10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,001 miles

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problem #15

Apr 022019

Traverse

  • 107,500 miles
Twice in the past week, the vehicle has had some sort of issue where it shuts off the stabilitrak system, the traction control system and also triggers the brake alarm and says service brake system. There has not been any noticeable change in the performance of the vehicle and after shutting it off for awhile and restarting it, the issue is resolved. The incidences have occurred on city streets at relatively low speeds and shortly after the vehicle has been started for the first time that day after sitting all night.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 012018

Traverse

  • 87,045 miles
There have been so many things wrong with car since we bought brand new in 2010 from the complete fuel system replaced to 3 entire brakes replaced, to transmission slipping, to tracktion stilbility control lights failing, to power steering pump, to faulty control box issues, replacement of window shield wiper motor, air conditioning/heating module. Most of this under warranity or not covered still at all in first 4 years of owning this car. Its literally a pile of junk. So many safety issues that GM wont list as a recall. People have been killed but still fail do anything. The dealer ship here in waldorf md, to conceal what they did lately to my car in damaging the front shocks and struts wouldnt even get on the phone with a conference call with me instead refused to talk to me and also ban me from the dealership which leads to more suspicion that they are hiding the truth that they did something to damage my car. This is the only dealer in town too. This isn't the first complaint. Dont buy this car. Nothing but problems, a lemon.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #13

Oct 292017

Traverse

  • 125,000 miles
Traveling aprox 55mph. Loss of steering and braking power. Vehicle ended up in a ditch and now no longer running. Accident claim made with geico.

- Wakefield, NH, USA

problem #12

Jun 122017

Traverse

  • 110,196 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated while the vehicle was operated they were alerted by another driver that the brake lights remained illuminated. The dealer and the manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 110,196.

- S Seattle, WA, USA

problem #11

Apr 192017

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 24,994 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving 20 mph in an above ground parking facility, the accelerator pedal seized. The brake pedal was depressed, but failed to slow down the vehicle. The vehicle crashed through the gate of the parking facility and also crashed into a parked vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed; however, the contact was cited for reckless driving and failing to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was first towed to calibre collision and then to john elway Chevrolet (located at 5200 S. broadway, englewood, Colorado 80113, tel: (303)761-0333) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that it would take several weeks before the investigation would be finalized. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and provided case number: 861039. The approximate failure mileage was 24,994.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #10

Jun 082017

Traverse

  • 175,000 miles
While driving to work, I start hearing dings. I look at the dash and it tells me that my traction is off, to check my stabilitrack, and also the brake was on. Then all of the lights turned back off except the traction light. Now it feels as though my vehicle is being pulled backwards as I try to drive. Definitely a loss of power.

- Vidor, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 212017

Traverse

  • 77,000 miles
This vehicle was purchased today 04/21/2017 and I noticed that it is accelerating and decelerating itself. When I told the dealer they told me that since I drove it just 3 hours it is my own problem to own. Now am afraid to drive it as it may go over the uncontrollable speed or stop in the middle of the highway causing disasters.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 232016

Traverse

  • 74,000 miles
The current mileage on my 2010 Traverse is 74K... driving down the highway at 60mph all of a sudden the traction stabilizer control/ABS lights come on the dashboard and the car started decelerating, down to 45 mph and more. While the gas petal was being pressed no acceleration would happen. Went to pull off to the side of the road to get out of harms way, and all of a sudden the acceleration came back. The remainder of my drive the traction stablizer control/ABS stayed on with no other acceleration problems, until I arrived to work. When backing out of a parking space the vehicle would not go in reverse, while giving it gas in reverse the vehicle continued to go forward. Put in park, waiting, then tried it again. The traction stabilizer control/ABS lights went off and I was able to reverse just fine. Over the pas few months the vehicle has experienced only with the traction stabilizer/ABS light indicators no other problems. We had taken it to the dealership and they find no codes. Could it be the sensor or now could it be the throttle body??

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #7

Jun 242015

Traverse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving approximately 50 mph, the ABS and electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated. The contact pulled over and powered the vehicle off and back on. The vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure occurred multiple times during the day. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the stability traction system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Los Angles, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 112015

Traverse

  • 90,889 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving approximately 60 mph, the ABS and electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated. The speed reduced to 25 mph and the accelerator pedal failed to respond. When the contact pulled over and powered the vehicle off and back on, the warning indicators were no longer illuminated and the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred on two other occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,889. The VIN was unavailable.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 052014

Traverse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and making a right turn, there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. In addition, the brakes made an abnormal noise and excessive force was applied to the brake pedal in order to slow down or stop the vehicle. The failure occurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering intermediate shaft and vacuum brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 53,470.

- Borchester, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 072014

Traverse

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated when engaging the brakes, the pedal became stuck without warning. The contact mentioned that in order to release the pedal, she parked the vehicle and depressed the pedal continuously. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 93,000.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 232014

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
On the 405 freeway at about 3:30 pm, rush traffic doing about 65 had a car pull in my lane right in front of me and dead stopped.I had to slam my brakes to keep from hitting them, I had no ABS dash light the brake pedal locked in engage position and would not release to allow movement had to turn vehicle off and in park in the middle of freeway to get it to release and go again.I was on vacation with wife to see grandsons.when this happen.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #2

Aug 212012

Traverse

  • 60,000 miles
My 2010 Traverse power steering went completely out. Still not working. My truck tends to roll some after being in park on the brakes. My windows power doesn't work thru driver door. My ac stop blowing thru front vents. My seatbelts doesnt work properly. My second row pops up and glide while sitting in the seat. This truck has many problems.

- De Kalb, MS, USA

problem #1

Nov 262011

Traverse 3-cyl

  • 37,395 miles
I purchased this vehicle as a GM certified used vehicle in late December 2010. Nov26'11 @ 37,395 miles the front brake pads were replaced and the front brake rotors were resurfaced. In May 2012, I was rear ended at stop light and a couple of days later, I started experiencing shaking when applying the brakes and was told it was a maintenance issue when taken in for repair. Jun15'12 the front brake rotors were replaced. Nov30'12 vehicle taken in for service once more with same complaint of shaking when applying brakes or when coasting - front disc brake pads were replaced and front brake rotors were resurfaced. It is now may'13 (52K mi) and I am experiencing the same issues once more, however the shaking is much worse to the point it feels as if the front wheels will come off while braking. I contacted dealer to get service history, and found that this issue was present before I purchased the car.

- Washington, DC, USA