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CarComplaints.com Notes: There are serious power steering concerns for the Traverse. Data shows that owners are having a difficult time with their power steering quitting, particularly at low speeds.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,002 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments (Page 1 of 14)

problem #272

Sep 012016

Traverse

  • miles

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

Power steering gives out when going slow and turning. Like turning into a parking space, or turning corners. Deal says the power steering rack is leaking on both sides. The car has 79000 miles

- Little Suamico, WI, USA

problem #271

Oct 142016

Traverse

  • 1 miles
Eps system is defective no power steering at low speed or when engine is idling cannot turn car at low speed makes whining noise at high speed.

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #270

Sep 102016

Traverse

  • 140,000 miles
Power steering fails when attempting to turn at slow speeds (parking etc).

- Florence, MA, USA

problem #269

Sep 012016

Traverse

  • 107,000 miles

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

When turning left of right at a low rate of speed the power steering fails for a short period of time, resulting in the vehicle not negotiating the turn correctly. Just last week I was turning left at a stop light trying to steer into the inside lane; however, the steering will would not turn as required - resulting in my car traveling into the outside lane. This is a major issue that could result in an accident. I noticed that several other owners are experiencing similar issues and would like it to be investigated further.

- Keno, OR, USA

problem #268

Sep 082016

Traverse

  • 136,740 miles
Power steering suddenly goes out at low speeds, when coasting, very hard to turn from a stopped position until you start going, slowing down for curves or turns it goes out as well, all on normal paved roads. It is nearly impossible to turn the steering wheel which when going 45 mph and you take your foot off the gas to coast around a curve, the steering wheel becomes so stiff I veared into the other lane of oncoming traffic just fighting the steering wheel. Hitting the brakes made it even worse. Extremely dangerous!!

- Taylorsville, NC, USA

problem #267

May 292015

Traverse

  • 83,000 miles
Steering wheel is getting very hard to turn at times becomes stuck and will not move and continues to happen

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #266

Aug 022016

Traverse

  • 93,000 miles

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

At low speeds 5-20 mph power steering is not working/very hard to turn left or right! very dangerous situation for anyone who owns a Traverse!!!!

- Alva, OK, USA

problem #265

Jul 012016

Traverse

  • miles
When driving at slower rates of speed I keep loosing power steering. Especially when stopped trying to make a turn or trying to park in parking lots. Very frustrating.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #264

Jun 012015

Traverse

  • 55,000 miles
Slow speeds the steering becomes choppy and unresponsive

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #263

Aug 052016

Traverse

  • 88,000 miles
Steering goes in and out at low speeds. Intermittently becomes very hard/almost impossible to turn the steering wheel. It is most pronounced when turning into or out of a parking space but will also sometimes occur when pulling out from a stop sign into traffic and when turning onto other streets.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #262

Jul 062015

Traverse

  • 124,046 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving 15 mph and approaching a stop sign, the power steering seized without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,046.

- Frankenmuth, MI, USA

problem #261

Aug 052016

Traverse

  • miles
Power steering has become difficult to steer when trying to park or leave parking lot. The car is in the shop now for a > $1500 repair. Replace both rack & pinion and power steering pump.

- Hereford, AZ, USA

problem #260

Feb 012016

Traverse

  • 98,000 miles
While driving at a lower speed and usually while turning into a parking space, my steering wheel locks up and does not turn. This happens while turning both directions, left and right. I literally have to plan my trip to my destination according to my steering wheel. I can not park between cars in a parking lot. I no longer allow to my daughter to drive me car due to the steering problem. I then began reading all the complaints concerning this issue. I have always been a Chevrolet customer, along with my parents. Chevrolet should have issued a recall months ago according to all documented problems. I also read there is a court case on this issue. I will need to get my steering fixed as I no longer trust my car driving and parking. I was hoping there was a recall on this steering issue.

- Port Royal, PA, USA

problem #259

Jul 062016

Traverse

  • 109,000 miles
Steering becomes very difficult turning at low speeds parking merging into traffic or navigating a turn this is an extremely dangerous occurrence that can cause serious accidents and bodily harm as well as serious physical damage to property. This has occurred on many occasions taking turns while in traffic at low speed entering a parking space. I love the vehicle itself and I am very disappointed after seeing thousands of complaints posted that Chevy has not stepped up to the plate to address this issue. This is a major safety concern! the dealers don't even know exactly what the issue is. They are going from recommending replacing the transmission to rack to steering pumps etc. Let's not wait until lives are lost over this as we have seen in the past! something should be done immediately to rectify this problem. If multiple service bulletins have been issued then you are aware there is a problem. Someone please do the right thing!

- Sweetwater, TN, USA

problem #258

Jul 062016

Traverse

  • 70,000 miles
Steering becomes very difficult turning at low speeds parking merging into traffic or navigating a turn this is an extremely dangerous occurrence that can cause serious accidents and bodily harm as well as serious physical damage to property. This has occurred on many occasions taking turns while in traffic at low speed entering a parking space and has also occurred while my youngest, a fairly new driver was at the wheel. I love the vehicle itself and I am very disappointed after seeing thousands of complaints posted that Chevy has not stepped up to the plate to address this issue. This is a major safety concern! the dealers don't even know exactly what the issue is. They are going from recommending replacing the transmission to rack to steering pumps etc. Let's not wait until lives are lost over this as we have seen in the past! something should be done immediately to rectify this problem. If multiple service bulletins have been issued then you are aware there is a problem. Someone please do the right thing!

- Assonet, MA, USA

problem #257

Jun 172016

Traverse

  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving 5 mph and making a right turn, the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Calmar, IA, USA

problem #256

Jun 222016

Traverse

  • 50,085 miles
Multiple problems with power steering. 9/30/2010 brought vehicle in for grinding noise & vibration, gear box assembly indicated as problem, replaced steering gear. 10/12/11- noise when turning: Replaced spring & rack, 10/18/11 vibration when turning, power steering pump determined as culprit, replaced pump; 5/17/12 steering making grinding noise, no fluid... replaced power steering fluid; 5/19/2012 grinding noise when turning wheel, again no fluid, inlet clamp loose, resecured & added fluid again, 6/22/2016, intermittently when go to turn power steering like a manual steering, no power steering fluid, checked, powering steering pump & steering gear determined to be cause, $ 464 for repairs! if my younger driving age children were driving, would have caused an accident.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #255

Jun 152016

Traverse

  • 114,000 miles
June 2016, approx. 114,000 mi - felt a lurch in stop & go traffic; flashed "service stabilitrak, " "service traction control, " "backup alerts = off". the check engine light appeared. A few miles down the road when traffic sped up, I realized I only had one gear and could not accelerate above 60mph. A serious problem on the interstate! several hours later, the check engine light remained on, but the car drove normally -- straight to the repair shop, where it was deemed to need $2400 in transmission repair due to the following fault codes: P182E & C0561. They will replace the transmission mode shift sensor and the transmission control module. The mechanic also informed us that we will eventually need a $700 repair for the control arms in the rear suspension -- ge has corrected a known fault in the parts. All this is on top of a $3000 repair done in April 2015 at 92,500 mi. For known steering defects. In that case, as the Traverse warmed up, the power steering got hard to turn. GM repaired part of the problem at no cost, replacing power steering pump and gear housing. Another mechanic completed the replacement of the rack and pinion assembly that was also part of the problem. These are both substantial defects and repairs needed in a vehicle that was expected to last much longer before needing more than routine maintenance.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #254

May 032015

Traverse

  • 50,000 miles
My vehicle is just over 60,000 miles. It needs a new power steering pump (recalled) and now a new steering rack. The vehicle is very difficult to turn in parking lots and on the roads. I thought it just needed a power steering flush and so that was completed at 50,000 miles. That was after I had repaired a 700 engine coolant hose.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #253

Apr 152016

Traverse

  • 87,598 miles
The power steering stops working, especially at lower speeds. When making a turn, the steering stiffens up and make it very hard to turn. This is very dangerous as several times I have had to come to a complete stop to avoid going into the other lane. Then the steering recently gave out completely on my way to work.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

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