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Maybe it's just my car, but I've noticed since the warmer weather has returned. The infamous dead/notchy steering issue has all but gone away. Has anyone else noticed the same effect?
 

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Yep. It seems very temperature-related to me. My car did it around Feb-March both years I've had it, then stopped.
 

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Me too! Seems like it's just in a temp range between 30 and 45 F.
 
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Ok, glad it wasn't my imagination. I noticed the thread has dropped off as well.
 

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Ok, glad it wasn't my imagination. I noticed the thread has dropped off as well.
Summer - hesitation, slow acceleration, and not cool ac threads.

Winter - coolant smell, crappy heaters, and sticky steering threads.

Just the life of a typical Cruze owner


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Temperature and speed related. During mid temps and speeds (both in the 50s and 60s) my steering notches. Above that point on either and it doesn't.
 

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Wonder if it's the grease (or whatever it is) on the steering shaft that has issues with the temp.
 

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In summer months only things I have noticed was the engine at idle sounding weak plus the slow acceleration. My Downpipe and intercooler made a nice difference but you can tell she sounds a bit sloppy in the warmer months. I don't beat my car whatsoever, always well maintained and taken care of..... Maybe it's just the car itself
 
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In summer months only things I have noticed was the engine at idle sounding weak plus the slow acceleration. My Downpipe and intercooler made a nice difference but you can tell she sounds a bit sloppy in the warmer months. I don't beat my car whatsoever, always well maintained and taken care of..... Maybe it's just the car itself
So I'm not the only one who thinks the acceleration isn't as great in the warmer temps, hmmmm
 

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Definitely doesn't accelerate as well in the summer.
 

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Maybe it's just my car, but I've noticed since the warmer weather has returned. The infamous dead/notchy steering issue has all but gone away. Has anyone else noticed the same effect?
Hey 99_XC600,

This is truly a mystery, but if you are experiencing any concerns with your Cruze, don't hesitate to reach out to us via PM.

Patsy G
Chevrolet Customer Care
 

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Anyone get this done? When I complain I go in with 87 and got CCND each time

#PI1052: Hesitation at high ambient temperature.


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Anyone get this done? When I complain I go in with 87 and got CCND each time

#PI1052: Hesitation at high ambient temperature.


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What's it entail? Do you know if it's for 11/12 or 13/14 models (engines are slightly different)?

I had a new (stock) tune flashed to mine because it hesitated...actually in very cold temps, even on 93 oct. Never saw a PI # though, just asked them to update it.


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Hmm I have no issues running 87... I've ran both 91 and 87 and can feel no difference at all.
 

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Good observation! Got my Cruze in December 13, my notchy steering came and went in a 6 week period very early-spring as well. Sucks it may come back again but at least it's a narrow slice of conditions to trigger it. I'm guessing it's some expansion/contraction of the steering gear at a specific temperature range.
 
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