Service charging system light

Asked by Sep 21, 2016 at 01:05 AM about the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Service charging system light keeps coming on
even after replacing two new batteries; what could
be the problem?

7 Answers


Get the alternator tested.

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Check belt tention if tention is good, take it to ur local auto parts store to have the charging ststem cheked, might be the alternator

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I have replaced both the battery and alternator recently. I am getting the service battery charging system code as well as battery saving active. This is a 2009. Did you have any further trouble with that? The alternator is less than a month old.


Amanda, depending on quality of the alternator and new vs used, they will fail. I had a client replaced their's 3 times within 3 months, alternator kept coming apart due to poor quality til he bought a new one from autozone. Take in to ur local autoparts and they can check it on or off the vehicle

Super helpful. I was in DC on a road trip and had a this happen. The car died on 1/22 and Pepboys gave me a "new" alternator and a new battery despite the fact that I had a new battery in November. I had NO idea but when I showed my husband the receipt when I got home, the receipt said reconditioned alternator which infuriated me since that was not disclosed before it was done. That's about 4 weeks ago. Fingers crossed Pepboys will stand by their work. Also, any thoughts that all the chargers for iPads and phones might tax the system? I was a 24 hour road trip with multiple devices charging. THANK YOU for your input. This car has been a nightmare but I refuse to sell it for something new get have to have a payment!!!


I'm sure pepboys will and about the chargers, no they consume such a small amount of current that won't affect anything. Good luck!

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I have 2010 Traverse and i have been having starting issue. it does not start unless i jump it. it is not typical battery, it has many fuses , could it be one the fuse need to be replaced?

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