General Motors might not build minivans anymore, but that doesn't mean it’s out of the big family-vehicle market, as the Chevrolet Traverse demonstrates. Test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the GMC Acadia, which differs only in styling details. Very spacious inside, Traverse comfortably seats up to eight adults while leaving some cargo space behind the third row.
Alerts
There are 2 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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

General Motors might not build minivans anymore, but that doesn't mean it’s out of the big family-vehicle market, as the Chevrolet Traverse demonstrates. Test results for our Traverse test vehicle also apply to the GMC Acadia, which differs only in styling details.

Very spacious inside, Traverse comfortably seats up to eight adults while leaving some cargo space behind the third row. Drivers and passengers should appreciate the quiet cabin, comfortable seats and well-finished interior.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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 (288 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (281 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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

"The Ac compressor broke and had to be replaced"

Chris P., FL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"AC broke down twice in 6 months...same problem"

Chris J., MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Rear a/c died in just 40k miles. Front a/c is making unusual noises."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Compressor needs to be replaced every two years. OK when under warranty. $1000.00 or so when not under warranty."

Anonymous, (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"AC was not working properly took vehicle to dealership only to find out I was out of warranty and had to pay to fix a/c compressor"

Frank P., FL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Did not self adjust"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The rear blower and evaporator quit working, and it shutdown the entire system. It took Chevy 22 days to get the parts to the dealer"

Sam R., PA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Shortly after we purchased the car the air conditioner would work spiratically. We took it back to the dealer and they fixed it within two days. The system was still under warranty."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"It was a $1200.00 Repair!"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"equipment failed due to defect and prevented a/c from functioning"

J M., SC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"Condensor went out and had to be replaced"

John S., OH (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Coils had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Evaporator

"Freon leak at rear unit"

Stephen U., TX (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Bad smell comes from the ducts especially in non winter months for a while. Research indicates that the evaporator needs cleaning with auto ac evaporator cleaner."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"AC system has 2, front and back seating areas, back seat area unit started to blow warm air, few days latter very little cooling in the entire SUV. Dealer said unit leaking refrigerant and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Evaporator leaked refrigerant and had to be replaced"

Brian S., CA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"An o ring had to be replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"The rear evaporator leaked refrigerant due to corrosion. There is evidence that copper particles from the fan motor were caught in the evaporator and started the corrosion. Repair cost $1043. Fan motor has presumably been redesigned for new models."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"A/C stopped cooling, pressure test at shop revealed leak in or near rear evaporator coil. The first repair did not fix leak. A second part, nearby, needed replacing"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Very slow freon leak. Guessing will have to be charge yearly."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The coolant line to the rear heater has very little clearance and no guard against road debris. It ruptured, leaked all coolant and caused the vehicle to overheat."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The AC system isn't cold. I refilled it from a can bought from the auto parts store. That only made it cold again for a week."

Douglas S., PA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse 3.6-L V6)

"lines rubbed together and created a leak to which the dash has to be removed and cost around $1,400."

Kenneth V., OH (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 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

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Just over 100,000 miles, power steering pump started leaking fluid, needed to replace."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Power steering hose developed leak around 25K miles. There was a continuous small leak which caused steering wheel pump to quit working"

Anonymous, (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The inlet Hose was leaking, caused the pump to go out."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"It rode rough & the local dealership replaced the shocks & struts. It rides rough in the cold climate now that the weather is warmer it rides better"

Terry S., ND (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, SK (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"Rattling noise in front end from shock strut bushings."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"At about 35000 miles developed a clunk noise when turning left. Dealer said it was a bad start mount. Replaced strut, did not fix problem. Then said it was lower control arm bushing. Cost me $400.00 to have fixed. Goodbye Chevrolet."

William P., IN (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"squekey noise"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Car was bucking on acceleration. Dealer said it was a steering sensor"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Tie rods

"Worn out prematurely. 80,000km"

Anonymous, SK (2015 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Weatherstripping and seals had to be adjusted"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Squeak or rattle. Dealership had my car a month before they figured it out. Windshield wasn't installed properly"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"I was hearing a loud noise a bang for the first 2 - 3 months when driving over uneven roads pavement, pot holes, the back of the car would come down hard with a loud noise from the rear of the car. The noise has not happened for the past 2 months"

Brenda B., WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Body has annoying boom noise over the smallest bumps. Rattle in left A pillar since new, and dealer cannot find/fix it."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"From day one of my purchase I have heard and felt a hard thud sound and bump from the rear of my car. I had the dealership to check this out frequently and as recent as April 2018, to no avail. I and others in my family suspect a suspension problem, but the dealership has been unable to duplicate the problem, It drives me crazy that they have not been able to duplicate. The problem happens intermittently, and I am describing the issue the best I can, but I feel something is being lost in translation."

Brenda B., WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"It was a super quiet car initially but after about 15000 miles the wind noise became excessive. Dealer told me that was 'normal' as gaskets will shrink (?) {BS}"

William P., IN (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"I would think that car of this type would not experience wind noise, when a car passes you notice it the most"

Thomas W., OH (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"This seems to be a problem with every GM vehicle I have owned. Wind noise around the doors after approximately 30,00-35,000 miles and cannot be adjusted out."

William P., IN (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Just seems a little noisy in car...happy with car in general"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"After about 30,000 mils the wind and road noise became unacceptable. Sealer said teh wind noise could not be fixed. This has been a major complaint with almost every Chevrolet I have owned."

William P., IN (2015 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

Calipers

"Two calipers locked.l- didn't even last 70,000 miles."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rotors seem to warp when normal braking, thus causing brake pad wear"

Gerald B., WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"I was hoping to get more than 24000 miles from front brake pads.but I do live in a mountainous area,and gm vehicles have always been hard on front brake pads"

Judi S., NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"brakes generally wear out fast in this mountainous area we live in.general motors has always had minor brake problems"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"brakes have pulsation and vibration when braking at 55 mph going dowmhill.i have not had brakes checked out yet"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Rotors

"rotors were turn down once, the replaced"

John C., ON (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Rotors were warped but maybe that is to be expected on a heavy vehicle"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brake linkage and/or master cylinder make squeaking/creaking noises depending on temperature and humidity. Dealer unable to resolve. Brakes function normally - noise is annoying."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 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

"Headlight switch failure diagnosed by dealership after intermittent dash display lighting failures occurred. Problem repaired on first visit."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Interior lights

"sporadic lights , can't read they go dark, lights don't on when opening doors"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"I discussed this issue in the previous question."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire warning light comes on too many times;add air to all tires, warning light appears again. It's been an on-going problem since purchase"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"While driving 70 miles an hour on an open highway, no traffic, the alert sounded an alarm that I was approaching the car ahead of me too quickly. There was no car and the alarm was very startling. Many other warning signs happened but when I brought the car to Chevrolet, they said they could find no evidence. Perhaps a malfunctioning sensor."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"my wipers stopped working initially when my turn signal was on. now they only work on high. Taking car in for service"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 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

4WD/AWD components

"sensor went out with awd"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The dashboard lights fade intermittingly, not all are engaged at the same level of brightness, I can't see the gas gauge at all sometimes. When I take it to the dealer they can never get the the problem to present during the inspections. There was a distinct burning odor coming from the back interior of the car, also the rear panel gauge console has been extremely hot to the touch of at least 2 or 3 occasions, it doesn't present during the repair inspections."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"One sided failure, cost $500 approx to repair. Tow paid for by insurance."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Traction control

"sensor went out on traction control"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"violent shaking and shifting"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 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

Display screen freezes up

"In dash touch screen & soft touch buttons are a joke. Most of the time they don't work properly and it's distracting to the driver having to fiddle with the radio all the time (safety issue). Also the USB paring rarely works. Low quality CHEVROLET junk"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"The radio and climate controls are very complex and cumbersome. Hard to select desired results while you are driving and concentrating on other things."

Anonymous, SD (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Item #1) According to the CHEVROLET tech at the dealership this has been a problem ever since Apple upgraded it IOS system. At that time they did not have a fix. Item#2) Same tech told us that the signals are operating as expected and that we have to reprogram. I have been unable to do that successfully. All of the other remotes work properly."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Two issues: 1) The phone pairing became goofy. Instead of telling the phone to "call John Doe" we now have to tell it to the phone number to call. 2) The built in garage door opener stopped operating about the same time."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Would not recognize names in our phones"

Anonymous, PA (2015 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)

"Factory paint issues. Paint peeled in two spots where it was bubbled at purchase. Took several months for them to finally repair"

Jeff C., PA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"The door seals are abrasive, and are wearing the paint off all four doors near the roof. I've seen many GM models do this."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Paint chipping on the hood of the car."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"I have a white car.the door weatherseal that gm used has caused the paint to peel at spots where the doors close up against the car paint"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Coati nv on headlights is peeling"

Gary R., CA (2015 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)

"Engine stumbled on starting and then would stall on warm starts. Dealership diagnosed EVAP purger valve failure, repaired N/C under GM service bulletin."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Purge valve tripped emissions sensors. It was replaced under Certified Pre-Owned warranty terms."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

"Vacuum valve on gas tank failed at 35000 miles"

Gary R., CA (2015 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

Rough shifting

"Typical modern GM transmission. Hunts for gears, slips between gear changes, over-revs engine for no apparent reason (holds lower gear randomly depending on throttle position). Very annoying and robs engine power. I don't expect the trans or diff to last much longer."

Anonymous, ID (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"broke engine mount"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission seal/gasket was leaking the first day I had this vehicle - apparently defective gasket or installation"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 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

Seat belts

"on-going problem w/rear safety belt-staying buckled while driving,/when reported to Chev Dealer=he said..can't correct as the belt stays buckled for him"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Power liftgate sometimes fails to operate. Sometimes chime sound won't stop. Dealer is useless in fixing it."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

"Struts were noisy when operating and failed to lift gate completely/ Replaced."

Stephen C., ON (2015 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine seized and failed. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS 3.6-L V6)

"The engine started using a LOT of oil - a quart every 1000 miles. All of the pistons and rings had to be replaced. Then, the engine had to be pulled out again to re[place the timing chin tensioners, which Chevrolet SHOULD have replaced when they had the engine apart for the piston/ring job. POOR planning"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"I felt a "shudder" at shift points, researched and had mechanics drive it and they diagnosed a worn out torque converter. A transmission specialty transmission shop said it was common for the Traverse at my mileage point. Replacement of the TC fixed it. I drove it about six weeks before getting the repair."

Anonymous, WV (2015 Chevrolet Traverse Unsure 3.6-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started shuttering, we took it in and they said it was probably the torque converter, but cannot be sure. Recommend an entire transmission rebuild, but to drive it until it failed. We are in the process now of having it rebuilt. Our first traverse had the same issue, we hit 120,000 miles, and everything falls apart. I will never own a traverse again, or for that matter a Chevrolet."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

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

Engine Minor

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

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