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Ok, so here is the deal with I think is the worlds biggest POS ever created.... My 2016 Chevy Cruze!

try to follow me here.... This is going to be long (FYI, I purchased this car NEW on March 28th of 2016!)

10086 Miles (5/17/16) - New front brakes, rotors, and right front brake caliper
12141 Miles (5/29/16) - Driver's Side Headlight
12400 Miles (6/1/16) - Pass. Side Headlight
20008 MIles (7/28/16) - 4 new tires
23000 Miles (8/23/16) - Driver's & Pass. Side Headlights
23818 Miles (9/1/16) - Front Brakes, Rotors, & Anti-Lock Brake Controller
27000 Miles (10/6/16) - Driver's & Pass. Side Headlights
34500 Miles (12/3/16) - 4 new tires & Alighnment
35000 Miles (12/8/16) - Driver's Side Headlight
35770 Miles (12/15/16) - Intake Manifold, Exhaust Manifold, & Turbo Charger
36080 Miles (12/20/16) - Pass. Side Headlight
37970 Miles (1/5/17) - Mass Air Flow Sensor, Intake Manifold Pressure Sensor
38110 Miles (1/6/17) - Front Brakes & Rotors
38280 Miles (1/9/17) - New Turbo Intercooler
44300 MIles (3/3/17) - New Tires again (switched from Firestone to Goodyears)
45853 Miles (3/17/17) - Driver's Side Headlight
60537 Miles (6/27/17) - Pass. Side Headlight
62758 Miles (7/14/17) - Driver's Side Headlight
65477 MIles (8/5/17) - Valve Cover & Gasket (Blown PCV Valve)
65477 Miles (8/5/17) - New Water Pump & Belt

Today's Mileage (9/12/17) is 69500 and the GM Dealer is telling me my piston rings are shot, and my motor is toast. I have faithfully changed the only every 5K miles only using DEXOS certified oil....


and GM just told me today, that my powertrain warranty expired at 60K miles....

do you think I got a lemon???? this will be the last GM I will ever own.
 

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Looking at the rate you go though headlights, brakes and tires; I gotta wonder where and how you're driving.

Sure, some particular cars do seem to be lemons, but something's not adding up here. Most of those are not problems experienced by forum members.
 

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After looking at that list I wonder if your car has an undiagnosed electrical problem (definitely headlights and ABS controller and possibly many of the other problems as they're all computer controlled) combined with a crappy mechanic/service department.
 

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Ok, so here is the deal with I think is the worlds biggest POS ever created.... My 2016 Chevy Cruze!

try to follow me here.... This is going to be long (FYI, I purchased this car NEW on March 28th of 2016!)

10086 Miles (5/17/16) - New front brakes, rotors, and right front brake caliper
12141 Miles (5/29/16) - Driver's Side Headlight
12400 Miles (6/1/16) - Pass. Side Headlight
20008 MIles (7/28/16) - 4 new tires
23000 Miles (8/23/16) - Driver's & Pass. Side Headlights
23818 Miles (9/1/16) - Front Brakes, Rotors, & Anti-Lock Brake Controller
27000 Miles (10/6/16) - Driver's & Pass. Side Headlights
34500 Miles (12/3/16) - 4 new tires & Alighnment
35000 Miles (12/8/16) - Driver's Side Headlight
35770 Miles (12/15/16) - Intake Manifold, Exhaust Manifold, & Turbo Charger
36080 Miles (12/20/16) - Pass. Side Headlight
37970 Miles (1/5/17) - Mass Air Flow Sensor, Intake Manifold Pressure Sensor
38110 Miles (1/6/17) - Front Brakes & Rotors
38280 Miles (1/9/17) - New Turbo Intercooler
44300 MIles (3/3/17) - New Tires again (switched from Firestone to Goodyears)
45853 Miles (3/17/17) - Driver's Side Headlight
60537 Miles (6/27/17) - Pass. Side Headlight
62758 Miles (7/14/17) - Driver's Side Headlight
65477 MIles (8/5/17) - Valve Cover & Gasket (Blown PCV Valve)
65477 Miles (8/5/17) - New Water Pump & Belt

Today's Mileage (9/12/17) is 69500 and the GM Dealer is telling me my piston rings are shot, and my motor is toast. I have faithfully changed the only every 5K miles only using DEXOS certified oil....


and GM just told me today, that my powertrain warranty expired at 60K miles....

do you think I got a lemon???? this will be the last GM I will ever own.
By your own account you've owned this vehicle for 533 days.

69,500 miles / 533 days = 130.4 miles a day

Did you ever think about buying GMEPP to cover you through to 100,000+ miles?
 
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you think I am making this up? Yes, I have EVERY INVOICE!

I was told it had a 100K mile power train warranty!
 

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I was told it had a 100K mile power train warranty!
Do you have a 2016 limited (Gen 1) or a 2016 (Gen 2)? If gen 1 you should have the full warranty but gen 2 you have to be a Fleet Vehicle to get that 100K coverage. Grab all your paperwork from when you signed as "New 1st owner" and see what it says.
 

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mine is a 1st gen..... I called GM Corp. and they stated as well it is only a 60K power train. but yet my manual and purchase paperwork says 100K... I am getting screwed here!

but again, NO CAR SHOULD NEED PISTON RINGS AT 69K MILES!!!!!!! unless someone never changed the **** oil!

I was told it had a 100K power train warranty. and that is what my paperwork and owners manual says too!

they kept saying they couldnt find an issue with the car.....
 

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really?
 

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I understand you are upset but making multiple posts changes you post count. Please try and post all at once and not in the way that you are. What tends to happen is you fill up 2 pages of just your posts and deter folks from wanting to help.


Take the paperwork you have that says you have 100k warranty into the dealership, actually don't even go back to that dealership at all. If you haven't already contact Chevy Customer Care and have them set up an appointment with a different dealer. At this point they have been swapping parts instead of actually diagnosing the original reason you needed all those parts. We all had some "lemons" but this parts list superseeds even mine by quite a bit.
 

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Make a copy of your paperwork and send it to GM. If the selling dealership misrepresented the warranty (it was dropped to 60K in 2016) then GM might extend your warranty. Also, and I cannot stress this enough - find another dealership ASAP! The one you've been going to is incompetent.
 

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What's its doing that made you bring it into the dealer and they told you it needed new rings?
leaking oil from the right front corner of the car, and completely guttless on hills. to the point you hit the hill doing 65, and top it doing 40 at best.
 

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What's its doing that made you bring it into the dealer and they told you it needed new rings?
completely gutless oh hills and leaking oil at the intercooler intake. (in front of the right front tire)
 

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I got Chevy to buyback my POS cruze, and I had way less problems than you,,, Its easy to do and you don't need a lawyer even...You just call some 1-800 number, tell them you want a buy back and they will walk you thru the process... it took my like 3 months from start to finish, and it would of been quicker, but I had to track down my original selling contract....in fact , I didn't even buy my cruze new, it was a certified pre owned...
 

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I got Chevy to buyback my POS cruze, and I had way less problems than you,,, Its easy to do and you don't need a lawyer even...You just call some 1-800 number, tell them you want a buy back and they will walk you thru the process... it took my like 3 months from start to finish, and it would of been quicker, but I had to track down my original selling contract....in fact , I didn't even buy my cruze new, it was a certified pre owned...
Where did you originally find that number?
 

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Lashing out at other members is a great way to get yourself banned from the forum, and posting 234892794827894278942 replies is just annoying.

If you actually want help in some sort from knowledgeable members of the forum, calm down and explain the situation or what you'd like help with clearly.

Unfortunately, yes, piston failures/cracked pistons are NOT uncommon on the 1.4T. They never really fixed it throughout the production run. Fortunately, they are relatively plentiful and cheap at a scrapyard.

The powertrain warranty for ALL 2016 Chevrolets is 60K.

If you drive so that you're wearing out brakes/rotors in 20K, it's time to upgrade to better than OEM parts. There are recommendations for those on the forum here.

Also, why the heck were so many headlights replaced...?
 

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I had two Cruzes over the last 5 years and every month in the mail I would get mailers from different lemon-law practices from all over southern California, so finally one day, I decided to call one up and they said I had a strong case, but I had to start the process with Gm and they gave me they number, if Gm didn't help me out then the atty takes on the case...so every week the atty office would call me for updates, and then after 3 months they stopped calling me as once I told them Gm was going to buy back, they stopped calling.... THey took no fee and it was all over the phone, the only paperwork I sent them was all my service records....Gm gets the records from the servicing dealer directly...
 
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