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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoon View Post
    Honestly OP the coolant hose thing seems like a 10 minute fix with a careful application of some quality Epoxy...of course you should never have to resort to doing something like that yourself, but you know what they say about the best way to get a job done right...

    WISH I could fix my crappy shifting transmission myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdriver View Post
    WISH I could fix my crappy shifting transmission myself!
    Were trying to find a solution for this problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by H3LLON3ARTH View Post
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    From what I can gather, the ONLY solution is to get rid of the 2011 Cruze and get into a newer model! I have dealt with this problem one way or another since February 2012! Last week all the BS from GM "customer service" over the last 6 months came to an "end" when a GM engineer declared my car was "operating as designed". What a joke! I had to laugh at the person who said you have to deal with GM with "tact"! That didn't work either with over 40+ phone calls from them and one stall tactic after another. There is only so much BS you can put up with when you KNOW GM knows about the transmission problem, but WON'T admit it! Two year old Cruze LTZ RS with 13,200 miles and one more year on the lease and back it goes to its MAKER! I can't really blame the dealer because they can only do what GM tells them to do even when they know it won't work! I put up with all the crap because I did not want GM to say that I was uncooperative. I knew as well as the dealer that this GM engineer last week was going to solve NOTHING! WHY they had to keep the car for 5 days is beyond me. Oh yeah, this engineer came to this conclusion after only driving the car for 13 miles! I am still taking other routes to resolve this problem.

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    Must be something wrong with my Holden Cruze, no wind noise, no smell, auto works fine, happy with fuel usage with my diesel, good brakes no noise, really quiet at highway speed. Only done 6,000k so far but looking good!
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    From all the stories i read here i hope wont have to experience any problematic Cruze I have 6,000 miles no troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    Must be something wrong with my Holden Cruze, no wind noise, no smell, auto works fine, happy with fuel usage with my diesel, good brakes no noise, really quiet at highway speed. Only done 6,000k so far but looking good!
    Where is the coolant overflow bottle on your car? I wonder since your steering is the opposite of us the air intake is away from the coolant bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaser x View Post
    From all the stories i read here i hope wont have to experience any problematic Cruze I have 6,000 miles no troubles.
    Most Cruzes will be trouble-free. Some will have issues. It's the nature of modern manufacturing, and car manufacturing in particular. Put a few thousand parts in close proximity to each other and turn it loose onto the roads. The marginal parts will fail faster. The warranty exists to cover those initial failures.

    As we've found out, though, the warranty is only as good as the dealer who has to honor it. A good dealer is worth supporting. It's finding those good dealers that's looking for a needle in a haystack.
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    From the pictures Aussie posted previously, the engine coolant tank is in the same place. What is different however is that the cabin and all the associated equipment, including air intakes, is swapped for right hand drive. This means right hand drive cruzen pull air into the cabin from the opposite side of the car from the coolant tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sciphi View Post
    Most Cruzes will be trouble-free. Some will have issues. It's the nature of modern manufacturing, and car manufacturing in particular. Put a few thousand parts in close proximity to each other and turn it loose onto the roads. The marginal parts will fail faster. The warranty exists to cover those initial failures.

    As we've found out, though, the warranty is only as good as the dealer who has to honor it. A good dealer is worth supporting. It's finding those good dealers that's looking for a needle in a haystack.

    What you say is all true. HOWEVER, a warranty and a dealer can only go so far when the problem LIES with GM and GM will NOT admit that there is a problem! Having a long warranty is great IF GM would honor it! My 2011 Cruze shifts like crap like MANY other 2011 owners, but a GM engineer says "operating as designed"! So, now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastdriver View Post
    What you say is all true. HOWEVER, a warranty and a dealer can only go so far when the problem LIES with GM and GM will NOT admit that there is a problem! Having a long warranty is great IF GM would honor it! My 2011 Cruze shifts like crap like MANY other 2011 owners, but a GM engineer says "operating as designed"! So, now what?
    Yep, there will be design flaws with every carmaker. Honda Civic Hybrid batteries dying, Toyota's "sludge monster" V6's and rotting Tacoma frames, Ford's 1.6l Ecoboost motors randomly catching fire, VW's HPFP issues on their TDI cars, and many more "flaws" that do exist. Those are/were often blamed on the owner, even when the owner had all the documentation showing it was not their fault.

    To throw GM a small bone, they did change the 2012-current Cruze AT's so they're better-shifting. It does stink that they used the 2011's as a guinea pig, and now won't fix them when it appears that it is a fixable issue. The aftermarket tuners have shown that a 2011 transmission can be "fixed".
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