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Old 16th February 2015, 14:40   #931
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I own a 2012 cruze(150bhp version). I am facing some issues with starting up the car since a month now. It is always in the morning when i start up my car i notice that the engine makes a different sort of noise , the vibrations felt inside the car are also different and the car produces lot of smoke form the back. But the thing is , it is just for about 5 seconds and only when i start up the car in the morning and after 5 seconds everything is back to normal and does not happen throughout the day.
Has anyone faces such an issue before and is it just a normal engine warm up before the engine ideals up ? It's been happening since a month , never faced this issue before
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I own a 2012 cruze(150bhp version). I am facing some issues with starting up the car since a month now. It is always in the morning when i start up my car i notice that the engine makes a different sort of noise , the vibrations felt inside the car are also different and the car produces lot of smoke form the back. But the thing is , it is just for about 5 seconds and only when i start up the car in the morning and after 5 seconds everything is back to normal and does not happen throughout the day.
Has anyone faces such an issue before and is it just a normal engine warm up before the engine ideals up ? It's been happening since a month , never faced this issue before
I have the same model. 2012 Cruze. Faced the exact issue. Additionally, it would take just a touch longer to start the engine. Ie it cranked a bit longer to start the engine. There is no problem with your engine. The battery is dieing. It'll give away soon. Change it right away.

Beware. It gives way in a spectacular fashion. No warning other than what you are facing now. I used the car on my daily drive. Came home parked it at around 4. Headed out at 10. Tried to start. No reaction at all.
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The same issue came in my 2013 cruze where it would not start however all other electrical / electronic items would work. My car remained in workshop for a week where they changed the fuse box , starter still issue persist then on changing the battery the issue was identified as battery about to die.
It's been one month on the new battery don't see the issue re-occurring .
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I have the same model. 2012 Cruze. Faced the exact issue. Additionally, it would take just a touch longer to start the engine. Ie it cranked a bit longer to start the engine. There is no problem with your engine. The battery is dieing. It'll give away soon. Change it right away.

Beware. It gives way in a spectacular fashion. No warning other than what you are facing now. I used the car on my daily drive. Came home parked it at around 4. Headed out at 10. Tried to start. No reaction at all.
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The same issue came in my 2013 cruze where it would not start however all other electrical / electronic items would work. My car remained in workshop for a week where they changed the fuse box , starter still issue persist then on changing the battery the issue was identified as battery about to die.
It's been one month on the new battery don't see the issue re-occurring .

Well that battery issue i faced earlier and therefore replaced my 3 year old battery just 5 months back and that did resolve my problem. But this is a bit different. I don't think would produce lot of smoke because the battery is about to die. I am sure it's not because of the battery.
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Production of lot of smoke at start up my guess is due to adulterated diesel. You might want to get it inspected
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Carried out 3 1/2 year service except timing belt change. Cost was 26k including rear brake pad change for 7k, coolant change for 2k and engine decarb for 1.6k. Car feels like New!!!!
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Which Model of 2010 is your car? Bought it brand new?

So in 50K kms have you replaced brake pads twice? What was the cost each time?
Hi, mobike008. I understand from the posts, that you are from Hyderabad. After having read though several posts on Cruze I have shortlisted it. Just wanted to understand, how is the after sales Service of the 2 dealers of chevy in Hyd?
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I am planning to buy a car and Chevy Cruze LTZ AT was on top of my list. After all the research etc. today came across something totally new which I had never thought of before.
Spoke to HDFC bank for a loan and it seems that HDFC Bank Ltd. in Hyderabad does not give a 7 year loan to buy a Chevrolet Cruze as the total number of Cruze being sold is less than 100 numbers.
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Carried out 3 1/2 year service except timing belt change. Cost was 26k including rear brake pad change for 7k, coolant change for 2k and engine decarb for 1.6k. Car feels like New!!!!
Today my front right brake pad got worn out. I could not make out earlier but the only indication came was when it started making the noise by rubbing against the disc. Luckily i could sense it in 10 kms of the noise (hoping not much of damage done to disc).

Were your front disc pads OK? or you were advised to get that replaced too?.
I am taking the car to service center and will have all the 4 disc brake pads assessed and replace the ones that are worn out.
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I am planning to buy a car and Chevy Cruze LTZ AT was on top of my list. After all the research etc. today came across something totally new which I had never thought of before.
Spoke to HDFC bank for a loan and it seems that HDFC Bank Ltd. in Hyderabad does not give a 7 year loan to buy a Chevrolet Cruze as the total number of Cruze being sold is less than 100 numbers.
Did you manage to get a test drive? I am looking at the Cruze too and none of the dealers are interested in giving me a test drive. Although I have only placed the enquiry via the website.
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Did you manage to get a test drive? I am looking at the Cruze too and none of the dealers are interested in giving me a test drive. Although I have only placed the enquiry via the website.
Hi adentist, I have managed to test drive the vehicle at Orange Chevrolet, Jubilee Hills. However, the test drive was too short (around KBR park) for me to really understand the car. They have a policy that the test drive has to be in a radius of 3 kms only.
Also, though the showroom is open on sunday's, the vehicle is not available for test drive on that day.
Add to that the car is not on display. So my family is yet to see the car, as I can only go on a sunday.
Its such an ardous task to even think of buying a Cruze.
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Its such an ardous task to even think of buying a Cruze.
Actually, it is an arduous task buying a D segment car . None of the dealers except Skoda have been interested in giving me a test drive. For the Jetta, I have visited the showroom, sent an enquiry via the website, but still no test drive. Nobody is interested in selling D segment cars it seems.
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Today my front right brake pad got worn out. I could not make out earlier but the only indication came was when it started making the noise by rubbing against the disc. Luckily i could sense it in 10 kms of the noise (hoping not much of damage done to disc).

Were your front disc pads OK? or you were advised to get that replaced too?.
I am taking the car to service center and will have all the 4 disc brake pads assessed and replace the ones that are worn out.
Hi, rotor discs still ok according to my service adviser. Anyway front rotors about 5k each anyway. Front pads lasted around 38k and rear now changed at around 55k.
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My front n rear pads lasted only 22K all thanks to traffic of the city that never sleeps n all you have is bumper to bumper traffic .
Total cost I paid for replacing disc brake pads n skimming disc was 20K
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Actually, it is an arduous task buying a D segment car . None of the dealers except Skoda have been interested in giving me a test drive. For the Jetta, I have visited the showroom, sent an enquiry via the website, but still no test drive. Nobody is interested in selling D segment cars it seems.
Hi Adentist, any update on your search for a D-segment car? Did you manage to test drive the Cruze? What did you think of it?
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