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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 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (24%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

13000 mi

US $200
rear springs were too weak to carry a light load in the 3td row 

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi With weight over the rear wheels and at high speeds (65+) the car develops a bit of a vibration when driving on concrete roads. Dealer was unable to replicate and said there was no issue. 

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

3000 mi steering was squealing had lines replaced 
12000 mi sounded like it was stuck or not working right 
28000 mi squeal coming from steering so entire steering lines replaced 
36000 mi same old problem noise in steering 

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

53000 mi

US $500
Driverside strut leaking 
97000 mi

US $1600
Steering assembly loose, replace unit. 
48360 mi

C $1000
Car was making a noise when going over bumps.Left tie-rod end was diagnosed as the problem and replaced. 
65700 mi

US $1100
Rack and Pinnion steering issue. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

21700 mi Suspension lower ball joints 
37000 mi

US $200
Steering rack leaking at hydraulic control. Entire steering rack replaced. Only had to pay $100 deductible. Total bill was over $1200. Thank god for extended warranties. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

11300 mi Power steering quit powering. Replaced pump and steering rack. 
42000 mi

US $800
Warranty work on known zip-tie noise in Steering at slow speeds. Repaired under TSB #PI0029G 
13300 mi Steering rack replaced Control arms making noise. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

45000 mi

US $100
squeek 
42000 mi Replaced steering rack due to leak 
50000 mi 3 successive clunking or knocking sound from right wheel area only when turning right and going down an incline 
19000 mi replace one steering pump line and gear 
34000 mi I wrote suspension, however could not be certain. I can hear a creaking/grinding noise at low speeds when turning/hitting bumps. Seems like it is high in the front right wheel which is why I put suspension. 
36000 mi

US $40
Had a rubbing noise in the steering column. Dealer replaced steering gear assembly. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

24000 mi steering whine on turns when driven slowly 
32000 mi

US $500
Steering noise and power steering was not working well at slow speeds 
21000 mi rubbing sound when turning..dealer replaces rack and pinion 
23740 mi "Rubbing" sound when steering wheel turned. Well known problem covered under warranty; Ref: #PI0620 
80000 mi

US $2500
replace power steering pump 60000 mi 
31829 mi

US $700
Replaced both front struts. Total cost $700. 
31829 mi Quick strut or ball joints are making noise when I back ip & turn the wheel. 
13000 mi Power steering making noise 
22000 mi Rubbing noise when turning steering wheel at low speeds. Inspected, attempted adjustment not effective, new Rack and Pinion gear ordered and installed by dealer. Problem corrected. 
84000 mi

US $1300
Power steering pump had to be replaced twice, 1st one faulty, Water pump found to be leaking during power steering pump replacement..Now in another shop due to loss of refrigerent caused by poorly fitting tubes to rear unit rubbing together 
10500 mi Noise when turning wheel 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Engine not specified

42000 mi

US $500
Leaking steering pump replaced rack & pinion. Originally quoted $1,400. Dealership worked with me and covered the cost less the deductible which was 500.00 out of my pocket. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

76000 mi Steering making grinding noise and loss of steering at low speeds. TSB to replace steering Gear however, it should have been the rack-n-pinion, several owners with this problem!!!! 2nd time for this vehicle. Clunking noise when turning, I suggested rack-n-pinion since the struts had been replaced 3 times prior. They greased struts however couldn't find any problem with the struts. I asked to ck the rack though they did not. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

67000 mi

US $2000
Repaired stuts, and bushings, and tie rod. 
70000 mi

US $100
Rattling in front end got progressively worse. Local shop quoted $1500.00 for sway bar and struts. Luckily was still under extended warranty and dealer fixed it with deductable. 
25000 mi Steering gear replaced--common issue with this platform. 
37000 mi Power steering whining. TSB called for steering system flush and filling with "cold weather" fluid. 
41000 mi Steering whining again. Dealer replaced steering rack again. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi Low power steering fluid was causing noise in the power steering pump 
39500 mi Replaced steering assembly which was found to be cause of oil leak. 
8000 mi Remove and replaced steering rack 
19000 mi Steering making noise. Replaced hose fluid hose 
17500 mi replaced steering gear box 
16120 mi Steering gear replaced 
34100 mi Steering made rubbing noise when turning wheel at slow speeds 
52000 mi

US $799
Power Steering Gear Repacement 
16120 mi Rubbing sound when the wheel is turned. The steerIng rack is going to be replaced. 
49600 mi The steering rack and pump failed. This caused very difficult left turns. Basically you lost power steering. 
12700 mi Steering wheel noise when turning. 
12000 mi My Traverse finally developed the dreaded "Zipper" noise in the steering wheel. They changed out the steering housing, a hose, and put in Dex VI fluid 
43000 mi Steering would thump when turning, had to replace steering rack. 

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

70700 mi

US $200
Intermittent loss of power steering. Continued loss of power steering immediately obviuos. Ended up replacing 2x steering pumps, 2x steering racks and 1x high pressure hose. The original steering pump ground its gears and the dealership failed to fully flush out the steering system. 
95000 mi

US $700
Blown right front strut. Dealer did not notice during most recent service (1w prior). Replaced both front struts and performed a 4 wheel alignment. 
1000 mi front suspension component popping on left turn 
1000 mi suspension component pop when turning left more pronounced when temps are cold 32 or below. 
9920 mi steering rack noise 
18600 mi squeeking steering rack again...rack replaced again and replacement of PS fluid with ATF fluid as per TSB 
66000 mi Intermittent loss of power steering. Replaced steering rack, and power steering pump. 
10000 mi Steering rack replaced 
34300 mi Clunking heard when steering wheel turned at low speeds. Dealer replaced steering rack. 
65000 mi

US $485
Fluid leaking from strut. Strut replaced and 4 wheel alignment done. 
72000 mi

US $370
Noise from front end when turning steering wheel. Steering Rack had to be replaced. 
11160 mi noise when turning steering wheel 
58000 mi

US $350
Rear hubs making noise, required replacement 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

21000 mi Knuckle on rear control arm broken Dealer replaced broken part 
63000 mi The steering bushing gear was replaced due to knocking noise at low speeds. 
83000 mi Power steering hard to use, unsure of parts replaced 
10000 mi Rubbing type noise was in the steering wheel when turned. Mech. replaced steering shaft but problem was still there. Chevrolet tech line told dealer to replace steering rack problem, solved at this point. 
33000 mi Replaced steering rack again #3 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

79700 mi

US $296
Front end struts had to be replaced due to collection of fluid inside both units 
15500 mi Had a rattle in the front drivers side of Traverse they tried lubricating the strut worked for about a week. They then replaced a strut boot. Did not work. They finally replaced the complete strut and mount. Problem solved for now. 
2000 mi

US $30
Moaning in power steering. P/Strg pump ordered, not problem, in my opinion as a retired GM manager. 
81000 mi

US $100
Needed new struts 
86600 mi

C $1100
Steering pump, gear replacements (recall and wear and tear) 
14880 mi The front right shock absorber would rattle at low speed over bumps. Shock replaced and problem solved. 
45880 mi

C $180
Replaced the right front stabilizer bar end link 
63240 mi

C $300
Rear wheel bearing was loose and seized, required a lot of work to remove. 
72300 mi

C $300
rear left wheel bearing rear upper control arms needed replacement on both sides 
28000 mi Noise from power steering pump. 
54000 mi

US $900
Replace front struts and springs 
67700 mi

US $500
Replaced damaged left front wheel hub 
90700 mi

US $500
Power steering pump failed. 
24000 mi Squeaking noise in steering 
36000 mi Unclear if squeaking noise in steering still present when traded, since only squeaked in hot weather. 
50000 mi

US $450
Power steering pump 
22320 mi Squeaking in steering. Dealer believes it is rack and pinion problem and has ordered new assembly. Replaced rack and pinion assembly. Apparently some gear teeth were worn/defective. 
26220 mi Rattling noises coming from left front wheel. Mechanic said it was a broken seal in suspension. Replaced both left and right side seals. Noises gone. 
55160 mi

C $200
Squeaking while turning. 
69820 mi

C $300
Leaking strut, front right 
88040 mi

C $1000
Swaying at highway speeds. Needed rear upper control arms replaced. Rusting had sped up deterioration of bushings. 
41000 mi Squeaking when turning steering wheel, noticed a very long time ago but not repaired due to parts not available for a day and dealer's reluctance to keep vehicle over night. Vehicle finally repaired by replacing the steering rack. 
90500 mi Power steering occasionally (some days often) has no power when moving from a stop. Fortunately, right before I took it in we received a letter from Chevrolet offering to replace the power steering pump at no charge. Problem fixed. 
57000 mi

US $1800
steering rack replaced due internal failure 
29000 mi Dealer replaced both front stabilizer links. No charge under my extended warranty 
38000 mi Had clunking noise in steering when going over small bumps at low speeds. Replaced steering column bushings 
40000 mi Replaced the rack PN 22902261 because of noise and shock felt in the steering when going over a bump. Third time for various steering suspension issues in the last 6-9 months. 
41000 mi Replaced intermediate steering shaft. Was the fourth time with suspension or steering noises. I think they finally fixed them all. 
29000 mi Squeaky steering gear. 
39500 mi Too much play in the steering wheel. They propely torqued the steering shaft. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

25000 mi Power Steering Column Leaking 
68300 mi

US $130
Rear stablizer 
85000 mi Squeaks turning steering wheel. Power steering pump replaced. 
144000 mi

US $285
Rear Sensa Shocks had to be replaced. Lasted 144K Miles. Shop simply replaced shocks and Traverse was back to normal handling. 
26040 mi There was also a loose steering issue that was being caused by the rack. The shuddering was the tires. We had a very difficult time getting the dealer to diagnose problem with the combined issues. 
40300 mi 4 tires replaced under warranty due to noise and performance issues. Ties and struts also repaired as leaking. 
62000 mi

C $200
Steering rack replaced. Luckily had extended warranty and only paid deductible 
36000 mi Steering rack failed and was replaced. 
65300 mi

US $300
Front stabilizer bar was broken in the middle. Mechanic was surprised to see it completely broke. 
14000 mi Heard a noise from the steering column. Was told there was a recall notice issued by GM on replacing the steering rack. The car has been in the shop for over 7 days due to the technicians not being able to bleed the air out of the system. 
29000 mi For the 2nd time in less than a year, I had the steering gear replaced. Also had the steering pump replaced as it was making a noise.  
55000 mi

US $500
The steering rack was leaking and needed to be replaced. GM paid 75% of the costs due to this being a recurring issue on the car. 
136000 mi

US $1700
Replaced struts 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

52000 mi

US $200
Broken rear spring replaced both rear 

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