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.
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There is 1 recall 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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The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 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)
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)
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)
Refrigerant leaks

“An o ring had to be replaced”

Anonymous, LA (2015 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

“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)
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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Weatherstripping and seals had to be adjusted”

Anonymous, TX (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

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)
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)
Springs or torsion bars

“squekey noise”

Anonymous, NY (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

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)
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)

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)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

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)

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

Voice control commands

“Would not recognize names in our phones”

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

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

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)

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)

Drive System

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

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.

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.

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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TIRES
Jan 28 2015
If the tire treads crack, a loss of tire pressure and possible tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 14, 2015, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 20, 2015, and 2015 GMC Acadia vehicles manufactured December 9, 2014, to January 16, 2015, and all equipped with Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires. These vehicles are equipped with tires that may experience tread cracking. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires that were manufactured within a specific date range, free of charge. The rec all began on March 9, 2015. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 15025/15067. Note: This recall is for Goodyear P255/65R18 Fortera HL tires installed as original equipment. For tires that were purchased as replacement equipment, see recall 15T-002.
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: 15V044000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9074
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