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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,200 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 182014


  • 2,000 miles


My vehicle has been doing this since it was purchased. The acceleration and deceleration are jerky sometimes. It feels occasionally like I have been rear-ended. I feel like it tries to accelerate while I am applying the breaks. When I am trying to apply the gas sometimes it has no power and I have to push the pedal down harder which leads it to jerk forward. Hard gear shifting lots of shaking and lurching. It is exactly like what the class action lawsuit against GM describes but my vehicle isn't one involved in that yet, but I believe it should be.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 132018


  • 50,705 miles
June 2018 I took my Traverse for regular oil change and was told I needed brakes. Si wasn't experiencing a problem with them but I agreed to have them replaced as they are important part of the driving experience. Approximately 4 weeks after the new brakes were replaced a grinding noise began when I applied the brakes coming to a stop. I had no noises coming from my brakes ever before they were replaced" I took it back to the dealership they couldn't hear anything and brakes were 100%. the grinding noise continued so I took it back and test drove it with the service manager who finally heard it and a brake booster was ordered and brakes were repaired. My Traverse has now been back for this brake problem 3 times. The grinding noise is still there and the last time I took it back was told that there is an alert on this problem but not a recall by GM. The front lower control arm bushings such correct this problem, per bulletin pit5563 at the cost of $700. Since it's not a recall but a problem they are aware of and since it only occurred after my brakes were replaced I have to foot the cost. What's it going to take a few lives to get GM to own up to this known problem"

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #1

Jan 062014


  • 7,895 miles
As I was driving on a highway I stepped on the accelerator and the car did not respond and came to a sudden stop in the middle of the highway. I had no warning and no ability to pull off to the side of the road. I could not restart the car and I had no power steering or brakes. I had my car towed to the local GM dealership and they found that a piece in the engine had fallen or broken and damaged the piston, the cylinder and the head of the engine. As the mechanic said, it was a "catastrophic engine failure." They replaced the engine in the car and then one day later, after having the car at the dealership for 32 days, the check engine light went on. I took the car back to the dealership and they found that the oxygen sensor was not working and they replaced it. GM told me that the piece that fell had not been tightened properly and this was missed on the final inspection. Not only am I concerned by having had this frightening experience happen on the highway, moreover in a new car, but the sudden stopping of the car while driving is the same thing that has happened to the cars that have recently been recalled by GM. I got this car because of its good safety profile however now I do not feel safe and secure driving this car.

- Teaneck, NJ, USA

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