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I've noticed while driving (no matter the distance) when I come to a complete stop or sometimes while driving, the car feels like it's lurching forward. it's been going on for awhile and I've only had it for a year now. I have a 2013 Cruze LT 1.4 with turbo does anyone know why this is happening?
 

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I've noticed while driving (no matter the distance) when I come to a complete stop or sometimes while driving, the car feels like it's lurching forward. it's been going on for awhile and I've only had it for a year now. I have a 2013 Cruze LT 1.4 with turbo does anyone know why this is happening?
Your car has a feature that causes the transmission to go into a 'partial neutral' when at a stop.
This is found in all the Cruze automatics.

The unit, re-engages when the brake pedal is released and has been described as a feeling like that of the car behind just bumped into your car.
If you are very light on the brake pedal while stopped, or, in a situation where you are creeping forward, stop, creep forward again, you will pick up on the re-engagement "bump" everytime you creep forward.
Sometimes, the trans will re-engage (once) after a stop for no reason......that is OK.

There have been situations, though, where the unit will re-engage/dis-engage while holding the brake.......this occurs at 2 to 5 second intervals.
This would be abnormal and there is a fix that requires the transmission to be removed/disassembled, and steel and friction clutch disc replacement is called for.

If you have the continual bumping I just described, take it to your dealer and demonstrate it by taking a tech. for a road test.
Do not just drop it off with a verbal complaint.....the mechanic has to experience what you are concerned with so he/she can duplicate it when they road test it again.

Rob
 

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^^ what thus guy said. Mine does it to when the transmission gets to operating temp. If you want it to not do that when stopped, simply switch it over to manual mode until you go again.

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