GM 2011 Chevrolet Traverse timing chain issue

Issue Status: Discussion

My 2011 Chevrolet Traverse received a P0008 code; which has to do with a problem with the timing chain. This is wide known problem with GM to the extent that they created a special extended warranty to handle this problem. It has been confirmed by the dealership, that my vehicle has the same engine, but for whatever reason was not included in the Special Warranty which covers vehicles to 120K miles. My vehicle has 121K miles. This is a GM problem and they know it. A car with 121K miles should not have to deal with a timing chain issue. I have contacted GM Corp as well as the local dealership and they are not willing to do anything for me. I believe they should be held accountable for their problem.


Bradey S. said
176 days ago
i had this same issue at 86,000 miles. after chain was fixed it ran great until the motor blew up the other day with only 93000 miles with no warning. oil has been changed every 3000 miles! these motors are junk and need to have some kind of reimbursement towards the money iv put into it.


Bradey S. said
176 days ago
i had this same issue at 86,000 miles. after chain was fixed it ran great until the motor blew up the other day with only 93000 miles with no warning. oil has been changed every 3000 miles! these motors are junk and need to have some kind of reimbursement towards the money iv put into it.


Penny R. said
140 days ago
I am a female car dealer and have been for years since my husband got hurt at work. I recently purchased a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving it home the engine light came on. Had it checked and it was a PO008 code which is a timing chain code. Took it to the local Chevrolet dealer for them to check out all they did was put the vin in to see if there was a recall or extended warranty on it. I was told it does not. The Traverse only has 102k miles on it. The warranty on these were extended to 120k miles but still not fix. Really hung out by Chevrolet and won't buy anymore. I also have a 2008 crew cab silverado as a personal driver and got a recall on the air bags in July 2016 and I keep getting the run around about it. The local dealer says there is no fix. Once again hung out by chevrolet. They are getting good at stealing money from all of us poor working class.


Kim R. said
137 days ago
I have a 2009 Chevy Traverse. We have had every single recall that GM has had including a new transmission at 60,000 miles, a new water pump, power steering pump, replaced catalytic converter, and now....wait for it....we are replacing our timing chain for the 3RD TIME in 46,000 miles. Only now, we are 5,000 miles outside our 120,000 mile warranty and GM has refused to cover it because they claim it is due to not maintain proper maintenance on our vehicle even after supplying them with records of 5 oil changes in 2.5 years and 27,000 miles. Again, this is our 3rd time getting timing chain replaced and now we are on the hook for it. I’m not backing down on this until our dealer or GM has made this right!!!!


Tiffany B. said
125 days ago
I also have a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. 159k miles and the code is reading there is a problem with the timing chain. I have been in communication with GM and took it to the dealership where I was told they would have to take the engine apart to diagnose and I would be required to pay for that. It seems this is a major issue with these cars and GM needs to do something to address it.


Cheryl G. said
120 days ago
We also have a 2011 Traverse with only 82K miles and the timing changed failed. This is 2mths after replacing water pump, alternator battery and crank shaft sensor after a power failure. The dealer also reset the oil change parameters on the vehicle a year ago but GM says the vin is not part of the extended warranty. I have read hundreds of complaints for same issues. I have an open case with GM but to date they are refusing to accept responsibility for their defective Workman ship. Is it time for a class action lawsuit?


Jessica G. said
114 days ago
I also have the same issue buy 2011 Traverse timing chain


Jessica G. said
114 days ago
I also have the same issue buy 2011 Traverse timing chain


charles l. said
86 days ago
We are having the same problem and the dealership is saying there is not a warranty or anything that can be done. I know there was a service bulletin put out about this issue.


charles l. said
86 days ago
We are having the same problem and the dealership is saying there is not a warranty or anything that can be done. I know there was a service bulletin put out about this issue.


Lameka S. said
69 days ago
I am having this problem with 2012 chevy traverse.


Terence R. said
64 days ago
I have a 2011 traverse with a timing chain issue they refuse to fix and never received a notice about it


Anthony D. said
54 days ago
I'm having this issue with 2009 Buick Enclave.


. said
51 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse 130k miles always properly maintained recently replaced the thermostat and now a month later need to replace the timing chain. The car is still financed and not running at this point, very frustrating situation.


. said
51 days ago
2009 Chevy Traverse 130k miles always properly maintained recently replaced the thermostat and now a month later need to replace the timing chain. The car is still financed and not running at this point, very frustrating situation.


James P. said
48 days ago
I have a 2011 Traverse with a timing chain issue. I would like to get in on a suit if their is one.


Janetta T. said
45 days ago
Yes the exact same problem(timing chain) along with the common ac problems


Alexander Z. said
42 days ago
same issue. timing chain problem at 60k miles. p0008 code on a 2011 chevy traverse.


Debbie S. said
40 days ago
My mom is 75 and still paying on her 2011 traverse. Code p008. Still running strong but is told she needs $3000 to fix timing chain. Still owes 10 grand.. can't retire as to has to keep paying high payments and now save for timing chain fix. Was told when she bought it. No recalls or issues from dealership. I call bull. They need to own up to all these complaints.


Thomas L. said
39 days ago
I have 65k on my 2011 traverse and was driving up the highway and the vehicle shut off while i was driving. Had it towed to a garage and they said the timing chain came off and ruined the engine. It will only cost around $5600 to replace, like I have that in my pocket while I still owe $13000 on it. Then I get an the internet and see hundreds of posts from people with the same problem. This will probably ruin my credit cause I don't see how to continue to pay for it and fix it too.


Thomas L. said
39 days ago
I have 65k on my 2011 traverse and was driving up the highway and the vehicle shut off while i was driving. Had it towed to a garage and they said the timing chain came off and ruined the engine. It will only cost around $5600 to replace, like I have that in my pocket while I still owe $13000 on it. Then I get an the internet and see hundreds of posts from people with the same problem. This will probably ruin my credit cause I don't see how to continue to pay for it and fix it too.


Rod C. said
36 days ago
2011 traverse with 115k miles ..Rettles at start up n make aloud noise at idle ...


Candace H. said
31 days ago
Same with mines p0008 error code....97,000 miles


Joshua F. said
23 days ago
2010 traverse on second timing chain and bad again at 150000


Melissa M. said
21 days ago
2011 Chevy Traverse, 97,000, P0008 code along with continuous steering issues. How can GM/Chevy know this is a major issue and not offer a recall on them to correct it?!?


janet s. said
21 days ago
I had the same issue 2.5 years ago. Cost a lot of money to repair. I would love to get some of my money back. 2011 Chevy Traverse with 81k miles. Had total proof of all oil changes. GM did work with me because of it, but still had to pay a lot out of pocket. P0008 code.


Phil P. said
19 days ago
I have a 2011 traverse. 119k miles now have engine light for trimming. Not the original owner unknown if this has been done before or not.


Shelly L. said
14 days ago
I have a 2011 Traverse, 83304 miles on it. I'm getting the same code. Just talk to GM and they said there is no recall on it. I wondering if they knew about why are they not doing anything??


Frank A. said
7 days ago
70 k miles on my 2012 Traverse and timimg chain issue! There should be a recall on this!
All of us with problems and GM offers nothing? Ive been quote 3k to get it fixxed and no one wants to do it! What is a # at GM where I can call and bitch?


Joe E. said
6 days ago
2012 Equinox timing chain and gears and guides as well as tensioner. Motor started rough idling skipping on cold start etc . Now I’m reading that this is common to the 2.4 Ecotec motor . This should be a recall and GM should make good of this inferior workmanship. It’s a thousand dollars for this fix !!!


Dave W. said
5 days ago
2009 and timing chain needs to be replaced.


Scott S. said
22 hours ago
114000 miles and need a new timing chain . 3750$ Minimum to get it fixed .
Seems there are thousands of people all over the place with the same problem .
Is GM going to own up to a bad design ?


. said
3 hours ago
163000 miles... Stabilitrack issue 2 times at $1500 a pop. Now its at the dealership and they are telling me timing chain. $3500 minimum to fix


. said
3 hours ago
163000 miles... Stabilitrack issue 2 times at $1500 a pop. Now its at the dealership and they are telling me timing chain. $3500 minimum to fix

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