The Chevrolet Traverse can comfortably seat up to eight adults, while leaving good cargo space behind the third row. It rides pleasantly and handles surprisingly well, especially for its size. Drivers and passengers will appreciate the quiet cabin, comfortable seats and well-finished interior. Test results for the Traverse also apply to the GMC Acadia.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Chevrolet Traverse owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"STOPPED WORKING, BLOWING COOL AIR"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"Worked until this year when weather got hot, seems it's not cooling very much. Haven't had it checked. Suspect it's lost refrigerant"

Malcolm J., CO (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"AC blew warm air. At various times, refrigerant was added, broken water pump was replaced, and finally compressor was replaced"

R P., AZ (2009 Chevrolet Traverse 3.6-L V6)

"air compressor failed 5 times. 5 replacements"

Anonymous, ID (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"This doesn't work because the AC will not always work"

John K., IN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower software fails causing blower baffles to get stuck half open between hot and cold"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"defrost blower did not work"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Stopped working, replaced under warranty"

Lynn B., TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Cost $2,800.00 to fix and took three days. then the heater didn't work. Fixed that at no charge"

Thomas B., IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"Had to be replaced at a cost over $2,000.00"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"A/C quite working and had to replace the Evaporator"

Mike T., TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"trouble with car heating when in vent/ac mode. replaced vent diverter switch, thermostat selector switch, and evaporator, still have periodic issue with unwanted car heating while in the vent/ac mode"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"Had to be fixed at a cost of $900"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"No heat"

Beresford S., NJ (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"We had to have 2 lbs of refrigerant added, we don't drive it enough"

Anonymous T., TN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Gassy sound behind dash. Had to a 1 lb of freon. Same thing happened two years ago"

Larry W., MI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"High pressure A/C line was leaking. Dealer wanted more than $900 to replace it. I went to a local shop and had the work done for less than half of the dealer's quote"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Lost cooling and dealer discovered a leak"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"in 2013 the coolant was low and had to be recharged, sso far it is still working"

Ray B., IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Every spring the AC doesn't work. We take it to selling dealer and they put more refrigerant in it, but cannot find a leak. We have left it at dealership for weeks at a time, but they claim they cannot find leak"

John K., IN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"hose was leaking"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"Vehicle is in shop now for coolant issues"

Mel L., LA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"A hissing sound came from behind the front dash and the A/C became unUSble. Computer settings prevent forcing A/C to turn on at temperatures below 60 degrees to test functionality. Compressor will not turn on and electronics bypassed to refill"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Apparently, my power steering problems were not covered by recall with steering. Cost 1200+"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"vehicle had a recall for power steering pump issues, fixed at no cost by chevy, provided rental car also"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump and then was reimbursed by GM because of systemic problem with pumps on 09 Traverse. The power steering assistance would come and go, and a letter from GM described it exactly, so I made a claim and was reimbursed"

William C., FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering failure when turning in a tight radius"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"had to take it in twice to dealer to fix leaking hoses in power steering"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering leaked taking out rack, pump and associated parts"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Pump was leaking and losing power as well as internal gears"

Barbara S., NC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"replaced the right strut. It failed"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"front struts were leaking fluid onto the front brake pads"

Raymond B., TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"They where leaking oil it efficit ride and the wear on the tires"

Gary B., MI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Both struts were leaking, not acting up, but leaking and so had to be replaced. Way to early in the life to have to make such a repair"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"needed replacement last year to pass inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"front were worn out"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Had to have each strut replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The power steering pump was replaced on a Chevy "extended warranty" as they knew there was a problem with it failing. Chevy recommended highly to replace the rack and pinion as this was an issue too. However, the "extended warranty" didn't cover the rack and pinion. That cost $1,800 to fix if I chose to. Couldn't afford it"

Scott R., NH (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Had issues with the steering system when turning vehichle to the left, steering wheel would vibrate and power steering motor would "rev" or make noticable noise. Received power steering system recall, took to dealership appears problem is resolved"

Murray H., WI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"When taken in GM said this was a known problem with the steering linkage and fixed it for free. Noises in front end of car"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"the vehicle was making a popping sound took it in for service and was told the rack was going bad and would have to be replaced in the near future. the traverse only has 62000 miles and is six years old"

Jimi B., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"had to replace steering rack. Front end was feeling loose"

Tim Z., FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"We had power steering leaks 3 years ago and replaced the rack & pinion in June 2012. We are having the same leaks AGAIN less than 3 years later. Our mechanic told us this month the rack & pinion needs to be replaced AGAIN!"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Tie rods

"Recommended for replacement due to wear"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"something has worn out in the front end and causing a nasty vibration at highway speeds. I am going to trade it in to get rid of it as it feels expensive"

William K., NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"It was the original battery, so I was happy that it lasted that long"

Tim E., NE (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Coil

"coil began to break down leading to a skip in the engine replaced coil solved problem"

Jimi B., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Coil went bad and engine ran roughly until corrected"

Mark P., CA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The warning light came on while on trip. Took to Dealer for repairs when I returned home"

John B., FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"replaced 1 injection coil"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Meltdown of two coils and damage to ECM which was expensive and resulted in smoke and shutdownof vehicle"

Lincoln B., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"recently had to replace a coil as it was bad causing a misfire"

Jimi B., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"3 ignition coils had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"We had 2 coils go out. If not covered by extended warranty this would have been approximately 300-400 each"

Gregg Z., TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"Cam sensor replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The engine failure light indicated that the engine was misfiring on one cylinder. It was replaced at my cost after warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Ignition switch

"Car's "smart ignition system" fails/delays engine start when key is turned for engine starting. Repeating engine start attempt will result in normal starting of engine"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced several ignition modules"

William S., TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"Oil build-up and needed a new timing belt. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"I had a check engine warning on the instrument panel and I took it to the dealer. The dealer told me that the timing chain tension wasn't right and it needed to be replaced but it was covered under warranty from GM"

Tim E., NE (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Timing chain slides went out at 95,000. Inexcusable - although other than this, so far, car runs well and has been reliable"

Steve S., MN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"I spent much time getting the engine light to extinguish for NY inspection. It turned out to be a worn timing chain that was worn. This is the first vehicle that I bought an extended warranty and I saved me a bunch of expense. Lesson learned------"

Robert W., NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"It failed for the 2nd time"

Kenneth L., IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"check engine lights came on with no other symptoms. Dealer found timing chain problem which was fixed under service warranty"

M G., CA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"bought the car into a chevy dealer 2 years ago,for a recall on the timing chain. curently having the car serviced for the same problem"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Cylinder head

"Bent valve"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"We have had to continuosly take to dealer to have warning turned off. Tire pressure is NOT low. They can't seem to fix this"

Lee D., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Side speakers stopped working. Had to replace. Back window washer blade sometimes won't turn off"

Lee D., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"the head light went out it cost a lot to get it repaired"

Gary B., MI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Headlights are excessively difficult to replace. Requires removing the wheel and the surrounding wheel well to access the compartment. Dealership charges for replacement of headlights are outrageous"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Blower works but no cool air exits the seats"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Heated seats stopped working"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Both FOBs failed and needed replacing"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"Master cylinder caused the indicator lights to indicate that all the systems were malfulnctioning"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"A leak of brake fluid behind the master cylinder.This also disabled the Stability control system.Repairs were covered under the extended warranty that had a 100.00 deductable"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"did not have breaks replaced until I heard squealing. Entire rear brakes had to be replaced, rotors, calipers, brake lines"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"suppose to be gizmos that squeak when pads get low, those gizmos rotted off, cheap Chinese tin can metal. Pads wore into the rotors at 40,000. terribly short life for mostly open road driving! really angry over this since it also happened to my wif"

William K., NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Internal leak, no fluid loss but brakes were getting spongy"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"because of low brake fluid, the traction control system would turn itself off"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"The reverse went out and then took out several forward gears. Chevrolet did pay for the transmission rebuild because they are aware of the reverse problems with these transmission's"

James W., IA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Major transmission rebuild work, but covered by GM extended warranty"

Barry M., MI (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"felt tranny slipping but dealer couldn't reproduce. Went on a trip and had rough shifting but made trip. 3 days after last 3rd 5th and reverse. Dealer fixed under service warranty"

M G., CA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Hesitancy. Stalling"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Needed replacement at 60k"

Colin P., MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"DVD player didn't work when we bought the vehicle. Dealer replaced as they told us it worked, but would have been $400 to $1000 to replace"

Alex S., MN (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Installed/wired incorrectly by Chevy. Caused battery to drain. Had 4 new batteries in 5 years before they found cause. Now seems to be fixed after 5 years"

David F., NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"A short in the system means that speakers work on passenger side only"

Mel L., LA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"1 or more speakers started shorting out/working off & on when the car was less than 2 years old. That has worsened/increased over the years. Out of 8 speakers, only 2 work consistently, 2 NEVER work, and the remaining 4 go in and out randomly"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Twice the car has been serviced for water pump leaks (once as part of a recall campaign). It is now out of warranty and leaking again"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering pump went out"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Steering column cover"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"seat squeaks, doors squeak and are heavy to close"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Related to previous issue, the car's transmission won't recognize that it is in park and turned off - it won't turn off and release the key"

Anonymous, NV (2009 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)
Coolers and lines

"Leaking lines"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The car will not release the key after it is turned off. The accessories stay on so if you leave it the battery drains"

Anonymous, NV (2009 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Failure of computer cause melting of two coils causing smoke and total loss of power"

Lincoln B., SC (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Engine mounts

"had to replace all mounts, one broken, 3 stretched"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"The oil leak was from the timing cover, which forced them to remove most of the engine to fix the issue"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Can't get the AC to work properly for a year now"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"sudden leak around shaft seal"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"had to have the emissions canister replaced - $1500.00"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"The rear transaxle was replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"Failed very early in life cycle"

Kenneth L., IL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on top of rear door is pealing"

John B., FL (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Had to have driver's seat heating function repaired. Was not a significant cost"

Malcolm J., CO (2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
Jun 30 2015
If the open liftgate unexpectedly falls, it may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured January 3, 2007, to February 29, 2012, 2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured July 6, 2008, to March 9, 2012, 2007-2012 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured September 15, 2006, to February 29, 2012, and 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured August 17, 2006, to March 18, 2010. The affected vehicles, equipped with the power liftgate option, have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open. These struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power liftgate actuator motor control unit so that the motor will prevent the rapid closing of the lift gate, free of charge. The recall began on November 15, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 15240.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V415000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 691144
SEAT BELTS
May 20 2014
If the steel cable becomes fatigued and separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
Summary:
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured April 14, 2008, through May 14, 2014, Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured June 6, 2008, through May 14, 2014, and GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured April 9, 2008, through May 14, 2014, and 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles manufactured April 14, 2008, through March 18, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the flexible steel cable that connects the seatbelt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue and separate over time.
What should you do:
General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair and replace the lap pretensioner, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. An interim notice will be mailed to owners in July 2014. A second notice will be mailed to owners once parts become available. The recall for the 2009-2010 model years began on July 11, 2014. The interim letter for the 2011-2014 model years were distributed on July 11, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). General Motors recall number for this campaign is 14187.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V266000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1339355
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Mar 17 2014
Failure of the side impact air bags and seat belt pretensioners to deploy in a crash increase the risk of injury to the driver and front seat occupant.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia and 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse and 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook vehicles. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the driver and passenger seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harnesses may result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2014. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, Saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. GM's number for this recall is 14030. Note: Vehicles repaired as part of Customer Satisfaction Campaign 10085 and special coverage 10335 have already had the subject condition repaired and therefore are not included in the safety recall.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V118000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1176407
SEAT BELTS
Aug 12 2010
THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, BUICK ENCLAVE, GMC ACADIA, AND SATURN OUTLOOK VEHICLES. THE SECOND ROW SEAT SIDE TRIM SHIELD RESTRICTS THE UPWARD ROTATION OF THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE WHEN THE SEAT BACK IS RETURNED TO A SEATING POSITION AFTER BEING FOLDED FLAT. IF THE BUCKLE CONTACTS THE SEAT FRAME, ADDITIONAL EFFORT IS REQUIRED TO RETURN THE SEAT TO A SEATING POSITION. IF SUFFICIENT FORCE IS APPLIED, THE BUCKLE COVER COULD BE PUSHED DOWN THE STRAP, EXPOSING AND PARTIALLY DEPRESSING THE RED RELEASE BUTTON.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE SECOND ROW SEAT SIDE TRIM SHIELDS. IF A SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IS DAMAGED, DEALERS WILL REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM'S RECALL NO. N100243.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V375000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 207210
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 04 2010
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
PARKING BRAKE
May 06 2009
IF THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS IN THE PARK POSITION, THERE WILL BE NO UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT. HOWEVER, IF THE KEYS ARE LEFT IN THE IGNITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER IS IN ANY POSITION OTHER THAN PARK, AND THE VEHICLE IS PARKED ON A SUFFICIENT SLOPE, IT COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 15,393 MY 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A PARK BRAKE CABLE LINK (CONNECTOR) THAT IS NOT TO SPECIFICATION. THIS CONNECTOR MAY FRACTURE WHEN THE PARK BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE CABLE LINK (CONNECTOR) FREE OF CHARGE. GM ANTICIPATES THAT THE DEALER BULLETIN WILL BE SENT MAY 5, 2009 AND OWNER LETTERS WILL BE MAILED IN JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 09045.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V153000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15393
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Mar 06 2009
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AFTER THE DRIVER HAS EXITED THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 276,729 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET COBALT, HHR, MALIBU, TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, PONTIAC G5, G6 AND SATURN AURA AND OUTLOOK PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT POSITION SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT", AND FMVSS 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION". ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP MAY NOT BE FULLY ENGAGED. IF THE CLIP IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED, THE SHIFT LEVER AND THE ACTUAL POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT MATCH. WITH THIS CONDITION, THE DRIVE COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO "PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN "PARK".
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE SHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT CLIP IS FULLY ENGAGED. IN THE EVENT THAT THE CLIP DOES NOT ENGAGE, THE SHIFT CABLE WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668 AND SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL NO. 09041.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V073000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 276729
SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Nov 24 2008
IN A VEHICLE CRASH, IF THE RIVET IS MISSING, THE BUCKLE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE MOUNTING STRAP, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 16,667 MY 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE, CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, GMC ACADIA, AND SATURN OUTLOOK VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, 'SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.' THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A SAFETY BELT BUCKLE IN THE SECOND OR THIRD ROW THAT IS MISSING A RIVET.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES IN THE SECOND AND THIRD ROWS, AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; GMC AT 1-866-996-9463; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 08387.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V615000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16667
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