Chevrolet Traverse - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Traverse owners have reported a total of 2,966 problems for their cars built in the 11 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Traverse. The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse cars have the most problems reported (749 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Traverse

  Common problems of Chevrolet Traverse

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Chevrolet Traverse cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering (767 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (461 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Traverse

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Steering
767
  Engine And Engine Cooling
461
  Electronic Stability Control
297
  Power Train
225
  Electrical System
218
  Air Bag
168
  Equipment
168
  Vehicle Speed Control
156
  Seat Belt
84
  Service Brakes
84
   
  Other Fuel System
76
  Structure
58
  Visibility
49
  Suspension
37
  Exterior Lighting
26
  Wheel
23
  Seats
21
  Traction Control System
16
  Tire
15
  Unknown Or Other
6
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
  Child Seat
2
  Lane Departure
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Traverse of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Traverse model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Traverse model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Traverse Model Years

Traverse
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 5258,8751    
0.88
  2017 47138,9162    
0.17
  2016 80106,4333    
0.25
  2015 109111,8394    
0.24
  2014 29099,5915    
0.58
  2013 11562,8916    
0.30
  2012 319117,4547    
0.39
  2011 727128,8218    
0.71
  2010 74982,7199    
1.01
  2009 47774,59410    
0.64

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Traverse is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Traverse
46
  2017 Traverse
16
  2016 Traverse
28
  2015 Traverse
21
  2014 Traverse
31
  2013 Traverse
7
  2012 Traverse
11
  2011 Traverse
33
  2010 Traverse
19
  2009 Traverse
14


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