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2011 Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse.

2011 Chevrolet Traverse engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (17%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (17%)

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.

2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Engine not specified

11000 mi Traverse used 2quarts of oil in 2500 miles. GM requires that I take it to them for periodic oil level checks every 500 miles for a second time 
10000 mi transmission control module was reprogrammed 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

34000 mi The dealer has replaced 3 ignition coils now within 2 month. My warranty is up in 1200 miles. There are 6 coils. The 100,000 mile warranty does not cover the ignition coils. I have reported to GM, but nothing is being done. heater went out, needed new thermostat 
23860 mi Water pump leaking. Dealer didn't had the part so I had to buy it from Amazon. 
35340 mi

Engine mount broken 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

68300 mi Water pump failed. Dealer replaced under GM drivetrain warranty. 
62000 mi

US $300
Throttle Body Replacement 
94000 mi Water pump leaking, replaced under power train warranty 
13300 mi Oil smell coming into the car while heat is on. 
51700 mi water pump leaking 
105000 mi Throttle body had to be replaced, full of oil. Second time in less than a year. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

33500 mi My ac quit on a road trip. I was turned around the first day because dealer was short on mechanics. Drove home and had a coolant leak. Upon returning to dealer on told time, I was diagnosed with a bad water pump. 
87000 mi

US $190
Solenoid stuck 
62000 mi

US $2000
Oil leak, replaced front seal, valve cover gaskets, water pump gaskets 
34000 mi Blown engine, spun rod and bearing 
3000 mi Check engine light on. Called onstar told it was engine backfire code. Took to dealer they reset the computer nothing else. 
22000 mi Engine Light on called onstar. The code: do not drive bring into shop. Engine gas issue. 
24000 mi Timing chain replaced. This is my second Traverse 2009 had a timing chain replaced at 24000 miles and 2011 traverse has the same issue. 
11000 mi Misfire in one cylinder. 
72700 mi Thermostat replacement 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

31000 mi

US $320
Coolant was dropping & car wash overheating on short trips. Radiator & hoses were intact. Found water pump was not working. 
121000 mi

US $300
Water pump seal starting leaking. Replaced the whole water pump, seal and serp belt while at it. 
34300 mi Engine light came on - dealer performed recall work that included the cams and resetting the ECM. Light is no longer on but gas mileage got worse and loud engine ticking noise remains. 
80000 mi

US $2500
replace water pump 45000 mi 
52000 mi check engine light came on twice, about a month apart indicating a misfire. car was running fine. dealer reset, said it may have been a speck of dirt or something passing thru. 
61360 mi

Radiator cracked, plastic end. Would have required a tow if the repair shop wasn't only four blocks away. 
109300 mi water pump was leaking and had to be replaced 
13000 mi Oil leaking from engine cover 
14000 mi Oil leak from timing chain cover 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Engine Problems

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