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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,797 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.

2015 Chevrolet Trax drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Chevrolet Trax Owner Comments

problem #5

May 162016


  • 11,000 miles


Chevrolet has repeatedly stated that the transmission on the Trax is operating as designed when it allows the vehicle to roll backwards on any sort of incline, however Chevrolet advertises the Trax as having hill start assist, which automatically applies brakes for up to 2 seconds between when a driver takes their foot off the brakes and applies it to the accelerator. The vehicle does not do this at all. The transmission allows it to roll fully backwards, despite what Chevy advertises and states in the vehicle manual.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 262016


  • 10,600 miles
The vehicle's transmission is dangerous. It frequently causes surging when braking or creeping in traffic, that can cause unintended surges into the vehicle in front of you. The transmission also shudders when creeping in traffic, which can also cause the vehicle to surge forward unexpectedly. GM has refused to acknowledge that it is an issue.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 222016


  • miles
( first complaint)when in gear on a hill the vehicle starts rolling back ward for no reason I now have to drive with two feet (second complaint) my rear view camera you can only see 3/4 of the pictuer the part is blacked out. (third complaint) the oil thins very fast had htree oil changes less than sixmonths. This vehicle has been back to the deal 4 times the fourth time they told me it was the (incline brake) and the only way it could be fixed is I would have to get a new vehicle because it was built in and no way they can fix it. The camera issue they said it met GM an Chevrolet specs so nothing was going to be done abour it. There are serious issues with all my complaint I am not trying to be a stastic of a recall vehicle. I am send attatchments of the dealerships demials of the problems existing. Please see attatchments I was wondering if I should get the news media involved because I see complaints and no investigations done on any of theses matters. Robin M porter.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

May 152015


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Trax. While at a stop on a slight incline, the vehicle rolled back. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the remedy was unable to be provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

May 222015


  • 2,385 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated that while on an incline with the brakes engaged, the vehicle rolled backwards without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the failure was due to a sleep mode program in the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 2,385.

- Nuevo, CA, USA

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