Lubed, Labeled and Reflashed - 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ Long-Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ: Lubed, Labeled and Reflashed

February 01, 2011


As I'm sure you already know, our 2011 Chevrolet Cruze went in for a little servicing last week. And though I can promise you the freshly lubed strut assembly and shiny new label have done wonders for the car, it's the transmission reflash that you're probably interested in.

The last time I drove our Cruze the transmission felt like, well it felt like I built it. In wood shop. But this time, fresh from the dealer, the car had none of the old surge-y indecisive nonsense it had before. Instead, the Cruze progessed through its gears like any automatic does these days. The only thing I noted was the transmission's tendency to hang on to second gear (past 4k rpm in normal driving conditions) most every time.

I won't speculate as to how the Cruze came to leave the factory with such a terrible calibration, but I am glad that the solution was a quick and easy fix.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 5,792 miles

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