Major problems with my 2011 Cruze LT2 1.4 Lt Turbo
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    Major problems with my 2011 Cruze LT2 1.4 Lt Turbo

    2011 Cruze LT2 1.4 Lt Turbo 2553 Miles

    The new Cruze has been a reliable car, until this evening when I was heading out for some late night shopping. On startup noticed check engine light so called OnStar for remote diag. while waiting for them to figure it out strong coolant smell, knocking sound, and overheating at idle (at which point i shut it off). OnStar told me there was a major powertrain failure and couldn’t give me exact codes because there where many and advisor was uncertain. Can’t sleep thinking about so I was wondering if anyone had any similar problems?


    I’ll keep you posted when I find out what dealer has to say.

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    Dang that sucks. I drive the snot out of my car, no problems yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZincGT View Post
    Dang that sucks. I drive the snot out of my car, no problems yet
    Same here, I've even been driving the crap out of my car and accelerating hard when I can with no issues. Best of luck to you.

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    Computer controlled thermostat........

    Sure sounds like the thermostat isn't opening. ChevyMgr posted a TSB for a stuck OPEN thermostat TSB. Hope your service repair goes well.
    jaygeo1 - Keep Cruze'in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaygeo1 View Post
    Sure sounds like the thermostat isn't opening. ChevyMgr posted a TSB for a stuck OPEN thermostat TSB. Hope your service repair goes well.
    Sounds like more than just a stuck thermostat. Anyway... this thread is just another example of someone finding this site & posting about a problem. I seem to remember someone posting the other day that it's not usually the case.

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    Enjoyed the other post on site as well , and I could rave about the things we enjoy about the car as well. I'm confident in gm service at dealer now. Ill continue to post and monitor the forum after the problem is resolved.

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    ...suppossedly, when the engine detects a major heating problem, it (ECM) goes into an "alternate cylinder" mode where everyother cylinder is commanded to fire (ie: 4-cylinder operation is reduced to 2-cylinders), which makes the engine very rough, but at least you can drive it off the roadway.

    ...ChevyMgr you want to elaborate about this?
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    sounds like mor ethen a stuck thermostat to me

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    It is the thermostat problem! Go get the service bulletin fix done. Mine is fine now.

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    Coolant Issues

    I have the smae issues, had it to two different dealers and they both said there is nothing wrong with the car. We could not duplicate the issue you said to be having, If it happens again bring it in.
    I am still having the issue and when something major happens then I will take in.
    It seems GM wants to sell the car but not service it.
    I like the car just not the headaches to go with it.

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