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2009 Traverse
By tigger68 on 01/08/12 18:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We bought our traverse in June 2009 and I had one problem with a computer about a year ago. Then October 2011 came around and our check engine light came on. It was something I don't remember. We took it to the dealer and it was the timing chain and it had been recalled. They had the car for 10 days. Then we had the car back one day and I was driving home from work and it started smoking. We attempted to drive to dealer and did not make it. A transmission clamp broke. they fixed it and then we got it back. We had it back in 4 days. The fixed and have had some hesitation and now transmission module is out? Now back we go again! Dealer has been working with us at least!
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Wish I hit reverse before buying Traverse
By mom2x2 on 11/28/11 20:12 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have been into the dealership 13 times in the past 2 months...nothing but issues with engine and powersteering. Was happy with car but this has thrown me over the edge. Do not feel comfortable driving my family of six in this vehicle. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone. BEWARE
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Traverse is junk !
By Chris Robinson on 10/11/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

For the past 6 mos, have had nothing but trouble. First the dealer said nothing was wrong. When check engine light came on, they had my car for 3 weeks straight. Then timing chain problem turned into transmission problems. Now, you cant accelerate quickly because the tires spin. So much for traction control. the dealer has replaced the software in my transmission 3-4 times now. i would NOT recommend this garbage of a vehicle to anyone. It's no wonder GM went bankrupt, because their customer service really blows. I have spoken to GM numerous times about these issues, but they don't seem to care. Looks like my GM buying days are over.
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Problems
By chase on 10/01/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We looked at all crossovers before buying the vehicle and decided we liked it best. Then the problems came. We have had it in the shop 4 times now. First one of the rear seatbelt latches was broke. Then on a trip to the beach the driver lumbar went out with it inflated all the way. That was comfortable! A couple of months later check engine light came on took it to the shop and after everyone in the world looked at it they determined the timing chains had been stretched. Don't really know if thats possible. Currently its in the shop for the engine skipping while driving of coarse it never does it when they drive it. Wish I could trade it. Who knows what will be next.
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Same Old GM- Junk
By Dave on 09/03/10 13:47 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We bought this vehicle and all I can say is I am officially done with American cars, especially GM. This vehicle has been a problem since the day we bought it. The salesman demoed the fold down seat and it split. They tried to restitch it rather than replace it because GM would not replace it. Window motor problems, trans problems, electrical problems and all we get is grief from the crappy service department and GM. We bought the stain protection for the interior and we are now arguing because they have tried to get two stains out that wont come out but nobody (GM or the chemical supplier) wants to eat the price off all new seat covers. Never again, stay away from GM
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1 year and quite happy
By Gfi on 07/07/10 20:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

With about 13,000 miles, have not been back to dealer except for oil changes. Still very tight with no rattles. The car is very comfortable around town and on the highway. I get 24.7 on road at 72 mph. Around town, I get 20-21. Not bad for a comfortable, roomy, safe vehicle. I remain happy with this domestic car after more than 20 years of Hondas and Toyotas.
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Back pain from seats
By Frank on 06/05/10 09:53 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I drove this traverse for the first time from NY. To Florida taking the family to Disney and was very uncomfortable because the head rest is bent forward and the only way to get the head rest to align at proper angle is by reclining the back of the seat to an over relaxed recline. Anyway the day after arriving my back went out and I couldn't even stand up. Vac ruined. Just drove the car yesterday for 20 minutes and my back hurts today as I write. Also dealer sticker says 17 -24 mpg we avg 12.5 mpg city- on Disney trip 2400 miles round trip we avg 16.7 all highway. GM is deceitful, buy Ford.
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Passenger side Power window
By Wykke on 03/05/10 17:35 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

After purchasing my 2009 traverse, I noticed the passenger side Power window going up slower than the other windows, also making a groaning sound as if it might not make it all the way closed. I took it to dealer and they said it was the power regulator and that they would order one. When it came in, I had the regulator rplaced. This did not help the problem. I went back and this time they said that the window was out of alignment and they aligned and lubed it. This still did not help they problem so I took it back again. this time, they said that it was normal for the window to operate slower and make a moaning noise. I still have the problem and will let my lawyer solve the problem.
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Broke down with less than 4K miles!
By recker on 12/16/09 18:42 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

You would think that after making a 30K purchase, it would be reliable. GM dropped the ball. After owning for 4-5 months and less than 4000 miles our traverse has an "intermittent electrical issue", and will not start. The service department had to call GM's engineer dept to find out how to fix the issue. The fact that the service dept had to call GM on how to fix the problem is a scary thought. Never again!!
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Impressed former import owner
By GFI on 11/11/09 12:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I purchased vehicle after more than 20 years of Toyotas and Hondas. I am well pleased with quality of design and with build quality. I have had four months of trouble free ownership and continue to be impressed by roominess, comfort, performance, and ride of vehicle. I was somewhat skeptical of domestic products, but am totally won over.
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