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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 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

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.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (281 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (288 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Chevrolet Traverse owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Vehicle was making a thumping sound at low speeds”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“was told that this was a common problem with these vehicles and though they made noises during vehicle movement, it was not necessary to fix them. A known fault, but not worth their time in other words”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“The suspension makes a very loud pop sound, dealer has to relive bushings on regular basis to eliminate sound”

Steve-Jennifer M., MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“The whole rack and pinion had to be replaced at a cost of $1,500. There was originally a recall on a portion of this, and at the time (2015) GM noted I had an issue but still wanted to charge me to fix it because the part that was recalled didn't need fixing even though there was a power steering leak. One month ago I had to have the whole system replaced and all GM wanted to do was re-diagnose the issue at a cost to me of $115 even though they had documented that there was a problem two years”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“It was a steering rack recall”

Eddington R., CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“continuously noisy power steering and with leakage it was a $1200 repair”

Oren M., OK (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“brought car in to my local mechanic and he found several other problems including the timing chain and a leak in the air conditioning. He said I should bring it back to GM and see if it was under warranty. They found a few more problems and worked ou”

Wayne C., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Power steering pump nosey”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Was losing power steering fluid. Replaced pump and other stuff”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“report steering problems told unable to duplicate; vehicle overheated & water pump went out replaced; steering got worse asked if pending recall told no. dangerous to drive & OOW $3700 R&R power steering pump & R&P steering then RECALL (knew problem”

Lance S., CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“power steering system noisy and required replacement”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Power steering pump went out. Recalled 3 weeks later”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Pump leaked, low power steering force. Pump, rack, hoses, boots replaced under factory extended warranty (150,000 miles)”

A Z., MD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“an electrical problem that shorted out the senser controlling the air bags..,,,”

Ron B., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Power steering Becomes impossible to turn at low speeds when engin is at idle”

Glenn T., BC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“When turning steering wheel it made a scraping noise. This was the second time I had it repaired since I owned it”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Intermittent power steering, can stop working while driving and stop suddenly without warning. A few seconds at a time and usually slower speeds. A notice from Manufacturer saying it could happen but no recalls. They will repair IF it becomes serious”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Power steering pump failed around 80,000 miles and almost caused us to hit pedestrians when it wouldn't turn. I'm a big guy, and it was all I could do to turn the wheel! A quick check online demonstrated that this is a common failure”

James D., MD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“one front strut failure-replaced both rear suspension became noisy with a rough ride and required replacement”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“replaced front left strut under warranty”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Purchased at new car dealer and told everything checked out and gave me certified used car warranty allowing me two years of oil change and tire rotation. Three months later I took it to my mechanic to check why it was riding rough and he told me the”

Wayne C., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Rear shocks leaking/ replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Front struts wore out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Rear shock leak”

Bernard P., QC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“both broken rear springs”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“We heard a rattling sound”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Cluck in steering rack when turning steering wheel. Worn Rack mounting bushings”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“As I have found out, these Traverse are rotten with timing chain/belt issues. And this is an EXPENSIVE item to fix on a car with low trade value. It would cost me 1/2 + of the value of the car to fix this issue and it still wouldn't be worth any more. I cannot trade it as is with the check engine light on so.... I guess I'll drive it til the engine blows up. There have been A LOT of people with this issue... many internet pages addressing this defect”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“A noise started coming from the steering assembly upon every turn”

Rick T., TX (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Had total rack & pinion failure at only 28,000 miles. Steering system was grinding when you turned the wheel. Warranty covered total steering system replacement”

James H., CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Power steering went out on slow speed turns several times”

Ken M., OH (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“steering squeaks when turning”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“the car required a completely new entire power steering assembly after only 40,000 miles of driving and although pump repair was covered under mfg extended warranty, rack repair was not”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Rack & pinion failed/replaced. Rear shocks failed/ replaced all at 24000 miles”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Leak”

Bernard P., QC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“four brand new tired required after only 40,000 miles”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“My Left front wheel bearing was starting to make a winning noise. Had assy replaced, not further problems”

Frans E., WA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Wheel balance

“Tires developed high spots. Tires replaced under tire mfg recall notice”

A Z., MD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“It took a poop just this month”

Patrick R., WI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Needed to be replaced”

Larry W., AZ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Vehicle has only 52000 miles on it. I live in the Philly area. I only use the AC about 6 months out of the year. The compressor for the front air conditioning has gone bad. I understand it will cost at least $2000 to repair. My warranty has expi”

Vincent P., PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“for the past 4 years the air conditioning has not worked. First said it was Freon leak. Last year torn whole system apart and fixed. This year it was cooling on one side not on other. Nothing but trouble with A/C”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“The AC Compressor had a hole in it, it was leaking for some time before the dealer was able to locate the iss”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Crack in the AC compressor. Had to be replaced. Was leaking fluid. Had the car in the repair shop at the dealership for 6 days”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“The doors that control air direction (floor, dash, windows, etc. did not work - it was called a "blend" actuator”

Patrick R., WI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“actuators go bad too frequently. Replaced two already”

David C., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Left vents blowing hot -right vents blowing cold -defroster vent inoperative”

Anonymous, SD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“The Auto climate control apparently never worked correctly in this vehicle. When there was constant heat and no fan-directional control anymore, the dealer finally looked into it and replaced the climate-control system (not sure how much was actually”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“No AC working. AC light by on/off button flashes a few times and then goes off. I'm waiting to get it to service presently”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“A/C button would not work properly. A/C does not operate well. Lots of service visits. Poor design”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

“Failed and had replaced”

Anthony C., IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Leaking”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

“Behind dash. Leaking evaporator”

Konrad H., TX (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Rear Evaparator core leaked and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Again there is no way the AC or evaporator should have gone bad with this amount of miles. Also the vehicle is garage kept as well”

Vincent P., PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“The evap coil developed a leak. Cost to replace the evap at the dealership was about $2000 and took over 2 days”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Became inoperative”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Lost Freon after so many years of use. I do not consider that a serious problem. Changes one flange and was up and running again”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“The lines rotted out”

David L., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“had to add refrigerant to cool”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Requires recharging annually but dealership cannot locate leak but charges for looking”

C K., ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“went to use A/C. no go refrigerant all leaked out”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Air did not work due to leak”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“AC hose runs from engine block to rear of car. There is a poor design where a clip on the engine block rubs against the AC hose and over time it causes it to leak. The replacement hose is over $1800”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“just to add more refrigerant”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Have to recharge it every year”

Thomas C., NH (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“A pipe cracked which caused the freon to leak”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

“previously stated”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“hose had a hole”

Sherman A., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“high pressure line leak, took the dealership two attempts to detect and correct the problem, so two days taken off work to go in for service and diagnosis and repair of the issue”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Condensers”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“AC went out. Claimed it was a leak. Claimed they fixed it and recharged, still not cool”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“The automatic climate control electrical system mal-functioned”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“The back up system beeps and key in the ignition and door open beeps do not work, or are so silent that you can barely hear. Also right passenger window does not work from the drivers control panel”

Michael O., PA (2010 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

“The computer that determines the oil change interval is wrong and that it lets the oil get too old. This caused a lack of lubrication for the timing chain upon engine start-up; a known and recall issue in 2008 and 2009. This issue occurred after the 5 year powertrain warranty had expired”

David L., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Timing chain stretched. Similar to recall of 2009 traverses, 2010 was never recalled. Dealership reset oil life computer to force earlier oil changes. I've seen comments online that early 2010 vehicles used components from 2009 and carried the timin”

Steve-Jennifer M., MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Camshaft and timing chain. Started with engine light coming on. Dealer changed gas cap & reset engine light. Light came back on next day. Had car for a week. Pulled engine, replaced camshaft and timing chain and sensors”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“1500 fix covered under warrenty. the timing chain caused a seal on the water pump to leak,unknown to me. this car has been problem prone,”

Ron B., MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“front engine cover slow oil leak, led to replacement of timing chain and related components, under warranty (just barely)”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Timing chain replaced at 158,000 km under warranty due to wear”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Timing chain went bad, the repair took a long time but it was covered by the vehicle warranty”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Apparently there was a bad batch of timing chains. They would stretch and throw off the calibration of the cam position sensor causing a check engine condition. A new timing chain was installed, but now the A/C doesn't work”

James D., MD (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Cylinder head

“Left stranded on the highway”

Delano S., NY (2010 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

“Crankshaft bearing seized at 113000 miles, replaced the engine”

Russ C., MA (2010 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

In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Stops working, out of date and expensive to replace”

John G., NV (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“System was spotty - error frequency getting worse and worse. I explained to dealer during warranty period, but couldn't replicate. Once it went completely out, I was out of warranty, and dealer wanted to charge me $1500 for new system. Boo”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Sirius Satellite - No Signal - intermittent”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“all speakers are not all the time”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Bad speakers prevent the vehicle warning tones from being audible. No backing clearance notifications, keys left in vehicle, etc. These tones only go through the two left front speakers and according to the dealer, those two usually go at the same”

Bennett C., GA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

“Intermittent problem. It took four visits, and we did all of the troubleshooting, before they could finally figure out what the problem was. It only showed up when the temperature changed a lot (between day and night) and would go away as soon as t”

Bennett C., GA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
CD player

“would not play DVD's”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“lose pairing during driving. couldn't reconnect unless car was turned off”

Michael V., IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Never could get the phone paired”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

“Rear passengers DVD system does not play movies”

Brian G., FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 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

“Water leaks in from factory installed roof rack and collects in door wiring harness. This causes the speakers not to work when wiring is damp or in humid weather. Since the wiring in the harness also is used for side airbags the concern is if ever needed they may not work due to damp wiring”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“The water pump has been recalled and even though I have told them that the water pump is leaking, they want to charge me $115 to look at it. My car is now sitting in the driveway leaking from the water pump and is not driveable. We were supposed to go away on vacation on Saturday but had to cancel due to this issue. I am hoping that I can take it to a dealership that can just look at it without charging me $115. I have a quote from an independant mechanic that it is definitely the water pump tha”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Undetermined path of water leak. Has occurred 3 times in 14 months”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“There was a TSB out on my waterpump. Started leaking a few months ago. Chevy sent out a notice it was a problem but to only take the care in if you experience it. Wasn't a recall which I think it should have been”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Rear Main Engine Seal leaked and was very expensive to repair as it required to completely remove the engine”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“Noise from the front suspension when the weather is cold”

C K., ON (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Power Steering is very noisy”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Wind noise is bad at speeds over 50 mph”

Richard K., OH (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Around doors and windows”

Carol S., CO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 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

Headlights

“First the left side headlight burnt out & was replaced. Than the right side head light burnt out and replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“headlamp went out 4 times in 4 years & battery failed but unable to diagnose (internet search turned up multiple complaints of problems w/electrical systems)”

Lance S., CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“To replace the headlights, the dealer told me they had to remove the front bumper and charged 60.00. This did not include the cost of the bulbs”

Michael O., PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“tire pressure, airbag and check engine lights always on. dealer could not fix. overall electrical system poor”

Michael V., IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Motor would not spray liquid for wipers”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

“Passenger front seat heated seat does not work”

Brian G., FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“SEAT WARMERS WENT OUT TWICE”

Marilyn L., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 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

Antilock system (ABS)

“It was part of the Stabilitrak system problems”

Anonymous, IA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“For the second time during ownership, a magnetic ring on a rear wheel, which senses wheel rotation speed, cracked putting the ABS and Traction Control systems off”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“LR inside caliper had stuck, wearing out that pad and created noise”

Carl A., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Rotors rusted causing premature wear of pads and damage to rotors”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“warping”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“Not a problem, except with the back caliper, so replaced both sides with new pads & rotors”

Carl A., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Heard sounds in wheel and dealer check found the front breaks totally worn far ahead of normal wear”

Anonymous, OH (2010 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 is chipping off this car and it is only 7 years old!”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Sold with bent frame”

James F., CO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“OUTSIDE BODY SIDE MOLDING CAME LOOSE”

Marilyn L., IL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“There are trim strips on the sides of all the doors. These had to be replaced TWICE. It was covered by our extended warranty fortunately but the fact is that Chevrolet had a long running defect and never fixed the adhesive until years later”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Trim came off very soon after purchase. Other trim pieces crack and warped”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Door pockets seem to come off”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“Stranded 40mi from home no GM AAA”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“It blew up. Was under warranty and has been fixed and taken care of”

Eliud C., FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Leaked and needed replacement”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Water pump failed and we needed to get a new one”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“first visit was diagnosis and fix of leak/faulty water pump, 2nd visit occurred because the Chevy dealer did not properly install the water pump and it leaked again”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Overheating

“could not turn off AC”

Delano S., NY (2010 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 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

Slipping transmission

“Minor slippage when accelerating from stop. Dealer estimated $1000 cost to fix”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

“The transmission wouldn't shift into the next gear sometime. Was told it was a computer problem. Had to replace the computer”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“Electronic transmission component failure led to disabling of traction control and stability control, and limited gear shifting. Could barely move the vehicle from dead stop”

James H., CA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“the issues seemed to be caused by the computer. The dealer reloaded the program and the problem disappeared”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission seems to shift rough sometimes, but cannot isolate any problem”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Faulty purge valve would flood engine and not allow to start after filling the gas tank”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

“Check Engine light on because of issues with the Variable Valve Timing system. With Engine Light on vehicle will not pass New York State annual inspection”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“failed, used inordinate amount of gas until replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“bad o2 sensor;replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“it failed repeatedly until replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2010 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

“Dealership would not own problem of back hatch not closing. After one year and a lawyer the dealership fixed the problem”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Mirrors

“Took to dealer 4 times for repair less than 2000 mi no rental”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Sunroof

“Molding came loose, Sunroof would not close properly, left a gap because the tilt mechanism would not seal when closed”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Vehicle deemed a lemon. Dealer was forced to buy it back”

James F., CO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“I have had to have the car repaired twice because of an oil leak. Both time they had to remove the engine to repair the leak. Quite expenses”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

“My vehicle is losing oil every 2000 miles, in the shop now to find out why”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Fuel leaks

“Replaced fuel tank pressure sensor”

Anonymous, CA (2010 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

Stability control (ESC)

“Stabilitrak system failure, many messages. Turned out to be a brake switch”

Anonymous, IA (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

“Had to replace the throttle body on a car that we haven't even had for 5 years. Expensive!”

Anonymous, WI (2010 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

Coil

“Coil misfire and since there is one on each cylinder it is expensive”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“Transmission would rev, as if missing a gear. Converter led to tie rod, led to rack and pinion problems. Total cost over 3k”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

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