You might want to have a Chevy dealership take a look at it. You should still be under the 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Also, have you actually read the CEL codes? Since the CEL light is on this would be a good place to start.
Did you ever find out the issue and get it repaired? My car is doing the exact same thing out of nowhere. It's in the shop now but don't wanna get robbed lol. Please let me knowSo I have a 1.8L naturally aspirated 2013 Chevy Cruze. Today out of know-where the computer trips into "limp-mode" (minimal power), the engine light plus the traction control light comes on, and the motor feels like someone threw a brick into a washing machine on spin cycle! Needless to say you can feel the shaking through the steering wheel. Plugs look good, coils aren't burnt or discolored, air filter cleaned 3 weeks ago and oiled (K&N air filter), motor oil changed 3 weeks ago also, PCV valve in rocker cover completely intact, rocker cover gasket intact. I'm stumped! I don't have anything to check error codes with right now, but any common problems like the PCV valve for me to check - before my local GM mechanic gets his grubby little sausages all over my car and charges me an arm and a leg just to spit out an error code or two would be greatly appreciated! I'm going to get a pocket tester on the intake and exhaust cam actuators right now, fingers crossed it's something that'll set me back $100 and not $1000... Also going to replace rocker cover just in-case, modern motors can be ridiculously sensitive to things us mere mortals just can't detect with our five senses. I miss the days when a can of ether and a roll of tape could get you back on the road - no troubles! Now my car needs a safe space because words do hurt Chevy Cruze's! No good bleeping piece of bleep!!!