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.

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 2011 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

Power steering leaks

"$1350 Repair steering sys leaks found by dealer at service. Had to pull steering column and replace gearbox"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"There was continual noise as I turned the steering wheel. It sounded like a cable rubbing on something. It turned out to be the steering gear and housing was damaged and leaking ATF. The repair cost about $1,600. The vehicle has 31,100 miles. That"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Heard noise when turned steering wheel, especially when parking. Took in for service. Found leak in power steering. Repaired. Works fine"

Anonymous, DC (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"There is a current recall to fix in place, but we came in a year ago to get fixed and the dealer cost was @$2000. We put up with bad steering for a year until by luck, a recall was sent"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"air in the power steering system that cause 'whining' noise a certain speeds"

Joyce B., KY (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering has been replaced just recently, working much better"

Cary D., VA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The vehicle makes a winding noise at start up and when turning at slow speeds. Dealership diagnostics said dirty fluid, but Traverse forums and technical service bulletins said signs of failing power steering pump. Dealership refused to fix it"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering pump went bad and had to be replaced"

Dennis H., IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Steering gear wore out for a second time; had to have steering gear replaced as well as a power steering fluid pump"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"replaced pump. Dealer discounted repair $900 - $100"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"pump started making noise. dealership installed it and the rack and pinion. too low of milage to go out!! Last GM vehicle I will buy"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace items $1400 for the. Steering $1300 repairs"

John W., IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Steering got very stiff. Harder to make turns etc. Problem solved by GM. Replaced Pump"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Front struts wore out at 25,000 miles and are not under warranty"

Richard K., MD (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"I've replaced at about 40,000 miles under warranty then at around 80,000 miles and replaced one side again just over 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"premature failure"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering went, we replaced the rack"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Problem with noise is steering column which will require repair, but is covered under warrenty"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Steering gear housing and power steering fluid were replaced due to noise projecting through the steering wheel"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Replaced three times prior to 60,000 miles for leaks, noises and problems"

Richard K., MD (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Had some kind of crack and leak in steering section of car. Don't know details. Disappointed in cost to repair with so few miles on the car"

Ryan L., WA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"There has been a consistent issue with the steering, Recalls and repairs have been done, we love this vehicle - however there is a known defect in the steering - been replaced once before and looks like it is in need to be replaced again, power steer"

Cary D., VA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"warranty - recall"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"rack replaced at same time of power steering and not under warranty. I was very unhappy"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"replaced rack and pinion"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration at several speeds, steering box had to be replaced on warrentee"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Steering wheel vibrated when making turns at certain speeds"

Rich M., MO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Original tires wore out at 30000 miles and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 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

"Four year old OEM compressor leaked and had to be replaced for $1200"

Anonymous, AR (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"experienced loss of heat and defrost at times . all this happened when the car was three years old.changing the heater control fixed the problem"

Alan E., WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"had to replace the actuator for the passenger side"

Ken B., AL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"THE BLEND DOOR MOROT WENT OUT"

Donald B., IN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"AC was always on"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"You could not change the passenger side temperature. We have had to fix this twice"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"There is an issues with controlling the air vents when you switch between heating and cooling. Half of the car will switch and the other half won't"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

"Would not heat or cool. Unit replaced"

Anonymous, VT (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Heater Stoped Working On Pas. SideCosts Over 600.00 To Fix"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Blower prevented defrost from working"

Anonymous, AR (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"This was the second time . First time was under warrenty"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The blower on the front vents stopped working"

Brian T., PA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"A/C suddenly stopped working. Service advisor said freon leaked out when condenser sprung a leak"

Charles M., TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Actuator for the air and heat control broke, they replaced it and re-programmed the heating and air. Automatic window controls on the driver side stopped working, switch needs replacing"

Theodore S., FL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"Evaporator leaked and had to return to dealer 3 times to get repaired"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Vehicle has been in to the dealership for multiple repairs related to the HVAC system. I have had close to $5,000 worth of work performed on this vehicle due to various issues"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heater Driver Seat Stoped Working"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"temp controller valve in front passenger failed and had to be replaced; was not letting warm air on passenger side with heater on during winter months"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Motor on heater door bad. Heater control unit bad"

Alan E., WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"heater system stopped delivering heated air to the passenger side of the car. Dealer indicates cost to repair may be a little (??) or might be other than a little. (??) Not repaired yet"

Edward Y., MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Recently tried air conditioner and was not getting cold. Dealer looked at it and said multiple leaks in system, but out of 3 year warranty, so $700 to fix. Horrible!!"

Andrew P., PA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"hose leak"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Had to have refrigerant filled two days ago. Not sure if it will stay fully charged"

Steve R., IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Caused by condenser failure. Refrigerant leaked out when in sprung a leak"

Charles M., TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Dealer charged me $ 90.00 to put dye in system, but still couldn't locate the leak. I fully think problem will come back this summer. Very frustrating"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

"need a new line"

Anonymous, GA (2011 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

Headlights

"Inaccessibility of changing the Headlights. Not joke you have to remove the front 1/4 of the car to change the light. I paid $145 to have my headlight changed & 3 weeks later paid another $145 to the other headlight changed plus takes 3 hours each"

Douglas C., MD (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"A headlight failed after 3.5 years on the Traverse, and cost over $100 to replace. For Camry, first headlight failure did not occur until 11 years, and only cost about $30 to replace"

Norbert G., MA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"I have had to replace a total of 5 sets of headlights in the 6 years I have had the vehicle. They are a time consuming, $150+ repair every time, plus the cost of the lights, as the wheels and inner-liner must be removed to access the lights"

Tony C., OH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The last few years they both go out about a month apart. I have replaced each headlight 3 times. You have to take the wheel well off to get to them. Very inconvenient"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Inaccessible. Unable to change myself. Took it to a local garage. They changed it but said they wouldn't do it again"

Ronald G., MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"tail light bulb blew"

Theodore S., FL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace tail light blubs"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"drivers seat wont stay on for more than a few seconds at a time"

Joyce B., KY (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"would not start"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Since the day we purchased the car we have had issues with the locks locking and unlocking on thier own. Systems shutting down on thier own. Check engine light comes on and goes off on its own. Every time any dealer checked it they could not figure it out. I even taped it doing it too prove to them how crazy it was. Will NEVER own another Traverse. After how terrible the customer service has been reluctant to ever own another Chevy"

David B., VA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"It completely failed"

Mark L., LA (2011 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

Master cylinder

"There is a sensor in the M/C Vacuum module which fail and took several trips to deal to determine problem. Symptoms were Cruise control failure, traction control warnings. Problem would come and go. 2 months after repair brake fluid was at threshold"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"It wore out before the warranty said it would"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brake pads wear out and there is no warning and them I need a new rotors etc. Have to have a complete brake job about every 10000 miles"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The left rear rotor had excessive wear and scoring. Both rear rotors were replaced at my expense. (38000 km/ 23000 mi)"

W M., ON (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"every year it costs me close to $1000 at the dealer they machine one set of brakes and replace the other ie both front get machined and the rear get replaced, the next year the opposite get machined and replaced ie the rear get machined and the front"

Charles T., ON (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Brakes pads don't last. Need to monitor them constantly so I don't have to replace routers. This car was a lemon First couple of years it was in the shop more than in my gar9"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"At 20000 miles both rear rotors and brakes had to be replaced because rotors rusted and wore out the pads. Since then rear pads needed to be replaced because of rotor rusting"

Daniel W., MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"regular safety inspection detected rear brakes worn beyond safe level"

Bruce C., NB (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Rotors replaced front"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"They had to be "turned" because they were uneven"

James W., AL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Parking brake

"locked the brakes up twice in a row, had to be carried to the shop"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 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

"One of the hoses leading to the heater core developed a leak at the factory crimp. The hose had partially come out of the crimp on one side. This could have caused the coolant to completely drain out of the system and destroyed the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"air leaks"

John H., NH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Steering wheel makes noise when turning. Seat squeaked"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Noticed a metal squeal sound, first only braking & backing up, dealer said the brakes were fine. Now in addition to the above there is a squealing sound even in drive"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Steering wheel squeaks constantly"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"when at high speed or over track a rattle like a wiring harness is broken"

Phillip L., FL (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The steering wheel squeaks intermittently when making a turn. The dealer can not seem to find the problem. Also, there is a high pitched noise that may be associated with the ventilation system. It is most obvious on the passenger side of the vehicle"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Squeak in steering they can't identify. Want to experiment changing parts"

Ronald G., MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"Actually road noise. Not enough noise insulation"

Anonymous, TX (2011 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

CD player

"Makes buzzing sound when CD or DVD is playing"

Bard L., TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Everything still functions but blank screen prevents changing nav, radio, etc. Turn car off and restart and it comes back on"

Bard L., TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Auxillary port for mp3 player became loose and would not work all the time"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS stopped working. Replaced the DVD Disk and it ran for about 1 month. Still does not work. A waste of $1200 and Chevrolet would do nothing about it as it was over the 60,000 warranty"

Tony C., OH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The in dash navigation went out in 2014. The car was not quite 3 years old when this happened. I took it to Chevrolet and they want $1700 to repair. Amazing! How is it already broken?"

Frederick C., VA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The system stopped working 3 years ago. It is DVD operated and Chevrolet wanted $1200 to replace the system as it was out of warranty. I paid a premium to get it (LTZ edition) when I bought the vehicle. very displeased with GM"

Tony C., OH (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"Left Front and Rear Speakers work infrequently but I'm not sure if the problem starts in the Radio or the Connections between the Radio and the Speakers or if it's just the Speakers"

Anne R., RI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"radio just dies down and goes straight to auxiliary mode"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Speakers

"Left front and rear speakers work infrequently"

Anne R., RI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 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

"At 72,000 miles drive shaft just fell out of the car. Mechanic said the drive shaft was never properly attached during production. Called GM and they did not care"

Tom R., IA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Axle failed"

Marilyn C., CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"vehicle's stability control automatially shut down vehicle"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"traction control light comes on, disables traction control, you then have to have the computer reset at the dealership"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"4 Times the car has entered "Limp" mode. ECM has been replaced twice and the throttle control has been replaced twice"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"automatic shut down"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Loss of power"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"The climate system totally conked out on us and cosy about $1200 to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump went out. Warranty covered replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"slow leak had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"a friend with a year newer had the same problem at about the same mileage"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Leaking. Had to replace"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"after replacement of cooling had water pump falure"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace water pump at a about 55000 miles. No warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2011 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

"Sudden and heavy oil leak. Turned out to be a pressure sending unit"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The oil pan constantly leaks"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Had to replace main oil seal Second time this seal was replaced ,"

Ronald S., NC (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"A couple of oil leaks that took the dealership 3 days to repair ( at 95,000 miles)"

Anonymous, MN (2011 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 chain was noisy from the start. Chevrolet denied it was a problem, but then issued a repair campaign later because it was problem"

Anonymous, UT (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Check engine light on. Replacing timing chain on 5/20/15"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Did not completely fail but check engine light stayed on and was not running smoothly"

Anonymous, LA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"was driving about 40 mph, when the engine stop working. Lost all power, and managed to roll to a stop at a convenience store. had it towed to "Goodyear" service store. they said it sounded like it "Threw a Rod". they were able to pull the warranty info on the Traverse and I had 3 months left on the warranty. had it towed to Chevy dealership and they investigated, reviewed and replaced the engine with a new engine shipped from Detroit. I'm very happy with Waldorf Chevy Cadillac, 2298 Crain"

Douglas C., MD (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"see first note. I didn't know if the rubber gaskets were exterior or interior"

Jim L., IN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

"Trim on back door peels up if front door is closed and the back door opens"

Brian T., PA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"rubber gasket on tailgate comes loose and doesn't seal properly. rubber gasket on both drivers side doors is tearing and coming off"

Jim L., IN (2011 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 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

"Check Engine light keeps coming on, but the car runs great"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump went out last year. Took to a local shop and got it repaired for $700. How is this broken when the car was barely 3 years old"

Frederick C., VA (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Check Engine light keeps coming on. Vehicle is running fine. Mechanic says it's the fuel injection, but??"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS 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

"Engine coils on cylinder heads 2 and 3 failed and needed to be replaced at 75000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Remote start causes engine light to come on occasionally. Problem was premature breakdown of spark plugs. This happened 4 times. Had to replace all spark plugs at 35000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2011 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

Slipping transmission

"Took to mechanic after experiencing slip. He said that he has done worked on many traverses. In his experience I could look forward to replacing transmission at 90,000. And Steering problems by 12000 miles. The acc hose became disconnected. And it it cost $500 to reconnect. Because of its location"

Susan K., TX (2011 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

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.

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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
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Apr 09 2012
IF THIS OCCURS, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, BUICK ENCLAVE, AND GMC ACADIA VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SNOW OR ICE BUILDUP ON THE WINDSHIELD OR ON THE WIPER MAY RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF THE WIPER ARM, CAUSING THE WIPER ARM TO LOOSEN AND CAUSE THE WIPER TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.
What should you do:
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TIGHTEN THE WIPER ARM NUTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 20, 2012.
For more information:
GM¿S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12036. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V151000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 47846
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