1st Generation (2009—2017) Traverse Problems

Traverse owners with a 2009—2017 model year have the most problems with the engine (30%), steering (18%), and the hvac (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 35 complaints at an average of 86,289 miles in the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse.
  2. Power Steering Stopped Working 22 complaints at an average of 74,471 miles in the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse.
  3. Engine Seized 4 complaints at an average of 85,575 miles in the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse.

What Traverse Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 3 0 318 2.02
2016 20 2 471 11.0
2015 33 1 705 21.61
2014 38 4 874 8.34
2013 16 2 995 8.86
2012 52 4 936 25.19
2011 122 4 898 37.28
2010 127 4 869 43.3
2009 85 8 820 21.3

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