About Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet Traverse, as a full-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), has been produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division since 2009. Built on the GM Lambda platform along with GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the first Chevrolet Traverse introduced at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show was meant to replace both the Chevrolet Uplander and Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Chevrolet Traverse has won SEAMO 2009 Family Car of the Year Award and until now, it has been manufactured for two generations.
The first-generation Chevrolet Traverse (2009-2017) gets inspiration from the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept and has a chevron-shaped grille similar to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. And it is offered in LS, 1LT, LT2, and LTZ trim levels. During first generation, Chevrolet Traverse received several facelifts and has been powered by the 3.6 L LLT V6 engine with single or dual exhausts and this engine was mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Then on January 9, 2017, the second-generation Chevrolet Traverse (2018-present) was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show as a 2018 model but will go on sale in Summer 2017. Six trim levels: LS, LT, sporty RS, Premier, sport-styled Redline Edition and a top of the line High Country will be available. A new 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine will add and the 9-speed automatic transmission will replace the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Traverse Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
However, as an SUV, taking people crossing over steep mountains and rapid rivers and various kinds of harsh road conditions seems to be its unescapable job. While just because of its responsibility, Chevrolet Traverse would have these common problems:
First, engine failure. This issue is common on every vehicle not only on Chevrolet Traverse. But this is the most complained problem by Chevrolet Traverse according to the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Some Chevrolet Traverse complained they had to add oil more often not only because of leaking but also the reduced oil economy. At the same time, they could hear strange noises from engine and engine performance suffered so that complete loss of power while acceleration was not rare. If your Traverse also has starting issues and Check Engine Light also is activated, you are highly advised to inspect the spark plug, oil filter, air filter and timing cover.
Second, power steering stopped working and transmission failure. These are the second and third worst reported problems with Chevrolet Traverse. The power steering stopped working often could be attributed to a faulty power steering pump, which would also cause whining noise while turning the wheel, steering wheel slow to respond and squealing or groaning noises. As for transmission failures, difficulty in shifting gears or refusing to go into gears are common symptoms. And Traverse shift cable, transfer case seal and flywheel are often main culprits.
It is a shame that you always need to spare more efforts to extend your Chevrolet Traverse's life expectancy. Routine maintenance is an indispensable step. But are you aware of what parts need routine maintenance? Wiper blade is one of them, as it is made of soft rubbers but undertakes responsibility of sweeping debris on the windshield under adverse conditions so that drivers have better visibility. Traverse fog light and headlight basically share the same fate with wiper blade. Normally, daily used and consuming parts need more maintenance than those could last long as the vehicle could.
The most economical maintaining way is to get OEM Chevrolet Traverse auto parts to replace old broken ones by yourself. And the reasons why choose genuine Chevrolet Traverse auto parts rather than aftermarket parts lie in they have greater assurance in quality, reliability and durability. While ChevyPartsPrime.com offers lowest-price OEM Traverse parts in a wide range online, and these parts are also available for hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service. So, start your shopping now and restore your Chevrolet Traverse to its fullest potential at the fastest speed!