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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down 2nd gen Traverse "shift to park issue"

For those 2nd Gen owners who may not have seen this yet.

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This started happening to mine 3 weeks ago. I went to the dealer who said they had fixed it.

Had to return a second time to the dealer because this time I couldn't get it to stop at all.

A service technician came over, pulled on the shift-lock moved the shifter a bit and it stopped beeping.

They ordered a new shifter assembly and replace it last Friday. Guess what happened when I got home... yep! did it again.

I recorded a video so that everyone at the dealership that needs to know will be able to see it themselves.

Just sent an email to the service manager with a link to the video and asked him to call when they are ready for me again.

Here is the link to the video. Thought some of you would like to see it. For those to whom it's happened already, this will be very familiar.

https://youtu.be/7MY1-epbTt0

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Update:

Took it to the dealership Tuesday because I couldn't get it to stop beeping, nor turn the power off.

The dealer's shop foreman tried to make it stop but he couldn't. They took it away and told me that they would have to order a complete shift assembly instead of just the new shift lever that they installed previously.

They provided me with a rental (2019 Colorado) until it gets fixed.

They did not provide me with an estimated time of repair.

The shop foreman did say that they have had to replace a number of these shift assemblies on the new Acadias and Terrains in the last few months. They all displayed the same symptoms as seen on the Traverse.

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Not had this problem on mine.....even with all the shifts through the full range to use of L9.


But the posts on this are making me nuts. Tried to shut down yesterday and the DIC flashed the dreaded "Shift to Park" and the first thing that entered my mind was "Oh $hit...." - that was until I realized the lever was still in Neutral.
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GM should return to the direct rod linkage like the Gen 1. We all know that the old proved system was much better than the new fly by wire system.
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GM should return to the direct rod linkage like the Gen 1. We all know that the old proved system was much better than the new fly by wire system.
"It’s not always right to retain an old technology just because it works, but by the same token, it’s not always right to adopt a new one simply because it exists."

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GM should return to the direct rod linkage like the Gen 1. We all know that the old proved system was much better than the new fly by wire system.

These systems are exactly what they were designed to be.....money makers for the manufacturers. Cheaper to manufacture; more proprietary to diagnose, and more expensive to repair. They are designed to force owners to return to the dealer for repairs rather than local service stations who are over their heads trying to cope with all the new innovations being introduces each year. But the joke is on us because not all dealers have the staff to send for company training to diagnose new tech problems, nor expend thousands for the new test equipment. Only way to properly test a computer operated accessory is with another computerized tester. Turns everybody into code readers and parts swappers - and manufacturers make the big bucks in proprietary replacement parts who keep getting smarter and instead of supplying individual repair parts, require modular replacements.


Fly by wire wasn't enough - on to the next scam - no more cheap R134a refrigerant - switched to R1234yf currently going over $100 lb (that's $400 worth of gas added to whatever replacement parts are needed for the refrigerant system - evap replacement for $2k now $2.4K) with a bonus that it is flammable and can toast you in a flaming wreck.


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Update...

The Traverse has been in the Dealership"s service department parking lot for two weeks and not a peep from the dealership.

Called the service advisor who told me that the part was on order and that they would contact me when it arrives. But she never contacted the parts department to inquire about the delay.

So I called the parts department who checked their special order list to GM and no response back from GM. So the parts guy called GM and was told that there are not shifter assemblies anywhere. They are waiting for a manufacturer to produce some and if I'm lucky, I'll be in the early deliveries.

So, I guess no Traverse for the vacation season.

To think that everything was going so smoothly with the Traverse after 18 months... oh well, shift happens; or not.

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Update...

The Traverse has been in the Dealership"s service department parking lot for two weeks and not a peep from the dealership.

Called the service advisor who told me that the part was on order and that they would contact me when it arrives. But she never contacted the parts department to inquire about the delay.

So I called the parts department who checked their special order list to GM and no response back from GM. So the parts guy called GM and was told that there are not shifter assemblies anywhere. They are waiting for a manufacturer to produce some and if I'm lucky, I'll be in the early deliveries.

So, I guess no Traverse for the vacation season.

To think that everything was going so smoothly with the Traverse after 18 months... oh well, shift happens; or not.



Did his lips move when he told you that? Easy enough top confirm what he says Go to



https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-p...t-control-scat


The item, is a special order part, but if you contact their customer service at
[email protected]



and they will check to see if one is in their warehouse and if not whether or not really back ordered nationwide. Trust, but verify!

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Did his lips move when he told you that? Easy enough top confirm what he says Go to

https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-p...t-control-scat


The item, is a special order part, but if you contact their customer service at [email protected]

and they will check to see if one is in their warehouse and if not whether or not really back ordered nationwide. Trust, but verify!
Maybe the parts guy meant not available in Canada. In any case, I'll give your links a call tomorrow and maybe we can get some shipped from the US

Here is the GM Parts World Site for Canada. No stock or price: https://www.gmpartsworld.ca/auto-par...t-control-scat

Thanks for the links Thomcat,

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Update:

Looks like I'm "up shift's creek"

Called GM Parts World in Canada, they confirmed that there are no shifter assemblies for the 2018/2019 Traverse anywhere in Canada.

Called GM Parts Direct in the US and they confirmed that there are no shifter assemblies for the 2018/2019 Traverse anywhere in the USA.

Both say that they are waiting for a manufacturer to produce and ship units across North America.

Unless GM comes-up with a temporary fix, it may be weeks or months before I get my Traverse back.

I pray that this doesn't happen to anyone else.

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