Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Check Engine Light Issue Lights Up The Message Boards

November 01, 2016
By: Robert Silverman

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel owners are lighting up the message boards with their frustration surrounding constant check engine lights coming on in their vehicle.  And it appears that even when the dealer thinks they can identify and fix the problem, the check engine light is coming right back on.

A check engine light is especially dangerous because it can be attributed to a number of different issues.  It is not a symptom that can be ignored. If you are dealing with Chevrolet Cruze diesel check engine light, it is essential that you contact an authorized General Motors dealership to have the light cleared and the issue assessed and solved. If you continue to drive around with a check engine light on, you could risk serious damage to your vehicle.

Based on the Chevrolet Cruze diesel check engine lights claims we have successfully handled thus far, it does not appear that General Motors has a definitive fix for the issue. Therefore, each and every time you are back to the dealer to have the check engine light addressed, you must make sure you receive a repair invoice which outlines mileage in, mileage out, days out of service, problem, cause, and solution.  Keep these repair invoices in a safe place.

Once you have been back to the dealer repeated times to address the Chevrolet Cruze diesel check engine light, normally three or more,  you may be entitled to remedy under State Lemon Laws or Federal Warranty Statutes.  Potential outcomes could include a complete repurchase, a replacement vehicle, or significant monetary compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the problem (even if the car is eventually fixed).  Under these Laws, legal representation is completely cost-free to you, with the manufacturer paying all attorney fees on top of what you receive if you prevail. And if for some reason you do not prevail, there is still no cost.

If you are dealing with a repetitive Chevrolet Cruze Diesel check engine light, free free to contact us to discuss your situation and if and how we may be able to help.

If you live in PennsylvaniaNew Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, or Ohio, feel free to call us at 1-800-LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652), and we’ll be happy to answer your questions, address your concerns, and – if applicable – file a claim on your behalf. If we are able to help, there is no cost to you at any time!

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9 Responses to “Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Check Engine Light Issue Lights Up The Message Boards”

  1. #1 Cindy Nash says:

    We bought this Cruz with 65,000 miles just over one year ago. We have put about 15,000 miles on it.
    It has been to the shop for exhaust problems, sensors etc. five times and it is in the shop again.
    We have just been informed it is an oxy sensor And the Catalytic Converter needs replacing….Unbelievable!!!!! Headquarters for chevys has told the delearship they would pay 30 percent of the replacement cost… in my opinion they know there is a problem.
    Please advise. We can’t afford the headaches with this Lemon.

    Thank you

    • State: Virginia
  2. #2 Jim duquette says:

    We have a chevy Cruze that’s been in the shop 6 time for the same issue check engine light it’s a diesel we would like to submit a claim under the Lemmon law
    Jim Duquette

    • State: Fl
  3. #3 Paul Holloman says:

    Cruze diesel. Been to dealership multiple times for check engine lights. Plus it keeps coming on and going off. Last time it was scanned. No readings. Car has 42k mi

    • State: NM
  4. #4 James Neumann says:

    I purchased my chev Cruze 2018 a few months ago; been having a lot of issues with check engine light…out of the blue, it will pop on and instantly reduce my vehicle speed while trying to accelerate (which can be very dangerous if I am expecting full throttle and the vehicle fails me). This horrible vehicle only has 6,800 miles on it! Please help with dealing with the dealership and getting rid of this vehicle:-(

    • State: UT
  5. #5 Reggie says:

    I have a 2014 Cruze diesel, 73.000 KLM 5 engine lights, the last one done me in , Diagnosis $260.00Labour $260.00Part $80.00. Total $600.00 this was at Chev dealer Newmarket Ontario Canada. It’s the Pitts!!,,,,,,,,

    • State: Canada
  6. #6 JM says:

    This is an brief overview of my experience with my Chevrolet and with General Motors in the last year. Back in early 2018, I chose to trust GM and factory ordered a new Cruze … and since the day following delivery, I started facing malfunctions with that vehicle, which accumulated and escalated ever since, despite dealership service departments’ best efforts and multiple part replacements.

    – basics : 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT 6M Diesel, delivered 15 Feb 2018.
    – malfunctions : since delivery … blank dashboard, misfiring engine (for several months), diesel particulate filter regeneration failures (occurrences seem to happen randomly, and are still unexplained by GM), multiple vehicle “alerts” (over 25 check engine light / OnStar error code occurences). Initial delivery was delayed by weeks since vehicle inspection had revealed malfunctions that needed to be fixed.
    – remediation : all these malfunctions resulted in at least eight specific trips (often multi-day) to my dealership service department (obviously not including standard maintenance), and multiple part replacements (including EGR valve and fuel injectors – some taking well over a month to reach the dealership).

    Pointing out my vehicle does not live up to the most basic expectations one could reasonably have with a new car, I have given GM ample time and opportunities (through their standard “Customer Care” and escalation processes) to offer a reasonable resolution. Their response is there is no “lemon law” in Canada, and they have been diligent in dealing with these issues according to the warranty terms.

    As a conclusion, the accumulation and escalation of technical issues with my vehicle would have led me to recommend against similar engine (1.6 diesel) vehicles (current generation Cruze, Equinox and Terrain). General Motors blatant refusal to stand by their product and reputation now leads me to recommend against any of their products.

    • State: ON
  7. #7 Joel Jones says:

    2018 cruze diesel.
    14,000mi been in the shop twice for particulate filter and emissions issues and is going back for a third time tomorrow. I’m not impressed with this engine and wont be keeping it till the warranty end if near that long.

    • State: OR
  8. #8 Koz says:

    Make sure DEF is topped off

    • State: Ohio
  9. #9 Koz says:

    I have 2017 Diesel Cruze 6spd
    40K-Clutch pedal doesn’t come up from floor
    Pull it up with my foot and it releases
    Dealer says its the Slave cylinder
    Not under warranty
    My dealer fixed it for $100.00 = free rental car

    • State: Ohio

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