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Chevrolet Traverse Electrical Problems and Repair Histories

Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

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Chevrolet Traverse electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4300 mi Trailer brake control causing cruise control to not function. Disabled brake control and cruise works. New brake control ordered. 

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2015 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

18024 mi System Clogged, had to remove airbag and repair, under warranty 

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2015 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

10500 mi About a month ago I noticed squeaking noise from the blower motor on the lower RPMs Blower motor replaced under warranty 
11780 mi replaced faulty battery at 10 months of use. Very cold winters in my part of Canada (-40 C the day the battery went nearly dead) 

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

22500 mi Unable to access On Star from mirror controls. Service Center attempted reset, instructed to have dealer check module. Dealer verified module inop, Tech Line reset failed, new module denied, reset again and again until it worked. Reliable?? 
65000 mi

US $195
Battery was indicating that it would not hold a charge. Time available on Accessories, before needing indicator told me to start the vehicle were getting shorter. Shop tested indicated battery was weak and could become undependable. 
2000 mi Navigation voice input fails and loops on certain entries. GM Engineering finally accepted responsibility for software defect. 
12000 mi Voice command of the GPSNavigation system continues to produce inaccurate results. Additionally, database (from 2012!) has information that was inaccurate in 2012 and remains so today. 

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

11000 mi battery replaced 
22000 mi

US $50
DC outlet in console was replaced 
5000 mi Erroneous tire pressure readings from the TPMS system. 
28300 mi Condenser went bad 
4340 mi Radio and trip odometers resetting without notice. Radio re-programmed. No problems since. 

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

23300 mi Radio mylink continuously restarting. No audio, not able to change anything. Bluetooth won't connect. Replaced head unit 

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

28000 mi Service Airbag message related to drivers loop open circuit. Repaired for free under open campaign from GM. 

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

12700 mi Capacitive buttons below the radio that control the dashboard readout operated without being touched. Random information selection in driver information center. 
17700 mi Replaced capacitive button cluster beneath radio. 
2000 mi Fan for rear AC failed and replaced under warranty 
5700 mi Rear A/C blower replaced (second time for this car) 
12000 mi Connectors replaced per recall, but airbag warning light was on 
60000 mi

US $120
Passenger seat sensor connection loose. 

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Car had an check engine light on (which the salesman had serv. dept.reset) before we test drove it. Car had a faulty battery at time of purchase. Dealer replaced battery only after I told him that I'd buy my own battery and install it myself. 

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi Air bag light 
85000 mi

US $150
Air conditioner stopped working. Hose came loose. Had to fix hose and recharge. 
1000 mi High pitched whine/tone coming from radio head unit. NOT REPAIRED. Dealer claims this noise is normal. Noise is present when vehicle is off and on. Never goes away. 
3000 mi front speakers make a high pitched sound when radio was not on battery went dead 

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4000 mi Alternator is not stable, and the car makes a high pitch noise (which the dealer says is normal). Dealer needs to call the tech line and get back to me. 
56000 mi

US $25
Left low beam headlight failed. Replaced both low beams. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

39060 mi

$300
Door atenuator motors broken. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

39000 mi Rear Entertainment System Headphones quit working 
39060 mi

C $60
Rear defog does not function. They were told to check the computer module but did not do it until they tried a number of tests. It finishes that the computer module for heating is the culprit and is on order. They attempted to make us more. 
15300 mi Tire pressure monitor not working correctly 
94000 mi

US $400
Could not adjust ventilation system (Floor/Dash), Passenger side always blowing Warm air. Solved by replacing 2 A/C control actuators / blend door motors A/C would not cool, no leak found, system recharged Paint Peeling off of Heat/AC control head. Cosmetic Problem. replaced control head Front Winshield washer pump stopped working. Replaced Pump 
40000 mi

US $330
Blend valve stopped working on passenger side, resulting in hot air only. 
45000 mi

US $89
Picked car up from dealer after new tire install, no cold air blowing from A/C. Took back to dealer who performed leak test and recharge. 
55000 mi

US $25
A/C required recharge in July 2013 with no leak detected. A/C required another recharge March 2014. Based on comments in Traverse Forum, probably have a leak in Evaporator Core. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

42000 mi

US $40
Rear turn signal burned out. 
50000 mi Right headlight turning on and off intermittently 
57300 mi

US $100
Complete AC system failure. Could not locate parts for first 5 days 
51000 mi

US $100
I saw a green puddle early one morning. By lunch the AC was out. Dealer had it all day. Ordered a condensor. I took car home. 3 days later it arrives. Paid for under extended warranty 2 days after previous ac repair, saw a green puddle, sure enough ac out a day later. Dealer ordered 2 lines and put me in a rental. Parts took 3 and 4 days to arrive. 
99700 mi

US $800
busted a/c line no a/c 
50000 mi

US $600
When raining could not use the turn signal or the windshield wipers would not work. If you used the turn signal the wipers would stop working. 
36000 mi repaired heater blend door, occasionally worked 
11000 mi had no cold air out the front vents. Dealer found that the ac lines from the compressor were cross threaded at the factory. Replaced coolant lines and charged system. 
63000 mi Rear AC no longer blowing cold air. Front AC still works fine. 
52000 mi

US $50
truck wouldn't start. lights came on dash but vehicle wouldn't start. unclear if caused by aftermarket remote start (now removed) or factory alarm. continues, intermittent. 
62000 mi

US $100
hose replacement between compressor and another component 
36000 mi

US $40
Ac was cycling a lot. Dealer found refrigerant to be slightly low. Dealer added refrigerant and checked for leaks. 
6000 mi radio volume automatically went to full volume replaced steering wheel volume buttons 
13000 mi OnStar, radio, panel lighting, pairing my phone, rear and front lights to my Traverse would not work. Traverse would not shut down when key were removed, also I wasn't getting good gas mileage. They uploaded latest software and replaced a fuse. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

80000 mi

US $2500
replace alternator 38000 mi replaced high side AC line 80,000 mi AC condensor leaking 82000 mi 
30000 mi

US $69
Windshield washer pump not working. 
68200 mi

$75
A/c worked intermittently. Headlights were not always working. 
85700 mi

US $500
Loss of AC,determined to be due to holes in rear unit tubes from being improperly fitted at factory..estimated cost by dealer $1300, estimated cost by independent shop at $500 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78700 mi 2nd time in 7 mo's for AC issues. This happened after at dealer and other repairs made. .1 lbs of refrig. Connection with hose and condensor leaking from compressor. AC Conddenser replacmnt., hose, Recharged AC Passenger window doesn't like to go down from drivers side. Noticed in warmer months not cooler. Dealer said they couldn't dup. so that's, that. DOES NOT WORK AT ALL CURRENTLY. Dealer noticed bad start and I mentioned I did too. Battery test 531 CCA. Barely started when I left dealer told rep and he stated, "well, it started, didn't it". Went to dif dealer 522 CCA then another replaced batt, still cold start issue. 
80000 mi Still having issues w/ cold crank or wont start. MPI, and 526 CCA. Was told the brakes were in cautionary and they were replaced March 2014 less than 12k miles. Never was told from dealer that replaced brakes when previous MPI was done. 
81700 mi Issues with cold crank, hard start, instrument panel "zapping and clearing out info in DIC. Unable to dup., told it was battery. Replaced Battery. This didn't fix issue(s) had to bring it back again. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

37000 mi Overhead DVD screen not displaying full screen--whole overhead unit was replaced. CD player would continue to spin and laser would continue to track CD after switching to another input. Unit and CD would get very hot. New software installed. 
57000 mi

US $200
TPMS sensor went bad. $100 deductible under extended warranty TPMS sensor failed and needed replaced. This is a different sensor than the first trip. 
72000 mi

US $100
No sound from speakers in cabin. Bose amplifier failed and needed replaced. 
86000 mi CD player making loud noise when disc is inserted. Radio had to be turned up very loud to drown out noise. Discs would not always eject normally. CD/DVD player replaced. Driver's side seat heater shuts off after a few minutes of operation. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19840 mi Center control knob on the rear heater control was very hot and then the light burned out. 
52700 mi

C $475
Hose from the compressor to the condenser failed. The new hose has been modified is approx 6" longer. 
70040 mi

C $40
Windshield washer pump siezed 
26000 mi Air compressor developed a leak. Was replaced under warrenty 
39300 mi Car wouldn't start. 
92000 mi condenser was leaking and also 1 hose leaking. 
57000 mi

US $1650
Rear A/C condenser had a hole in it. Ordered new condenser and replaced it. Recharged system twice. Once to find leak and after repairs. 
21000 mi Several occasions- "Service Park Assist" message on dash. Quick software update corrected issue. Park Assists Always worked though. 
9300 mi DVD player worked intermittently. Would play some dvds but not others. Dealer replaced DVD Nav system. Everything works fine now. 
5000 mi Air bag error light was on and caused by setting iPhone on front passenger seat per GM bulliten. 
24760 mi Rear hatch doesn't fully open. Makes awful binding noise. 
55140 mi

C $700
A/C line was leaking 
36000 mi Door latch not registering door open/closed, so not turning off stereo on vehicle exit, or turning on interior lights on door open. 
9920 mi After may trip to dealer for servicing, the low tire indicator would not identify the correct tire. It seems they failed to reset it properly after rotating the tires. 
29940 mi From time to time heater would stay or come on during hot weather and could not be turned off. "Control Head" replaced. So far so good. 
46500 mi

C $160
It seems the connector for the cooling fan lost contact and the coolant overheated and was released thru' the safety valve. System was recharged and is now cooling, but still turning on and off. Another vist is likely required. Update: just unplugged. 
17300 mi

US $200
Cannot change air direction, stuck at defog mode. 
32860 mi Tire pressure module receiver not working Temperature door actuator shorted, stuck on open causing cold air to enter cabin. 
33460 mi Random loss of reading tire pressure monitor on 3 tires 
44020 mi

C $300
Freon leak 
50520 mi

C $75
AC freon line rubbing against body, causing break in line and freon leak 
18000 mi Backup camera is intermittently reporting an error. Dealer was unable to reproduce problem. 
38000 mi DVD player always reported Disc Error - DVD/audio system was replaced. 
39500 mi Service airbag indicator displayed occasionaly. Dealer cleared codes and could not reproduce. Backup camera fails occasionally. Dealer could not reproduce. 
6000 mi A/C blower making noise. Remove and replaced A/C Blower assembly. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

25000 mi Headlights and high beams coming on very dim. 
86125 mi

US $964
Replaced hose between EVAP and condensor. 
95000 mi

US $680
Replaced the driver's power window switch as well as the driver's side rear passenger window switch. 
3000 mi Front passenger window became inoperable shortly after delivery. Cause was electrical connector had come loose. Dealer simply reconnected. 
2000 mi XM portion of radio failed. Replaced with new XM module. 
11000 mi Driver seat lumbar support inoperative. Dealer replaced parts after ordering. 
18500 mi automatic lift gate system repaired 
84300 mi

US $270
Battery had low power after driving short trips, Dealer claims it failed load test, required replacement. 
72000 mi

US $370
Retained power did not shut off when driver's door was opened. Door latch had to be replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Engine not specified

5000 mi NAV unit would freeze 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

24000 mi Upon first starting vehicle, driver's seat heater, window wouldn't go down and doors would not lock. Opened and closed door and they then worked. Dealer couldn't replicate so unable to fix. Has occurred 4 times since.  
44000 mi A/C makes noise and at times & air doesn't seem to come out of the vents like it should at times. 
46000 mi

US $150
Had to recharge A/C. Dealer told me to return in couple of weeks to check system for leaks. 
2500 mi Rear door lock didn't work...fuse was bent and not making contact. 
59000 mi

US $300
Defroster did not blow out at top. Heat came out at floor level. Heater on seats was repaired, passenger window was repaired, many other electrical problems 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

288-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21000 mi Repaired worn wire for auxiliary outlet. 
26000 mi Replaced 2-way remote start fob and reprogrammed for vehicle. 
45000 mi Drivers heated seat stopped working. 
83000 mi Not sure what AC parts were replace. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

400 mi Air Bag service light came on. Dealer represents Internal PPS Module Failure. There were no parts availble. Pulled passager seat from other car on the lot and replaced. Module most be enbedded in the seat? Issued resolved under new car warranty. 
15000 mi HVAC Actuator diagnosed as slow - causing slow changes between heat and A/C. New parts ordered.  
78300 mi

US $86
Tire pressure valve indicator had to be replaced. 
14000 mi Rear view mirror screen had a line in it. Replaced the mirror 
49000 mi

US $343
No heat on passenger side of vehicle. Rt temp door actuator stuck. Replaced RT temp door actuator. 
43000 mi

US $150
Air conditioner was blowing warm air. Dealership detected vehicle low on freon, however, not able to explain reason for low freon as no leaks were detected. 
43000 mi Determined AC compressor was bad. It then caused damage to the evaporator. Electrical issue apparent, however, could not detect without exuberant expense to owner. 
53700 mi

US $120
Battery reasched EOL. Route 66 warranty refund 50% of total cost. 
41000 mi A/C not cool. 1.25 pounds of freon gone. Evacuate and recharge system, add dye, inspect for leaks. No leaks found. Second time in 6 months. 
77700 mi

US $550
no a/c. evacuate/recharge. no problem found. service tire pressure monitor system light on. 2 sensors in rear wheels were replaced. 
87300 mi A/C has been an ongoing problem. 5 repairs in the 88,000 miles, since new. This time, a/c was evacuated, recharged and an actuator was replaced. 
46000 mi

US $285
a/c was not blowing to all vents. The sensor switch that told the a/c where we wanted it that needed to be replaced. 
54000 mi

US $200
AC was not blowing from the panel, everything blew out of the floor vent.  Right front window would not go up from the driver's side control. 
57300 mi Check engine light on. Auto part store unable to specify code. Dealer's service advisor unable to specify code. I looked at his computer and saw ignition voltage. I had battery tested at auto part store, it was bad. New battery fixed it... 
60000 mi August 2013 the window control panel at driver's seat replaced b/c front passenger window would not go up from driver's side. Now, rear driver's side passenger window will not go up. Window control panel on driver's seat replaced again. 
41000 mi Air conditioner often blows only cool air. One day it worse fine, the next it hardly works at all. It worked fine the day the dealer had it. Suspect the condenser fan and plan to return vehicle to dealer in the next week. 
56700 mi

US $100
Air conditioner intermittently does not cool. Replaced two hoses, still not cooling. 
70000 mi

US $100
A/C system had only 1.5 lbs of refrigerant. Dye test revealed leaking front evaporator. Evaporator replaced. 
60000 mi

US $100
Compressor replaced, AC charged. 
35000 mi air bag light 
71920 mi

C $356
Oil change & License Plate light fixture replacement. Mechanic couldn't install, but owner did in 5 minutes. 
61000 mi

US $80
Actuator door for changing between defrost, dash and floor vents was no longer funtioning. 
110000 mi

US $45
HVAC was only blowing hot air. Blend door actuator was replaced. 
58500 mi HVAC actuator replaced. No ac in front only warm air. 
73000 mi

US $300
Airbag light came on. GM says no comm with Airbag module. Standard and Extended warranty would not cover it. GM offered 1/2 of repair bill so I paid $300 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

281-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

97000 mi

US $2400
evaporator coil had a leak that required replacement. Dash had to be removed to replace coil. Part $500, labor the remainder of cost. 
104700 mi

US $90
amplifier failure 
8000 mi Household-type electrical outlet in rear replaced-not working. Also fixed seat belt recall and performed routine maintenance. 
62000 mi Passenger Seat Sensor for Air Bag deployment. Determines if someone is in the seat or not. Module in seat went bad out of warranty. Air bags would not deploy. GM replaced module with a Good Will warranty. Thanks to GM. 
112000 mi

US $200
Headlight bulb had to be replaced. Required to remove front air dam and inner wheel fender to access light bulb. 
80000 mi

US $266
Refrigerant leak, then AC compressor replaced 
62000 mi

US $92
Front Ac is not blowing cold air (it does occasionally) rear air is working. Car was 1/2 pound low on freon had it charged. Worked for a day and then back to blowing air but not cold. 
87000 mi Original Motorcraft battery died instantly. 

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