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The Chevrolet Cruze: Common Problems and Solutions

October 1st, 2016
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The Chevrolet Cruze is one of Chevrolet’s premier compact cars. With styles ranging from a four-door compact car to a station wagon style, it is one of the most versatile and affordable of Chevrolet compact car class.

The problem is that the Cruze tends to encounter certain issues. These issues are more than the standard maintenance-related and wear issues, as certain components tend to fail more readily than others.

Let’s take a quick look at the most common Chevrolet Cruze problems and how a mechanic can help avoid and repair them.

1. Transmission Issues

There are several issue that can arise relating to the transmission in a Cruze. Odd smells during driving, rough shifts, problems reversing and even high RPMs while driving can occur. The exact cause of these issues is hard to specify, but they generally relate to the transmission and the system around it.

Odd smells, for example, may be produced because of an excessive amount of friction within the transmission box. This can result from imperfections in the transmission gears, inadequate or improper lubricant, metal flakes in the box and a number of problems.

The best solution is often to disassemble the transmission system to diagnose the problem. A mechanic can then repair any damage components before properly reinstalling the box and adding any necessary fluids to the transmission.

This will help to ensure a smooth and safe drive while in your Cruze.

2. Steering Issues

Numerous issues have been found with the steering systems of the Cruze. The latest was a recall issued in July of 2015 for a faulty steering tie rod linkage at the gear.

Issues with the steering can range from difficulty steering to a complete loss of control while driving. These issues can put everyone in the vehicle at risk.

The good news is that most of these issues can quickly and succinctly be solved. Unlike problems with more intricate systems, a mechanic can typically repair steering-related issues in a matter of hours. This makes the cost of repairs low while ensuring that the dependability of the Cruze remains high.

Our mechanics can examine your steering system for recall-related problems or issues related to safety bulletins. We can then repair them to ensure the safety of your car.

3. Electrical System Faults

The electrical system in a vehicle tends to provide the most problematic issues. The Cruze has a large list of electrical issues, which range from causing the trunk to pop open unexpectedly to a complete loss of control of the car.

The problem with electrical issues is that they can sometimes cost more than the car to fix. The amount of time and troubleshooting that goes into fixing them can overwhelm some mechanics.

At Triangle Car Care, we specialize in diagnosing electrical issues, such as those that the Cruze is known to have. We can fix worn wires, replace blown fuses, correct shorts, and perform rewiring when it is needed.

4. Other Minor Issues

From the headlights being aimed improperly to parking brake failure, other minor issues do exist with the Chevrolet Cruze. While these issues are often more than annoyances, they can impact the comfort of driving your Cruze.

If you experience any issue, from minor to major, then give Triangle Car Care a call. We can diagnose your issues while working with you to achieve a satisfactory solution to your problem. We have worked with countless customers in the Raleigh, NC area.

This will leave your car safe to drive and dependable without breaking the bank, which is what every car owner should want.

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