The 2 Most Common Traverse Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Traverse owners.

  1. Passlock Security

    One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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  2. Inflated MPGs

    General Motors admits their estimated gas mileage for certain 2016 SUVs was a bit too optimistic. To make up for the snafu, the automaker will pay up or offer warranty extensions to 135,000 owners.

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What Traverse Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Traverse Generations

The Traverse has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 1st generation (2009–2017).

  1. 2nd Generation Traverse

    Years
    2018–2020
    Reliability
    32nd out of 80
    PainRank
    3.91
    Complaints
    31
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  2. 1st Generation Traverse

    Years
    2009–2017
    Reliability
    67th out of 80
    PainRank
    23.09
    Complaints
    565
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Traverse Key Numbers

  1. 596 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,768 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 17 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Traverse News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    A proposed settlement will award certain GM owners in Arizona about $200 each for owning cars with ignition switch problems.

    The $6.28 million will be paid to about 33,000 GM owners in Arizona, as long as they purchased the vehicles between July 2009 and July 2014 and didn't get rid of the vehicles before the ignition switch recalls were announced in 2014..

    As with any settlement, there are plenty of stipulations which you can read about here.

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    GM admits they dipped their hands into the fuel economy jar and pulled out a couple more MPGs than they should have. Well, I guess dinner is spoiled now.

    Estimates say the fuel economy ratings of the 2016 Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia are inflated by 1 or 2 MPGs. In a world full of defective ignition switches and killer airbags, it's hardly the worst news out there. However, little discrepancies like that can add up over time.

    Now GM wants to make up the difference.

    While exact amounts are unknown, owners should soon expect to receive compensation ranging from prepaid debit cards to extended warranties.