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I've had nothing but negative experiences with this vehicle since it was purchased, numerous recalls and malfunctioning equipment, the intended purchase of this vehicle was to be used as a dependable means of going back and forth to work only. I'm at 80k miles now and I'm getting stabilitrak,power steering lose and traction control warning lights all popping on and sometimes the ABS is disabled, but hey? I can't even begin to put into details of my disappointment and anger towards this vehicle, it's been nothing but a headache an pile of junk.
 

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**** right I'm bitching, and yes I found the common cause of this issue, and no it didn't fix it.
 

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Next time buy the car new and pay the money for an extended warranty if you continue to be driven by fear and anxiety.

Oh yeah, bring it to a qualified dealer for service and not wal-mart or Joe's garage.

Merry Christmas
 

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So it has to be brand spanking new to avoid problems? much like the guy that started experiencing problems one week after his brand new purchase was made. It's never been serviced outside the dealership it was purchased from.
 

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Sounds like you have never owned a 90's Ford with the 3.8 L engine and the AXOD-E automatic transmission. Nor a Corvair or a Chevette. Could toss in a Plymouth Horizon or any early model Chrysler mini-van. a Yugo, and perhaps a bunch of other vehicles if I take the time to think a little.

Not talking about about a couple of flashing lights, talking about repairs in the thousands.
 

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So it has to be brand spanking new to avoid problems? much like the guy that started experiencing problems one week after his brand new purchase was made. It's never been serviced outside the dealership it was purchased from.
Excellent. Now we are starting a dialogue.

Kindly tell us us the model, year, and mileage of your vehicle.
 
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What can / did Walmart do to cause these problems? They only do oil changes and tire work.

Next time buy the car new and pay the money for an extended warranty if you continue to be driven by fear and anxiety.

Oh yeah, bring it to a qualified dealer for service and not wal-mart or Joe's garage.

Merry Christmas
 

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Sounds like you have never owned a 90's Ford with the 3.8 L engine and the AXOD-E automatic transmission. Nor a Corvair or a Chevette. Could toss in a Plymouth Horizon or any early model Chrysler mini-van. a Yugo, and perhaps a bunch of other vehicles if I take the time to think a little.

Not talking about about a couple of flashing lights, talking about repairs in the thousands.
I'll be honest, I've never been anything but a Chevy owner, I've always taken pride in nothing but Chevy vehicles, I can't believe this little car has so many problems.
 

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What can / did Walmart do to cause these problems? They only do oil changes and tire work.

He pulled the Walmart bit from the same crevice he pulled his thoughts from, I'd imagine wal-mart is just as qualified to do an oil change as the next bunch.
 

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He pulled the Walmart bit from the same crevice he pulled his thoughts from, I'd imagine wal-mart is just as qualified to do an oil change as the next bunch.
Have some respect angry young man from Kansas or find yourself banned.
 

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Would you like to restart the discussion with model/year/mileage and some background regarding all the issues or shall we let the thread disappear and just recommend trading the car in to eliminate the aggravation?

OP? Your call.

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**** right I'm bitching, and yes I found the common cause of this issue, and no it didn't fix it.
So what exactly happened? Did the dealer replace the cable or simply say "can't reproduce the problem" and sent you on your way?
 
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Have some respect angry young man from Kansas or find yourself banned.
Then show some respect yourself. It's a 2011 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4ltr Turbo with 80k miles. If it looks like a typo it probably is, hands are to big for this laptop. I recently replaced what I thought was a bad crimped battery cable, and for a whole day the issue had stopped, only a check engine light remained, but went away after turning the car back off and on, the next day the issue resurfaced. Something else I also noticed, it that the battery voltage is awkward, it drops down to 13.3 then back to 14.5 not instantly, it builds after dropping, but still it's dropping. I had previously replaced the battery because of this issue, the battery that's installed now is only a month or so old.
 

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I seriously believe they try and avoid warranty work, and it's the only dealer in my area. I replaced the bad cable myself. I'm leaning towards the EBCM being bad now, I've also read that it causes similar issues.
 

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I'd suggest a second look at that cable. Check for voltage drops.
 

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Then show some respect yourself. It's a 2011 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4ltr Turbo with 80k miles. If it looks like a typo it probably is, hands are to big for this laptop. I recently replaced what I thought was a bad crimped battery cable, and for a whole day the issue had stopped, only a check engine light remained, but went away after turning the car back off and on, the next day the issue resurfaced. Something else I also noticed, it that the battery voltage is awkward, it drops down to 13.3 then back to 14.5 not instantly, it builds after dropping, but still it's dropping. I had previously replaced the battery because of this issue, the battery that's installed now is only a month or so old.
Are we safe in assuming the dealer replaced the negative cable and resecured the five ground points on the core support and fender apron?

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I seriously believe they try and avoid warranty work, and it's the only dealer in my area. I replaced the bad cable myself. I'm leaning towards the EBCM being bad now, I've also read that it causes similar issues.
Most people in your situation who are suspicious of the dealer not doing quality work or simply not caring tend to go to another dealer. Are you within reasonable driving distance to try that?
 

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I'm leaning towards the EBCM being bad now, I've also read that it causes similar issues.
I'd lean toward bad power. The question is what's causing it. The bad crimp is common, but may not be the only weak point.
 
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