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Update: Drove the Trax all day and never smelled coolant once! I believe my problem is solved for now!
 

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Update: Drove the Trax all day and never smelled coolant once! I believe my problem is solved for now!
Thanks for the update, Traxy! Tracking down coolant leaks can be a major pain! Just went through this on a 2005 Grand Caravan, so I feel your pain. Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for sharing, especially with the helpful photos as always :)
 

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Yes, my trax is jerky too. Not much power when moving from a stop and jerky. 2017 AWD
I would check the Mass Airflow Sensor, it's probably dirty and telling the engine to make the wrong adjustment for air and fuel ratio. Considering it's a 2017, i would take it to the dealership as any troubles should still be under warranty.
 

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Could be a lot of things like corroded coil contactors. These are good vehicles but they don't repair themselves, sometimes they need maintenance.
 

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I had a couple of bad sputters in my 2014 Trax, the first thing I looked at was the sparkplugs. noticing there was some corrosion and wear on both the plugs and the springs, I replaced everything except the coil unit itself. It seems worse now (the sputtering) then it was before. I bought an extended warranty and have about (2) months left on it, going to bring it in to the dealer. I wish I would have seen this post and pics before!

I absolutely love this car and I am disappointed this is happening, I am hoping it is an easy fix like a loose hose, broken seal. It seems that the longer I drive is when the issue starts, when I have to slow down and then pick up speed again, I get the sputtering, feels like the fuel isn't getting to where it needs to be.
 

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Well lets a/c went out due to a part failure on the cooling system turbo charger bearing failure temp controls for the heating a/c broke other than that i think it's a fun little suv to drive.....the other is the recall on the control arms but that is a part supplier error China what do you expect no quality control inho.
 

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I complained about this same thing from the first week of owning it when I bought it brand new, literally off the car carrier and had waited for it to come in for 6 weeks! It was the beginning of many problems! Most revolve around temperature. The vehicle runs HOT! 2 years into owning it, not even at 65000 miles, and the radiator had to be replaced. I have ALWAYS only taken it to the dealer I purchased it from. After arguing about it for well over an hour, they agreed to pay for it. Now, having owned it 3 years and 2 months the water pump has died!!!! I have just now 75000 miles. I'm ready to go in and fight them again!
Worst made vehicle!
 

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Water pumps fail on all vehicles. I had mine replaced a month ago with only 88000 kms (about 55000 miles ). I won't trade my Trax because it needs maintenance.
 

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I've seen water pumps fail in less mileage personally, and it makes sense that the Trax runs hot isn't really a surprise since it has a turbo. I mean when you really think about it objectively, a 6 years old turbocharged 4 cylinder needing a water pump around 70K isn't out of the norm. I would be surprised if you said anything in the 20-30K range had a failed water pump and radiator, because that's rare in my personal experience. But when you get double to triple those miles it's just maintenance.
 

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Steering problems with the 2016 Trax LT

Has anyone else found that the power steering pulls to the right and requires more force to turn left, and constant physical pressure to maintain any left turn or to pull against road crown to the right?

I don't find any issues with the power steering to the right, but to the left is 2-3 times more difficult than a right turn or holding a right curve
Yes, I have a 2017 LT and the steering feels the same. Also, there are additional posts towards the end of this thread saying GM designs steering to slightly veer to the right - don't know if that is true. The reasoning is if you fall asleep, car will drift to the curb - don't know.
 

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Nearly every car i have ever owned would drift right if you have your hands off the wheel too long, and that's been a spectrum of foreign and domestic vehicles over the past 25 years. The vehicles have dated between 1980-present, my 2019 Trax drifts right slowly but will eventually drift right.
 

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Or maybe it's just the crown in the road.
 

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Hello Team. My 2017 Trax is having an issue with the AWD. Driving in snow and ice for longer periods causes the AWD to disable itself. A message comes up saying AWD is disabled. The manual states it is caused by excessive wheel spin and the system needs to cool down. It's rather inconvenient. Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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No problems in my case, but that is usually a condition of the tires in my experience with AWD vehicles. I haven't had much snow to play in this year, but I've had nothing but good things to tell about how my Trax has done
 

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2019 AWD Trax Turbo problems

Evening all,

Bought a 2019 AWD Trax LT in December 2018.

After 3 weeks and at 2348 miles CEL comes on- dealership has to replace the "turbo charger solenoid".

Now 3 weeks later and at 4884 miles CEL comes on, under powered, dealership says it was the water issue in the after cooler and the "old" fix (heater box) is no longer the recommended fix as it didn't work. There is no current recommended fix per GM according to the dealership.

I'm going to see what happens but I'm being proactive and getting things in order to trade it off on a Subaru.

I bought this vehicle strictly to commute 200 miles a day/ 4 days a week. I can't have an unreliable car with known documented problems and yet no documented permanent fixes.
* i have a 2017 trax with 70k miles. its been good until i wrecked it twice last year. i swear the dealership messed it up, after i got it back the ac/heat stopped working. now less than a year later i have a coolant and oil leak and now they say my PCV system is clogged. they claim its not related to any of the work they did last year. so now im out another 1800 for this coolant/oil leak and pcv. :(
 
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