Chevy Traverse Transmission Problems & Cost | 6T75 | 9T65

The Chevy Traverse was equipped with the 6T75E transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Chevy Traverse transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Chevy Traverse Transmission Models

Chevy Traverse: 6T75E Transmission
Chevy Traverse: 9T65 Transmission (2018-Up)

Chevy Traverse Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement 6T75E Transmission:

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto PartsDealer Retail
6T75E / 6T701990239224992955

What are the DTC codes related to Chevy Traverse transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0711Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0712Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0713Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0717Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0722Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal
P0723Output Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent
P0741Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
P0742Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On
P0751Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off
P0756Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0776Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off
P0796Pressure Control Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck off
P0816Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch Park/Neutral with Drive Ratio
P0816Downshift Switch Circuit
P0826Up and Down Shift Switch Circuit
P0842Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Low
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0851Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit Low
P0852Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit High
P0961Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0962Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0963Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0965Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0966Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0967Pressure Control Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P0969Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0970Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Low
P0971Pressure Control Solenoid “C” Control Circuit High
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0977Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit High
P2714Pressure Control Solenoid ‘D’ Performance or Stuck Off
P2723Pressure Control Solenoid ‘E’ Stuck Off

Chevy Traverse Transmission Recalls

Recall 09V073000 / 09041 Transmission shift cable clip failure
2009 Buick Enclave, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2009 Chevrolet Traverse, 2009 GMC Acadia, 2009 Pontiac G5, 2009 Pontiac G6, 2009 Saturn Aura, 2009 Saturn Outlook

Summary –
On 276,729 2009 GM vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjustment clip may come loose, causing the gear indicator to display the wrong gear.

Consequence –
If this problem occurs, the driver could remove the ignition key and exit the vehicle thinking the transmission is in Park, even though it isn’t. This can lead to a rollaway, which can cause injury and/or property damage. A lesser consequence would be the inability to start the vehicle because the transmission is not in Park.

Remedy –
This recall began on March 24, 2009, and Chevrolet dealers were instructed to inspect and if necessary, replace the shift adjustment cable clip. Concerned owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236

Chevy Traverse Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

PIP4627A – 35R clutch wave plate broken – 6T70 Transmission | 6T75 Transmission
2007 – 2009 Saturn Aura – 2007 – 2009 Saturn Outlook – 2008 – 2009 Saturn Vue – 2007 – 2009 GMC Acadia – 2007 – 2009 Pontiac G5 – 2008 – 2009 Pontiac Torrent – 2008 – 2009 Buick Enclave – 2008 – 2009 Chevrolet Equinox – 2008 – 2009 Chevrolet Malibu – 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Problem – On vehicles equipped with the 3.6L V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission, drivers may experience no reverse, slipping, and/or harsh shifting between 3rd-5th gears. They may also have diagnostic trouble codes P0776 and P0842. This condition is typically caused by a broken 35R clutch wave plate.
Solution – During the repair/rebuild process, the wave plate must be installed properly (with the rounded edge of the internal splines facing the 35R piston), in order to prevent premature failure.

TSB 13120A – Torque converter clutch sticking – 6T70 Transmission | 6T75 Transmission
2013 Buick Enclave – 2013 Cadillac SRX – 2013 Cadillac XTS – 2013 Chevrolet Malibu – 2013 Chevrolet Traverse – 2013 GMC Acadia – 2013 GMC Terrain
Problem – The torque converter clutch solenoid can stick due to debris in the transmission. When the vehicle is at the end of a coast-down, as the vehicle is coming to a stop, a stuck solenoid will fail to release the torque converter clutch. This keeps the engine directly connected to the driven wheels. As the vehicle stops, the engine speed will be pulled down below normal idle speed and the engine may stall. The vehicle can be immediately restarted and driven.
Solution – The valve control solenoid should be replaced, and the transmission control module will have to be reprogrammed in order to correct the problem.

Common Chevy Traverse Transmission Problems

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Chevy Traverse can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Chevy Traverse transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Chevy Traverse transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Chevy Traverse transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Chevy Traverse transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Chevy Traverse transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Chevy Traverse transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Chevy Traverse transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed. Once it is in place, for the 6L80, the vehicle PCM will have to be reprogrammed / reflashed to accept the new transmission using the latest GM subscription.

Recommendations for Chevy Traverse transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit truck VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Chevy Traverse transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Chevy Traverse Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Chevy Traverse Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Chevy Traverse Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or transmission rebuild. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Chevy Traverse Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Chevy Traverse Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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Arthur Smith
6 months ago

2014 chevy traverse, the transmission won’t shift into overdrive.After it’s goes through the shift pattern it doesn’t shift into overdrive and its whinning. Can give me a clue what it might be?

Matthew allen
6 months ago

2011 chevy traverse ltz all wheel drive . Have a humming whinning noise . It will go about 10 foot in forward and reverse then it will lock up and go no further. . It dont have any trans codes at this time . Any feed back and estimated cost will b helpful thanks

6 months ago

I have a 2015 Traverse LTZ all wheel drive, when the transmission is under load such as going up a slight incline, it acts like the transmission is slipping and catching very fast. Acceleration can stop the issue.There are no repair codes. Any Suggestions?

7 months ago

Hello. We have a 2016 LT AWD and all of sudden have a P0716/P0717 code. My wife was driving it and it just started slipping and also reverse doesn’t seem to work. I went and got a replacement input speed sensor from auto zone but have no idea if the sensor is external or internal to the transmission case? Anyone have anything to help me hunt this down tomorrow to try and swap it out?

2 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Mine is doing the same thing. Did this help fix the problem?

Frances newcomb
9 months ago

2016, miles 56,000, che CV k engine light on

10 months ago

Just replaced my 2013 LTZ traverse with 95000 miles transmission, started shuttering between 25 -35 mph, torque converter went bad, but at that point u might as well pay for a new transmission.

11 months ago

Well, after reading the comments below, I’m glad I’m not the only one. I own a 2015 Traverse LT with 99,000 miles my radio light has went out, my traction control has acted up, I paid for the tires that were under recall that I never got, my traction control switch is not always properly worked, and now my car’s went to jerking and shuddering between 25 to 35 miles per hour. I finally got the dealership to see what it was doing and they found that the torque converter went out my transmission. Upon further reading I drive ALOT ( and this motor is not even going to last me but maybe possibly another year. The Transmissions and motor are saying that they only going to last a 160,000 miles,SAD part is I just traded another Chevy with 330,000 miles and still running for this car. Not happy!!!. Nothing has coded, do regular oil changes ect, thankfully I bought the extended warranty to pay for this $4,500 fix. And to top it off, Chevrolet is ON STRIKE so, we don’t even know when the parts will be in to fix my car. WILL NOT BE BUYNG ANOTHER CHEVY!😡
Thanks for sharing.😔

Massachusetts Mad
11 months ago

I have a 2016 chevy Traverse with 80K. Same transmission issue as many others have noted – at approx 35 mph shaking, rumbling and vibrating like driving over grooved pavement. Never again Chevy.Jello foreign manufactuers! $3500 in additional, unnecessary cost to consumer with no accountability by GM.

1 year ago

2016 Chevy Traverse- I don’t know the code but it said “Traction control off / Service Brake System” and lost speed and I couldn’t control the wheel. Turned the car off and back on and it resolved. Mechanic says there is water leaking on a module….any idea??

Joe S
11 months ago
Reply to  Tracey

Check your brake fluid level. Mine did the same thing. Fluid was low. No leaks? Perhaps brakes bleed during a brake job and not topped off?

1 year ago

2010 Chevy traverse. When I start off it wiilshift gears and then won’t shift a second time. I have to pull off the road and put in part and then start again and it will shift fine. What could be the problem

11 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Mine is doing same thing , did you find out the problem?

10 months ago
Reply to  Mary

I have the same issue but my engine light threw a P0989 code to replace the transmission fluid pressure sensor switch e circuit low… I just don’t know if it is located outside the transmission on the valve body or if it is internal. Outside is an easy fix, internal is expensive

9 months ago
Reply to  Gloria

It’s internal

8 months ago
Reply to  Danny

I have same car and year but when I put it in D it sometimes Drive like it’s in the L gear, then I put it in the L gear and back in D it works fine. Did you fine the source of your problem.

7 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Just bought 2010 doing the same thing.Did you find out the Actually Problem Why it does that?Need Answer ASAP

D Sator Lakeview AR.
6 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Remove your air filter tubing to the throttle boby, thoroughly clean your map sensor and wipe out the air tube of all the oil and debris. This should fix your problem. The dirt and oil cases a false reading and then your transmission goes into limp mode.

1 year ago

Our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse transmission just went out, no warning of any kind. Chevrolet’s warranty is 60,000 and ours has 63,000. So they are willing to replace the transmission with a new one for $3,500. I am not very happy with GM right now. Just bought a 2018 Z-71 Silverado which I am happy with but I don’t feel like I would ever buy another GM product at this point. I measure the quality of a company by the way they handle a problem and try to help the customer. I know that all things that are mechanical can have problems but I just traded off my 2007 Toyota Tundra with 170,000 miles and the only thing I ever did to it was change the oil and tires. Looks like in the future I will be buying something other than a GM product.

10 months ago
Reply to  Calvin

The exact same thing happened to me. 2016 trans just went out with 64k miles. GMC said sorry, the cost for a remanufacture trans will cost me $5,500 because the warranty of 60k miles expired. The dealer replaced a transmission module at 59k mikes under
the warranty. Yes there were signs of a trans issue. I believe they new that and installed a bandaid. I
have bought several new vehicles from Chevy as a business owner and for personal use. GMC customer service is the worst. I will take my loyalty elsewhere by spending this year at least 1 million dollars to up grade my business fleet. Just simply bad business!!!!! Do the Math!!

Dan Guymon
1 year ago

2015 chevy traverse AWD, 110,000 miles. After warming up to operating temperature the transmission has a shift flare (higher rpm with delayed engagement) between 2nd and third. When I was test driving other Traverses some of them had the same issue. Please advise
Thank you

1 year ago

14 traverse awd,74360 miles.on hard acceleration it feels as though you are driving over rumble strips.then when you let off gas and reapply,it’s gone.trying to get it fixed under Powertrain warranty, but can’t duplicate for dealership.

1 year ago

My Chevy 2016 traverse has a code po717. No speed sensor. After it shifts (hard). And I stop the car will harley move like it’s in (acts like )4th gear.

1 year ago

I have a 2010 Chevy traverse. It has 163000 miles. Randomly while driving it starts shaking (kinda feels like driving over a cattle gap) then it lets go with the reduce or increase of speed. And also the rpm needle moves on it’s on while going a set speed. Has anyone experience these problems

1 year ago
Reply to  Mandy

Converter won’t lock up. Needs a converter.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mandy

Yes I have the same problem! Transmission guy who is my neighbor said the transmission needs rebuilt.

11 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

I had the same thing slowly got worse and now needs transmission re-build

8 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

The exact same thing with my wife’s 11 Traverse LTZ AWD. Finally got it looked at by a reputable shop that I have done business with before (thru my shop). Happens mostly at highway speeds and between 1500 and 2500 RPM its like it cant move. Have to either hit the brakes and slow down a bit or speed up a bit for it to get out of its “groove”. Its either gotta be a complete rebuild or buy one from a junk yard. If its a good shop I recommend a rebuild cause the will be able to correct factory defects and your basically getting a new transmission. Junk Yard ones might be cheaper but know one knows the condition of the unit and if it hadn’t been corrected you could be heading in the same direction again winding up have to get it repaired. Best advice as well, which ever route you go have the transmission flushed at the factory recommended interval or close to it. Clean fluid will undoubtedly make it last longer

1 year ago

Transmission acts as though it has a mind of its own. It down shifts and up shifts (hard) when not needed. In slow drop and go traffic between 15 & 20 MPH shifts are extremely violent. Don’t know (WTF?) The malfunction is intermittent.

nathan fournier
1 year ago

where is the transmission filter for 2011 chevy traverse

Jeff Brown
1 year ago

2011 Traverse about 121000 miles I think there is too much side to side play in the driver side inner CV joint, I get a rattle kind of clanking sound from the drivers side but really only at low speeds. I would send you a video but don’t see a way to link.

Tony Fox
2 years ago

Code says trans solenoid fault…dies at stop and accelerates awkward…$$$$????

2 years ago

Chevy Traverse 2015, 40,000 miles just started to shift hard into 2nd gear, jumps HARD to 3000 RPM. No other issues during drive.

Edgar Rodriguez
2 years ago

Just bought a 2018 High Country Chevy Traverse one month ago it’s in the shop needing transmission repair. Uggggggggh 57,000 dollars. I should have bought the Suburban.

1 year ago

Chevy needs to pay for all of our transmissions to be fixed or replaced!
We have a 2010 and it has serious problems! Frustrated

1 year ago
Reply to  Rhonda

Same here… I was always a fan of Chevy till now… Real bummer

1 year ago

Bought 2018 chevy traverse in feb of 2018! In april 2018 chevy had to put new transmission it it!

11 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Mary, how did you convince Chevy to replace the transmission? my 2018 has a transmission studder when first taking off. I see there are several TSB’s but everytime I take it in they blow it off as something that is normal.

9 months ago
Reply to  Gerry

Do not let them slough you off! Go with your gut and make some noise be the “squeaking” wheel and do not give up.

8 months ago
Reply to  Mary

What Trim model do you have and was it the 6 or 9 speed transmission?

8 months ago

What did they say went wrong with the transmission to go out?

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