California lemon laws apply only to vehicles with the original manufacturer warranty, so when considering issues with the Chevy Cruze, it is important to look at the latest model. The Cruze is a popular model for Chevy because it is affordable and compact.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there is only one recognized issue with this vehicle that required a recall.
Chevy recalled the 2019 Chevy Cruze for a brake issue. The recall noted that the rear brake caliper pistons had an insufficient coating on them. This issue allowed for the formation of gas pockets, which made the brakes less efficient. The safety concern prompted the company to offer free repairs to owners of all 2018 and 2019 Chevy Cruze models.
If you have a Cruze that falls under this recall, you can seek the repair at any Chevy dealership. You may also contact Chevy directly with any questions.
Not every issue with a vehicle prompts a recall. Sometimes, consumers simply voice concerns that the DOT catalogs. The 2019 Cruze has had a couple of issues in addition to complaints about the brake recall issue.
One report notes issues with acceleration. Upon trying to accelerate, the vehicle fails to speed up, leading to very low speeds, which can be especially dangerous when turning left or crossing a roadway.
Another issue was with the windshield. The concern was that a film develops on the windshield over time, which distorts the view. One consumer received a replacement, but it did not fix the issue as it was the same type of windshield put in during replacement.