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2011 Chevrolet Traverse transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Automatic Transmission:Lever And Linkage:Floor Shift

NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Floor Shift Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt Notes: There are a fair-number of power steering related complaints which is a continuation of problems from the previous model year. Considering the problem tends to happen beyond the standard warranty (73k+) it's best to avoid this vehicle or at least be prepared for the $1,300+ repair.


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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.

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse transmission problems

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2011 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

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Apr 252012


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I am writing to inform you of a recent safety issue we had with our 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, I was parked in said vehicle with the keys out of the ignition, pumping gas at smokin joes on indian hill in lewiston. I had all three of my children, ages 8, 6, and 5 in the vehicle. While pumping gas, my vehicle began to roll, ripping the gas nozzle from my car, spilling gas. I began to run after my car and thankfully it stopped just before entering oncoming traffic. I thank the grace of god that my children were not injured¿my husband looked at the gear shifter and he was able to pop it out of gear without the key in the ignition and his foot off the brake pedal. On Thursday, April 26, 2012 I took my car into kipo. They looked at my vehicle and also confirmed our findings, that the car does, in fact, slip out of gear when the key is out of the ignition and the foot is off the brake pedal¿contact with bill wirtheim, GM of paddock Chevrolet, where we purchased the vehicle. Mr. Wirtheim contacted General Motors, who then declared my vehicle under GM investigation. A driver from paddock came to our home to pick up our vehicle. We were contacted by justin, a representative from GM on May 3. GM return phone call from him until Monday, May 7. he just wanted a recap of what happened. That same day, my husband followed up with paddock, who claimed they believed the vehicle to have been already repaired by kipo, which it was not. This afternoon, bill wirtheim contacted my husband and told him they will fix the vehicle and we can have it back. Apparently there was a liquid that had previously spilled over the gear shifter that shorted out. We are not satisfied with this response. This wasn't just an issue of a gear shifter shorting out while parked in our driveway. Our children were in the car that was parked on an incline of a busy gas station and intersection and could have been killed.

- Youngstown, NY, USA

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