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I have a 2019 Traverse LT Cloth. When driving over slightly rough asphalt, nothing crazy, there is a low pitch bass sound that is really annoying. The rougher the road the more I hear it. Does anyone else hear this?

I believe that I've narrowed it down to the roof, which seems to make the same noise if I bump on the headliner with my palm near the back of the vehicle. Is anyone willing to test if bumping the headliner near the rear, just forward of where it drops down, causes a low bass type tone? I'm worried there's some sound heading materials missing. Thank you.
 

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So does no one else hear lower, bass like rumbles when going over cracks or slightly rougher roads? I tried pulling the amp fuse last night to see if it is caused by the noise canceling system but that didn't change this sound, though it sure did make a difference in other sounds heard. The sound I am concerned about is the type that resonates, and is not a dull thud. Any information from others would be really good.
 

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I would blame the tires.
 

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Being a vehicle with under 1000 miles on stock tires, I would think someone else here has heard this noise of it were simply the tires.
 

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Do you hear this noise on newer asphalt pavement also? A while ago I was given a chevy Cobalt as a loaner while my vehicle was at the garage and this Cobalt even if it was almost new had a terrible rolling sound on old pavement compared to my own vehicle on the same roads. It might be something else but in my mind the tires for me is the first thing that can cause this noise. Some peoples can accept this noise and for other it is a real pain in the neck to tell you. By the way this Cobalt had the Hankook chinese brand tires. I suppose your Traverse came with Bridgstone tires!
 

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If the road is smooth and nice, there is no sound. Any rough spot or bump and we hear it. Interestingly, the same or nearly same sound happens when we close the door in the car. I do have the OEM Bridgestone Dueler tires.
 

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At this point I would bring the car to the dealer to see if something is not loose under like the exhaust system or else. Good luck. Keep us updated.
 

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I just wanted to know if anyone else with a second Gen Traverse also hears this type of noise. I'm surprised that no one on this forum with this same Traverse is even willing to respond.
 

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I just wanted to know if anyone else with a second Gen Traverse also hears this type of noise. I'm surprised that no one on this forum with this same Traverse is even willing to respond.
Your post has been viewed 162 times. From the lack of responses it's obvious to me that none of the 162 readers have this issue.

I don't mean to sound insensitive, but would you have prefered seeing 162 responses that say "Nope", "None here", "No issues", etc...?

I anyone had any ideas, they would have said something, just like Capucine did.

BTW I've had mine since Feb 2018 and no "low low rumble" present.
 

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I wasn't expecting 100s of responses saying "nope." A couple is nice though, thank you. I am not looking forward to this because I know how it will go at the dealer, "we don't hear any problem." Then I'm stuck.
 

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vtmecheng: if you go to the dealer and be with him on a road test using if possible the same road that you use when the noise get loud he will be able to give his opinion on the issue. Possible that he will tell you that all is normal because many dealers sometimes are like that. Just take myself for exemple. Since I bought my Traverse new I have been complaining about my battery that was not keeping its charge in winter and was told that there was nothing wrong because I was not driving enough to charge it properly. 10 months after they replaced it and told me that there was a bad batch of these batteries that were installed in some Traverse. For your case give it a try. If you are not satisfied with his answer you can get a second opinion from a second dealer. Your Traverse is still on warranty .
 

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Capucine, you may be right about the tires. I took it for a 5 hour trip yesterday and noticed two things. One, it takes a rougher road to cause the noise, and the roads are really bad where I live. That may explain why others here haven't noticed it. Two, above 45 mph it doesn't seem to make the noise at all. That second point tells me it's probably tires. On the highway things were really nice. Even wind noise was low, something I worried about after many comments of bad wind noise.
 

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Now I am sure the tires are your problem. Here too the roads are very old most of them and the asphalt has come to the point that the small stones that are mixed with the asphalt compound are all showing up. This makes the ride noisy. Enjoy your Traverse. Lots of room and a top performer .
 

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I have dull clunking noise in the front end or at least feels like from front. Went to dealer they heard it, said one strut mount or something was bad, replaced it did feel like it was better or not as noticeable, but a few days later when it was really cold outside noise was there again when driving on rough road. Now when warmer weather came around noise is gone. I guess I'll wait till next winter and bring it back to them. I think they were looking in the right spot and replaced part that was involved in the noise but fix didn't last long...
 

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Do you have the Goodyear Fortera tires? Mine were somewhat noisy, can't remember if they got better or worse with wear. When it was time to replace them, I went with Michelin Lattitude's and it was like rock concert VS unplugged sound-wise.
 

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Ok,does your vehicle have active noise cancellation? If yes then it could be that system trying to cancel out the road noise? I could be way off here but when you say "a low bass sound" that sounds like an ANC system to me.
 

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I think it's ultimately that I'm being a picky engineer. We had a rental Dodge Caravan last week and it was way worse, and not just with a low bass noise. Also, I did try pulling the amp fuse and it didn't change anything regarding the noise I hear, though all other noises were much louder. Again, I'm just being picky.
 

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You are not picky. Tires are mostly the culprit. Old pavement, tires compounds are for sure the perfect receipe for noise. The lower the profile the more noisy they get and all the pavement cracks will be felt much more on low profile tires.
 
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