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2009 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Problems and Repair Histories

110 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. 30 of these members (27.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 45 engine repairs to 2009 Chevrolet Traverses--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Chevrolet Traverse problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Chevrolet Traverse problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

29% of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 155 repairs.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 67% cost between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Traverse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 3000    
16000 0 Check engine light diagnosed as timing chain issue. Dealer ordered three timing chains for replacement. 
17700 0 Replaced timing chains. 
55000  

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Traverse in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 1000    
8000 0 Cam actuator fouled due to "dirty oil" after 8k miles. Oil life meter indicated another 15% oil life. Actuator replaced under warranty. 
20000 0 Replaced engine valve actuator for 2nd time due to sludging. Oil-life indicator not reliable. Mechanic recommended switching to synthetic oil to reduce sludging. 
 
Chevrolet Traverse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 0    
25000 0 Timing chain stretched. Engine was removed from car, timing chains were replaced, engine was put back into car. 
 
Chevrolet Traverse in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 1000    
10000 40 Trans shifting problem, sloppy shifting. Followed TSB and reprogrammed transmission, now working great. 
41000  
Chevrolet Traverse in Saudi Arabia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 620    
12400 0 engine light on dashboard 
 
Chevrolet Traverse in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 620    
6200 0 irregular shift pattern in transmission...still not fixed...have to take back for further investigation into problem 
14260 210 mass airflow sensor 
17740 0 same as usual...shifting just isn't smooth...the dealer thinks its computer problem..i think it's torque converter problem. i will try their latest fix and see what happens 
19840 0 Poor shifting still a problem. Had dealer put computer back tom original setting. New setting was causing poor fuel economy. Will have to move to next level with GM to resolve this problem. 
 
Chevrolet Traverse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 7000    
23000 0 Timing chain replacement 
63000  

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Traverse in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
12400 0 'Service All Wheel Drive' message briefly appeared on DIC as well as message 'All Wheel Drive Off'. No other warning lights on. Dealer unable to replicate. Have since seen 'Service All Wheel Drive' message again. 
47120  
Chevrolet Traverse in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
30000 0 timing belt/chain needed to be replaced 
50000  
Chevrolet Traverse in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 2000    
6000 0 Check engine light. Sensor on transmission replaced under warranty. 
72000  

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