Print this page Notes: There are serious power steering concerns for the Traverse. Data shows that owners are having a difficult time with their power steering quitting, particularly at low speeds.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,413 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Jul 122013


  • 79,169 miles


Our 2010 Chevy Traverse ltz is currently in the shop reference heater/defroster not working and engine light coming on. The vehicle has been in the shop several times this year for ac problems, fluid leaks and numerous sensors failing. The steering problem was discussed with repair facility on several occasions. The problem according to them could not be duplicated. We had to ask the dealership personal to physically set in the vehicle and attempt to turn the steering wheel. A new power steering pump and return hose was replaced total cost $658.93. At present this has solved the problem. Approximate total cost this year for repairs $3100. At this point we have no confidence in general motor products of anykind. We have all documentation for these claims.

- Bentley, LA, USA

problem #10

May 152012

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that the temperature adjustment was distracting because instead of there being turning knobs to adjust the temperature, there were digital buttons instead. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- West Groove, PA, USA

problem #9

Jan 102013


  • 81,400 miles
This car has been nothing but problems, have had to the service shop many times with "nothing found" will sit not moving and the door locks with start going up and down, lack of power, drivers door must be unlocked manually, radio will not turn off even when car is off and driver door is open, car will not turn off even after the key is out of the ignition sometimes will last as long as 20 minutes before it will shut off.

- Gauley Bridge, WV, USA

problem #8

Jul 262010

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles


I have had trouble from the beginning and have had it checked with no answers found. The car has locked by itself (with and without keys in ignition), sometimes the car will "ding/alarm" when the door is open and keys are in ignition and sometimes it won't, windows have rolled down by themselves, windows won't move when lever is pushed (only happened a couple times), back up "beep" sound (for back up camera) keeps beeping even after car is put into drive, the battery died and had to be towed and battery replaced (less than a year), the hazard lights came on once while driving, and once the lights came on without being touched.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #7

Jan 042012

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
2010 Traverse is dangerous to operate, turn signal does not work, can not control air or heat have to stop car turn motor off and back on. Will work for a while dealer and GM do not know whats wrong, March 26/2012 still not working.

- Williams Bay, WI, USA

problem #6

Dec 292011


  • 56,000 miles
Vehicle suddenly accelerated and gas pedal stuck at about 65 miles per hour. I immediately took my foot off the accelerator and begin trying to brake the vehicle. At the first available opportunity, I pulled to the side of the expressway. While keeping both feet on the brake, I placed the transmission into park. The vehicle continued to rev rpms at the equivalent of about 65 miles per hour. I used my right hand to pull the accelerator up and the engine returned to a normal idle. I noticed no evidence of the floor mat being on the accelerator or in a position to cause the sudden acceleration or the continued engine rapid rpms. The same day, the accelerator stuck a second time and required me to pull the gas pedal up in order to get the engine to return to normal rpms.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 272011

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


The rear climate control knobs are to hot to touch after turning the vehicle on.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 072011

Traverse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph with the air conditioner activated when suddenly without warning, the air conditioner blower failed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and they were unable to locate the problem. The failure recurred for the second time and the vehicle was taken to a different dealer who suggested immediately after the failure, that the engine be turned off and restarted to reset the air conditioner blower. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem and was unable to provide a remedy for the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 10/18/11 updated 11/04/11

- Califon, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 202010

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact was traveling 45 mph with the air conditioner activated when the air became hot. In addition, the contact shut off the vehicle and was unable to restart the vehicle. The current and failure mileages was 12,000. Updated 01/26/11 the consumer stated all the gauges dropped to zero and the windows would not open after the engine was turned off. The vehicle would not restart for 45 minutes. The vehicle was fixed after the second time. Updated 04/13/11

- Williams Bay, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010


  • 150 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that while driving, she noticed a bell ringing inside the vehicle and the temperature gauge was rising. The contact called the dealership who stated that the emission system may have been the cause of the failure. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership where the vehicle was located at the time of the complaint; a mechanic stated that the problem was mostly likely in relation to the electrical system. The contact called the manufacturer and asked to return the vehicle; the manufacturer refused. The current and failure mileages were approximately 150.

- Landover Hills, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 132010


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled. The service stabilitrak, service traction control, park assist off and check engine lights illuminated. Upon restarting the vehicle, it functioned normally but the check engine service light continued to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the computer system was reset. The failure recurred three times and was towed to an authorized dealer. When the second failure occurred, the contact was informed that there was a wire underneath the hood which was missing its protective covering and needed to be re-coated. The wire was recoated and the vehicle began to function normally for approximately two months until the failure recurred twice. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer on both occasions but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,500 and the current mileage was 9,000. Updated 10/05/10.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

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