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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,153 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Sep 182013


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that when the vehicle was turned on, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the mechanic stated that the air bag module had to be replaced however, the parts were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure and current mileage was 35,000.

- Neptune Township, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 152011


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while traveling 8 mph, both side top air bags deployed haphazardly. The failure recurred on three separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 15,000.

- Hewett, WV, USA

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