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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,988 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 122016


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving various speeds and attempting to utilize the windshield wipers, they moved abnormally slow regardless of what speed was selected. The contact also stated that the windshield wipers made an abnormal noise and sometimes stopped independently. The vehicle not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V151000 (visibility). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- St. Francis, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 152016


  • 57,950 miles
2012 Chevrolet Traverse, mileage 57,993. While driving during a snow storm I went to turn the front wipers on. The wipers activated, but immediately stopped half way up the window. The front wipers became totally inoperable at this time and now no longer function. Took the vehicle to its place of purchase and mechanic stated both the front wiper motor and transmission needed replacement. I tried to reference the windshield wiper arm nuts recall dated April 9, 2012: NHTSA campaign number: 12V151000, GM safety recall campaign number 12036, but neither the dealership nor GM's customer relations center acknowledge that this recall applied to my 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. This recall sounds like the exact problem that led to the failure of my wiper system.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 142015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. After starting the vehicle, the windshield wipers were loose and failed to activate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was unaware if the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 12V151000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- East Meredith, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 162015


  • 66,000 miles
2012 Traverse....66,000 miles on it and my wipers quit right in the middle of a snow storm.. it was acting up, the drivers not working when your had your left blinker going.. then boom totally quit.. taking to dealer tomorrow..

- Gladwin, MI, USA

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