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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV - Consumer Reviews

2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV

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Nice and roomy, poor running
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Melynn
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Where to start...steering wheel makes squeeky sound, clacking sound with hard left turns, ac compressor growls when it comes on, had leak in upper and lower ac lines and replaced, had ticking in engine and had timing chain replaced(at least dealership agreed on that), transmission slips, transmission whines under load of 4 normal sized adults in vehicle, starter sluggish, electronic wiring harness was corroded and had to be replaced after being left with no lights, upholstery poor and wearing prematurely, and on and on. Dealership tries to charge me a $91 fee for every time they have to look at it or try to diagnose something. Still under WRAP warranty until September. This was my 2nd traverse because the style works for our family. The 1st was a 2009 and had all 3 timing chains replaced x 3. Had several coils replaced and finally was able to get GM to agree there was a problem. Traded with their help for a 2011 and it did good until 50k miles. Falling apart fast! Can anyone recommend a reliable alternative??


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Power Steering rack out with less than 50,000 mile
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By J
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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We purchased this 2011 Traverse in June of 2015. It was a one owner vehicle and we felt it was a good buy. Less than a year later we are learning it's a major flop! We have already had the water pump replaced, the power steering system, and now the whole power steering rack is out. The dealership says this is a $1,800 Fix. I could see if this was a high mileage vehicle, but it has less than 50,000 miles! From what we have read this is a HUGE problem with this vehicle. Chevrolet really needs to look into this, as I feel the amount of other people with this exact problem may warrant a recall on this system. Buyer beware!


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Back to the Drawing Board
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Shirley Williams
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased my "Brand New" 2011 Traverse in July 2011. Between 2013 & 2014, I have had the radio replaced, the back windshield replaced (2X), a back signal bulb, a front bulb, all the switches that control the electric windows, complete set of new tires, and in May of this year, 2015, I had to have a new engine along with a new coil and these items are not part of the number of recalls that have been issued. Now my breaks are squealing when I apply them and my gas needle isn't registering correctly and of course another recall on the automatic lift for the trunk area. I'm so sick of this vehicle and all its issues. Before I purchased my Traverse, I had a used 2002 Dodge Caravan that didn't give me any problems. Had I know buying "NEW" would put me in this predicament, I would have kept my van. At least if something on it needing fixing/replaced, it wouldn't matter so much because it was used. Who would have thought with all this technology that you have so much problems with a supposedly New Vehicle?


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Buyer beware!!!!
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By Alps_112
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I've had my 2011 traverse for 3 years. Once the vehicle hit 50k miles it was downhill from there. I had to invest in a $1400 powering steering rack. I took the vehicle In for what I thought was a minor leak and $1400 later the car still doesn't handle/drive well. I am now starting to have suspension problems. I do not understand how GM can get away with having these vehicles on The road with known problems. I've read hundreds of reviews with people experiencing the same type of issues. Do not waste your money on GM vehicles. What I thought to be a good crossover for my family of 6 turned out to be a nightmare.


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Cheaply assembled, Money Pit.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nathanrobert
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2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV LT1 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought in July of 2010.
We're at 50K miles now.
Problems we've had that aren't normal wear-and-tear include:

Interior and exterior parts snapping out of place too easily.

"Service Stabilitrak" malfunction.
Car stalls and reduces engine power unexpectly,
Has happened numerous times even after being serviced.
Very frustating issue.


Cracked engine mount.

Bearing failure with the steering column.

AC non-funcitioning two springs in a row.

Gas mileage has been unwhelming, that's was expected as we do mostly city driving.

Car is decent when things are working, but overall, it's just bee a money pit with too many headaches for what was a brand new car when we purchased.



Best Features

Car came with Onstar, which we have found helpful, though it is something we chose to continue to keep after the 1-year. Satellite Radio was a nice perk which we chose to keep after the 6-months.


Worst Features

Fix the Stabilitrak / throttle issue. Or get rid of the technology altogether and stick with offering AWD. This is a serious safety concern on highways, as the issue happens suddenly with no warning and stalls the car engine in the middle of driving. For the interior body of the car, cheap plastic snap-on parts do not belong on a vehicle that you expect to charge $30,000+ for. If you're going to assemble the car cheaply, then lower the price.


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