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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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 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)

"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)

"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 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)

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)

"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

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)
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)

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)

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

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)

"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)

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)
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)

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)
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)

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)

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)
Voice control commands

"Would not recognize names in our phones"

Anonymous, 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

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)

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)

"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)

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

"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)

Engine Minor

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

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 Cooling

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

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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
PROVIDED BY
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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