I have had my 2019 AWD LT Trax with no issues for 3+ years now (but I have extremely low miles).Hello and thank you for adding me to the forum. Last week I purchased a 2017 Trax LT with only 29,000 miles from a local Chevy dealer that had just been traded in on a new Trailblazer. This is a local TX owned, one owner vehicle with a very clean Carfax with no problems reported and in GREAT condition. After purchasing it for my 16 y/o daughter, I am now reading all kinds of horror stories regarding engine repairs, breakdowns, etc. My request to fellow forum members is to let me know your success stories and experiences of ownership. Thanks in advance!
The reason I am writing is the biggest issues I have read about are in cold climates (0 degrees F or lower) TSB 16-NA-405 and regions that treat roads (for snow) with salt which may be a reason for rear differential housing cracks.
Another possible issue is the load resistors used on the cooling/heating fan if you always have the fan set on the highest level of 4 current is not passed through any load resistor/resistors. If you do use a lower setting and a resistor/resistors burnout you can always use it on 4.
If you are located in TX (?) given it does not get that cold you may be able to ignore a number of gm cars with 1.4L engines that have issues in the cold.
I just read on the forum tonight that a Trax just rolled over to 100K miles.
I used repair pal for reliability based on the cost it lists 4 out 5 which is termed above average/excellent.
But I have no idea how many cars are used and where the cars are located (link below)
Chevrolet Trax Reliability - 2023 Ratings | RepairPal
How reliable is your Chevrolet Trax? The 2023 Reliability Rating by RepairPal tells you how often major repairs are required and ownership costs.
Cars are so complicated these days that it seems any model can have a given number of cars with issues and turbos on any model seem to be a possible issue.
I did not purchase an extended warranty which I regret now.
The only way a business can sell extended warranties is if on average they make money but if you are an unlucky one with your car large amounts could be spent on it.
The Trax does have good crash protections (5 overall 5/5/4).
It's 0 to 60 is around 10 seconds which is acceptable/safe I do not think any teenager is going to try to race with the car.
It has good brakes/stopping distance and visibility is fine, also 10 airbags.
I would try to get feedback from Trax owners that operate in a similar climate.
Another item to possibly consider is from 2014 to 2022 around 604,295 Trax's have been sold in the US (since I am not from Canada I do not feel it is appropriate for me to list the numbers sold in Canada) so if a given number of reviews are posted on a site that is a fraction of a percent sold and I expect a much higher percentage of people with issues post problems than people just posting no problems so far.