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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,356 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Chevrolet Traverse brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 262016


  • 78,067 miles


While driving on the highway, my chev Traverse traction control, stabilitrak, ABS and brake warning lights lit up! when both accelerating and applying brakes the car drags. Additionally the air conditioning blows harders on its own.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 152012


  • 28,000 miles
The vehicle makes a grinding noise when braking. When you hit the brakes you also hear a crunching sound from the inside of the car. When attempting to stop you also feel the car jerking. The car has the stabilitrak light come on and when that happens it also says you have lost traction for the vehicle. When this happens the car feels like its gliding and has difficulty stopping. The engine in my car has a noise on the drivers side since the day I purchased the vehicle. At times you can even hear the noise while driving with your windows up.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152014


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the brakes were engaged and a loud grinding sound emitted from the vehicle. The problem has recurred. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician diagnosed that the brakes failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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