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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
100,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2012 Chevrolet Traverse engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 152021

Traverse LT 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


I purchased my 2012 Traverse with 75,000 miles. Beautiful car that was clean and powerful. After a few months of driving it, I have a rattle noise upon start up. Take it to my local mechanic who identifies it as low oil, give it an oil change and we're good to go.

A few months down the line, rattle noise pops up again. Mechanic claims its most likely timing chains and will need to be repaired or motor will be destroyed. We give it an oil change, only to find out it's leaking oil now.

A company that has been designing vehicles for 100 years can't make a motor operate normally? Makes you question GM vehicles. Their vehicles aren't cheap, but its problem after problem. My local dealer has 19 loaner vehicles and when I called for a loaner vehicle so I could get my car repaired, they claimed all the loaner vehicles were being used!

- hamdee, Oak Lawn, US

problem #4

Dec 292018

Traverse LS 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

The engine light has come on multiple times. Last time, replacing the emissions sensors solved the problem. This time the engine light came on at the same time the ABS light and traction control light came on.

- Sarah S., Warsaw, NY, US

problem #3

Nov 152017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Like many others car slow down. Plenty of alarms and motor power drop. First time it cost $1400 to change fuel pump. Problem happened one week later. Now, this is supposed to be some fuel pressure sensor. Didn't want to pay $600 more without knowing if that'll fix the problem. After reading many reviews, it looks nobody knows what to do. Called GM who doesn't want to do anything.

Car really not safe. Going today to look to change the car. No more GM... of course.

- D M., Clearwater, FL, US

problem #2

Jun 062017

Traverse LT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

Chevrolet Traverse sucks, I would never buy another one. EVER!!!!!!

- Terry H., New Athens, IL, US

problem #1

Mar 052016

Traverse LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

While driving my car the engine light comes on the car slows way down and the light says the traction control is off and the stability is off this is to dangerous to drive it this way this has happen three times in one week

- Shelia C., Bloomfield, IN, US

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