I'm pretty sure what your describing is the abs check and yes! that is completely normal on modern cars with abs. Yes! People are telling you other cars with abs go through the same check. I notice the check in my 07 Santa fe too as it's about the same volume as the cruze. It's something that you may not notice at times because of the radio or other distractions. ABS pumps are louder on some cars too, but I don't find the cruze any louder than any other car I've owned.