Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: There are a fair-number of power steering related complaints which is a continuation of problems from the previous model year. Considering the problem tends to happen beyond the standard warranty (73k+) it's best to avoid this vehicle or at least be prepared for the $1,300+ repair.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,750 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 302015

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V415000 (structure); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that when the lift gate was opened electronically, it went up and, once it reached the top, shuttered and closed extremely fast. The failure mileage was 54,000. Update 01/15/16

- Emory, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 242010


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse lt. When the contact lowered the rear windows while driving 65 mph the vehicle made a loud noise and shook violently. The manufacturer filed report 71863208759. The manufacturer also advised him to lower the front windows first in order to let the air pressure out, before lowering the rear windows since the failure was an engineering defect. The failure mileage was 1,500 and the current mileage was 2,000.

- Lansing , IL, USA

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