Are you the first owner? I ask because this sounds like a flood car.
Exactly what I was going to say. Possible water damage.Are you the first owner? I ask because this sounds like a flood car.
Ever been to the ocean? When you get close, you can "smell" the ocean.Hey Robby how does salt get in the Air ?
Yeah me to .....maybe right upon a coast during a Hurricane and after a Typhoon ...
2011 had the Spark plug change listed at 100,000 miles, 2012+ has it listed at 60,000. Either way the OP is beyond the recommend service interval for spark plugs in the 1.4T.Spark plug replacement comes in at 45,000 miles if I'm not mistaken.
Hey Robby how does salt get in the Air ?
I'll assume, Brian, you mean in our area of the country.
For the last several days have you noticed the dust that the cars/trucks are throwing into the air?
That is salt, ground down to the consistency of talcum powder.
It gets drawn into any low pressure area of the car body as well as getting deposited on the areas we see......looks like the car is coated with dust.
Cars not being driven, but out in the air get the same treatment....the dust gets into every seam.
If you noticed, even this morning, (Monday) the streets were wet......yet, we had no rain or snow.
The humidity in the air was drawn to the dry salt on the street (and in all the crevaces of your ride) and recondensed......so, just peacefully sitting there, the vehicle (and anything else that salt attacks) continues to corrode.
Thus the saying 'I think I can hear it rusting'.
To further the aggravation, add a car wash to the mix.
All car washes (other than those DIY pressure wash places) reclaim their water......it is filtered but you cannot filter saline content so as the day goes on, the car wash water gets more salt content.
Under the floor, there is tank, not unlike the tank for a toilet, and it has a float.
Water is always being lost as it gets hauled down the street by the cars getting washed......the float system admits fresh water to maintain the tank level, but there is always some salt in the tank.
Folks that think they are doing the car a favor by running through a wash are actually adding to the salt damage........pressurized salty water is being forced into seams that generally don't even get wet.......that'll be $15.00 bucks please.
That's why you see salt lines trailing out of all the drain areas after the car has dried.
This is why car nuts, such as myself, have a car to give to the rust gods.....Sorry Cruze, you're it.......and why we generally trade it off after five years......right before it starts to get evil looking.
Sucks to live in the salt belt.
Aren't you glad you asked?
If you're by the ocean, wave action can kick up salt spray that will carry inland quite a ways.Hey Robby how does salt get in the Air ?
Something isn't right here. I haven't reset my trip or mpg recording on the dash since new (Jan 2012) and now at 71,500 miles.Hi cruze2011white,
I didn't get pictures, but they let me come back into the shop and see everything, I inspected them myself and saw the rust and corrosion. Also I'll tell you why my trip computer crashed. Since i got the car brand new, i wanted to see what my lifetime mpg was, so i kept trip A for the whole life, at about 40k-50k miles of averaging fuel the computer ran out of memory and i had to unplug the battery for a while, it wouldnt respond to any button presses. but that's the least of my worries. its everything else that is failing and on my $.