Air Bag Light On Problems of Chevrolet Traverse - part 1

Chevrolet Traverse owners have reported 42 problems related to air bag light on (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Traverse based on all problems reported for the Traverse.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 1
Failure Date: 04/06/2018

My air bag light keeps coming on. I'm thinking this should be a manufacturer warranty? this is a very big issue as it involves the safety of all passengers in the chevy Traverse. Please look into this immediately!!.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 2
Failure Date: 03/14/2018

"service air bag" message displayed and airbag light is on in the car's information center. The message just came on when I started my car in the morning. I've had this car for 10 months and it has been involved in no accidents.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 3
Failure Date: 12/15/2017

Dashboard displays "service airbag" randomly and intermittently. I looked up special coverage 15804 and brought vehicle to dealership where I purchased. My VIN doesn't have the special coverage but the diagnostics are the same as described. Dealership agreed to obtain dic code which is b0014. This code is included in special coverage 15804 but my VIN hasn't been included. The service airbag light has come on while driving and upon ignition.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse 4
Failure Date: 12/15/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse. When the vehicle was started, the service air bag and seat belt indicators illuminated and remained lit. Team Chevrolet in valparaiso, in (219- 210-4755) was called and recommended diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 132,000.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse 5
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

Service air bag light on at 79,000 miles.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

The airbag light randomly turns on and off. More frequently now. My VIN number doesn not fall under the recall that was sent out.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

I do not know if this is a takata problem because I was informed that takata went bankrupt. On November 1, 2017 I took my SUV into george nahas Chevrolet dealer due to my problem . I informed them that my airbag light went on and off. I thought it was an electrical problem because I can reach under my seat and move the wires and the light would go off. They charge me $199. 90 for a diag and later informed me that it was a poor connection. I drove the car and a few days later the light went on again. I took my car in again and I thought they fixed it this time but again a few days later the light went on again. Back again to nahas Chevrolet and this time after waiting hours they told me that I needed to replace the airbag and it will cost me $1,037. 90. I was not a happy camper. I decided not to pay $1,037. 90 because the car was a 2012. I asked the manager to refund my $199. 90 because after the first repair it wasn't fix and then after the second attempt I had the same problem. After the 3rd time I met with the service manager, my conversation with him was since nataka went bankrupt no other notifications would be given. In my opinion now chevy or the dealer now carries the responsibility to repair the airbag problem. I hope you understand my problem and agree with me that the dealer has to fix my problem.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

"takata recall" went to start my car and the check airbag light went on. I took my car in 3 times and finally the dealer informed me that I needed a new airbag. Since there has been many recalls pertaining to airbags I informed the dealer that it could be a possibility it was part of the recall. The dealer informed me that the year and make of my car was not part of the recall. The cost for the new air bag was over a thousand dollars there was no way that I was going to spend that kind money when there has been so many recalls. I feel since takata went bankrupt I feel that gm should be responsible since they contracted takata an outsource company.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse 9
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

Service air bag light illuminated about 9 months ago. The issue was reported by dealer as wire harness under the driver side that was replaced and welded. Now same issue after 9 months again (September 2017) service light come on again and dealer told me is the same issue but now is under the passenger side. My vehicle is currently under 71k miles. Really concern I had these two events. Something is wrong with the seat wire harness creating the same failure mode. What is wrong with the wire harness? both issues were not covered by gm. They stated that only is covered under bumper to bumper limited to 36k miles. I issued a concern with gm and gave me this number to record this concern 8-3308753301 however the solution is that I need to take care since is out of warranty.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 10
Failure Date: 08/16/2017

76,600 miles and the service air bag light is illuminated on my dash . Dealer is aware of issue. 2013 Traverses were recalled for the same issue but 2014 only received a service bulletin to extend the warranty to 72,000 or 6 years which ever came first. The air bags will not work when the light is on putting my children and I at serious risk if involved in an accident. This problem is due to a wire harness under the seat that needs to be soldered with a specialized by the dealer. The dealership stated the longer the light stays on the less of a chance the airbags will work even after the repair is completed. There are so hundreds of complaints for the same issue from other 2014 Traverse owners. I called the estero bay Chevrolet yesterday to notify them of the issue and the service manager kevin told me that I would have to pay a $119 diagnosis fee and for the repair to fix the issue. The repair could cost between $300 - $1,200. The dealer should be responsible for fixing this safety issue. This problem is because of their choice to use low quality parts or their manufacturing in the factory and not a normal wear and tear issue. I can not afford to fix this issue and am concerned that there is a chance even after paying for the repairs that my airbags will not work to protect my family if involved in an accident.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse 11
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

Service air bag light came on and displays on my dashboard. Was told the seat module was bad and needed to be replaced at a cost of $1,271. 00 who would think this goes bad and costs this much too replace. This is the first gm car I ever had this issue with and I have owned quite a few over the last 20+ years.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 12
Failure Date: 01/24/2017

Have only had this vehicle since late January 2017. Within 2 days of having it, the service stabilitrak, service traction control and reduce engine power alarms came up. There was also gas fumes filling my car. Had service completed, all that was found was a fouled out spark plug. Car has had these same alarms come up maybe a dozen times over the past 6 months. The first time these came up, vehicle was idling. Other times. I was driving on the interstate. Have also had the service airbag light come up as well. The middle seatbelt in the center of the car, doesn't come out at all.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 13
Failure Date: 01/10/2017

My service airbag light came on, and my mechanic also noted that there was an issue with my passenger seat belt anchor pretensioner deployment loop. This car has been in no accidents, and these issues should be recalled, but my dealer says there is no recall.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 14
Failure Date: 11/04/2016

While driving normally at a speed of 35mph, a message saying "service air bag" began appearing in the dic and the airbag light began coming on and off on the dash and over the next couple days occurred more often until now it stays on constantly. I have read multiple other complaints stating exactly the same thing or something very similar. This is obviously a manufacturing issue and needs to be a recall. Instead, now I get to schedule service and pay for a manufacturers defect out of pocket.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 15
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The service airbag alert comes on for no reason, then goes off. It came back on again and did not go off. I drive speeds of 30 to 60 mph. My lights on the dash and radio dims and the radio cutoff at any given time. This is very serious problems because the vehcile can cut off while I am driving. I also experience water pouring into to my Traverse right over my front over head lamps inside. There was so much water it filled the cup holder and the shift was wet. The front windshield has never been changed and I don't have any cracks on my front window. I have no clue how the water is coming into my Traverse from the top and leaking in through the front over head lamps. I have brought it into the dealership, 1 day ago I still have not heard back from anyone. I asked if it was common, with the Traverse and I was told no. I obviously they lied, because I had to come on this website to see that other people are experiencing the same problems. I am not a car expert but the man at the dealership that has been doing this line of work for 30+ years said he could smell the water has soon has he sat in the vehicle. So obviously water has been leaking in from some where for a while now to be able to smell the water. I keep my car very clean and my carpets are dry. So the water must be coming in somewhere from the roof and staying reserved in a particular area until it pours out. The water may be the reason I am having the other issues, and may be each problems is not related at all. It is very frustrating because I am paying car note on a car that is am skeptical about driving because I don't know if it safe to drive. I have not only my safety to worry about I also have my children safety consider and other people that ride in this vehicle too. The lights dims while driving or when idling. The service air bag light is on all the time when driving, idling, or in park.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse 16
Failure Date: 08/06/2016

I just bought the car a week ago and now the service air bags light came on. Also the timing chain is making a weird noise. I took it to the mechanic and sure enough there is something wrong with air bags and timing chain.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 17
Failure Date: 05/29/2016

"takata recall" I recently purchased a 2012 Chevrolet taverse with 35,000 miles from supreme Chevrolet Cadillac of plaquemine on 5/23/2016. The engine light has been on for a little over a week now, the "service airbag" shows on the dashboard, the airbag light is on, the steering wheel alignment is off, the passenger window power button on the driver side want roll the window down at times, their is a noise when the air is on and also when I turn it off, and gets worse when I move the steering wheel. . My car was parked in my driveway when I noticed the lights for the airbag and engine, it was in motion when I noticed the button for the window, the steering wheel alignment was off, and the noise being made. Their was a recall on 2012 Chevrolet Traverse in December of 2015 and earlier in 2015, im not sure how long a recall last but if I am gonna pay almost $41,000 for this vehicle I would like for not only myself but my 3 children and fiance to feel safe riding in it. If there is anything else I need to explain feel free to contact me. .

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 18
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

The service air bag light will not go off.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 19
Failure Date: 04/23/2016

While driving my airbag indicator light on dash came on & message (service airbag) not sure if this is linked to any of the recalls for the airbag system or seatbelts. Current mileage is 42516 & have not yet got appointment w/the service department to have it checked. The light comes on as soon as I turn the key to start & stays on until the vehicle is parked & turned off. The light is on the highway, roadways, & at idle. It worries me in case of an accident the system may fail. (note: its best if you contact me by email).

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse 20
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of acceleration and experienced a complete loss of power. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the sensors in the accelerator pedal needed to be changed. The vehicle was repaired however the service airbag warning indicator illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000.

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car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse 21
Failure Date: 03/25/2016

Service airbag light comes on for passenger seat. Seat pressure sensor malfunctioning, doesn't recognize passenger.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 22
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

My service airbag light came on, and then would go off and bag on again. I took it to a dealership and they said that drivers side airbag was bad and I bought my car about 18 months ago brand new. I was 10,000 miles over warranty, so the dealership said that it was not covered and I had to pay for the repair. An airbag issue is not a wear and tear issue! now 3 weeks after having it serviced my service airbag light is on again! I have 3 small kids in my car every day and I am worried to be driving it. I think that gm should take care of this issue!!.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse 23
Failure Date: 02/22/2016

The airbag light continues to come on, there is, per the seller no problem and the 36,000 miles and 3 years is past so I have to pay to try to figure out the issue, meanwhile I have no idea if the airbags are even working!.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 24
Failure Date: 12/04/2015

Service airbag light is on for about 2 months an I have called dealership an gm complaint place they did a diagnostics an said it was a problem an would cost me 400$ this vehicle has never been in an accident I keep manitenaince on it . It has also been in for seatbelt safety problems. The paint is peeling off the door in the back that lifts up . The safety light goes off if I choose check system but comes back on on the read out it said some kinda connector needs to be replaced.

car image   Air Bag Light On problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse 25
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

The middle seatbelts in the middle and back row lock up and will not release. First in the second row, the middle seatbelt locks up when the seat gets folded down. The seatbelt will then not release. Sometimes you can pull it out and let it go back a few times and it will eventually come out, but not every time. The middle seatbelt in the third row seat became wrapped around my child's neck and would not release. I had to pull over and the belt was locked so tight around his neck that I could not maneuver it to get it off of his neck. I was eventually able to get him to bend his neck far enough to get it our from behind him, but this could have been catastrophic if he did not or was not able to notify me when it happened. This happened while the car was moving. Passenger airbag light keeps coming on.


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