fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,701 miles

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse electrical problems

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse Owner Comments

problem #17

Oct 012016


  • 1 miles


The service airbag alert comes on for no reason, then goes off. It came back on again and did not go off. I drive speeds of 30 to 60 mph. My lights on the dash and radio dims and the radio cutoff at any given time. This is very serious problems because the vehcile can cut off while I am driving. I also experience water pouring into to my Traverse right over my front over head lamps inside. There was so much water it filled the cup holder and the shift was wet. The front windshield has never been changed and I don't have any cracks on my front window. I have no clue how the water is coming into my Traverse from the top and leaking in through the front over head lamps. I have brought it into the dealership, 1 day ago I still have not heard back from anyone. I asked if it was common, with the Traverse and I was told no. I obviously they lied, because I had to come on this website to see that other people are experiencing the same problems. I am not a car expert but the man at the dealership that has been doing this line of work for 30+ years said he could smell the water has soon has he sat in the vehicle. So obviously water has been leaking in from some where for a while now to be able to smell the water. I keep my car very clean and my carpets are dry. So the water must be coming in somewhere from the roof and staying reserved in a particular area until it pours out. The water may be the reason I am having the other issues, and may be each problems is not related at all. It is very frustrating because I am paying car note on a car that is am skeptical about driving because I don't know if it safe to drive. I have not only my safety to worry about I also have my children safety consider and other people that ride in this vehicle too. The lights dims while driving or when idling. The service air bag light is on all the time when driving, idling, or in park.

- Breaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #16

Nov 102016


  • miles
Since we bought this vehicle it has been nothing but trouble. We have had problem with seat belt, instrumental panel (reset) and one more thing that we do not remember what it is. At this time we are experiencing problem with all break lights not operational which was recalled December 26, 2014 for the reason that the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short..very dangerous however, I was told that our vehicle was not recalled and yet could not convince me why we are having same problem with recalls. We have appointment to take the vehicle in on Tuesday, Nov 28, , 2016. We need help to make sure that Chevy fixes this car at no cost to us..it is shameful that a 2yrs old ar will develop these problems while your are still paying car note. We believe there was a mistake when recalls were made that apparently most cars that were supposed to be covered were missed unless why such a coincidence. Chevy issued me a complain number: 8-2539917328. We will greatly appreciate your help in this matter.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #15

Oct 122016


  • 1 miles
Slightly in motion about 5 mph and sometimes around 50 mph, the dic will reset within a split second, the radio will cutoff and all dashboard signs will come on momentarily like a reset. This is a possible electrical issue due to faulty ignition switch, faulty engine control module, ignition switch harness shorted or even poor electrical connection causing voltage difference

- Ashland, AL, USA

problem #14

Jul 012016


  • 29,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving approximately 55 mph, the stabilitrac warning light suddenly flashed off and on. The vehicle suddenly shut off, causing the power steering and power brakes to stop functioning. After the incident, the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the cause of the failure was not yet determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 072016


  • 63,000 miles
Was driving down the freeway all of sudden the car message center said reduce engine speed stabilink off and traction control off and the check engine light came on also..so I was doing 65 and all off sudden ithe car went to 40..almost got rear ended a and into a crash

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 242015

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
While the vehicle is in operation in any driving condition the airbag service indicator warning light came on and stayed on. This was intermittent at first and then stayed on after a few days. Dealer will not cover this key safety component failure. This seems to be related to the last recall for airbag failure on the 2009-2013 Traverse model vehicles made this year. The recall fixes the yellow wire harness connector failure by cutting it away and splicing the wires together. There are now technical bulletins out for the 2014 Traverses that seem to have the same issue.

- Pittsgrove, NJ, USA

problem #11

Dec 142015


  • 38,500 miles


Dealer has told me that the vehicle registers an error code of B0022. According to the dealer, GM tells them to check four wires on the connectors to the front passenger seat wiring harness that causes the check airbag warning light to illuminate. Specifically, GM tells the dealer to solder the connections on the four wires on the connector. The dealer has also told me that if the warning light for the air bag system is illuminated, none of the airbags will deploy. In my opinion this is a serious design flaw. If the airbag warning light is illuminated and you have an accident before the problem is corrected this could result in major injuries. Also, a connector termination problem is a manufacturing defect and should be corrected by the dealer, especially in a critical safety system such as the airbag system.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 242015


  • 21,000 miles
While in motion, the vehicle began to sputter, the dashboard and radio went blank, the locks in the doors went up and down several times. I pressed the brake and was unable to stop the car as I was approaching a stop sign. I had to roll through the stop sign and narrowly missed being hit at the intersection. Within a few seconds, the vehicle regained power and I was able to drive home. This has happened on 2 other occasions where the car has lost electrical power for several seconds while driving down the road. I also went out to my stationary parked car and tried to start it one morning. The vehicle was completely dead, like it had a dead battery, but the ignition would not release my key or let me turn the key back to the off position. So I started to try to get to the battery to jump the vehicle off, but by the time I got ready to do this, I opened the car door and all the lights came back on and the car started right up (but without a working radio this time). This is a very serious and dangerous problem. We have only had the car for a few months and we have now had our car in a Chevy dealership for 15 days and they have been unable to replicate the problem and so they are trying to send the vehicle home with us without any other solution other than to keep driving it (putting my family in danger) and try to record it when it happens again (so I can prove I'm not crazy or just making this stuff up).

- Alvarado, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 142015


  • 40,000 miles
Was driving on interstate at 75 mph, about 80 miles from my destination, with cruise control on. Switched the bright lights on and the cruise control turned off, power locks started locking and unlocking repeatedly, headlights started flashing on and off. The whole dashboard instrument lights turned on (check engine, change oil, ABS, battery light, stabilitrak etc) when I attempted to press gas accelerator it was locked in place and would not move, vehicle stalled in interstate traffic with my children and I in car. Was able to merge onto shoulder, placed vehicle in park turned ignition to off position then restarted vehicle. Was able drive rest off way without turning on bright headlights or cruise control. When I got off interstate onto highway with no other vehicles I placed cruise control on and flipped on bright headlights and the vehicle did the same thing (gas pedal, headlights, instrument panel and locks) again pulled over restarted car and continued driving with no issue ( no cruise or brights used) I then took car to dealership next morning. The dealership was unable to replicate said occurrence after 6 days in shop.vehicle was sent home with us with no solution.we have had vehicle not quite 2 months.do not feel safe having my family in it. Complaint made to manufacturer (Chevrolet GM) they stated they had received no similar complaints and are unable to provide a fix. Was told if vehicle repeats occurrence to try to video it and return to shop. Unhappy with this situation all the way around.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #8

May 162015


  • 29,046 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. While parked, the locks on all the doors unlocked and locked repeatedly without any control. The contact stated that all the warning lights were illuminated. While exiting the highway at 30 mph, the navigation system became inoperable and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road, where the vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that there was an electrical issue and that the faulty lock/unlock needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,046.

- Thomasville, GA, USA

problem #7

Feb 112015


  • 9,600 miles


I was driving in slow traffic on the expressway and the car shut off. I was able to restart it. This is a new vehicle, with low mileage.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

May 302014

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Upon delivery of vehicle had numerous electrical issues, radio off for no reason, lights off for no reason. U-haul dealer found the fuses in fuse box were floating and not stable in connectors, whole fuse box was this way. If you ran your finger across the fuses they would move, sway and were not strongly held in the connectors. I took to dealer showed mechanic and was told vehicle could not be driven "as is" due to fire hazard. Fuses were all loose >20. Fuse box was replaced; however I still experience shifting problems, fuel gauge issues, dealer unable to recreate loud thump noise in stop and go traffic, dealer has recoded shift points, says transmission "will learn", this fixes problem for short periods, but once again when vehicle is in stop and go traffic, vehicle hesitates and loud "bang" noise.problem may be in axles or wheel well, drive system. Dealer unable to replicate, says nothing can be done!

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 172014


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact indicated that the fuel gauge failed to work and displayed less fuel when the fuel tank was full. Also, the air bag sensor and other gauges intermittently illuminated and the vehicle stalled several times. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V614000 (electrical system). The dealer was contacted to schedule an appointment in order to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012014


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that the key fob failed to unlock and lock all the doors. Also, the contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed the inaccurate fuel levels. In addition, the contact stated that the front passenger side seat belt failed to retract. The contact was concerned that, in the event of a crash, the front passenger side seat belt would fail. The failures recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and repaired, but the failures persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 2,500.

- Sw Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Jun 242014


  • 27 miles
As we pulled up in the 2014 Chevy Traverse around 2 O'clock in the morning my father shifted into park and tried to turn the car off and pull the key as he did that the key would not come out the ignition and we tried multiple times then we called on star then they transferred us to Chevy roadside, they couldn't find a solution so they told us to remove the key fob and cover the dashboard we took it to the shop the next day and we were supposed to get it back yesterday but guess what, the [xxx] key got stuck again, when he was trying to show us the remote start. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 042014

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 850 miles
Radio will go to a blank screen causing loss of bluetooth functions and forcing the driver to use his or her cell phone which is not easily accessible, dealership has not been able to repair the problem and there is no way to turn the system back on until it decides to do it on its own.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232013

Traverse 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
Service warning light came on dashboard : service all wheel drive. I took my new car back to dealership and was told it was a computer "glitch" that GM apparently "was aware of". this could be bigger than it seems and warrants further investigation.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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