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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace powersteering pump and pressure hose (1 reports)
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2013 Chevrolet Traverse steering problems

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2013 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 212019

Traverse LS 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,583 miles


I heard a noise while turning right most especially on ramps when I exit a freeway. Brought the car to the dealership to be inspected. They said that there's been a leak in the power steering fluid because of a damaged hose. They also said that the power steering pump is also damaged and needs to be replaced. The estimate of the repair is $1400.

I have the extended warranty from GM Protection Plan, I paid extra for the extended warranty when I bought the car as a certified pre owned. The warranty will only cover the repair and replacement of the hose but not the power steering pump. They said that the pump was damaged because of the leak from the hose. I brought it to the dealership the moment I notice the sound coming from steering. And they said that I shouldn't have driven the car to the dealership and have it towed instead. At the end of the day I will have to pay $860 + tax for the repair.

- enchong, DOVER, US

problem #2

Apr 102014

Traverse LT 3.6L Sidi V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

Vehicle has made an annoying suction type sound coming from the steering column for almost two years. I took it to the local Chevrolet Dealership twice for repair. The second time I took it the Shop Foreman said the noise didn't sound quite right and kept the vehicle for two days. When I picked the vehicle up the Service Writer said they acknowledged the noise but there was no GM service alert and the new vehicles of the same make, year and model sitting on the lot had a worse suction sound than mine. Bottom line the dealership did nothing about the problem just as they've done nothing about any problems I've ever taken the approximately 15 new Chevrolet cars and trucks back with warranty issues. Since the last time I took the vehicle to the dealership (approximately 1 year ago) there has been a noticeable deterioration in the steering.....

- transfigureu, Hudson, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 142014

Traverse LT 3.6L Sidi V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

After owning this 2013 Chevrolet Traverse LT for approximately (1) year and less than 15,000 miles, I began to hear a suction type sound coming from the power steering when sitting still...something like the sound of a suction tube at the dentist office when getting your teeth cleaned. Afterwards the steering became more and more rough feeling... kind-of jerky when turning the steering wheel even slightly.

I contacted Chevrolet Customer Care and they directed me to our local dealership where the problem was looked at twice. The first time the Service Tech. said it was normal and the second time the Service Manager said it just didn't sound quite right and kept the vehicle for (4) days. When I picked the vehicle up the Service Writer said after comparing my vehicle to other Traverses on their lot mine was less noisy than those on the lot and since there was NO ~Service Alerts~ issued for this problem that was all they could do, basically, LIVE WITH IT!!!

- transfigureu, Hudson, NC, USA

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