2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE VIN: 1G1PK5SC1C7130371

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1G1PK5SC1C7130371 Decoding Chevrolet Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Cruze

Model Year

2012

Plant City

LORDSTOWN

Series

Eco (Manual)

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GMNA

Plant State

OHIO

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Manual/Standard

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1400.00

Displacement (CI)

85.433241732625

Displacement (L)

1.40

Engine Model

LUJ

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

Book Code: P, Turbo HO, Aluminium GME

Turbo

Yes

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st & 2nd Rows

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.9%

2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Driver, Front Passenger
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1G1PK5SC1C7130371

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11440706
Consumer Location: OCEAN SHORES, WA
VIN: 1g1pk5sc1c7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that since purchasing the vehicle, multiple oil and coolant repairs have been performed on the vehicle due to leakage. The contact stated that while in stop-and-go traffic, a cloud of white smoke began to emit from the vehicle as a warning message stating "turn off the heater, high engine heat" appeared on the instrument panel. The contact pulled the vehicle over and upon inspection discovered that there was no coolant in the reservoir. A service vehicle pulled over to help. The service attendant reattached an unknown hose that had disconnected and added coolant. Soon after restarting of the vehicle, the white smoke and the warning message returned; the contact had the vehicle towed to her daughter's home. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

June 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10873754
Consumer Location: ROY, UT
VIN: 1G1PK5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

TRUNK ELECTRIC OPEN BUTTON DOES NOT WORK, MUST USE THE REMOTE TRUNK BUTTON TO OPEN TRUNK. I HOPE THAT NO SMALL CHILD SHOULD CLIMB IN TRUNK AND CLOSE THE TRUNK LID. WHEN CAR IS STATIONARY. AND REMOTE IS NOT CLOSE BY.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

June 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10733681
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1G1PK5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE TRUNK LATCH OPENED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE MANUAL SENSOR FAILED DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE TRUNK. THIS WAS A RECURRING FAILURE. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRUNK RELEASE WITH HARNESS AND A TWO STEP BUTTON NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 17, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10562486
Consumer Location: GRIFFITH, IN
VIN: 1G1PK5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING IN HARD RAIN IN NEAR RUSH HOUR CHICAGO TRAFFIC, THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDSHIELD WIPER QUIT WORKING MAKING DRIVER'S VISIBILITY VERY POOR. INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE PLASTIC CUP HAD POPPED OFF THE METAL BALL ON THE LINKAGE. IT WOULD NOT SNAP BACK ON. THE WIPER TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED TO REPAIR THE CAR AT OWNERS EXPENSE, BECAUSE THE CAR WAS OUTSIDE OF 3YEAR/36,000MILE WARRANTY BASED ON MILEAGE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11459735
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 1G1PF5SC6C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, she noticed that oil was leaking onto the ground. Additionally, the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle was misfiring and making abnormal sounds. The check engine warning light and several unknown warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the power train, fuel injectors, manifold output pressure, and fuel tank system had failed. Additionally, there was loss of communication with engine control module. The vehicle was not repaired. Additionally, upon servicing the vehicle at the local Pep Boys, the contact was informed that the engine belt was damaged and the failure could cause engine overheating. The contact referenced NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V288000 (Engine and Engine Cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 27, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11458885
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON PARK, IL
VIN: 1G1PH5SC3C7****

Summary of Complaint

Hi my name is [XXX] I am calling about the Cruze ,everytime I come to a complete stop and go my car do a jerk. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

December 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11456379
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC2C7****

Summary of Complaint

The temperature gauge never shows the hand even get to half on the hot cold fail however the car could have no coolant and be 400 degrees the sail will Or reflect so. This has caused many probable s bc I can’t tell when it over hears it’s mezwwzs the comupeter

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 15, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11453014
Consumer Location: HAGERSTOWN, MD
VIN: 1G1PF5SC8C7****

Summary of Complaint

It is unknown exactly as to why this is happening but it has happened on more than one occasion. I was at a red light and when the light turned green I pushed the gas but my car wouldn’t drive, I was stuck in the middle of the road. This put me in significant danger as I was on a very busy road with a speed limit of 55. I had to jump out of the car onto the road and run to a side walk as I was afraid someone would crash into me had I stayed in the car. I then had to call the police to block off the lane where my car was so that no one driving on the road would get into an accident. There were NO warning signs at all making this situation even worse because had I been warned I would’ve at least been able to pull over safely. I took it to my mechanic and he thought he fixed the issue I got it back and it did the same exact thing a couple days later. My mechanic says he doesn’t know what else to do. I’m waiting for an appointment at the dealership.This car should seriously be recalled because I looked this issue up and many other people unfortunately have experienced the same exact thing with their 2012 Chevy Cruze shutting off in the middle of the road at a traffic light.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11452497
Consumer Location: POTOMAC FALLS, VA
VIN: 1G1PH5SC0C7****

Summary of Complaint

Cruze has been omitting an odor when the heater is engaged. The fumes create headaches, burning to the eyes, and general sick feeling. This physical reaction has been experienced by both adults and underage passengers. We have taken our cars multiple times to the Chevrolet dealership, but they continual cannot find anything. We have had this car since 2015 and have been in and out of the Chevy dealership regarding this problem; they cannot identify cause.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11448963
Consumer Location: MONTICELLO, GA
VIN: 1G1PC5SH0C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that coolant was leaking from the vehicle. The temperature gauge increased to high and then decreased. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer on several occasions and was diagnosed that the thermostat housing and thermostat needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11448703
Consumer Location: CORONADO, CA
VIN: 1G1PF5SC4C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle overheated. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where it was diagnosed with needing the head gasket replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer where it was diagnosed with needing the engine repaired however, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 209,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11447630
Consumer Location: CADIZ, KY
VIN: 1G1PF5SC7C7****

Summary of Complaint

Steering fades , blinkers go out, stability trac goes in and out. Radio goes on and off. Radio sometimes stays on after car is shut off.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

December 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11444024
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1g1pc5sh3c7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact's sister-in-law owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that while his sister-in-law was driving at an undisclosed speed, the brake pedal was depressed however, the vehicle was still moving forward. The failure nearly caused a collision. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who related the failure to NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V360000 (Service Brakes, Hydraulic). The parts for the brake assist needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that there was no recall associated with the VIN. The failure mileage was 133,000.

Components: VISIBILITY

December 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11443373
Consumer Location: ANOKA, MN
VIN: 1g1pe5sc5c7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated that the windshield defroster would not operate as needed without warning. The vehicle had yet to be diagnosed or repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440428
Consumer Location: CHATSWORTH, GA
VIN: 1G1PC5SH4C7****

Summary of Complaint

It keeps running pot. And it also needs any houses now and I have done replaced the thermostat and the thermostat housing I'm going to voicemail

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439256
Consumer Location: AKRON, OH
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC3C7****

Summary of Complaint

The problem I have is a very, very common problem and a huge safety issue to my life or anyone with the same car within around 2011 to 2015. The cheap plastic levers for the mode actuator for my defrost and vents do not work. They have broken and this I barely have any heat coming out of the front vents and absolutely none coming from the defrost. This is a huge issue and highly affects my driving in the cold and snowy, or even rainy, weather. I’m so upset there has not been a recall thus far. No one wants to spend 1000 dollars for a five dollar part when it’s not their fault that the levers are faulty! This is Chevrolets and thus, GMCs problem. My safety is highly threatened when I can’t defrost the ice nor the fog over my windshield meaning I cannot see!! I scrape it and as soon as I drive it gets worse I had to pull over today because I couldn’t see at all! It’s scary and not okay! Please admit to the mistake and fix the problem. Please!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

October 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438762
Consumer Location: JANESVILLE, WI
VIN: 1G1PF5SC6C7****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle will start to smoke, filling the cab with smoke with a strong smell of antifreeze causing occupants to become sick to the stomach and dizzy. This will occur unrelated to speed and operating temperature, and has happened multiple times.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436439
Consumer Location: TOWN CREEK, AL
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC0C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owned a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed, the brake pedal failed to respond causing another vehicle to crash into the rear of the vehicle. The contact did not recall whether there were warning lights illuminated. The contact was unsure whether the air bags deployed. The contact stated that she was unconscious for a moment. The contact also sustained back injuries and sought medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot, where it was totaled. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123, 000.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434609
Consumer Location: DILLSBORO, NC
VIN: 1G1PC5SH0C7****

Summary of Complaint

I just recently had an accident, a deer ran out and hit me and I was going 60 mph. Once we impacted the airbag sensor came on and said airbags deployed. Then the sensor went off but you could smell the powder of the airbags but the airbags did not deploy.

Components: ENGINE ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432521
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 1g1pc5sh2c7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving 30 MPH, the check engine warning light illuminated, and the temperature gauge was fluctuating on the instrument panel. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and turned off the vehicle for several minutes while waiting for the vehicle engine to cool down before restarting the vehicle and continuing to drive to his residence. The next day the contact took the vehicle to be diagnosed by an independent mechanic. The contact was informed that the head gasket needed to be replaced. Additionally, the mechanic performed temporary repairs on the thermostat housing and replaced the manifold and oil gasket however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431594
Consumer Location: COLFAX, IN
VIN: 1G1PC5SH6C7****

Summary of Complaint

I had no heat for a long time, as well as the engine light constantly being on and never knowing why. There was a lag to accelerate. Also it would suddenly overheat and say turn off ac due to overheating, as well as suddenly fluctuate to cold and back to normal. I change the throttle body inlet heater hose to see if that would get it working. It did for a day. Then all over a sudden the same issues started happening. From what I can tell it is an extremely common issue that has not been address yet or had a recall yet....the thermostat. That is the only thing it could be at this point. I am going to try and bleed out the coolant for air again. But other than that it is the thermostat, it is the only thing that covers every symptom and it is an extremely, well documented problem with these types of cars.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428881
Consumer Location: WARRENTON, VA
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC7C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph, while depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle failed to stop. The contact had to pump the brake pedal several times before the vehicle stopped. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. Upon investigation, the contact associated the failure with NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V360000 (Service Brakes, Hydraulic) however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11428042
Consumer Location: HUBER HEIGHTS, OH
VIN: 1G1PC5SH1C7****

Summary of Complaint

I have filed a complaint 2 other times on my car from the power train to the electrical and now my radiator. Because of the date of my car, which is one week off, my car doesn't fall under all the recalls that have been made. Everything wrong with my car is a recall including the head gasket! I have paid to fix my car out of pocket every time and now the repair isn't worth fixing because i never know whats going to happen next! Just like every other government agency NHTSA is controlled by the big corporations while the little guy gets screwed over! Times are hard as is now throw in this plandemic and car problems life becomes unmanageable at times.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428065
Consumer Location: MANSFIELD, TX
VIN: 1G1PH5SCXC7****

Summary of Complaint

The transmission is a known issue, so much so they issued a service bulletin. The transmission will give out or shift very abruptly or shift in to neutral without warning and at various speeds. Our specific case was sudden downshift while travelling about 65 mph, then shifted into neutral which turned the engine off causing an abrupt stop then eventual release and had to coast to a stop. We then got a code for transmission code that a mechanic inspected and tried to replace a part they said the code was most likely related to. The mechanic then stated that if this did not fix it, it would require complete replacement of transmission. The independent service provider confirmed that it was indeed related to an internal service notice for GM. They did not give us the related number. We also received a notice to bring the car in for related notice if the car was under certain mileage however they knew our vehicle was over since they do all the service. In research, this is a common problem where Chevrolet is not able to accurately detect, troubleshoot and repair. It is a known issue however we are on the hook for the repair when this is clearly a design issue and a severe safety issue.

Components: STEERING ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427813
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 1G1PH5SC0C7****

Summary of Complaint

I've had this car for less than 2 months I've already spent $3,500 I've had to replace the thermostat the resvoir tank most oxygen sensors lower stream and upper stream now has a blown head gasket and a possible fuel pump

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427456
Consumer Location: BLOOMINGTON, IN
VIN: 1G1PF5SCXC7****

Summary of Complaint

The o2 sensor blew out of the catalytic converter and the sensor can't be replaced. The threads were basically gone! Took it to a professional and he said he wouldn't even put on a new one(aftermarket) because the Cruze and Sonic's are notorious for having this issue and it would do it again. He said they need to recall these immediately! I only have around 65,000 miles on this vehicle.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425197
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, GA
VIN: 1G1PF5SC6C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while reversing the vehicle, extra effort was needed to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that there was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a local dealer nor independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was relating the failure to NHTSA campaign number: 13V360000 (Service Brakes, Hydraulic). The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 110,250.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

April 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424106
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: 1G1PF5SC7C7****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, several unknown warning lights illuminated and the vehicle intermittently stalled. The contact also stated that the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact was able to pull to the side of the road; then drove the vehicle to her residence. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed the contact that they could not determine the cause of the failure since the unknown warning lights were no longer illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis once the warning lights were again illuminated. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422081
Consumer Location: FEDERAL WAY, WA
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC0C7****

Summary of Complaint

Service Bulletin Number: 14311B, Date: June 2015, Service Bulletin: SB-10057574-8899 CONDITION On certain 2011–2015 model year Chevrolet Cruze vehicles, the negative battery cable terminal clamp may have an insufficient crimp at the battery negative terminal. Over time, the internal resistance increases and vehicle electrical systems do not receive adequate power. With this condition, the following effects are possible: the Radio/HVAC Display may turn off and on; the Antilock Brake System, Service Traction System, Service Stabilitrac and Steering vehicle messages may come on and off; the turn signal sound may not be heard; “Battery Saver Active” and “Service Steering” may display in the Driver Information Center (DIC); and the interior and exterior lighting may flicker. Power steering assist may also be lost, and greater effort may be needed to turn the steering wheel at low speeds or while the vehicle is stopped. It's in the Service Bulletin Provided below. I am not sure if my 2012 Chevy Cruze Eco is included in this Service Bulletin (Below), but this Service Bulletin is the closest thing I could find that describes what is going on with my Vehicle. Lights blinking, steering hard to turn, steering warning light coming on (Stabilitrac), and other things as well described in the Service Bulletin. Again, I am not sure if my car's VIN Number, is included in the Service Bulletin, I would like to know if it is? or not?, before taking it in to the Dealer Ship, for repairs/service, because it is unsafe to drive at this point forward.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421382
Consumer Location: GREEN BAY, WI
VIN: 1G1PE5SC5C7****

Summary of Complaint

Brake assist, no brakes when backing up. This was recalled on almost 300,000 Chevy cruzes but not all. Recall number 12213. My vehicle being one that was not included. I believe Chevy needs to recall more than the 300,000. Brakes work fine driving forward, but again no brakes in reverse. This is not ok! Could definitely cause vehicle to crash. Not safe at all!

Components: ENGINE

April 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413467
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: 1G1PF5SC2C7****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND CAR WAS LEAKED OIL ONTO THE DRIVEWAY, WHEN CAR WAS PARKED. THE NEXT DAY, CAR WAS TAKEN IN TO BE SERVICED."UPON VEHICLE INSPECTION, TECHNICIAN(TECH) FOUND, OIL FILTER ADAPTER LEAKING OIL." "NEED GASKET TO BLOCK. "RESEALED OIL COOLER AND OIL FILTER ADAPTER SEALS." "TECH ALSO FOUND VALVE COVER LEAKING. REPLACE COVER LEAKING OIL. REPLACED VALVE COVER. TECH FOUND TRANS OIL COOLER LINES BOTH LEAKING LINES- REPLACED. CUSTOMER STATES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. REPLACED PURGE VALVE. TECH FOUND BATTERY NEGATIVE CABLE HIGH RESISTANCE. REPLACED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. AFTER 8 DAYS WITHOUT HER CAR AND AFTER PAYING FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED SERVICES, WHEN THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY, IT CONTINUED TO LEAK OIL! TECH INFORMED HER THAT IT WAS A NEW PROBLEM AND THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO PAY AN EXTRA $700! THE FACT THE TECH HAD THE AUDACITY TO THINK IT WAS OK TO SAY THAT TO HER OR ANYONE ELSE, IS APPALLING, TO SAY THE LEAST. I'M SURE SOMEONE HAS HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH THIS MAKE ND MODEL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL WHEELS

April 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407139
Consumer Location: YUCCA VALLEY, CA
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC7C7****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT SPEED THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT WOULD COME ON ENGINE WOULD START TO JERK AND THEN LOST POWER

Components: STEERING ENGINE

March 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404827
Consumer Location: NEENAH, WI
VIN: 1G1PK5SC9C7****

Summary of Complaint

ON MY WAY TO WORK FEBRUARY 22 I HAD NOTICE A STRONG BURNING SMELL AND JUST ASSUMED IT WAS FROM SOMETHING OUTSIDE. SO I JUST IGNORED IT AND CONTINUED MY DRIVE. ONCE I GOT TO WORK I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS SOME LIGHT SMOKE COMING FROM UNDER MY HOOD SO I LIFTED IT AND CHECKED TO SEE IF ANYTHING LOOKED STRANGE BUT I DIDN'T NOTICE ANYTHING. SO I CONTINUE TO DRIVE FOR A FEW MORE DAYS BECOMING ACCUSTOMED TO THE SMELL AND SMOKE. MIND YOU I CHECK ALL MY FLUIDS ONCE A WEEK BECAUSE I DO ALOT OF LONG DISTANCE DRIVING. AFTER ABOUT 6-8 DAYS OF DRIVING TO MY NEW JOB THE SMOKE STARTED GETTING THICKER AND MORE WHITE AND I STARTED TO NOTICE THAT MY OIL LEVEL WAS DROPPING. SO I BOUGHT SOME TO KEEP IN MY CAR SO I DIDN'T RUN IT DRY. BUT I HAD TO KEEP DRIVING IT TO WORK BECAUSE I NEEDED TO HAVE A PAYCHECK COMING IN. I HAD BEEN OFF WORK FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND COULDN'T AFFORD TO BRING IT TO A MECHANIC UNTIL MY FIRST PAY DAY. WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY AS I PULLED UP TO MY HOUSE ON THE 8TH (TWO DAYS BEFORE MY VISIT TO THE MECHANIC) I NOTICED THE SMOKE WAS MUCX MORE INTENSE THEN IT WAS BEFORE SO I LIFTED THE HOOD AND SAW FLAMES. SO I CLOSED THE HOOD AND GRABBED SOME BAKING SODA FROM MY HOUSE AND POURED IT OVER THE FLAMES. MY NEIGHBOR SAW WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND CAME OVER TO SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND NOTICED WHERE THE OIL WAS COMING FROM AND SAID HE COULD PATCH IT TEMPORARILY SO I CAN MAKE IT TO THE MECHANIC. BUT I AM NOT WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK. ALSO ABOUT A MONTH AGO I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A NOISE COMING FROM MY FRONT WHEELS AS I WAS DRIVING AND THE VEHICLE STARTED PULLING TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE.

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS ENGINE

December 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11402780
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, NY
VIN: 1G1PC5SH6C7****

Summary of Complaint

LOSE OF COOLANT. ENGINE HOT. NOT IN MOTION

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402534
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: 1G1PF5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

IT KEEP SAYING A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH ENGINE TEMP BUT IT STAY IN COLD N I GOT COOLANT SENSOR RADIATOR SENSOR ALL FIXED N IT KEEP SAYIN THE SAME STUFF IT'S GIVING ME A HEAD ACHE WEN I GO FOR LONG DRIVES TO MALL OR STORE IT POPS ON

Components: STEERING

February 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396029
Consumer Location: CROSS CITY, FL
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

MY STEERING FEELS NOTCHED. AT HIGHWAY SPEED I FEEL LIKE WE ARE GOING TO KILL SOMEONE. YOU CAN NOT TURN BC THE WHEEL BC HARD AT CENTER CAUSING YOU TO VIOLENTLY OVERSTEER. MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS ISSUE OVER THE YEARS.

Components: ENGINE

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11394475
Consumer Location: DEFIANCE, OH
VIN: 1G1PH5SC3C7****

Summary of Complaint

MULTIPLE OILS LEAKS (MAINLY FROM THE TURBO AREA) CAUSING SMOKING AND BURNING SMELL. THE LATEST RESULTED IN OIL LEAKING ON THE MANIFOLD, WHICH COULD HAVE RESULTED IN A FIRE.

Components: ENGINE

January 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390512
Consumer Location: BERMUDA DUNES, CA
VIN: 1G1PF5SC4C7****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS BEEN FITTING THE DESCRIPTION OF A SPECIFIC RECALL ON THE SAME YEAR AND MODEL. (I.E.: RECALL #12V288000 - DATE: 6/22/2012 - COMPONENT ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) I PURCHASED MY CAR THROUGH CARMAX LESS THAN A YEAR AGO AND HAVE HAD MULTIPLE ISSUES INCLUDING, AIRBAG SENOR PROBLEMS, RMP ISSUES, ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT, ETC. I'VE DEALT WITH AN OIL LEAK FROM THE VALVE COVER MOST RECENTLY. I TOOK IT IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND FOUND OUT THERE WAS A LEAK WHICH WAS SO BAD IT SATURATED EVERYTHING IN THE ENGINE AREA COLLECTING NEAR THE ENGINE AND EXHAUST SYSTEM. THIS LEAD TO AN AWFUL BURNING SMELL. THE VALVE COVER WAS REPLACED AND NOW TWO WEEKS LATER THERE IS STILL AN AWFUL BURNING SMELL COMING FROM BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CAR. THE VALVE COVER DOESN'T SEEM TO BE LEAKING OIL, AND I DON'T SEE ANY WEIRD OBJECTS OR DEBRIS IN THE ENGINE AREA. THE RECALL PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED FITS MY CURRENT PROBLEM TO A T - BUT ACCORDING TO MY VIN THERE HAVE BEEN 0 RECALLS. THE CAR IS NOT DEPENDABLE AT THIS POINT DUE TO RISK OF FUME INHALATION AND POTENTIAL FIRE. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE I BOUGHT IT AND I HAVE BARELY PUT 6,000 MILES ON IT SINCE PURCHASE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

November 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11389702
Consumer Location: ANAHEIM, CA
VIN: 1G1PJ5SC8C7****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE AT ANAHEIM AUTO HUB LAST JUNE 6, 2020 FOR MY DAUGHTER. COUPLE MONTHS LATER IT STARTED LEAKING AND SMELLS LIKE BURNING OIL. AND THE STABILI TRACK SENSOR AND THE TRACTION CONTROL SENSORS CAME ON. AND, AS WELL AS THE KEY GOT STUCK INSIDE THE IGNITION COUPLE OF TIMES. SO I TOOK IT THE MECHANIC TO GET THE LEAKS FIX. THE MECHANIC FOUND THAT THE VALVE COVER GASKET LEAK AND VALVE TIMING SOLENOID. SO THE MECHANIC REPLACED THE VALVE GASKET COVER AND THE VALVE TIMING SOLENOID LEAK, AND RIGHT AFTER THAT BEING SAID, ONE WEEK LATER WE FOUND LEAKING SO, I TOOK IT BACK TO MECHANIC AGAIN, NOW THEY FOUND 3 DIFFERENT LEAK, FROM THE OIL COOLER LEAK, ENGINE OIL PAN GASKET AND LEAKING ON ENGINE TIMING COVER GASKET. AND I FOUND 7 RECALLS ON THIS VEHICLE THAT HAS NEVER FIX. AND I AM THE NEW OWNER AND I JUST FINING THIS OUT. HERE ARE THE RECALLS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN RESOLVE ON 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE ECO: RECALL SUBJECT: AIR BAGS/ CAMPAIGN# 13V23000 RECALL SUBJECT: AIR BAGS / CAMPAIGN# 12V522000 RECALL SUBJECT: ENGINE & ENGINE COOLING / CAMPAIGN# 12V288000 RECALL SUBJECT: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE STORAGE TANK, ASSEMBLY MOUNTING / CAMPAIGN# 12V289000 RECALL SUBJECT: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, POWER ASSIST / CAMPAIGN# 13V360000 RECALL SUBJECT: POWER TRAIN, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM,PCM)

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388722
Consumer Location: GROVE CITY, OH
VIN: 1G1PF5SC1C7****

Summary of Complaint

THE OIL COOLER NEEDS REPLACED. IT IS SOMEHOW LEAKING. THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE CARS, THAT ARE THE SAME AS MINE, THAT HAVE COME INTO THE SAME DEALERSHIPS THAT HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM. IN THE LAST WEEK, ONE OF THE DEALERSHIPS SAID 14 PEOPLE CAME IN BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM.

CHEVROLET CRUZE Sold

chevrolet cruze 2011 vin 1g1pg5s92b7119884
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE Collision Unknown
1G1PG5S92B7119884
chevrolet cruze 2011 vin 1g1pg5s99b7102855
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE Collision Run & Drive
1G1PG5S99B7102855
chevrolet cruze 2011 vin 1g1pc5sh6b7123827
2011 CHEVROLET CRUZE Collision Run & Drive
1G1PC5SH6B7123827