2011 traverse brakes are applying themselves?

20

Asked by Oct 07, 2013 at 07:16 PM about the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The brakes in my traverse seem to apply themselves after a few hundred feet of stop and go driving and they won't release unless I let it sit for a while. A friend put his scan tool on it and was able to release the pressure but, it only lasted a few hundred feet and they locked up again.

This is a salvage vehicle that I,m repairing and I know the air box was pushed into the master cylinder during the accident. Is it possible the master cylinder isn't releasing all the way and needs time to bleed down?

4 Answers

A salvage vehicle and you didn't replace the master cylinder, even with damage? Totaled out 2011 could have..no—— will have—— a ton of issues. If "air box"..whatever that is...is scrunched in to master cylinder that means a front end or front side collision and the brakes may be damaged in a place unknown, including calipers, geez a long list

20

David, you assume to much. This was a light hit over the lower rail. Air bags didn't deploy and It didn't even touch the coolers. The air box was pushed back because the radiator support was pushed back (the support on this vehicle wraps all the way back to the cowl) There is no visible damage to the master cylinder, I know the air box hit it because I disassembled the car. I've been doing body work professionally for over 20 year and have built countless salvage vehicles. I've also repaired numerous vehicle far worse than this that never received a marked title. I've never encountered this issue before so, I thought I'd ask here. I guess I should have said "air cleaner box" but, were your snide remarks really necessary?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

You are right. I assume too much and apologize, sincerely. What I did assume is that a 2011 Traverse has a market value of right around $20,000 (that part is fact not assumption) and 'salvaged' meant 'totaled' and took a really hard hit to cause an insurance company to declare it totaled, therefore 'salvaged' But my comments were not intended to be 'snide', I'm sorry you saw it that way. I was only attempting to point out a salvaged vehicle can have hidden problems. I wish you good will and the repairs go smoothly at minimal cost.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25,835

Hmmm? Well..after reading both of your comments and looking up the definition of a "Salvage Title" on Wikipedia...I actually have a different perspective on what "salvaged" means (I thought it meant the car/truck has sustained major structural damage which may or may not involve the engine). This WOULD be in line with an excerpt I read from there: In general, a vehicle is deemed "salvage" when the insurer determines that the repair or replacement cost is in excess of approximately 70% of its market value at the time of the accident or theft. Thresholds range between 50% and 95% of the vehicle's value, while "total loss states" leave the specifics to the insurer. ------>Here's the Wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvage_title -------------> BUT, since it also states this: Because a salvage title can be issued to a vehicle with easily repairable problems or no damage whatsoever, the low cost of the salvaged motorcycle or car is appealing to some hobbyists and investors. This scenario COULD apply to Tanner1971's Chevy Traverse. @Tanner1971....I really don't believe that DavidH25 was being snide in his reply...just trying to clarify what an "air box" was AND determine the extent of the damage so that he could try to help you.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2011 traverse brakes are applying themselves? 4 answers

    The brakes in my traverse seem to apply themselves after a few hundred feet of stop and go driving and they won't release unless I let it sit for a while. A friend put his scan tool on it and was able...

    2011 Chevrolet Traverse

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2011 Chevy Traverse wont start 5 answers

    2011 Traverse will start up first, drive to store get back in it wont start, if I wait 10-20 min. Will start up. Took it to Sears and replaced battery it work for 2 weeks without problem took it ba...

    2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2011 traverse

    Its starts up. Less than a mile to store does not start Sears had me replace battery. No lights no noise or clicks just nothing wait to cool down it starts right up.should I replace battery cable

    2011 Chevrolet Traverse LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy traverse 2011 check engine light flashing then car not starting 10 answers

    started having an issue with our 2011 Chevy traverse at the end of a long road trip. Check engine light started flashing while driving. Pulled over on the side of the road to turn off car and re...

    2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT2

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Traverse 2 answers

    My wife's 2012 traverse check engine light came on going down the highway then moments later killed the engine and now won't start has power to everything but when you turn the key to crank the mo...

    2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Traverse

Looking for a Used Traverse in your area?

CarGurus has 45,810 nationwide Traverse listings starting at $3,988.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Traverse Questions

Chevrolet Traverse Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 330
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 170
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Acadia
528 Great Deals out of 46,451 listings starting at $2,000
Used Buick Enclave
387 Great Deals out of 32,196 listings starting at $4,988
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,064 Great Deals out of 78,356 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
558 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
931 Great Deals out of 70,253 listings starting at $997
Used Honda Pilot
389 Great Deals out of 22,307 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
360 Great Deals out of 26,009 listings starting at $2,800
Used Dodge Durango
268 Great Deals out of 21,293 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Terrain
534 Great Deals out of 31,353 listings starting at $4,450
Used Kia Sorento
453 Great Deals out of 29,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
280 Great Deals out of 22,990 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Journey
437 Great Deals out of 25,852 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Edge
706 Great Deals out of 50,210 listings starting at $1,933
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,018 Great Deals out of 72,253 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 181,201 listings starting at $250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Traverse For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 33,428 listings starting at $21,691
2016 Chevrolet Traverse For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,641 listings starting at $17,500
2015 Chevrolet Traverse For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,922 listings starting at $12,900
2014 Chevrolet Traverse For Sale
89 Great Deals out of 2,993 listings starting at $11,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.