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2009 Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 218 repairs.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 15 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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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi Check engine light diagnosed as timing chain issue. Dealer ordered three timing chains for replacement. 
17700 mi Replaced timing chains. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

8000 mi Cam actuator fouled due to "dirty oil" after 8k miles. Oil life meter indicated another 15% oil life. Actuator replaced under warranty. 
20000 mi Replaced engine valve actuator for 2nd time due to sludging. Oil-life indicator not reliable. Mechanic recommended switching to synthetic oil to reduce sludging. 
25000 mi Timing chain stretched. Engine was removed from car, timing chains were replaced, engine was put back into car. 
10000 mi

US $40
Trans shifting problem, sloppy shifting. Followed TSB and reprogrammed transmission, now working great. 
12400 mi engine light on dashboard 
6200 mi irregular shift pattern in transmission...still not fixed...have to take back for further investigation into problem 
14260 mi

C $210
mass airflow sensor 
17740 mi 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 mi 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. 
23000 mi Timing chain replacement 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

12400 mi '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. 
30000 mi timing belt/chain needed to be replaced 
6000 mi Check engine light. Sensor on transmission replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Problems

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