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2009 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Problems

115 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. 25 of these members (21.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 48 engine repairs to 2009 Chevrolet Traverses--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2009 Chevrolet Traverse problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 178 repairs.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 8 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   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   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   Timing chain stretched. Engine was removed from car, timing chains were replaced, engine was put back into car. 
10000 US $40 Trans shifting problem, sloppy shifting. Followed TSB and reprogrammed transmission, now working great. 
12400   engine light on dashboard 
6200   irregular shift pattern in transmission...still not fixed...have to take back for further investigation into problem 
14260 C $210 mass airflow sensor 
17740   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   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   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   timing belt/chain needed to be replaced 
6000   Check engine light. Sensor on transmission replaced under warranty. 

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