Holden Cruze 2016 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Cruze 2016 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Holden Cruze review: 2009-2016
Holden’s compact family car offering from a decade ago was the Cruze, a front-drive vehicle that can be broadly divided into two camps for the duration of its production.From its launch in 2009, ...Read More
Holden Cruze 2016: Slipping automatic transmission
The car is still under warranty, so you should expect that the repairs would be covered. It’s no unreasonable that they want the car for a full day; you have to give them every chance to find the cause. As they claim they couldn’t find the problem when driving the car, it would be a good idea if you were to test-drive it with them to demonstrate the problem you are concerned about. That way there is no doubt in your mind or theirs about what it is you feel needs to be fixed. The fact that the transmission oil is very black suggests there is something wrong internally. Have the diagnostic check done, and then work out who pays for what and what needs to be done to get your car running again properly.
What's a good sedan under $17,000?
I wouldn’t recommend the Cruze, there have been too many problems with them. The Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai Elantra are all good, reliable cars with plenty of performance for the class. Any one of them would be a good choice.
Used Holden Cruze review: 2011-2016
For what's classified as a small car the Holden Cruze is quite large and has good leg and shoulder room for four adults.Read More
Parts availability for Malibu CDX and Cruze?
It's not decided if Holden will bring in the new Malibu post-2017 when it stops production of the Commodore. It's been touted as a Commodore replacement, but there are other options the company is considering. Local production of the Cruze will come to an end, but the car will continue as an imported model. Whatever happens Holden will continue to support both cars with parts well into the future. You should feel confident that you can buy either one and not be left with an orphan.
Cruze transmission fault
Owners have been reporting transmission failures in the Cruze to me for several years and Holden has been quietly replacing them through that time. If the car is still under warranty that's an even bigger incentive to have the transmission properly assessed, not by the dealer but someone from Holden's head office, and replaced if necessary.
Transmission problems in later model Cruze?
We aren't getting reports of problems with the latest model, the reports we have had relate to 2010 models or so. That said, I would be wary of buying the Cruze, the best thing about them is the cabin size. I would go for the Lancer first and Pulsar second, the Cruze a long last.
Holden Cruze: Broken water pump
Take it back to the Holden dealer who replaced the first water pump and ask for an explanation. You're right, three water pumps in 30,000 km is unacceptable. You would have to ask if there was a problem with the Cruze water pump, not something we have heard about, or did the dealer mechanic do something wrong when fitting the pump.