2011 Chevrolet Cruze Consumer Review: Antifreeze smell and taste

2011 Chevrolet Cruze - Consumer Review

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Antifreeze smell and taste
By shadowhawk1 on


2011 Chevrolet Cruze 2LT 4dr Sedan (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


I loved the test drive! After 14k miles I still love the way it handles. Shifting is so, so. but passable.
MAIN Problem - Car reaches full operating temp, if you I use defrost setting Antifreeze smell gets pumped in through the vents. I have to drive with the windows down. I get sick to my stomach and Dizzy & after 1 hour commute I can taste antifreeze in my mouth.. The dealer has seen the car 4 times and had it out of service for 35 days. GM is aware of the issue...says there is no fix. fyi- ingesting antifreeze causes Kidney failure, birthdefects, blindness and centreal nerveous system damage. car is not safe to drive right now.

Best Features

RS Package, Pioneer Audio system, drivability.

Worst Features

1. find a fix for the Antifreeze issue! FYI- google seach returns hundreds of cars with the same issue. GM has no fix. 2. fix the so so shifting on the transmission.
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