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Curtis, Australia Car Mechanic
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I have a 2010 holden cruze cd auto...tonight my husband was

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I have a 2010 holden cruze cd auto...tonight my husband was on his way to work and the engin light came on and it struggles to want to change into higher gears...what do you think it may be...I have read a lot of problems with transmissions but none have said the engine light came on..jodie
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jodie,

Cruze is known for transmission issues.

But the trans won't shift well if the engine has a problem, like misfiring etc.

The engine light on will store a code (DTC) in the ECM and maybe TCM.

If you can get a scan tool on the car and tell me the code set, I'll tell you the next step.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have to get onto that tomorrow I don't know anyone that will come out tonight lol...the husband said it started when he put the cruise control on it started to slow down instead of maintaining the actual speed
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jodie,

If you feel it drives ok, take it to your local Holden dealer.

If it feels abnormal in any way, get a mobile mechanic to scan the car, and give me any more info as you get it.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
had a guy come out and said it was throwing the DPF code...again....this is not the first time it has done it sadly
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi Jodie,

Generally DPF codes are set when there is a boost pressure leak within the intake system.

Could be a leak in a hose connection or a solenoid.

Can you give me the code please?