2012 Chevrolet Traverse Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Chevrolet Traverse Problems

Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723

Vehicles with a 6speed automatic transmission may develop one or more of the following faults related to a broken 35R clutch wave plate inside the transmission: Illumination of the Check Engine Light with code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723, loss of reverse gear, slipping or harsh 3rd or 5th gear shift. Removal and dis-assembly of the transmission will be required to replace the broken 35R wave plate. It is also extremely important that all debris from the failed part be cleaned from the transmission while it is disassembled in order to try and prevent future problems.

Rear Blower Redesigned since 2012

My rear AC/heater blower in my 2012 Traverse busted and needed replacing. I ordered the new part from Autozone, but when it came in the part was too big to fit into the vehicle's housing. I then checked at the dealer, by VIN, and the dealer's part was also too big to fit. The dealer parts clerk said the blower was probably redesigned and that I'd need a new housing as well to accept the redesigned blower. I ended up ordering a salvage yard...

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Questions

my ac wont come on . the outside air temp reads 37 deg when its 70 outside. (1 answer)

replaced outside temp sensor. reading still the same 37 degrees. where do I look for the fault?

with the heat turned to 90 the traverse does not heat up. Barely gets warm. (1 answer)

there is little air that blows from the vents and even with your hands on the vent it is barely warm. The windshield does not stay defrosted on really cold day either. The air conditioning does not work like it should either - never gets cold no matter what temperature it is set at. With the h...

Washer fluid wont work. Hit button and nothing happens. Wipers work normal but not when i hit fluid button and rear window works. Fuses were good. Pump gone bad? Please help me figure thus out. Thanks. Macwiller83@gmail.com (1 answer)

Just seems like it's a dead switch. Like i said fuses are good and rear window is fine and if I turn wipers on they work but when I hit the button for washer nothing happens. Plz help

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Recalls

Liftgate Falls Closed Without Warning

The power liftgate may fall suddenly from the open position due to the failure of the struts that support it when open. Dealers will update the software for the liftgate actuator motor control unit to prevent rapid closing of the liftgate free of charge to resolve the problem.

Front Seatbelt Buckle Failure

In the affected vehicles, there is a flexible steel steel cable that connects the seatbelt buckle to the front seat frame. Over time the cable may fatigue and separate. If the steel cable separates, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected seatbelt buckles (lap pretensioners) to correct this concern.

The Side Impact Airbag System May Not Deploy As Expected

Increased resistance in the front seat mounted side impact air bag (SIAB) wiring harness can result in the SIAB and seat belt pretensioners not deploying as expected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected harness connections with soldered connections to correct this concern.

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Reviews

24,600 miles on vehicle and had to have the computer system replaced two weeks ago and the check engine light is coming back on and vehicle is skipping........so off to the dealership again for the third time.

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