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Recently, my gen 2 cruze’s clutch has been sticking to the floor. Sometimes it work. Perfectly, sometimes there’s absolutely 0 pressure and I can’t even drive my car, and sometimes it can be pushed in and will retract slowly or not at all. This just started happening after getting like a foot of snow for several days. Has anyone else had transmission, clutch, or gearbox problems in their manual trans cruzes?
 

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Recently, my gen 2 cruze’s clutch has been sticking to the floor. Sometimes it work. Perfectly, sometimes there’s absolutely 0 pressure and I can’t even drive my car, and sometimes it can be pushed in and will retract slowly or not at all. This just started happening after getting like a foot of snow for several days. Has anyone else had transmission, clutch, or gearbox problems in their manual trans cruzes?
There have been no genII clutch problems reported...yet.

I have no suggestions.

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We have had the worst winter here and we had at least 5 feet of snow this winter and never had a problem with the clutch on my LT 2018. Sorry I can't help.
 

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I'm curious, I have a manual too. I detected it getting a little rough feeling once when I was in some heavy stop & go traffic (outmaneuvering a city traffic jam by taking side streets). But nothing like this.

The connection from the pedal to the clutch is through a hydraulic line. Is there a fluid reservoir you can check? Usually would find it in the on the firewall in the engine bay, by the clutch master cylinder (behind the clutch pedal).

If the fluid is low, you might get by temporarily by replenishing it. If low, you have a leak somewhere and it must be serviced.

How cold has it been? Maybe there's water in the clutch housing and it's condensing and/or freezing on critical pieces? If this could be it, a long drive to get everything thoroughly hot might fix it. That's a long shot... just a thought.

Did you use it in an extreme fashion getting your car unstuck?
 

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Mine started to do the same thing too! Does it now and then specially in hot weather... gets annoying very quickly!. The fluid is full and good! i notice when i pump the clutch pedal a few times i get pressure back if not even better than before.. So i plan to take it in.... a new car shouldnt have issues like this already.
 

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my 2017 cruze diesel 6spd clutch started feeling light in the foot over a few days until finally it stuck to the floor.luckily, after being towed from chevy roadside assistance for free it was determined that the slave cylinder was defective from the factory. that being said, its covered under warrenty since its not the clutch itself that went bad which is considered a wear-out item. unfortunately the part is on back order for an undetermined time and in the meantime they gave me a 2018 equinox as a loaner.
 

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This also happens if there is air in the line, or if too thick of a manual transmission fluid is used. Bleeding the system is very tricky and REQUIRES two people. Easy place to start though.


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My 2017 Cruze Hatchback's MT has been doing the same thing intermittently. Fortunately, my warranty is still valid (just barely- high miles). Apparently the part is on national backorder. They've been trying to get the part at my dealership for over a week now, and have no idea of the status of it.
 

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I had my secondary clutch cylinder go back in March. The firstdealership I took my car to refuse to do the work without me paying out-of-pocket for it saying that it was part of the drivetrain wear and tear parts. second dealership I took it too is doing it under warranty. the part was on backorder for the past 2 months they are only just putting the part in tomorrow morning. Make sure they give you a loaner car when they have your car for the warranty work. They gave me a 2019 Cruze automatic, after using that car for the past month I got to say that I prefer the manual transmission over the automatic. Look into the European forums the transmission has a tendency to overheat in 5th and 6th gear due to transmission fluid not cooling properly.
I'm still mad at the first dealership because they refuse to do the work is the bumper to bumper warranty was just 1000 miles out

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Just because I'm starting to see a trend here. I had a 2017 Cruze manual transmission hatchback. Maybe the bash they sense to the factory during the time was defective collectively. I recommend anyone who still has bumper to bumper warranty to get it checked out even if you don't feel any light clutch pressure.

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Recently, my gen 2 cruze’s clutch has been sticking to the floor. Sometimes it work. Perfectly, sometimes there’s absolutely 0 pressure and I can’t even drive my car, and sometimes it can be pushed in and will retract slowly or not at all. This just started happening after getting like a foot of snow for several days. Has anyone else had transmission, clutch, or gearbox problems in their manual trans cruzes?
 

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I have the same problem with my 2016 Chevy Cruze LS (Manual Transmission). Clutch completely failed on my commute home last night and I had to be towed. The clutch felt funny in the morning but still worked then wouldn't engage at all the same day. Ball park estimate is about $1,500 to replace and I'm out of the warranty.

Anyone hearing about a possible recall for this problem?
 

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I have the same problem with my 2016 Chevy Cruze LS (Manual Transmission). Clutch completely failed on my commute home last night and I had to be towed. The clutch felt funny in the morning but still worked then wouldn't engage at all the same day. Ball park estimate is about $1,500 to replace and I'm out of the warranty.

Anyone hearing about a possible recall for this problem?
I am currently having this same issue. My clutch pedal is to the floor, a plastic piece fell out and no dealership can see it until next week. I am currently out of warranty. I have had to have ny whole motor replaced, my turbo and Cadillac converter replaced as well. My window on drivers side button had to be replaced as well. Worse car i have ever owned.
My sister is on her 2nd car, first one had an exhaust leak, this one is now at 100k and has an exhaust leak.
Worse cars to own. Lawsuits need to be filed.
 

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I have the same problem with my Cruze, I was quoted $1100 from local mechanic, seems the transmission needs to be pulled to get to the slave cylinder. Great design there! I'm also out of my extended 100K warranty by 1300 miles! YAY!
 
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