Holden Cruze 2010 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Cruze 2010 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Transmission issues with Holden Cruze

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2018

The best option would be to contact Holden (1800 033 349) and ask them to fix it. They will most likely come to the party for at least part of the cost, which would be much cheaper than if you were to have it fixed yourself.

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Should the carmaker pay for the labour on replacement parts?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2018

It is quite common for a carmaker to offer to pay for parts, i.e. the transmission, and charge the owner for the labour. While you would like to think Holden would pay for everything the car is eight years old and well beyond its warranty period. If you would like to pursue Holden for the total cost contact its customer service (18000 033 349).

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Transmission problems with my 2010 Holden Cruze

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Dec 2017

You’re not alone; the auto transmission in that model is well known to give trouble. As the car is now seven years old and has done 116,000 km it is well outside the warranty on both counts, so you’re not likely to get much of a hearing from Holden. But it is worth approaching the company about replacing the transmission for you free of charge, or at the very least, at a discount. Tell then that you know there is a problem with that transmission, and that you understand that they have replaced transmissions free of charge in the past.

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Holden Cruze 2010: Oil leak

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Dec 2017

The problem could well be a radiator problem, one not related to the incident with the kangaroo. It’s not uncommon for the transmission oil cooler in the radiator to fail. To try and determine the cause have the appraised by an independent assessor.

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Failed 2010 Holden Cruze gearbox

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Dec 2017

You’re right, there have been a lot of problems with the Cruze gearbox, and Holden have replaced a number over the years. That said you can try to get some help in replacing the transmission by calling Holden Customer Care on 1800 033 349.

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Holden Cruze 2010: Lemon

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Sep 2017

That model Cruze was plagued with gearbox problems like yours. Holden was replacing the gearbox free of charge as a gesture of good will, and you might be able to convince them to do the same for you, but as yours is seven years old you might have trouble mounting a compelling case.

If Holden refuses your request you could take your case to the ACCC.

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Gearbox fail on 2010 Holden Cruze

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Aug 2017

Had you done your homework you would have found that the gearbox in that model Cruze is a lemon. The price you have been quoted to replace the gearbox seems reasonable. You could try negotiating with the company that issued the warranty, but I doubt you have a realistic chance of getting any help.

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Best first car options?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Nov 2016

Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.

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Differences between Cruze transmissions

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

I reckon you could fit it, but I would recommend you seek the advice of an automatic transmission mechanic who should be able to tell you about any pitfalls of such a transplant.

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2010 Cruze transmission failure

Answered by CarsGuide 5 Aug 2016

You need to get it fixed, without doing that you car is seriously devalued. I would approach Holden, either through your Holden dealer or directly through the company's Customer assistance service and try and negotiate a deal to have the gearbox replaced.

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