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#118 of 143 I desperate looking to Get certification CO2 Emissions for a 2009 Chevrolet
Nov 23, 2011 (4:03 pm)
Hello my name is A.Jorge,
I desperate looking to get certification CO2 Emissions for a 2009 Chevrolet Travers LT,
I had find same information chart but it is not possibly to use tat tip of information,
I just export my 2009 Traverse to a European Country and now they ask me a certification from the factory or associated auto dealer in order to register the car plates . After a had contact a few representatives ,
I did't sussed .Please if any one out there can help me with this issue ,">link titleI will be appreciated. I can be contacted By : albertinojorgehotmail.com
regards A. Jorge
#119 of 143 TRAVERSE DYING WHILE DRIVING
Dec 11, 2011 (7:45 am)
Has anybody seen a problem with Chevy Traverse 2011 dying while driving. Mine has only 5000 miles when turned off while driving. I could not start it anymore. Onstar could not diagnose anything. Had to tow it to local Chevy dealer. It has been there for four days. Still does not start. Very frustrating...
#120 of 143 Re: TRAVERSE DYING WHILE DRIVING [khos13]
Dec 12, 2011 (2:29 pm)
Look at it from the bright side. At least it still doesn't start. Lots of people with different vehicles have the same problem but they usually restart after sitting a couple minutes and the dealer can never find anything wrong.
#121 of 143 Re: TRAVERSE DYING WHILE DRIVING [dmathews3]
Dec 12, 2011 (3:06 pm)
First things I'd look at is the connection where the battery cable meets the battery under/behind the front passenger seat and where the data cable interfaces with the main system computer.
In reading a number of incidents in this forum, the GMC Acadia forum, and a couple of Traverse dedicated forums, with vehicles shutting down at highway speeds and/or failing to start and/or losing battery charge it has always come to these points of failure.
My first look would be to see if there is either a loose or incompletely inserted plug in the socket of the data cable.
#122 of 143 Abysmal Fuel Mileage - 2011 AWD LTZ
Jan 01, 2012 (6:59 pm)
While I understand there is a break-in period for new engines...I do believe I've got something going on that is out of the ordinary. We bought our 2011 Traverse AWD LTZ in late November 2011 and have almost 1,800 miles on it now. We have not gotten better than 15 miles per gallon. Most of the driving has been around town...probably 75% town and 25% highway so far. I know that the EPA estimates for fuel mileage are always skewed high because of they are calculated with 100% gasoline (not the 90/10 mixture of gasoline/ethanol that we are forced to purchase at the pumps); however, I do think that the mileage we are getting is a bit pathetic. My wife and I do not hammer on the gas pedal and are conscious of how we accelerate. Has anyone else out there had poor fuel mileage like we are? Any other stories of fuel economy like this and then it bumping up to what it should be would make me feel a bit more at ease.
Look forward to hearing what others have to say on this topic. Thanks!
#123 of 143 Re: Abysmal Fuel Mileage - 2011 AWD LTZ [2011equinox]
Jan 01, 2012 (7:19 pm)
Its normal. It might go up a little bit, but not much. The car really likes the hwy. I can get close 24mpg on my 2010 ltz on the hwy steady at 70mph. But as soon as I go to driving around tow, it kills it down to what you see. There is not much you can do to change it. I put a k and n filter in and helped a tiny bit, but not much. Its a heavy car and the start and stops kill the MPG. If you were buy a big suv for mileage, its not this one, but a great overall car. I have 25k so far and its nice, hauls our boat, kids, stuff, ski trips, etc. You can check out the traverseforums.com as well for more info
#124 of 143 Re: Abysmal Fuel Mileage - 2011 AWD LTZ [tomme12]
Jan 02, 2012 (6:59 am)
I have 87,000K on my 2009 AWD Traverse and 15 mpg in mostly city driving sounds about right. I might get 22-23 on perfect hwy driving but that doesn't happen too often.
#125 of 143 Re: Both rear control arms?! Are you kidding me? [jackstar]
Feb 27, 2012 (6:48 pm)
I had the same issue. Just took my 09' Traverse with 56k miles for tires and alignment, and inspection afterwards. Also ended up replacing front brakes and routers, normal. Never got the alignment or inspection and I am out $1200 already. The mechanic said that the rear control bushings were worn out and needed replaced for it to pass inspection and be able to be aligned. So I call my dealer, they said that they have to replace the whole control arm assembly, with labor is going to cost me just over $600. Also had them check the engine light that has been on. They said it could be a major problem with a slipped ring on the end of the cam shaft or a simple fix, an actuator problem with the valving. If it's the slipped ring, they have to drop the transmission and pull the motor, major work. They are getting a technician to determine if it's the major or minor of the two. Only good thing is that work is covered under warranty. In the end I will be out just shy of $2k and weeks without the Traverse while it is getting worked on. I can't believe the costs of maintenance of a 2 yr. old car with only just over 50k miles on it. Chevy Traverse, junk in my mind, my next car will definetly be a Ford, they never nickeled and dimed me to death...
Apr 26, 2012 (7:09 pm)
Have a 2011 LTZ FWD with 30K miles and around town mileage has averaged 15.3. This has been the only blemish other than a key fob whose battery keeps dying every 2 weeks as of late. Anyone else have this issue?