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Hi everyone. New 2020 Traverse Premier AWD Red Line owner as of June 2020 - I just crested 4,000 miles the other day. I am “mostly” in love with my Traverse. The size, the look, the features - definitely not unhappy with my purchase overall!

I do have one question regarding the transmission. I refuse to drive the vehicle in standard “Drive” currently because I absolutely loathe the stop/start and can’t believe Chevy didn’t offer a simple button to turn it off. My past two vehicles both had a simple button that I could press which kills the stop/start. I always operate the vehicle in “L9” no matter how short or long my trip is. I’ve noticed on occasion that when I shift to “L” the vehicle won’t go past L1. This is very intermittent. After a minute or so, it’ll let me go up to the usual L9. Tonight, I was at a stop light and when I took off, I noticed the display just said “L” ... the stop/start randomly engaged and then it appeared to read “L4” where it stayed. I shifted into Drive and then was home. Any idea what could be causing that and is this something I should pursue with the dealer sooner rather than later?

Also what are opinions on items such as the Stop/Start Disabler the I found from Range Technology? I wouldn't be opposed to buying one so I just can put this whole stop/start thing out of my head entirely. 😀

Overall, I don’t love the transmission. I don’t think it’s as smooth as it could be for stop and go city style driving, but that’s just my opinion. Highway driving it seems to be a pleasure. Anyways, any thought you have would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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I have a 2020 Premier FWD with just under 14,000 miles. I routinely use the L9 process to defeat the auto start/stop feature. I have not experienced the conditions that you relate, either in not being able to advance to L9, or having it engage the start/stop while in L9. I'm mystified; I'm thinking something isn't working in yours as it should. I had a 2018 Equinox with the same transmission and used the L9 process with it as well. I never experienced your described situations with that vehicle either. I'm thinking it deserves to have the dealership service department take a look at it. Hopefully they will be able to replicate the situation(s). Keep us posted.
 

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Put the Range in and drive it in D. Mine is seamless.
TCM will only allow shifts it see's fit, my Malibu will tell you ''shift denied'' , haven't messed with the rest of my fleet since killing the auto stop in the ones that have it.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I am definitely going to buy the stop/start disabler.

I haven't had any oddities since the incident I described so I think I'm going to maybe just mention it to the dealer when I take the vehicle in for its first maintenance visit. I have been putting miles on fairly quick, so that will be here before I know it...

I just realized that this posted twice ... the first time I posted it, there was no sign of it, so I posted again. Oops...sorry about that! But regardless, thanks!
 
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