really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,460 miles

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problem #5

Dec 012020


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated the gear shifter failed to release from park into drive. Additionally, while driving 70-85 mph, the cruise control disengaged without warning. The vehicle was taken several times to wilson Chevrolet (4850 w 6th ave, stillwater, ok 74074, (877) 526-5255) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the shift control assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The contact was concerned that the failure may cause a crash. The manufacturer was contacted however, no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #4

Jan 082020


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while the driver was driving, the vehicle failed to accelerate and a noise was coming from the accelerator pedal when it was depressed. The driver attempted to coast to the side of the road depressing the brake pedal but the brakes seized. The driver stayed to the side until the vehicle come to a complete stop. The contact powered off the engine. The vehicle was restarted and was able to drive as normal. The vehicle was later taken to gandrud Chevrolet dealer, (919 auto plaza dr, green bay wi 54302, (920) 309-5444) where the vehicle was repaired but the repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 232019


  • 1,000 miles
2018 Chevy Traverse when decelerating around speeds under 35mph city driving the vehicle will randomly rev up and the RPM will go up to 4000 or 5000 RPM, this also happens while braking. Sometimes the car will jerk forward as if it was going to accelerate and other times it just stays at a high RPM for 5 seconds or less until I either come to a complete stop or try to accelerate and it does not respond. The engine sounds like it is in neutral and the accelerator is being held down. It also does not respond to the gas pedal when it is reving like this, and if I try to accelerate the car will eventually kick into gear and lunge forward. Took it to the dealer withing the first few months of owning it and they could not replicate the issue and said the computer did not return any issue. This problem comes and goes since I bought the car brand new in 2018 and concerns me, because it feels as if the car is accelerating on its own and may cause me to crash.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 272018


  • 5,300 miles
Started SUV then noticed check engine came on once driving. Went down a major road and noticed the SUV was losing power and wasn't shifting properly. Had my kids in the car and was able to turn around to get back to my house. Once I got it to a safe spot I pressed on the gas to properly park it. Then the SUV jerked forward in a sudden amd hard fashion and I almost hit the car in front of me.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012018

Traverse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. While attempting to park the vehicle, it suddenly accelerated independently, drove forward, and crashed into a building. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle damage was repaired. On another occasion, while driving at a low speed, the transmission suddenly failed and the vehicle would no longer drive forward or backwards. The vehicle was towed to an unknown dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission solenoid was faulty and needed to be replaced, but the parts were not yet available to repair the defect. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,000.

- Glasgow, KY, USA