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2011 Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

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

Other (3%)

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (62%)

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Chevrolet Traverse

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13000 mi OnStar, radio, panel lighting, pairing my phone, rear and front lights to my Traverse would not work. Traverse would not shut down when key were removed, also I wasn't getting good gas mileage. They uploaded latest software and replaced a fuse. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

39060 mi

Door atenuator motors broken. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

40000 mi

US $330
Blend valve stopped working on passenger side, resulting in hot air only. 
94000 mi

US $50
Could not adjust ventilation system (Floor/Dash), Passenger side always blowing Warm air. Solved by replacing 2 A/C control actuators / blend door motors A/C would not cool, no leak found, system recharged Paint Peeling off of Heat/AC control head. Cosmetic Problem. replaced control head Front Winshield washer pump stopped working. Replaced Pump 
45000 mi

US $89
Picked car up from dealer after new tire install, no cold air blowing from A/C. Took back to dealer who performed leak test and recharge. 
55000 mi

US $25
A/C required recharge in July 2013 with no leak detected. A/C required another recharge March 2014. Based on comments in Traverse Forum, probably have a leak in Evaporator Core. 
67000 mi Recall repair of airbags required disconnecting battery which shorted out A/C damper control module. Required return to dealer on same day to replace module. 
104000 mi Liftgate software reprogram. 
102250 mi Calibration of liftgate not done correctly during recall. I brought in information found online that technician followed to rectify. 
39000 mi Rear Entertainment System Headphones quit working 
13100 mi Tire pressure monitor not working correctly 
14600 mi Tire pressure monitor not working correctly 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

54600 mi

US $800
hose leak 
52000 mi

US $50
truck wouldn't start. lights came on dash but vehicle wouldn't start. unclear if caused by aftermarket remote start (now removed) or factory alarm. continues, intermittent. 
62000 mi

US $100
hose replacement between compressor and another component 
51000 mi

US $100
I saw a green puddle early one morning. By lunch the AC was out. Dealer had it all day. Ordered a condensor. I took car home. 3 days later it arrives. Paid for under extended warranty 2 days after previous ac repair, saw a green puddle, sure enough ac out a day later. Dealer ordered 2 lines and put me in a rental. Parts took 3 and 4 days to arrive. 
66500 mi Right headlight turning on and off intermittently 
57100 mi

US $100
Complete AC system failure. Could not locate parts for first 5 days 
98100 mi

US $800
busted a/c line no a/c 
11000 mi had no cold air out the front vents. Dealer found that the ac lines from the compressor were cross threaded at the factory. Replaced coolant lines and charged system. 
62000 mi Rear AC no longer blowing cold air. Front AC still works fine. 
6000 mi radio volume automatically went to full volume replaced steering wheel volume buttons 
50000 mi

US $600
When raining could not use the turn signal or the windshield wipers would not work. If you used the turn signal the wipers would stop working. 
35300 mi

US $40
Ac was cycling a lot. Dealer found refrigerant to be slightly low. Dealer added refrigerant and checked for leaks. 
36000 mi repaired heater blend door, occasionally worked 
42000 mi

US $40
Rear turn signal burned out. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

44640 mi

C $550
Metal pipes containing coolant to rear air corroded and leaked all coolant lost and AC non-functional aka "AC blinkies". Replacing all pipes would have cost more than one thousand dollars -- on mechanic's advice, pipes were cut and capped and coolant recharged. AC now working again but not for rear. 
81000 mi

US $15
Replace left low beam headlight bulb. (blown out) 
30000 mi

US $69
Windshield washer pump not working. 
80000 mi

US $2500
replace alternator 38000 mi replaced high side AC line 80,000 mi AC condensor leaking 82000 mi 
68200 mi

A/c worked intermittently. Headlights were not always working. Later learned this was due to someone installing the wrong bulbs. 
68200 mi Had a check airbag light that was from the sensor in the drivers side b-pillar. Tried to reset the code which didn't work, then the light went off on its own. A/c worked intermittently. 
84800 mi

US $500
Loss of AC,determined to be due to holes in rear unit tubes from being improperly fitted at factory..estimated cost by dealer $1300, estimated cost by independent shop at $500 
44000 mi

US $1200
Evaporator replaced whole dash torn apart to replace. 

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Electrical Problems

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