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.
Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723 on Chevrolet Traverse
Average mileage: 82,179 (20,000–156,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
77 people reported this problem
50 people shared problem details
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD68,000Visitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWD28,335Visitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD115,000Visitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWD55,000Visitor
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
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWDVisitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD83,000Visitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse116,000Visitor
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.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD90,135Visitor
No warning sign. Reverse does nothing, won't go more than 15 miles an hour. No warning lights either.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD95,500Visitor
Got my 2009 Chevy Traverse from Rick Hendricks in January 20015 Transmission wasn't working probably so I went to Rick Hendricks mechanic shop in Feb. They said there was nothing wrong with the transmission. Months later in May they had to fix it because the transmission went out. My question is, what do I do now that my transmission is slipping once again?
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWD63,000Visitor
Same problem as everyone else. Had reverse however was not shifting in forward gears. I also had to have timing belt replaced at 30000. Transmission hopefully covered under 100000 warranty says dealer. Never again get a 1st year car
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD90,000Visitor
Slips in third gear and fifth gear. Also has trouble with reverse.
2014 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD21,700Visitor
Trouble shifting and gears seemingly sticking , causing a hard jolt when gear shift into next gear. Happens mostly when driving up hill or slowing then accelerating.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD120,000Visitor
Started shifting hard with a vibration, then all of the sudden the RPMS would go up to 4500, then lost reverse
2009 Chevrolet Traverse140,000Visitor
Why is this not a recall yet????? So many listed issues not including people who haven't placed their issues. Mine has had the check engine light on for the 35-r wave plate for a couple of months. The issues come and go but I'm waiting for the day it completely goes. I am unable to place my car into reverse on cold days, I have to park where I can turn my car around. It is a boat so reverse is needed. Also, driving I can hear the struggle from 3rd to 5th gear, some times I will have to pull over cut it off and try again if it wont switch gears just so I don't blow the motor. Other times some prayers and sweet talk my "betsy" will change after I let off the gas and give her a minute. This is dangerous. Please GM recall this 35-r wave plate. (before my transmission goes) Thank you.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWD65,000Visitor
The car acted like it had a little issue shifting 2 days ago. No warning lights came on and I went to go shopping today 5 miles from my house and it completely died and the warning light came on stating my transmission was over heating. I will contact the dealership regarding this issue
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- AWD58,568Visitor
wont go faster than 35 mp. sounds like a plan trying to take off and no reveres. 58,568 miles and 6 years old so no warranty at all. I used to love Chevrolet cars but now Im just mad I think they sell junk and wont stand behind it at all i dont know why I have no reveres.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD58,002Visitor
Having issues with 1st and 2nd gear and now when trying to use reverse.
2012 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD20,000Visitor
i experience a very frequent banging of the transmission after coasting . Like the sound a rear Ujoint used to make. it seems very clear to me that it's banging , as it is reengaging. i have brought it to dealers attention. the first time i was told It's normal amount of play in gears. the second time they said they did not detect anything
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWDVisitor
We were on vacation driving to Florida when I could feel the vehicle slipping gears. We stopped at a local garage and had the transmission flushed, but this did not help much. On our way home the transmission would throw us into "limp mode" - a low gear designed to let you limp your car to the nearest garage. The garage said it was a Chevy recall issue and need reassembled transmission 3-5 wave plates. It took them several days to get parts and fix it so we rented a vehicle and drove home to PA. Now our vehicle is stuck in South Carolina and we are forced to make another trip down to bring it back. Not happy to be owners of a Traverse right now!!!
2009 Chevrolet Traverse- FWD70,000Visitor
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
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