Problems associated with the Chevy Traverse include issues with the air conditioning and heating units, an inadequate defrost unit and an automatic change to reduced power mode, which rapidly reduces vehicle speed. Owners of the Chevy Traverse who live in northern locations complain on Edmunds about the defrost system, which takes a long time to heat up. Other issues with this vehicle include premature repairs of the water pump and fuel injection system.
Additional concerns that Chevy Traverse owners have include improper function of the stability control sensor and loss of engine power. Since the Traverse is an SUV, drivers also note its relatively poor gas mileage and somewhat stiff ride, along with a sparse interior that lacks many creature comforts drivers and passengers enjoy, according to Traverse owners on the Edmunds website.