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Chevrolet Cruze Warning Lights

The Most Common Chevrolet Cruze Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Chevrolet Cruze. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

Can't see the warning light you are looking for? Check the official manual:

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About the Cruze

Back in 2001, Chevrolet launched a model in New Zealand and Japan that they called the Cruze.

It was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Ignis, a small five-door SUV with a different interior developed by Holden, General Motors Australian wing.

In 2002 this Cruze was introduced to Australia and in 2003 it received a facelift after its donor car the Ignis was updated by Suzuki.

For warning lights for the pre-2008 Cruze check out the Ignis page due to it being built using that partner company's components.

2008 First Generation Cruze

In 2008, Chevrolet began manufacturing their own in-house designed model under the Cruze nameplate.

It replaced the Cobalt line in North America as well as the Optra in some markets - in Australia, it replaced the Holden Astra.

Underneath the car is the GM Delta II platform that was also used on the Chevy Volt and the Buick Verano lines at the same time.

The Cruze was awarded five out of five stars by crash-testing agencies around the world including those in Europe and Australia.

In 2012 the model was updated to include a slightly refreshed look that became available in the 2013 model year.

Included in this update were new alloy wheel designs and the company's in-house infotainment system was made available as an option for the first time.

2015 plated Chevrolet Cruze models were then also updated to match the newly updated styling of the Malibu model.

2016 Second Generation Cruze

A slightly larger Cruze was introduced onto the auto market in 2016 as the second generation model became available to customers.

It was now sat on the D2XX platform which was essentially an updated version of the one used before.

You could find this newly updated platform under the Equinox compact crossover SUV when it moved onto its second generation in the 2018 model year.

Inside the new Cruze was a host of new features including smartphone connectivity for Apple and Android devices.

You could no longer buy the car as a station wagon but you could get access to a new 7-speed automatic transmission.

In 2019 the model was given a facelift alongside the Spark, Camaro and the Malibu which updated the software in the infotainment system.

During this shakeup, a lower-priced trim was added to the order sheet across all of those lines along with new features added as standard to the upper trims.

Common Cruze Warning Lights

According to the visitors to this website, the most common warning that Chevy Cruze owners experience is the Engine Warning Light.

This can range from being caused by a simple sensor malfunction all the way to a failed major component in the engine.

Further diagnosis can be made using an OBD2 reader tool that can be acquired fairly cheaply online or borrowed from a mechanic.

This engine warning light in the Cruze suggests that the car's onboard computer has detected something isn't right.

Try switching the car off and then on again to see if the problem persists, if it doesn't then it's probably safe to drive for now.