Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner

Radio, Stability Trac, Power Steering, Theft Deterrent System Issues

39633 27
My 2012 has experienced a variety of weird electrical issues recently. My radio display blinks on & off. Service warnings for the Stability Trac & Theft Deterrent System have displayed. The power steering seemed to go off once. Two nights ago my car completely died. No electrical power whatsoever. I jumped the battery & power was restored. It seemed to be restored too quickly for a bad battery. I took the car to the dealership yesterday & they could not get any of the problems to replicate and could find nothing wrong. They called it a "head scratcher" and I took the car home. Today the radio started going & on off again. When I parked & shut the car off, it completely died again. I tried to jump the battery again & could not get power restored. It has been towed back to the dealership again. I've seen a few other posts with similar problems. Did anyone get a definitive diagnosis on what causes these problems? Is it a battery issue or something worse? Of course I am about 5,000 miles past the warranty so I'm hoping I'm not totally screwed!
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,857 Posts
Second guess would be a bad ground cable to the battery.

Third guess would be a bad power cable to the battery.

Did the dealer's service department do a proper load test on the battery? Did they remove and clean the connections to the battery? Did they check the alternator output with the appropriate equipment? It seems, from other posts here and on other Cruze forums, that the problem can be traced to several causes. If all else fails, is there another dealer that you can try?

Mods: should this thread be merged into the other one here on this subject?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,857 Posts
Tech. Asst. told me there are four computers that need to sequentially communicate and my quick-start was preventing them from fulling engaging, thus alerting the system to shut everything down.
This should be in the OM.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top