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CHEVROLET TRAVERSE - 2013 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 8 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 (2) Engine (1) Power Train (3) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (1)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Equipment (1) Seat Belts (1) Steering (3) Vehicle Speed Control (2)

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

8/25/2014 - NORTON, OH
THIS HAS NOW OCCURRED TWICE WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS. WHILE IN MOTION, THE VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS JERKS, AND SPEED IS IMMEDIATELY REDUCED TO 5MPH. THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT COMES ON AS DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. A REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS SCAN FROM ON-STAR IDENTIFIED 3 ERROR CODES: C0561, P0700, P182E. THE FIRST TIME IT OCCURRED WHILE EXITING A HIGHWAY OFF-RAMP. THIS VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME THAT THERE WERE NO KNOW ISSUES RELATED TO THIS, NO RECALLS, AND NO SERVICE BULLETINS EXISTED DESCRIBING THIS BEHAVIOR FOR THE 2013 MODEL YEAR. THEY WERE UNABLE TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM AND RETURNED THE VEHICLE TO ME. THIS HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY WHILE APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION AND SLOWING FROM ~35MPH WITH TRAFFIC CLOSE BEHIND. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SYSTEM BEHAVIOR WHICH COULD HAVE EASILY RESULTED IN A SEVERE INCIDENT IN A DANGEROUS INTERSECTION. WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE STATE WHERE THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT IS ON WE OBSERVED HARD TRANSMISSION SHIFTING/JERKING INTO AND OUT OF PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, AND DRIVE. WE TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF FOR 15 MINUTES. UPON RESTARTING, NORMAL OPERATIONS WERE RESTORED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNED OFF AFTER ~25-30 MILES OF DRIVING.

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POWER TRAIN

8/25/2014 - NORTON, OH
THIS HAS NOW OCCURRED TWICE WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS. WHILE IN MOTION, THE VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS JERKS, AND SPEED IS IMMEDIATELY REDUCED TO 5MPH. THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT COMES ON AS DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. A REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS SCAN FROM ON-STAR IDENTIFIED 3 ERROR CODES: C0561, P0700, P182E. THE FIRST TIME IT OCCURRED WHILE EXITING A HIGHWAY OFF-RAMP. THIS VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME THAT THERE WERE NO KNOW ISSUES RELATED TO THIS, NO RECALLS, AND NO SERVICE BULLETINS EXISTED DESCRIBING THIS BEHAVIOR FOR THE 2013 MODEL YEAR. THEY WERE UNABLE TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM AND RETURNED THE VEHICLE TO ME. THIS HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY WHILE APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION AND SLOWING FROM ~35MPH WITH TRAFFIC CLOSE BEHIND. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SYSTEM BEHAVIOR WHICH COULD HAVE EASILY RESULTED IN A SEVERE INCIDENT IN A DANGEROUS INTERSECTION. WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE STATE WHERE THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT IS ON WE OBSERVED HARD TRANSMISSION SHIFTING/JERKING INTO AND OUT OF PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, AND DRIVE. WE TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF FOR 15 MINUTES. UPON RESTARTING, NORMAL OPERATIONS WERE RESTORED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNED OFF AFTER ~25-30 MILES OF DRIVING.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/25/2014 - NORTON, OH
THIS HAS NOW OCCURRED TWICE WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS. WHILE IN MOTION, THE VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS JERKS, AND SPEED IS IMMEDIATELY REDUCED TO 5MPH. THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT COMES ON AS DOES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. A REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS SCAN FROM ON-STAR IDENTIFIED 3 ERROR CODES: C0561, P0700, P182E. THE FIRST TIME IT OCCURRED WHILE EXITING A HIGHWAY OFF-RAMP. THIS VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALERSHIP. THE DEALERSHIP INFORMED ME THAT THERE WERE NO KNOW ISSUES RELATED TO THIS, NO RECALLS, AND NO SERVICE BULLETINS EXISTED DESCRIBING THIS BEHAVIOR FOR THE 2013 MODEL YEAR. THEY WERE UNABLE TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM AND RETURNED THE VEHICLE TO ME. THIS HAPPENED AGAIN YESTERDAY WHILE APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION AND SLOWING FROM ~35MPH WITH TRAFFIC CLOSE BEHIND. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SYSTEM BEHAVIOR WHICH COULD HAVE EASILY RESULTED IN A SEVERE INCIDENT IN A DANGEROUS INTERSECTION. WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN THE STATE WHERE THE STABILITY CONTROL LIGHT IS ON WE OBSERVED HARD TRANSMISSION SHIFTING/JERKING INTO AND OUT OF PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, AND DRIVE. WE TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF FOR 15 MINUTES. UPON RESTARTING, NORMAL OPERATIONS WERE RESTORED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNED OFF AFTER ~25-30 MILES OF DRIVING.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/17/2014 - WILLISTON PARK, NY
I WENT TO THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF EAST HILLS CHEVROLET TO RESPOND TO THE 2 RECALLS THEY HAD ON MY CAR. THEY FOUND SOMETHING ELSE WITH THE CAR AND PROCEEDED TO FIX THAT. AFTER GETTING THE CAR BACK, IT HAS A NEW ISSUE....IT PERIODICALLY SHORTS OUT WHILE I AM DRIVING IT. I SEEMS LIKE IT STALLS, ALL THE LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD COME ON, BUT THEN IT RECOVERS AND CONTINUES DRIVING. I HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND AM NERVOUS ABOUT DRIVING THIS CAR. IN ADDITION, THE RADIO WILL TURN OFF AND ON FOR NO REASON AND THE DOORS WILL LOCK AND UNLOCK BY THEMSELVES. MY CAR DID NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE BEFORE SERVICE. I RESPONDED TO THE DEALER SURVEY AND EMAILED THEM ABOUT THIS NEW PROBLEM -- NO RESPONSE.

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SEAT BELTS

8/7/2014 - AVON PARK, FL
RECALL WAS PERFORMED, BUT THE PART WAS REPLACED WITH A NON COLOR MATCHING INTERIOR BLACK HOSE OVER THE CABLE. THIS HOSE, WHICH IS NOT PROTECTED, WILL GET BRITTLE AND CRACK OVER TIME TO EXPOSE THE CABLES, WHICH WILL CAUSE THE CABLE TO RUST. ALSO, CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH IT CAUSING DAMAGE. PETS WILL BE ABLE TO CHEW, SCRATCH OR TEAR IT. I CAN FORESEE ANOTHER RECALL ON THIS ISSUE.

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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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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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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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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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