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2012 LTZ - 148,200 - mostly city driving.

Repairs in warranty

TPS
Rear A/C evaporator leak
P/S hose leak

Out of warranty-

Torque converter replace
Transmission valve body laminate seals - replace
Leaking brake caliper rebuild (three)
Leaking P/S hose - replace (again)
A/C line failure near condenser - replace.
Liftgate shocks leaking - replace
Evap purge solenoid - replace (twice)
Fuel tank level sensor - replace
HVAC actuators - replace (two)
Right and left front lower control arms - replace
Window switch - replace

I'm not including any maintenance related items....fluid, tires, etc

I do all my own repairs, so for now it's more economical for me to hold on to the vehicle. She runs great now and hope to get several more years out of it. Just wondering if anyone else has a similar service record. (or worse!)

I cant say its been the most reliable car. ****, I owned a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 210,000 and only put a clutch and coils in it. Amazing vehicle.
 

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2017 2LT - currently ~60K miles. Bank 2 O2 sensor at about 55K miles; they replaced the purge valve under warranty at the same time.

Best car: My 2009 Mazda6. Only repairs in 105K miles have been 4 exhaust clamp bolts.
 

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2015 LTZ with 90K miles. Mostly small town and highway driving.
Under warranty:
Inside fuse block due to leaking windshield
Battery--windshield leak resulting in constant battery drain
Purge valve.

Out of warranty
AC actuator
Pinhole leak in AC line--have to add 30 seconds of freon once a year
Front pads and rotors--Not completely worn out but getting there.
 

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2012 LTZ - 148,200 - mostly city driving.

Repairs in warranty

TPS
Rear A/C evaporator leak
P/S hose leak

Out of warranty-

Torque converter replace
Transmission valve body laminate seals - replace
Leaking brake caliper rebuild (three)
Leaking P/S hose - replace (again)
A/C line failure near condenser - replace.
Liftgate shocks leaking - replace
Evap purge solenoid - replace (twice)
Fuel tank level sensor - replace
HVAC actuators - replace (two)
Right and left front lower control arms - replace
Window switch - replace

I'm not including any maintenance related items....fluid, tires, etc

I do all my own repairs, so for now it's more economical for me to hold on to the vehicle. She runs great now and hope to get several more years out of it. Just wondering if anyone else has a similar service record. (or worse!)

I cant say its been the most reliable car. ****, I owned a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 210,000 and only put a clutch and coils in it. Amazing vehicle.
How was the fuel tank level sensor to replace.

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159,124 miles.

Stuff that actually FAILED.
2-water pumps. (leaked)
front motor mount- (leaked)
1 battery (click click)
2 front control arm bushings (leaked)
actuartor-vent (clicking)

Item that would eventually set CEL (fail).
Transmission laminate disc- never set CEL, but I noticed delayed shifts.

Items I changed BEFORE they failed. Changed due to age/mileage.
Serpentine Belt
Thermostat
Upper/Lower radiator hose
struts
rear shocks
Oxygen sensors
control arms with rear bushing/new lower ball joint (its cheaper to buy the kit and get it all out of the way)
Sway bar bushings
Sway bar links
front brakes pads
TPMS when replacing tires.
Tailgate struts
PCV valve mod.


I still have the rear factory pads at 159K
 

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My 17 Traverse has 49k. I've only had it 2 months. No issues so far. I added an external trans cooler as a preventative measure against premature trans failure.
Most reliable car is my 2014 Buick Regal GS. 190k and counting. Only standard maintenance and a battery.
 

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Nothing has gone wrong lately (130,0000 but here is the stuff before 112,000. Normal maintenance items such as spark plugs, belts, brakes not included. Lucky for me I had an extended warranty.

Water pump replacement -- two of them
Transfer case seal leak
Front struts failed at 32,000
Power steering replacement including pump, rack & pinion due to leaks.
Torque Converter replacement (shuddering, would no longer lock up)
Crankshaft front oil seal
Rocker arm cover gaskets 35,000 miles
Intake manifold gasket 42,000 miles.
Left bank O2 sensor
Radiator came apart at the tank seal, coolant hoses replaced
Leaky air conditioner refrigerant hose.


I must note that the original radiator hoses and much of the wiring in the car, including the battery cables were clearly labeled as "Made in China".

Right now this 2012 traverse books for $2500 less than my 2001 Sierra that has 230,000 miles on it. Going to run it until the engine fails as it clearly is made as a throw away. Will not be buying another GM vehicle, I don't believe.
 

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2010:
Warranty: water pump, DVD player
Out of Warranty: p/s rack, p/s pump (later covered by TSB) AND rack, A/C leaks

2017:
Out of warranty/self performed: EVAP solenoid, p/s hose leak
 

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2011 280000 miles
Steering rack 43000
Water pump/serpentine belt 170000
Plug change 105000/210000
Struts and shocks 140000
Original transmission/timing chain/coil packs
Has been an excellent SUV
 

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very nice 280,000 miles !!!
 
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2012 LTZ - 148,200 - mostly city driving.

Repairs in warranty

TPS
Rear A/C evaporator leak
P/S hose leak

Out of warranty-

Torque converter replace
Transmission valve body laminate seals - replace
Leaking brake caliper rebuild (three)
Leaking P/S hose - replace (again)
A/C line failure near condenser - replace.
Liftgate shocks leaking - replace
Evap purge solenoid - replace (twice)
Fuel tank level sensor - replace
HVAC actuators - replace (two)
Right and left front lower control arms - replace
Window switch - replace

I'm not including any maintenance related items....fluid, tires, etc

I do all my own repairs, so for now it's more economical for me to hold on to the vehicle. She runs great now and hope to get several more years out of it. Just wondering if anyone else has a similar service record. (or worse!)

I cant say its been the most reliable car. ****, I owned a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 210,000 and only put a clutch and coils in it. Amazing vehicle.
Not counting your time or routine maintenance; how much, just an estimate, do you have in the vehicle, not counting the original cost?

Have a 15 LS bought in May of18 with 44+k miles. Has 65k miles now, have replaced the evap purge solenoid....and GM warrantied that.....seems there was a recall.

The passenger side front window switch is going bad, still works but U gotta hold your mouth just right. Just a matter of time.
 

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The steering rack was replaced under extended warranty. Cost me $50
Water pump $80
Struts and shocks $500
Y pipe was replaced recently $160
Passenger and driver ac actuators $80
280000 miles and it is still driven every day 110 -200 miles a day.I change oil when light comes on which is usually 7500-7800 miles. It has never used oil between changes and runs perfect. I do all of my maintenance no one else has touched it except the steering rack.I also clean throttle body and K/N air filter every 30000 miles
I’ve spent $1000 or less on this car for repairs.
 

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Not counting your time or routine maintenance; how much, just an estimate, do you have in the vehicle, not counting the original cost?

Have a 15 LS bought in May of18 with 44+k miles. Has 65k miles now, have replaced the evap purge solenoid....and GM warrantied that.....seems there was a recall.

The passenger side front window switch is going bad, still works but U gotta hold your mouth just right. Just a matter of time.
Lets see...by memory about 1800. The biggest ones were the steering rack (300) and torque converter (180), struts and coils (800 or so).
 
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