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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,097 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.

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 272016


  • 25,862 miles


I was sitting at a light and heard chimes. The vehicle display showed service traction control, service stabilitrak and traction control turned off. When the light changed the vehicle would not move. There was some kind of engine loss but it did not stall out. The radio and the air were on and working fine. I tried many attempts multiple times to get the car to move but it would not move. This included putting it in park and also turning it on and off. The warnings continued to flash. Then after one attempt I felt it start to move at an extremely low rate of speed. As I was turning into a parking lot I felt something catch and the vehicle started moving at a normal speed. I turned the vehicle on and off again once I was in the parking lot. The engine light appeared but the service stabilitrak and service traction control did not display again. I know for a fact the engine light was not on when I was unable to move the vehicle. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the problem. There was nothing done to the vehicle and I was told that they have to duplicate it. I was also told this will occur again, the problem will not go away but get progressively worse over time and hopefully the next time the vehicle will not be able to start. I checked NHTSA website and there seems to be a number of complaints made for the exact same thing with many makes and models. This is a lease vehicle and I did contact GM and have a case number. I understand cars breakdown but what I don¿T understand is that a serious safety issues needs to be duplicated before a part can be replaced. I find it hard to believe there is not a recommended fix for this.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 072016


  • 63,000 miles
Was driving down the freeway all of sudden the car message center said reduce engine speed stabilink off and traction control off and the check engine light came on I was doing 65 and all off sudden ithe car went to 40..almost got rear ended a and into a crash

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 142015


  • 40,000 miles
Was driving on interstate at 75 mph, about 80 miles from my destination, with cruise control on. Switched the bright lights on and the cruise control turned off, power locks started locking and unlocking repeatedly, headlights started flashing on and off. The whole dashboard instrument lights turned on (check engine, change oil, ABS, battery light, stabilitrak etc) when I attempted to press gas accelerator it was locked in place and would not move, vehicle stalled in interstate traffic with my children and I in car. Was able to merge onto shoulder, placed vehicle in park turned ignition to off position then restarted vehicle. Was able drive rest off way without turning on bright headlights or cruise control. When I got off interstate onto highway with no other vehicles I placed cruise control on and flipped on bright headlights and the vehicle did the same thing (gas pedal, headlights, instrument panel and locks) again pulled over restarted car and continued driving with no issue ( no cruise or brights used) I then took car to dealership next morning. The dealership was unable to replicate said occurrence after 6 days in shop.vehicle was sent home with us with no solution.we have had vehicle not quite 2 not feel safe having my family in it. Complaint made to manufacturer (Chevrolet GM) they stated they had received no similar complaints and are unable to provide a fix. Was told if vehicle repeats occurrence to try to video it and return to shop. Unhappy with this situation all the way around.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 112015


  • 9,600 miles


I was driving in slow traffic on the expressway and the car shut off. I was able to restart it. This is a new vehicle, with low mileage.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 242014


  • 3,120 miles
While accelerating to 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly started vibrating followed by stability control and traction error messages, the check engine light on, a burning smell due to random braking as part of the control and an engine down power. This incident is similar to many others reported over a period of years and is unacceptable from a safety stand point when my entire family is within the vehicle. I will not accept a ridiculous explanation from the dealer. Honestly, I want another vehicle. I knew Chevy would be trouble. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 102014


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving 2 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently and the contact crashed the vehicle into a garage. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Elderseld, IN, USA

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