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CHEVROLET TRAVERSE - 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 5 complaints filed for the 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 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 2013 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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Electrical System (1) Equipment (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (1) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Engine (1) Power Train (2) Steering (3)

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

3/14/2014 - TEANECK, NJ
AS I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR DID NOT RESPOND AND CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. I HAD NO WARNING AND NO ABILITY TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I COULD NOT RESTART THE CAR AND I HAD NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKES. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO THE LOCAL GM DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT A PIECE IN THE ENGINE HAD FALLEN OR BROKEN AND DAMAGED THE PISTON, THE CYLINDER AND THE HEAD OF THE ENGINE. AS THE MECHANIC SAID, IT WAS A "CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE." THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE IN THE CAR AND THEN ONE DAY LATER, AFTER HAVING THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR 32 DAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR WAS NOT WORKING AND THEY REPLACED IT. GM TOLD ME THAT THE PIECE THAT FELL HAD NOT BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY AND THIS WAS MISSED ON THE FINAL INSPECTION. NOT ONLY AM I CONCERNED BY HAVING HAD THIS FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE HAPPEN ON THE HIGHWAY, MOREOVER IN A NEW CAR, BUT THE SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING IS THE SAME THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE CARS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RECALLED BY GM. I GOT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD SAFETY PROFILE HOWEVER NOW I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AND SECURE DRIVING THIS CAR.

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STEERING

3/14/2014 - TEANECK, NJ
AS I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR DID NOT RESPOND AND CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. I HAD NO WARNING AND NO ABILITY TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I COULD NOT RESTART THE CAR AND I HAD NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKES. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO THE LOCAL GM DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT A PIECE IN THE ENGINE HAD FALLEN OR BROKEN AND DAMAGED THE PISTON, THE CYLINDER AND THE HEAD OF THE ENGINE. AS THE MECHANIC SAID, IT WAS A "CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE." THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE IN THE CAR AND THEN ONE DAY LATER, AFTER HAVING THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR 32 DAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR WAS NOT WORKING AND THEY REPLACED IT. GM TOLD ME THAT THE PIECE THAT FELL HAD NOT BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY AND THIS WAS MISSED ON THE FINAL INSPECTION. NOT ONLY AM I CONCERNED BY HAVING HAD THIS FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE HAPPEN ON THE HIGHWAY, MOREOVER IN A NEW CAR, BUT THE SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING IS THE SAME THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE CARS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RECALLED BY GM. I GOT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD SAFETY PROFILE HOWEVER NOW I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AND SECURE DRIVING THIS CAR.

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SERVICE BRAKES

3/14/2014 - TEANECK, NJ
AS I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR DID NOT RESPOND AND CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. I HAD NO WARNING AND NO ABILITY TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I COULD NOT RESTART THE CAR AND I HAD NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKES. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO THE LOCAL GM DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT A PIECE IN THE ENGINE HAD FALLEN OR BROKEN AND DAMAGED THE PISTON, THE CYLINDER AND THE HEAD OF THE ENGINE. AS THE MECHANIC SAID, IT WAS A "CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE." THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE IN THE CAR AND THEN ONE DAY LATER, AFTER HAVING THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR 32 DAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR WAS NOT WORKING AND THEY REPLACED IT. GM TOLD ME THAT THE PIECE THAT FELL HAD NOT BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY AND THIS WAS MISSED ON THE FINAL INSPECTION. NOT ONLY AM I CONCERNED BY HAVING HAD THIS FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE HAPPEN ON THE HIGHWAY, MOREOVER IN A NEW CAR, BUT THE SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING IS THE SAME THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE CARS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RECALLED BY GM. I GOT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD SAFETY PROFILE HOWEVER NOW I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AND SECURE DRIVING THIS CAR.

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ENGINE

3/14/2014 - TEANECK, NJ
AS I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR DID NOT RESPOND AND CAME TO A SUDDEN STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. I HAD NO WARNING AND NO ABILITY TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I COULD NOT RESTART THE CAR AND I HAD NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKES. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO THE LOCAL GM DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT A PIECE IN THE ENGINE HAD FALLEN OR BROKEN AND DAMAGED THE PISTON, THE CYLINDER AND THE HEAD OF THE ENGINE. AS THE MECHANIC SAID, IT WAS A "CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE." THEY REPLACED THE ENGINE IN THE CAR AND THEN ONE DAY LATER, AFTER HAVING THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR 32 DAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR WAS NOT WORKING AND THEY REPLACED IT. GM TOLD ME THAT THE PIECE THAT FELL HAD NOT BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY AND THIS WAS MISSED ON THE FINAL INSPECTION. NOT ONLY AM I CONCERNED BY HAVING HAD THIS FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE HAPPEN ON THE HIGHWAY, MOREOVER IN A NEW CAR, BUT THE SUDDEN STOPPING OF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING IS THE SAME THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE CARS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RECALLED BY GM. I GOT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF ITS GOOD SAFETY PROFILE HOWEVER NOW I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AND SECURE DRIVING THIS CAR.

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SUSPENSION

2/7/2014 - ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
IN SNOW OF ALMOST ANY DEPTH, THE VEHICLE WILL SHAKE VIOLENTLY ON ACCELERATION FROM 35 MPH UP. THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ACCELERATE AND FEELS LIKE ITS BOGGING DOWN. IT WILL STAY LIKE THIS FOR SOMETIME HOURS THEN IT WILL CEASE. FENDER WELLS ARE CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL DO THIS SOMETIMES AT WILL ON THE ROADWAY WHERE I HAVE BEEN ALMOST REAR ENDED TRYING TO GET UP TO SPEED, THERE ARE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ON THE CHEVY TRAVERSE FORUM WEBSITE. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT OR DIE.

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STEERING

2/7/2014 - ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
IN SNOW OF ALMOST ANY DEPTH, THE VEHICLE WILL SHAKE VIOLENTLY ON ACCELERATION FROM 35 MPH UP. THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ACCELERATE AND FEELS LIKE ITS BOGGING DOWN. IT WILL STAY LIKE THIS FOR SOMETIME HOURS THEN IT WILL CEASE. FENDER WELLS ARE CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL DO THIS SOMETIMES AT WILL ON THE ROADWAY WHERE I HAVE BEEN ALMOST REAR ENDED TRYING TO GET UP TO SPEED, THERE ARE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ON THE CHEVY TRAVERSE FORUM WEBSITE. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT OR DIE.

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POWER TRAIN

2/7/2014 - ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
IN SNOW OF ALMOST ANY DEPTH, THE VEHICLE WILL SHAKE VIOLENTLY ON ACCELERATION FROM 35 MPH UP. THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ACCELERATE AND FEELS LIKE ITS BOGGING DOWN. IT WILL STAY LIKE THIS FOR SOMETIME HOURS THEN IT WILL CEASE. FENDER WELLS ARE CLEAR OF DEBRIS. THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL DO THIS SOMETIMES AT WILL ON THE ROADWAY WHERE I HAVE BEEN ALMOST REAR ENDED TRYING TO GET UP TO SPEED, THERE ARE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ON THE CHEVY TRAVERSE FORUM WEBSITE. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT OR DIE.

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POWER TRAIN

8/22/2013 - BYFIELD, MA
TRANSMISSION WAS SURGING AND ABRUPTLY SHIFTING FROM SECOND TO THIRD GEAR AND AGAIN FROM FIFTH TO SIXTH GEAR. THE MORE IT WAS DRIVEN THE WORSE IT WAS GETTING. BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER AND THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. WAVE PLATE AND PISTONS AND SEALS GEARS 3, 5 AND REVERSE WERE ALL REPLACED. THE TRANSMISSION TECH AT THE DEALERSHIP SAID WHEN HE OPENED IT UP THERE WAS METAL PARTS FALLING OUT. AFTER RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM I FOUND 5 OTHERS THAT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. THE WAVE PLATE IS BREAKING APART INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION. I EXPECT TO SEE A RECALL ON THIS TRANSMISSION AS MORE PEOPLE HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

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EQUIPMENT: ELECTRICAL: NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

5/6/2013 - LONGWOOD, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GLOBAL POSITIONING NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM WAS DIFFICULT TO READ BECAUSE THE FONT WAS ENTIRELY TOO SMALL. THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM ALSO EXHIBITED WHITE LETTERING ON A LIGHT GREEN BACKGROUND, WHICH DID NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH CONTRAST. THE LOCATION OF THE SCREEN WAS ABNORMALLY LOW ON THE DASHBOARD AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO REMOVE SIGHT FROM THE ROADWAY FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER THEY STATED THAT THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 500. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 1500. UPDATED 06/07/13

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/6/2013 - LONGWOOD, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GLOBAL POSITIONING NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM WAS DIFFICULT TO READ BECAUSE THE FONT WAS ENTIRELY TOO SMALL. THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM ALSO EXHIBITED WHITE LETTERING ON A LIGHT GREEN BACKGROUND, WHICH DID NOT PROVIDE ENOUGH CONTRAST. THE LOCATION OF THE SCREEN WAS ABNORMALLY LOW ON THE DASHBOARD AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO REMOVE SIGHT FROM THE ROADWAY FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER THEY STATED THAT THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 500. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 1500. UPDATED 06/07/13

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