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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Traverse Transmission Fault and/or Check Engine Light With Code P0716, P0776, P0717, P0777, P2714, P2715, and/or P02723
Chevrolet Traverse Problem
Drive Trains Affected: AWD, FWD
Average Mileage: 76,562 mi (28,500 mi - 125,000 mi)
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, AWD, 55,000 mi
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
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, AWD
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.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, FWD, 42,000 mi
Wave plate broke and the transmission was rebult.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, FWD, 125,000 mi
Car wouldn't go into reverse. Had towed to Classic Chevrolet, still waiting diagnosis
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, FWD
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.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, 75,025 mi
Transmission suddenly didn't shift leaving a traffic light. engine light came on, no directions but would not come out of low gear we traveled several miles, stopped many times until we got to the Cramer Chevrolet dealership, which was closed. We left the car overnight (it was about 9:00 PM Friday night) My wife and I went back Saturday AM, explained our problem, couldn't help until Monday A M. Called said clutch in transmission went out. $2600. end of story, end of my dealing with Chevrolet. car always garaged. Never driven hard.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, AWD, 83,000 mi
The problem accrued on my wife's lunch break. She was running an errand when se called me and said she lost al low end power. Was not able to get up to speed fast. Check engine light came on and that was that. She made it back to work we're I picked it up and drove straight to the dealership. Had two codes in it from the transmission. One was the speed sensor at $465 dollars to replace before they could check the transmission. Wow. Finally after a day and a half I had a quote for 2-3k to rebuild the transmission and 4,100 to get a new one with a three year warranty. It only has 83,000 miles. I owe 6,500 still on the car. I purchased it three years ago with 32,000 on it and payed for the extra warranty up to 80,000.
Just want to put this out to everyone else. Still don't know what I'm going to do.
Good luck everyone!!! Carpenter14 Westland, mi
P.S. Already had to replace my steering gear also.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, AWD, 69,782 mi
Transmission wont up shift and no reverse
Visitor, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, FWD, 32,500 mi
Felt the transmission slipping when driving. If you take off from a complete stop it would go and then hesitate then try to go again. I took it into the dealership they said it threw 3 codes and they said they had to replace the wave plate and the clutches. Luckily I purchased the extended warranty or this could have been a costly repair.
Visitor, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, AWD, 99,600 mi
R35 wave plate check engine light is have to replace transmission they need a recall on this