2009 Chevrolet Traverse Chevrolet Traverse 2009

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (6%)

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (52%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

Engine not specified

115000 mi

US $44
Transmission had just been rebuilt. Felt still slipping at low speeds 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

85000 mi

US $230
Noticed some hesitation so had transmission fluid replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

65000 mi Transmission Clutch Wave Plate needed to be replaced, dealership repaired for no charge. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

45500 mi

US $300
Rack and pinion damaged. Bushings damaged and motor mounts. 
109450 mi

US $3200
Rebuild transmission 
75000 mi Water Pump went out on a trip with the family. Pulled into Chevy Dealership along the way. Repair was made that day. No cost to the customer since Warranty covered the repair. 
90000 mi

US $2000
Valve bodies had to be replaced on Traverse or they could have replaced the transmission. I went with valve body replacement. Car has under 100,000 miles but is over the 5 year power train warranty period. 
95000 mi The Transmission Control Module needs to be replaced. Found transmission fluid leak on my garage floor, probably result of recent repairs. I was over it, moved on to a Dodge Grand Caravan. 
81000 mi Transmission in reverse was apparently dumping metal into the transmission, causing other gears to slip or not engage at all. Had to use manual to override and skip 3rd gear on more than 1 occasion. 
66000 mi Transmission hesitating when shifting into this and fifth. 
68300 mi

US $250
Transmission was hanging on shifts, and was also sometimes unable to shift into lower gears on highway during passing situations. Transmission reflash was completed first, then wave plate was replaced. 
56200 mi

US $3200
Rebuilt transmission due to metal filings from wave plates GM knew this and extended the transmission warranty but never notified me shop filled out paperwork to forward to gm. 
22320 mi They have also noted a suspected transmission fluid leak and added dye to figure out where it is when I take it in for steering work. Transmission seal leaking. Replaced $8 gasket under warranty. 
56420 mi Jury still out on whether this is a problem. Car has been vibrating at certain RPM. Dealer says it's just fuel economy settings in transmission controls that are leaving the engine to chug instead of shifting down. Problem seems new to us. 
92380 mi

C $1000
Automatic Transmission Output Shaft Seal - Left Front 
14260 mi irregular shift patterns under little acceleration...feels like transmission wobbles at times 
141000 mi

US $680
Two sensors were replaced. Fluid changed. 
64000 mi Transmission froze-up and wouldn't shift gears automatically. 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV

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

83000 mi Transmission wave plates replaced for 3rd, 5th and R gears. 
153000 mi Transmission Failed. Did not attempt to repair. Traded in for a used GMC Yukon XL. 
138000 mi

US $3700
Wave plate broken causing much damage. Complete trany overhaul 

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse Transmission Problems

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