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Worst car ever Don’t buy!
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By Emily Funk
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this car a year ago, and it has had issues since we left the lot. The catalytic converters, spark plugs, O2 sensors, air conditioning, the heater, suspension. All of these things have gone wrong some more then once, and now it’s in the chevy dealers service department and can’t figure out what is wrong with it. Chevrolet should have recalled all 2009 traverses, they are lemons! Nothing but a money pit. DO NOT BUY!!!!! I will never buy another Chevy again. For the money we have put into fixing this car all the time I could be driving a luxury SUV.


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Get up and go .. this is the vehicle!
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By ghensley
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Great looking SUV with all wheel drive. Safety, and control during inclement weather. Great in snow. Comfortable vehicle for road trips or just running to the store. Lots of room. The LTZ has everything you need and want! If I didnt already have one, I'd get one.


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2009 Transmission Wave Spring Defect
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By E
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Chevy built certain 2009 Chevy Traverse SUV's with Wave Springs that breaks and destroy the transmission. They have issued an extended warranty up to 10 years or 120k miles. If you exceed the term of the warranty they will not assist you in any way. Even with a known defect Chevrolet does not stand buy its products. The mileage on the 2009 traverse is poor. I am getting 17.4 MPG. I never came close to the advertised MPG.


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2009 Traverse Horrible Transmission Problems
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By Julian
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT2 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Do not buy this SUV or any traverse for that matter unless you want to be spending 2-3k a year on different problems that most other better quality cars have way above 150k miles. Had transmission problems at 60k and it was covered under recall by gm. Of course now at 105k miles the transition went bad again and for the local dealer just to find out what it was they charged me $750. So they called me to let me know that I need a new transmission that will cost $4900 plus tax. Horrendous quality product by gm. They have been making cars for over 100 years but still don't know how to make a transmission that lasts. No support from gm or dealership. Next car will not be an American car.


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2009 chevy traverse ls lemon
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By Ryan mcheffey
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Dont buy this car. Ive put approximately 12000 dollars into this lemon. General motors has been no help on any situation. I first purchased the car used in 2012 with 47000 miles and i have had to replace tires and brakes and suspension with in 2 weeks of purchase from mike anderson chevy of chicago. They wouldnt replace it. The vehicle was supposed to be under warranty. I then had to replace the power steering rack and the pump due to catastrophic steering failure in a snow storm. Which GM never helped with. Almost killed my son and wife. At 82000 miles i had to come out of pocket 7200 dollars for a new motor. Gm and the dealer said it had low oil which caused it to throw a rod. That was BS cause i used nothing but synthetic oil and checked it every 1000 miles because the 3.6 likes to eat oil. My headlights constantly burn out every couple of months also due to fluctuating voltages even though i have a very expensive AGM battery. The A/c system only works when it wants to because the control panel is messed up. Ive also just replaced at 101000 miles the high pressure fuel pump , fuel pressure regulator, and the fuel control module that sits exposed behind the gas tank facing the ground. That was about 2200 worth of work and parts. The last problem i have is the transmission. Its now 105239 miles and the reverse barely works and it slips in 3rd gear and 5th gear. For example the 35R waveplate. But i took it to Dralle chevy of peotone illinois and they told me i need to replace the trans for 4200. There is no way im spending that much. I am now going to try phillips chevy of bradley illinois cause they agree its the wave plate. Fyi Dont purchase this POS vehicle worst mistake of my life. Also General motors pull your head out of your ARS'ES and start taking care of the consumer and stop worrying about how much money is in your wallets cause there isnt a single dime in mine.


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