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CHEVROLET TRAVERSE - 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 338 complaints filed for the 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (16) Engine And Engine Cooling (11) Seat Belts (9) Structure (7) Vehicle Speed Control (13)
Child Seat (1) Exterior Lighting (5) Seats (2) Suspension (10) Visibility (6)
Electrical System (18) Fuel Propulsion System (4) Service Brakes (7) Tires (6) Visibility Wiper (1)
Electronic Stability Control (10) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Traction Control System (5) Wheels (2)
Engine (18) Power Train (36) Steering (205) Unknown Or Other (10)

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ENGINE

3/20/2017 - ALBERT LEA, MN
THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO THE GM TIMING CHAIN PROBLEM SPECIAL WARRANTY COVERAGE # 11340. I BROUGHT MY VEHICLE INTO THE SHOP AND THEY SAID IT'S OVER ON MILEAGE TO GET IT FIXED UNDER THE COVERAGE. THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIS TIMING CHAIN SLIPS OR BREAKS. THE ENGINE WILL LOCK UP AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH. GM KNOWS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM WITH THE TIMING SPROCKETS BEING TOO SHALLOW OF A PITCH. I CALLED GM AND THEY SAID THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO FIX IT UNDER THAT PROBLEM. I WAS THINKING THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR A-LOT OF PEOPLE OWNING THESE VEHICLES. AS FAR AS MY VEHICLE IT'S STILL IN THE SHOP WAITING FOR AN ANSWER ON WHAT I WANT TO DO. THEY HAVE TO REMOVE THE ENGINE TO REPLACE THE TIMING CHAINS. THANK YOU RICHARD ACKLAND

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AIR BAGS

3/2/2017 - RIVERDALE, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING AND STRUCK THE CONTACT. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A LIGHT POLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE RIGHT EYE AND SUFFERED NAUSEA AND DIZZINESS, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE CRASH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 117,000.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: EXHAUST SYSTEM: EMISSION CONTROL: CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

2/21/2017 - MANDEVILLE, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AND A WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT ALL THREE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

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ENGINE

1/12/2017 - ELLENTON, FL
TWICE IN THE PAST 11 MONTHS I HAVE HAD CYLINDER COIL FAILURES WHILE DRIVING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS AT HIGH SPEEDS. THE COIL FAILURES AND RESULTING MISFIRES CAUSED A SUDDEN LOSS OF FULL POWER AND A DANGEROUS SLOW DOWN IN HEAVY TRAFFIC.

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ENGINE

1/8/2017 - CHICAGO, IL
UNEXPLAINED/EXCESSIVE OIL USAGE, VEHICLE IS NOT LEAKING OR BURNING OIL.

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ENGINE

12/29/2016 - BEAUMONT, TX
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE WARNING INDICATORS FOR THE AIR BAGS, SERVICE ENGINE, AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS SHORTED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT SMELLED A BURNING ODOR NEAR THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, A DEER CROSSED THE VEHICLE'S PATH AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR BRUISING, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED NO SOLUTION AND THE VEHICLE WAS TRADED IN FOR A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/29/2016 - BEAUMONT, TX
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE WARNING INDICATORS FOR THE AIR BAGS, SERVICE ENGINE, AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS SHORTED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT SMELLED A BURNING ODOR NEAR THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, A DEER CROSSED THE VEHICLE'S PATH AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR BRUISING, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED NO SOLUTION AND THE VEHICLE WAS TRADED IN FOR A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

12/29/2016 - BEAUMONT, TX
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE WARNING INDICATORS FOR THE AIR BAGS, SERVICE ENGINE, AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS SHORTED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT SMELLED A BURNING ODOR NEAR THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, A DEER CROSSED THE VEHICLE'S PATH AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR BRUISING, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED NO SOLUTION AND THE VEHICLE WAS TRADED IN FOR A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

12/29/2016 - BEAUMONT, TX
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE WARNING INDICATORS FOR THE AIR BAGS, SERVICE ENGINE, AND LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS SHORTED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT SMELLED A BURNING ODOR NEAR THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, A DEER CROSSED THE VEHICLE'S PATH AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED MINOR BRUISING, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED NO SOLUTION AND THE VEHICLE WAS TRADED IN FOR A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

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ENGINE

12/27/2016 - SPOKANE, WA
THE VEHICLE BEGAN SPUTTERING WHEN TRAVELING FROM 20-25 MILES PER HOUR & WHEN DRIVING UP AN INCLINE. ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. ONSTAR SAID THERE WERE 7 FAULT CODES. THE PRIMARY CODE WAS P0300, INDICATING AN EMISSIONS ISSUE. ISSUE STARTED DAYS AFTER TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED.

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