Chevrolet Traverse Problem Report

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

(59 reports)

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.

No warning signs at all, no check engine lights and no symptoms before hand. All of a sudden my wife said the car wouldn't go past 20 mph. She drove it home and swapped cars with me. I noticed no reverse, but could put it into drive and drive it up the flatbed. Took it to a local Tansmission shop and they are taken it apart right now. Pretty sure I need a rebuilt. I won't bring it back to a GM dealer because of a past bad experiences. Basically ripped me off for $500 to replace bad spark plugs. With genuine GM spark plugs that went bad to begin with. 5 year warantee was up in April with only 68,000 miles on it, Shop told me $2200 for a rebuilt. Thank you GM for building a crappy car. -
Just purchased a 2009 Chevy treverse 11/29/14, Well, while driving on 95 going SB my vehicle would not go pass 60 mi, then 40 mi, and last stopped at 20 mi. Needless to say it would not go into Reverse neither, so so disappointed. No extended coverage and now I founds out that its no longer covered under Chevy's warranty, as of 12/05/2014. The dealer ship did NOT inform me of this at all. In fact, telling me that I was still covered under Chevy's warranty. With only 26,876 mi on this vehicle at the time of purchase. Now, my truck sits because I cannot afford the transmission repair of almost $3000.00 dollars. Sickening because I'm now stuck with a useless vehicle and a car note. My prayers goes out to everyone who's going through similar situations. GM really needs to do a recall on these transmissions. Hopefully, these reviews will be picked up by the News and social media to put some fire under the feet of the CEO of GM. Especially when my two kids were stuck on 95 in a vehicle that should've NEVER been released on the market. -
started shifting hard out of 3rd and 5th gear then check engine light came on. Codes where P0700 and P0716 took it to the dealership and they said it was the 3-5-R waveplate. It was covered under the powertrain warrenty -
Same as noted. Slipping while backing up. The Check light came on many times I had the dealer look at it and was told there was no problem. Now that the warranty is up and the problem is so noticeable they know what the problem is but it's now my out of pocket cost. -
JUST BOUGHT A CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 2009 4 MONTHS AGO. NOW IS SITTING IN MY GARAGE BECAUSE SOME PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION. MY FAMILY AND ONLY CAR. WHAT DO I DO NOW. SHOULD THERE BE A RECALL ON IT? I'M NOT ONLY DISAPPOINTED I AM REALLY SAD BECAUSE I HAVE NO CAR AND A BIG CAR NOTE TO PAY. -
Traverse hesitates and skips in low gears.....called GM. At first I thought the timing chain was acting up again. One time, while going up a hill she completely died....everything went dark.(That was timing chain or spark plug issue..so many I can't remeber) If you own an 09, it is covered up to 120,000 mile under "Special Coverage". Call your dealership, as many of them will not tell you when you take it in. If you are an owner of an 09, you should receive a letter from GM soon. There are several items that are covered up to 120k. This is the fourth "major" issue I have had with this vehicle. We have done the timing chain, spark plugs at $500, timing chain tensioners, and now transmission. On the bright side...2 more payments and she's all mine.Dealership kept car for over a month without giving us a vehicle. GM ended up paying 60 percent of tensioner problem. Total on that was $930. GM has a lemon on their hands and I think they are trying to help customers, but who would feel right selling these as used vehicles. You will have to call and stay persitant about problems.....believe me, they know this thing has issues. I bought mine new and would not sell it to anyone.From what I hear...Nissan and Ford are both having several transmission problems and are not helping customers with anything.Good luck fellow Traverse owners. -
Transmission failed, It would not go into 3rd gear or reverse. I was able to drive to a safe location to be towed but only in 2nd gear. Cost me $3300 out of pocket to fix -
Oh Chevy, Traverse LT Model purchased New for $36,000 with all required Dealer services pampered with Highway Miles all of a Sudden at 105,000 Transmission would Rev so bad it sounded like a was driving an airplane at 25-35MPH and 67-80MPH. Ironically after my scheduled Spark Plug Tune Up Service of $525, Took it back to the Dealer said it would be $275 just to diagnose the problem? I was definitely out of 100k warranty, I basically had nothing but Hate towards Myself not purchasing a "Toyota Sequoia". Now at 115,000 miles I find out the 3-5 wave (Basically Transmission plate that affects 3rd and 5th gear) is covered under "Special Service Extended Coverage" up to 120,008 miles but not from a dealership. By Calling Direct Chevrolet 800-222-1020 (Make sure you have your VIN#) start off with recall information then ask CSR about the Problems Associated with your particular Vehicle. I am fortunate to have made the call as My Dealership has done all the continuing Maintenance without any word of Special Service Coverage regarding my vehicle. Yes, I believe they know but only help those who get informed! That is why I am going into detail from my experience to help others who still meet the Mileage Criteria, For those who have passed it without any knowing of the extended coverage I Feel your Pain/Anger. On a positive note the Chevrolet CSR Agent was Helpful in every way possible. -
Transmission no good at all -
Codes P0716, P0717, P0700 Problems shifting while driving and problems shifting into reverse. -
2009 Traverse. 68,000 miles. POS. -
Car would not shift out of low gear or would go forward if you put oit in reverse. -
My car will not go in reverse...and it slips in the other gears...the engine light is on....I know it needs a new transmission but cannot afford it. so there it sits -
Had this issue at 66,000 miles. It was covered by warranty, it took a while to repair because the problem they fixed twice came back two times in two weeks. Then they said the transmission needed to be replaced. Now a 20 months later same issue. They tried to tell me it was out of warranty, and I was going to have to pay. But they had gave me a 36 mo. 50,000mi. warranty that they not to honor. Then they called me and said You're covered by the warranty. Ok good, we'll call you went the car is ready. Got a phone call today, there's a problem GM said you have to pay. ? then he started a few other repairs that I would need in the future. I said wait a minute, I not paying for anything. You told me that it was covered. Well we're going to try to get GM to cover some of the bill. Right now very confused. -
Same problem lossing reverse.3 gear shifting hard .getting rebuilt at this moment. .. -
Transmision no revers -
same problem -
Wave plate broke and the transmission was rebult. -
Car wouldn't go into reverse. Had towed to Classic Chevrolet, still waiting diagnosis -
THE TRANSMISSION MADE A GRINDING SOUND JUST PRIOR TO PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY. NEXT MORNING WHEN I WENT TO PUT IT IN REVERSE THERE WAS NO REVERSE GEAR. DEALERSHIP WANTS $4,300 TO REPAIR AND $5,200 FOR A NEW ONE. -
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