Holden Fixes Cruze's Glitchy Transmission

Australian manufacturer Holden will repair Cruze's imprecise transmission as the cars come in for service, officials of the company announced today. The car was launched a few weeks ago but consumers and journalists have often criticized the transmission system for its lack of performance. According to, the cars who are still in dealer's parking lots will be fixed before their leave the store while cars who have been already delivered will be repaired as they come in for service.

The six-speed automatic gasoline version is apparently the only version of the Cruze range affected by the glitchy transmission system, the aforementioned source noted. Holden dealers will make the tranny shift smoother under hard acceleration and when the engine is working at low temperatures.

"The change was designed to make for a better quality upshift during cold and hard driving conditions. It was purely an internal decision from our own testing," Holden’s Kate Lonsdale was quoted as saying by the source.

"We’re always looking to improve our vehicles and this is a relatively simple fix. We’re really looking forward to getting the sales figures at the end of the month because we should have a great story on our hands."

Holden's Cruze, who was officially revealed at the Melbourne Motor Show, is offered with a choice of two engines, a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder ECOTEC gasoline unit and 2.0-liter common rail turbocharged diesel option. There are two different transmissions available, a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic with Active Select. The car comes in two different trim levels, CD and CDX.
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