-speed transmission each have their share of issues. There were lots of leakage problems reported from all over the site. Leaking axle caps, leaking cooling translines, leaking from bolts of the transmission frame, from caps of the torque converter, and more.

List of transmission problems

  • Transmission Not Shifting Properly
  • Rolls Backwards In Drive
  • Defect in Reverse Clutch Piston Destroyed Whole Transmission
  • Banging Noise between Gears
  • Transmission Overheating1
  • Transmission Slips

On the diesel 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission, a bad transmission control module. This can also happen on the six-speed automatic transmission option driven by gasoline, but the 9-speed automatic diesel seems to have the problem sooner and more often in the life of the car.

Car Care: High Mileage Oil Additive

2011 Chevy Cruze Ac / Heater Problems

The critical feature of the car is the air condition system, sad to note that this car’s A.C and heating system registered a variety of cases with the most one was  A / C turned on yet blowing hot air due to too much engine heat up directly connected to radiator failure and overall A.C compatibility in 1.4 engine.

List of AC / Heater problems

  • AC Only Blows Hot Air
  • Car Overheated With AC/Heater On
  • No Protection Underneath For Ac Compressor
  • AC Temp Not Consistent
  • Burnt Rubber Smell
  • Burnt Smell Odor & Film Forming On Inside Windshield
  • Temperature Sensor Broken
  • A/C Pressure Sensor Connector Corroded

2011 Chevy Cruze Cooling System Problems

Sadly, all 2011-2019 Chevy Cruze issues, the water pump and cold fan, all seem to have the same coolant issues in common. The Chevy Cruze water pump on these sedans had to be adjusted at an unprecedented pace and on a lot of sedans, the water pump had to be changed many times on the same car way under the water pump’s life expectancy. The cause could be the result of a lot of different problems, but no one problem stands out as more of a nuisance than any other, maybe it’s just poor engineering.

List of Cooling System Problems

  • Overheating
  • Block Appears To Be Leaking Coolant
  • Water Pump Leaking
  • Check Engine On
  • Fan Constantly Running
  • Hole In Heater Core
  • Oil Leak
  • Thermostat Stuck Open

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2011 Chevy Cruze Stabiltrak/Traction Control

This essentially suggests that StabiliTrak is actually unable to initialize. This may be attributed to a number of causes, including road conditions or improper tyre size. If the warning continues, so for service, you can take your car in. This message means a failure happens.

According to carcomplaints this one is the highest number of cases under the category of engine problems.

List of Stabiltrak/Traction Control

  • Check Engine Light On and Reduced Power
  • Hesitant Acceleration
  • Engine Lags When Foot Is Taken Off Gas Pedal
  • Engine Running Rough
  • Oil Leak from Crankcase Seal
  • Accelerator Issues with Loss of Power
  • Abnormal Sound Coming From Engine
  • Check Engine Light On

2011 Chevy Cruze Turbo Problems

This is a typical concern in the everyday driving of turbocharged vehicles. There is a bypass valve on the turbo. When you let off the throttle, this valve let’s all the excess air out of the machine. When you are trying to slow down or pause, you do not need the extra pressurized air from the turbo.

This bypass valve gets tired over time and stops closing all the way. When this happens two problems emerge: When you hit the throttle air will seep out of the open valve causing you to lose power and also it will let dirt and air contaminants in.

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I am an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. I have written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. I have a clear and simple writing style and am skilled in using infographics and diagrams. I am a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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