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Please note that this is a Chevy in the EU market, but I doubt there will me major differences with regard to what I'm dealing with.
With the exception of a broken turbo, which got replaced under warranty, I had a relatively worry-free 3 years of ownership of my Cruze.
I only clocked 32k miles on it, which I bet would be pretty low in the US.

Tomorrow is literally my last day of warranty. A couple of weeks ago I saw a "check engine" light, which disappeared after a while.
I scheduled a visit at the dealership mechanic the next day - they read the error as an issue with the airflow meter / throttle.
They reset the error. After a day or so the light came back on and disappeared on its own.
By that time I had the regular service after 3 years scheduled anyway - I wanted to get everything checked before the end of warranty.
Again, same problem, but it disappeared on its own.
Never the less I have asked for the air filter to be replaced, which I think is not standard on 3rd year service.
There hasn't been a problem since, for about 7 days now.
I have scheduled someone to have a closer look anyway tomorrow so that it is covered under warranty as I have been advised that this may be a serious repair due to labour costs.
Given that there is no issue at the moment, should I go ahead and have the engine / air flow throttle checked anyway?

Is anyone aware of a more widespread issue with this?
 

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I haven't seen this as a common issue, but that doesn't mean there isn't a problem. A check engine light is always worth checking out. Labor costs usually are quite high so for relatively simple issues you may be better off researching and learning to repair the problem on your own, you'll take much better care of your car than anyone else anyway. Hope you're able to resolve this issue, keep us updated.

What year is your Cruze?
 

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Thanks for the response.
It's MY13, I bought it brand new April 2014.
I guess I'm getting it checked today as it's free and under warranty.
In the future, when it's out of warranty, I may indeed try to fix some simple things myself, but if that means car being out of service for an extended period of time then it's a cost as well...
 

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Thanks for the response.
It's MY13, I bought it brand new April 2014.
I guess I'm getting it checked today as it's free and under warranty.
In the future, when it's out of warranty, I may indeed try to fix some simple things myself, but if that means car being out of service for an extended period of time then it's a cost as well...
I know it's a hassle to bring it in, but it's better safe than sorry IMO.

As for servicing your vehicle but still needing transportation, you can pick up a ninja 300 pretty cheap now :D

Or if you're only cruising through neighborhoods to get where you're going you can get one of these. But that's not recommended.
https://www.amazon.com/Street-Legal-Scooter-TaoTao-ATM50-A1/dp/B00J4TX59Q
 
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