really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,998 miles

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problem #35

Sep 092021


  • miles
The car does not recognize when the vehicle is in park. It will ding an error at you so you are unable to leave your vehicle. This error will continue to go off until you can find a trick to shut the car down. I work downtown and need to park in a garage. I was left sitting with an alarm going off for several days while I searched for tricks on my phone to get the error to turn off. I am a single female and I was put at risk because my car would not turn off. I had to sit in the garage alone until I could find a way to be able to leave my car.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #34

Aug 212021


  • miles
When shifting the vehicle to park, the vehicle system says to Shift to Park and the message does not turn off even if you turn off the engine.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #33

Jul 092021


  • miles
Unk. Parking break will not engage and engine will not turn off. 30 mins riding around block and pulling in drive back and forth last night before it engaged. Four days now this has happened at store, Dr appt. This is unacceptable defect.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #32

Jul 092021


  • miles
After it rains water leaks from the headliner between the rear view mirror and headliner control panel (lighting, sunroof, collision controls etc..) It is available for inspection, the introduction of water in this area could affect the components in this area, camera, air bags, collision alert. Have not taken into a dealer to evaluate or inspected.

- Sneads Ferry, NC, USA

problem #31

May 302021


  • miles
When I put the vehicle in park I get a message that says (SHIFT TO PARK) even though the vehicle is in park. Then when I try to turn my vehicle off I can't. It takes several times messing with the gear shift to finally get it not to say (SHIFT TO PARK) then I can finally turn my vehicle off. I've contacted the dealership and they say they know of this issue, but there is no recall. I feel like this is a problem that needs to be addressed and GM needs to correct immediately.

- Wingate, NC, USA

problem #30

Apr 282021


  • 40,000 miles
When shifting into park and attempting to turn off the car, 80% of the time the vehicle would not register that the car was in park and allow the vehicle to turn off. It would alarm & charm with a message to "shift to park". this is a known manufacturing issues with the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC acadias, and possibly other models of Chevy/GMC. This is a major safety concern as there is no way to know if the vehicle is truly in park and can leave you in scary situations when you cannot turn off the car. We have also been stranded with a dead battery because the "shift to park" chime and message drained the battery. Chevrolet has provided their dealerships with bulletins in how to add a jumper harness and add/replace a switch in the gear shift assembly to correct the issue, but refuse to take accountability. I have had multiple service advisors admit they have had to fix numerous gear shifters and that this is a known issue. A recall needs to be issued on this problem as it is a safety concern for anyone affected. Please address! I am including my receipt on the service I had to pay for to fix this problem. Also an example of one of the technical bulletins Chevrolet has sent their service department.

- Newberry, FL, USA

problem #29

Sep 182018


  • 6,000 miles
Dashboard pad stuffing came apart from windshield. Repaired and now this is third time it's replaced. I was not aware that extended warrenty doesn't pay for it. The first repair was warrenty. Repair defective 3rd time. Everytime it comes out they have to charge to remove dash board and replace. Safety hazard windshield loosen, can crack, leak, annoying rattle. Contact GMC to put recall safety in. Software update if you call dealer no recall was issued as required. Failed again. Pandemic keeps people from driving so didn't know problem and now warrenty up.. 10,000 miles on 2018. Jan 2021 3 years. Repaired third time now. Cost of approx $500. Dealer stated recall on software and GMC issued it. Just said no recall issued aware of. This is dangerous to driver. Windshield loosen, can crack, shatter easier on impact, annoying rattle, and cost for each repaired new dashboard required. $395 and tax and labor. Total 500.00.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #28

Mar 092020


  • 47,000 miles
The rear air vaporator exploded, resulting in loss of air/hot air blowing out on a relatively new car.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #27

Feb 152021


  • 47,000 miles
Shortly after purchase, my car would not acknowledge being put in park. I would shift the control to park but would get warnings park was not engaged. I took it in for repair. Now I am getting a message to service parking brake. This seems to be a problem with this vehicle. I do not use the parking brake, so I can't understand why service is needed. Both problems were when car was in park. The 'service parking brake' warning stays on while driving.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #26

Jan 172021


  • 40,000 miles
We parked and exited the vehicle (turning it off) on a slight grade as we normally do in the front of our house on a public street. We awoke the next morning to discover that the vehicle had advanced or slid forward approximately 15' coming to rest against a telephone pole adjacent to our corner property. If the telephone pole was not in the path of the vehicle it would have crossed a side street and come to rest in our neighbors front yard. Upon viewing the vehicle after the drift forward, before entering the vehicle we could see that the vehicle was clearly in park and turned off. The vehicle has approximately 40,000 miles on it and has had (1) previous service by a dealer for transmission slippage from 1st to 2nd gear.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

problem #25

Dec 012020


  • miles
Shifter gave error that it was not in park. Had to have shifter replaced at my own cost because it was outside of the warranty. Also the seat belt on the driver's seat is faulty.

- Winnsboro, TX, USA

problem #24

Aug 182020


  • 55,000 miles
My car when placed in park shows by the shifter it's in park and on the dash but when I go to turn car off says put car in park. I then have to put in another gear and try again. This can take up to 2-3 times before it works. If not paying attention you can leave your car not knowing it's on but not running. I've contacted dealership I purchased from and they said there are cars newer than mine with same issue. I've contacted corporate and they said they've received complaints. My car is over warranty by mileage but my car only being 2 years old I find this very unsatisfactory and unsafe!

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #23

Feb 032020


  • miles
3 rd time repair sunroof -leaking issue 3rd time repair transmission- telling me to put car in drive when the vehicle is in drive. Turned vehicle off restarted -accelerated on its on when vehicle in drive. Electrical passenger window starting not to go down must hit button several times. This is happening daily now. Right front making a awful sound 2nd time brought in for repair. Radio-and xm not working- bluetooth not connecting. This Traverse has been a big disappointment. Always something wrong now electrical stuff..

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #22

Nov 012019


  • 15,000 miles
For the past several months we have been having difficulty turning off the engine, with an error warning us to 'shift to park', when it is already in park position. This renders the driver unable to turn off the vehicle and will lead to battery drain. We brought the vehicle once again to lucas Chevrolet service department on December 31st to fix this and were made aware that this is a known problem, not yet at the recall level. It has now been a month since the service department ordered the part needed to make the repair, assuming they even know what that is. This is absolutely unacceptable considering we were told the part would be delivered in just a few days.

- Southampton, NJ, USA

problem #21

Jan 222020


  • 52,000 miles
The vehicle regularly will not shut off due to the shifter sensor indicating it is not in park. This has affected the ability to lock the vehicle, affects the battery level, and also has been reported to cause instances where the vehicle operates as if it is in neutral instead of park...allowing it to roll although shifter is in park. Upon calling Chevy, this is only covered under their bumper to bumper warranty which is up in 36,000 miles or 3 years. This issue most commonly occurs before the powertrain warranty expires, yet is not included in the powertrain warranty. The shifter must be replaced due to this sensor failure and is at the owner's expense. According to the Chevy dealership this is a very common problem that they are not being held accountable for. I would like to see action taken to address this including and not limited to a recall of the part which is clearly faulty, or that it be covered in their powertrain warranty being that the powertrain does not operate without the shifter-it's impossible.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #20

Jan 012020


  • 50,000 miles
Shift to park notification when car is park. Other forums with same model Traverse is having the same issues.

- Davisburg, MI, USA

problem #19

Jan 062020


  • 0 miles
Driving down highway and all of the sudden a loud pop noise like a shotgun hit my sunroof, followed with crackling noise that immediately told me that underneath the shade that thankfully acted as a protection to me as I was driving was a my sunroof that for no apparent reason exploded. This has to be a recall of some kind! so scary!

- Mont Belvieu, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 012019


  • 32,000 miles
My 2018 Chevy Traverse have an issue going in park every time I put it in park the dash indicates shift to park and I can't turn the vehicle ignition off I contact the dealer and they said there is an issue with the shifter that they'll replace it this problem is really annoying and I have to sit there and play with the shifter until it goes off. This is a know issue and a recall needs to be done.

- Hanover, MD, USA

problem #17

Jul 062018


  • 5,000 miles
After 3 months of having my new vehicle, my ac would blow hot air. I contacted the dealer brought it in and was told there was nothing wrong with the ac. Waited about another month and it still was blowing hot air. I brought it to a different dealer and was told about issues with the ac and sure enough it had to be repaired.

- Lake Linden, MI, USA

problem #16

Mar 282018


  • 1,000 miles
Received my vehicle drove it to a parking lot. When I came out to start it, it would not start. Called dealership and had to get it towed to the dealership, due to key fob's not working properly with vehicle. The key fobs were being reprogrammed with the vehicle, we waited 3 hours to find they could not be reprogrammed and had to order new ones. We were sent home with a loaner and waited another week to receive our vehicle. Sometimes when in vehicle it will beep for no reason like it does when the doors close and keys are left in it.

- Lake Linden, MI, USA

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