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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
72,685 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace power steering pump (2 reports)
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse steering problems

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 012014

Traverse LS 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


If you see moms walking around with really buff arms they probably drive a Traverse. It is seriously almost impossible to turn the steering wheel (either way) about 90% percent of the time if you are going under 10 mph. The scariest instance (was when this problem was new to me) and I pulled out into a turn lane on a five lane highway not knowing I wouldn't be able to straighten up in the middle lane, hence leaving the nose of the car out in traffic. Luckily the other drivers were paying attention and stopped, of course thinking I was just an idiot driver.

A typical day looks like this: picture trying to get out of a parking place when you can't turn your tires but 1/4 of an inch, it only took me EIGHT times pulling forward and back to inch out of the Take Away at Ocharley's last night. Another fun situation is waving everyone coming the opposite direction at a stop sign to go ahead because you need their lane clear since you can't make sharp turns. The problem progressively gets worse by the way, so if it seems like your steering is a little tight, just wait.

Oh, and remember I said 90% of the time, the 10% of the time it apparently does work is when you take it to a dealership to have them check it out.

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!! (there have been several other somewhat minor issues but this is ridiculous)

- , Mobile, AL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102014

Traverse LT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,798 miles

Took the car to the dealer because I have intermittent Power Steering problems. They said it is operation fine at the time. But they did not take it for a real drive. Only 1 mile of driving was recorded. on the way home I was turning to my street and the Power steering gave out again. I almost hit my street sign. These Power steering issues need to be dealt with. The dealership seems to be ignoring the issue.

- , North Port, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 062013

Traverse LT 2 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

While steering the car it suddenly became very difficult to steer.

Took it to local dealer in Manassas , VA .

They stated the power steering pump needed to be replaced.

Cost me about $150 for about an $800 repair.

Not bad, but still there should not be these type of problems with an auto before at least 150K miles as I always maintain my vehicles.

- , Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 122013

Traverse LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


My power steering would go out when I would slow down and make turns. Just heard back from the mechanic and it's a $1500 fix. Last month, put $380 in a transmission fluid leak. This car shouldn't be having these types of issues with only 60K miles. Of course, nothing covered under warranty.

- , Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 042013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

It is hard to make turns-park and sounds as though GM should look into and fix these cars

- , Fairview, West Virginia, USA

problem #2

May 132013

Traverse LT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

The problem started with a whining noise every time you turned the wheel. I had complained about this problem for over 2 years with several Chevy dealers and finally got it resolved I thought in late 2012. It turns out the dealer claimed I had a leak in my power steering hoses even though Chevy has a service bulletin for this issue stating that the entire system should be replaced if the customer complains about it. Now for the past 2 months I have been fighting my car to turn. Every time I try to turn either right or left I am fighting my steering wheel to make the turn. I feel like you need to be the incredible hulk to make it move. My power steering fluid is full and clean so I do not know what is causing this. All I can say is I will NEVER buy Chevy again!!

- , O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013

Traverse LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Vehicle started losing power steering function while trying to make left and right turns. This became scary when taking daughter to school one morning and went to make a right turn and had to force the steering, had I not used force I would have ended up into oncoming traffic. Vehicle is in shop now to try to fix problem, been without vehicle for five days now and not sure of the solution but have been told there are no recalls. Per research on web, have found there are several complaints on the same issue, something should be done by the manufacturing.

- , Bladenboro, NC, USA

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