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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,725 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 082014

Traverse

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and the engine RPM's increased to 6000. The vehicle was restarted and the vehicle failed to accelerate over 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that metal particles were discovered inside the transmission fluid. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Carterville, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 262014

Traverse

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled as the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- East Amherst , NY, USA

problem #2

May 032009

Traverse

  • 1,700 miles
On more then 5 occasions during normal driving with my new car on a slight (10 degree) incline at a stop sign or light will roll backwards intermittently as if the shifter was in neutral. From the time it take for me to move my right foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal the car will roll back at least 4 feet until I either hit the brake again or accelerator to stop the roll. The car has 2,5 on it and this issue has gone on since I bought the car. The same problem occurs when in reverse the car will role forward on an incline.

- Shelter Island, NY, USA

problem #1

May 112009

Traverse

  • 2,200 miles
On about 4 occasions in the 5 weeks I have had my car, the gears have been appearing to skip. I have been stopped at lights and when I go again and press the gas it jumps a gear and lunges the car forward. This week it happened for the 4th or 5th time and this time I hit someone because they ended up stopping in front of me but my car lunged forward like it was skipping gears. It has also on a couple of occasions downgraded quickly like it was dropping two shift speeds at once.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

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