Chevrolet Trax general Service Brakes Problems (2023)

Chevrolet Trax owners have reported 31problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).The most recently reported issues are listed below.Also please check out thestatistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Trax based on all problems reported for the Trax.

1 Service Brakes problem of the 2024 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 05/22/2023

Going at speeds 60-70, transmission slips and is jerky, pulsating symptoms. Unsure if transmission slipping or brake malfunction. Going at speeds lower, very hard gear shifts. Using adaptive cruise control at speeds 60-70, car slammed on brakes for no apparent reason and remained using the break, would let off (clear and wide open in front of me).

2 Service Brakes problem of the 2024 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 04/24/2023

The contact owns a 2024 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60-72 mph, with the cruise control activated or turned off, the contact detected an intermittent pulsation. The contact stated it was like the brakes had engaged or the transmission was slipping. There were no warning lights illuminated. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 579.

3 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 01/19/2023

This is the 5th time my car has broken down with this problem, the brakes lock up on the highway and the "stabilitrak" service light comes on. (suspension) this time there was a gasoline tanker right behind me. If this man hadn't been such an experienced tanker driver, I would now be a bloody spot on the highway, my kids would be without their mom, my husband widowed and my grandchildren would have to be happy just hearing stories about me. I would be in the local grave yard, six feet under. So far, I have had a new fuse block, master cylinder, coil pack with plugs, abs module, pressure valve and a new brake switch. That was as of 2 weeks ago, my car broke down again last night, as reported above. My car, which I just made a payment of $635. 00, and is just now at 51,000 miles is less than 3 years old. I am truly afraid to drive it, I don't know who to contact at Chevrolet or GMC there has to be some kind of recourse or are they not able to fix the brakes on a car???.

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4 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 01/12/2023

This is the either 5th or 6th complaint for this vehicle. I am making after almost 6 months, most of which my car has been in the dealership. The brakes locked up in the parking lot at my bank, I noticed the signs that it was about to lock up and pulled into the parking lot before it threw a code. I was in fact on the phone with the dealership when it happened. They sent their tow truck and as of today the car has now been in their possession for 3 weeks. I got a call from the dealership telling me they are replacing the brake booster. This car now has over 2,700. 00 in new parts, this doesn't count the labor cost. This includes, coil pack, plugs, master cylinder, fuse box, abs module and related pressure valve and brake switch. The manager said they are running out of ideas and parts to replace. When I asked him what happens if this still doesn't fix it, he said that that situation was to unheard of to consider. I pointed out that if the dealership can't find the problem then GMC needs to step up because I still have 3 years left to pay for this car and that eventually there either have already been others who've died or there will be in the future, because unless this car is defective, it can't be the only one like this. I wonder how many people have died from this and it just wasn't caught that this problem caused it. I also explained that my next step would be to find a lawyer.

5 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 12/29/2022

This is the second complaint I have filed, but it is the 3rd time my car has been at the dealership for the same thing. The brakes lock up without warning and the traction control error light and stabilitrak error light come on. This time the transmission didn't go into limp mode it just shut down. The 1st repair, dealership told me that it was a corroded fuse block. I paid to repair that. The day the car was released back to me, it broke down, required towing 3 miles after I left the dealership. I towed it back. They said they couldn't find problem, I told them to drive exact same route, they did, it locked up again. Mechanic then said the master cylinder was binding up on the inside and it was replaced. Six weeks later it failed the same way again, had it towed. Dealership said it was the abs module and a valve, replaced those. They put a rush on it as it was right before christmas, two days after christmas it broke down again. It is currently at the dealership, and I was told that they can't figure out what's wrong with it????? each time it has locked up, I have been in traffic, once doing 70 mph highway, once doing 60 mph highway I managed to pull off but then blocked an on ramp to a bridge on a highway, once going uphill in town at 35 mph. Each time I narrowly missed hitting other people and once almost got run over by a gasoline tanker. In any of these events I could have either died or killed someone else. Each time there was no warning at all, no lights, noises or anything. Even if I get my car back, I will be terrified to drive it. My husband said, and I quote, "I will bleed through my eyes before I buy another chevy" end quote. My local dealership is doing everything they can, but I am getting frustrated, because sometimes they have a loaner car and sometimes they don't. I work two jobs, since my husband got sick with covid-19 last year and spent 10 days on a ventilator. He can't work like he used to, so I am picking up the slack, please help us.

6 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 09/15/2022

This is the 3rd time this has happened in our vehicle, my second complaint here. I was driving on the interstate at posted limit of 60 when brakes began locking up on me. I got it off to the side of the road, I thought my car was going to flip over the brakes locked down so hard. Service stabilitrak light came on, abs light and traction control light came on. I called the dealership who told me onstar provided the stabilitrak code for it. They told me it would be 160 to have it hooked up to diagnostics, that if it isn't covered by warranty it is a customer assumed cost. My husband replaced the ignition coil and spark plugs thinking that it was the problem, well over 200. 00 for parts. The car is now doing the same thing, but I noticed it happened an incline, then realized it happened the 1st and 2nd time on a decline. I am now wondering if the transmission isn't going out at 47,363 odometer miles. The dealership is no help, they have the actual codes but won't provide them or tell me what's wrong. All I know is that for a 25,000 k car, it's dangerous. I am lucky I was able to maintain control of the vehicle on an interstate highway.

7 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 09/15/2022

My car brakes locked down while I was driving home from work, at 70 mph, posted speed limit. I got it to the dealership, it started out that it was a broken wire, now they tell me I need a new fuse box and it's not covered. My car was purchased in may of 2020 and has 47k miles on it. The repairs have gone from 412. 00 dollars, not including the tow bill to 719. 00 dollars, not including the tow bill. A fuse box shorting out at two years old, and locking down the brakes is absurd. I work at a trucking company and have 40+ years experience with no tickets or accidents, I don't know how my car didn't flip forward it stopped so hard, it's hard to think about what would have happened to someone with less driving experience than I have trying to control a car in the same instance. Please check on this, if you need to know, my car is now at don hall Chevrolet in ashland ky, ph. 606-618-9616, my car is in their service center.

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8 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 09/01/2022

Approximately one week ago, I went to reverse out of my drive way and my brakes were very hard. I was able to stop ok, but it took more effort than normal. That day, while in traffic, the “service brake assist” indicator came on my dashboard. This went away after I went into class and then started my Trax and began driving again. The indicator did not reappear until about two days later. I parked in my driveway and that next morning I reversed out like usual and I had to put every bit of my 158lbs on the brake. I drove very slowly and then tried reversing. The brakes were fine. The next night I was driving home and someone cut me off. I had zero brakes. I had to drive off the road to avoid a collision. I came less than a foot from slamming into the vehicle in front of me. I managed to miss most of the curb but ended up hitting the curb with my right rear tire (a chunk of the tire is now missing). Once the vehicle has been driven for a brief period of time there aren’t severe problems with the brakes (while in reverse). Overall the vehicle has significantly less braking power and requires maximum force from me to completely stop. The “service brake assist” light/indicator comes on sporadically and I have gone to a parts store three separate times for a scan but they say when the indicator is not active it may not trigger a read out. One of the stores said I needed to take it to a dealership but I do not have the money for that as I am a single mother in college. Tonight I parked differently so that I could mow the lawn and when I reversed into the driveway (at an incline), a “hill assist” indicator flashed very briefly. My vehicle currently has 36,859 miles, of which I have personally driven 30,259 miles. All maintenance is done as it should be at proper times.

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9 Service Brakes problem of the 2020 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 08/22/2022

My husband and I were leaving a local grocery store, when we began backing up and the "hillside assist" light came on for a 5% or so incline. So after backing up, we pulled out of the parking spot and our brakes began locking up, this continued all the way home (about 3 miles). The error msg, "service stabilitrak" came on when we were pulling into our driveway. We called the dealer where we purchased it because we have less than 48000 miles on it and they said that we may have repairs covered under the power train. However, stabilitrak is not part of the power train, I guess he didn't think I would know that. So we hung up, and did a little forum research and found out we would have to reset the computer to make it "unlock" the brakes. We unhooked the battery for half an hour and reset the computer and it worked, our car is running fine now. My husband was a truck driver for a decade, he knows how to drive in potentially risky situations. However, I think it should be investigated because of the potential safety risk. Since we were doing 25 mph or less this was easily handled for a short distance. However, this would be catastrophic if someone were on the highway when this happened. It could easily cause an accident at any speed. Anyone with less skill than a seasoned truck driver, could be killed if this happened to them. Please investigate this matter.

10 Service Brakes problem of the 2021 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 08/06/2021

1,992 miles. Two times when applying brakes hard the vehicle pulled hard to the right. Both times I narrowly avoided hitting the vehicle in front of me. I went to the service department they did a test drive and were unable to duplicate the issue. They checked the brake pads and rotors and stated all look normal. In addition they did a multi-point inspection. 6,253 miles. Again applying brakes hard the vehicle pulled hard right. Days later the brakes were spongy and then that lead up to the brakes going to the floor board. I went to the service department where they did a test drive and found that they were going to the floor board. They ran a diagnostic check and found the master cylinder were causing concern. They installed sl-n-cylinder kit (04649-95414) and n-fluid (08800-bopckt) they replaced brake master cylinder and reset the operation. Lop=2440100 l=1. 10 l=0. 50 to bleed system. They did a multi-point inspection. They indicated caused by scheduled maintenance. With all incidents no warning lights were showing.

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11 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 07/16/2021

My car always randomly doesn’t want to speed up. All the lights turn in and constantly tells me service power steering and brakes drive with care. It says something about electrical. I have taken it to chevy they tell me they don’t know what is wrong with my car. They charged me 350$ to fix something they thought it was but it wasn’t it because my car still does the same thing. It will even stop telling me how fast I’m going.

12 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 05/30/2021

The contact owns a 2019 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated that the brakes failed. When the contact drove at 30 mph, the vehicle in front of the contact made a sudden stop for a vehicle that was making a left turn. The contact engaged the brake pedal and the brake pedal failed to move down to slow the vehicle down, and to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. The contact proceeded and came to a stop when it crashed into the vehicle in the front rear. The vehicle was taken to an unknown mechanic. However, the mechanic did not provide the contact a diagnostic for the brake system failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 8,200.

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13 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 05/18/2021

The contact owns a 2018 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle stopped independently with the traction control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,240.

14 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 03/24/2021

My car smells like a strong fume that is wanting to knock me out. I pharmacy something in the car that was wrapped in foil and the foil started crackling. Since then it looks like my car is pulling apart, and the suspensions shocks have gone out. When making turn it comes off as if the car is going to buckle under me.

15 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 01/01/2021

The contact owns a2019 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle unexpectedly came to a complete stop and lost motive power, causing the contact to suffer whiplash. The "service stabilitrak" and "abs service soon" warning messages were displayed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle with brake booster failure. The dealer replaced the brake booster. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

16 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 10/02/2020

I purchased a new 2017 Trax on July 15, 2017. Since I got the car I heard a squeak from the rear brakes. I took it back to the dealer and they told me that it is a new car and the squeal will go away. It did not go away. I have taken the car to the dealer 5 times and they keep telling me the rear brakes are ok. I want the dealer to inspect the rear breaks and fix it. Also I want the left- and right-front lower-control arms, inspect and replacing them as necessary to prevent a fatal accident. My car only has 29, 600 miles. Since I bought it, I have taken the car to the dealer with the same problem. All records for my car are in the dealer.

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17 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 12/21/2019

In the 2nd maintenance of the vehicle at the authorized dealer they informed me of a recall on the front train, after this the vehicle has presented different incidents, from different sounds to higher fuel consumption, it does not respond in the same way when accelerating, the guide vibrates and it doesn't stop the same. This happens on any type of pavement. Currently the vehicle has 8,500 kilometers and the situation has not been resolved and is the third visit to the workshop after what happened. Help me please I don't feel safe in the vehicle.

18 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 12/12/2019

Tl- the contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Trax. The contact stated that while on the freeway on an incline and when ledoff the brake, the vehicle rollback and crashed into another vehicle. No warning lights illuminated. The contact nor the other driver was not injured. A police report was not filed, the contact stated there was no damage to neither of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to gordon Chevrolet, inc, 1850 Ford rd, garden city, mi 48135, and was diagnosed and the contact was informed that the vehicle was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mention that when the vehicle in her driveway it will rollback. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000. Aw.

19 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 12/10/2019

Car was bought brand new and had a manufacturing defect of the automatic transmission fluid coolant lines leaking, to the point that the car would not go forward or backwards, this problem was fixed under warranty, and also the car will surge forward at operating temperature, making it hard to stop at red lights, and in panic stops, like my son had recently causing a minor parking lot accident, while the car was moving at a very low speed.

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20 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 10/25/2019

Vehicle accelerated when brakes were applied combing to a stop light.

21 Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 10/20/2019

Front end pops when I make sharp turns, engine has a distinctive miss and back brakes do not hold.

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22 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 10/18/2019

Went to dealership for oil change. Told to pull car up into bay. When turning car back on the dashboard lite up claiming issue with power effecting steering and brakes. They performed a diagnostic test and found no issue. Told me if it happens again let them know and I should pull over to the side of the road, with my flashers on, and turn the car off which would trip it. I only leased this car in March 2019 with 79 miles. There has already been one recall on this make and model.

23 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 09/02/2019

I've received two notices from gm, once that has an actual recall. Both notices were received after my 2017 Trax had been taken to the dealership for check-ups/repairs because of presenting symptoms of both issues of the notices/recall. The first being an evaporaive emissions purge valve that may not fully close, causing the engine to run cold, hesitate or stall at idle speeds. I experienced idling and jerking when my car was in lower gears, jerking so badly, with running in high rpms. I did not know if I would make it home and had to drive with my hazards on. This was experienced on sept. 2, 2019 (labor day) and I had my car towed from my parking garage to the dealership on sept. 4th, 2019. They could not replicate the problem or address it and were not aware of the notice gm had sent out. They did find a tear in some arm on the vehicle, caused by a defective ball bearing which was replaced but unrelated to why it was there. Late October, I experienced other issues with clicking on my breaking system, with my stabilitrack and check engine lights turning on, but then off when I went in reverse. At this time, I knew about the recall (# a192261870) and brought my car back in on Nov. 1, 2019. Again they couldn't "replicate" the issue, but inspected the car with regards to the recall and returned it with no immediate resolution. They ordered a speed-control part and all the recall parts. It's now December 4 and they still do not have the replacement control arms & the bolts that go with them (page Chevrolet service dept; alexandria, va 22312; 703-349-4011. My vehicle continues to have braking/idling/spudering issues on occasion, it is not constant. I have had to call regularly to get updates, and have attempted to call Chevrolet's customer assistance center to open an inquiry but am getting the run around of rover a month. I do not consider this timely.

24 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 07/01/2019

I called and made an appointment at hendrick chev Buick GMC, 12050 w broad st. , richmond, va 23233 on June 29th and carried my vehicle in. They would not look at it to see if it needed the part since they had to wait until after July 1st. I went back again and they looked at it and said the part needed to be replaced. As of today they state they do not have the part. Why can't they get the part?.

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25 Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 06/22/2019

While on the highway, my truck went hard right while my steering wheel was in straight position. I asked my passenger did you feel that . They said yes . It was very scary and happens very sporadic. Also the brakes seem to be some timey with stopping efficiently, like you either stop too quick or not fast enough. I'm not sure why my VIN has not appeared in this recall when clearly my vehicle has the same issues and within the make model and year.

26 Service Brakes problem of the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 06/19/2019

Tl the contact owns a 2018 Chevrolet Trax. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 19v312000 (suspension). While driving and applying pressure to the brake pedal, the brakes made a grinding sound. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to hessert Chevrolet (6301 e roosevelt blvd, philadelphia, PA 19149, (215) 537-2377). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 34,000.

27 Service Brakes problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 01/21/2019

First problem with my Trax 2017 was when my elementary school kid pulled the seat belt to snap her booster seat and it never rolled back. Stays stretched and doesn't retract. I thought it was not a big deal and moved her on the other side. Yesterday I got the engine light on and my car just slowed down for no reason. I was already scared and wondering if it is safe to drive with the kids on the back but was on the middle of the road with no place to pull over so I kept going but my car would no go over 30mph. 5 minutes later it got better. I am taking it to the dealership tomorrow but its over an hour away and don't even know if I should drive or have it towed.

28 Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 11/11/2018

Experienced severe mechanical issues, such as the engine overheating, temperature gauge breaking, coolant system malfunctioning, battery having to be replace twice, brakes overheating, brakes unable to come to a full stop, brakes squeaking, vehicle squeaking when backing up, throttle jumping, and the stability track also breaking.

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29 Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 06/08/2018

I was slowing down to a red light and the brake froze, it would not continue to press down, I ended up hitting another car. I put the car in park, turned it off and turned it back on and the brake was still stuck.

30 Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 11/08/2016

About 3 months after purchasing this brand new car, the brakes started squealing when stopping. I toke in to lawrence hall Chevrolet abilene, texas, they couldn't recreate the noise. So I made several videos of this and showed and emailed to lhc. They said they could not find problems. 4 service calls later , they said they will regrease the brakes. That helped a little. Now it sounds like it is down to the metal when I stop.

31 Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax

Failure Date: 06/20/2016

My mom purchased a 2016 chevy Trax for me at Chevrolet of homewood, 18033 s. Halsted, homewood, IL on 6/13/16 under her name. Within the 1st week of purchase the brakes began squeaking while in motion. After the 2nd week the brakes began squeaking loudly as onlookers responded to the noise they say were coming from the back brakes. I took the car to Chevrolet of homewood on July 7, 2016 for brake inspection. Service test drove the vehicle, heard the noise from brakes but said it was normal. On 7/10/16, the brakes were squeaking so badly I took my car to firestone on elston & addison in chicago, for a vehicle inspection. Firestone noted the brakes were squeaking & told me to take the Trax back to the dealer as the brakes were squeaking all the time. I emailed ceo mary barra on 7/22/16 to complain & she set me up with antoinette baker under case# 8-2249264993, who worked with me until 7/27/16, & without notice turned me on to gm's legal nicole rodella. On 10/27/16 @ 11:03am nicole rodella, called to inform me that gm was gathering information from dealer to determine my claim & she would call me in a few days. On 11/15/16, nicole called telling me she needed an affidavit from my mom to further discuss my complaint. I asked to speak to her supervisor. Gm's ms. Barber (supv. ) told me my mom needed to sign an affidavit for them to deal with me the complaint, although both names are on gm's paperwork. I sent barber dealer paperwork with both names of me and mom, & barbara said that was not enough on 11/15/16. Barber told me she would have nichole get paperwork from dealer & call me back on 11/16/16 & never did. I called barber back on 11/16/16, left message & she has not responded. Attached is sound of brakes. I am requesting to be put in a new vehicle or that gm pay off Trax immediately.

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How long do brake pads last on a Chevy Trax? ›

Chevrolet Trax brake pads mostly last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles depending on your driving habits. If you travel to work in heavy traffic and use your brakes naturally, you'll need to get an inspection more generally.

Are there issues with Chevy Trax? ›

At the forefront of Trax's reliability woes is the faulty A/C system. Frustrated owners complained about the Trax's air conditioning system that had just stopped working. The common causes of A/C problems are usually a refrigerant leak, climate control electrical issues, and a broken air compressor.

How many miles does a Chevy Trax last? ›

How long will a Chevy Trax last? The Chevy Trax can last 100,000 just as any other vehicle. However, you must regularly get an oil change and service your vehicle, and simply keep up with it. Additionally, this Chevy SUV has a good shelf life that can possibly reach 200,000 miles with routine maintenance.

Did Chevy discontinue the Trax? ›

For 2022, Chevy discontinued the sale of Trax models in the US market and continued building and selling Trax models in Mexico, Germany, and South Korea. With the Equinox and Trailblazer next to the Trax in Chevy's lineup, most consumers sprung for the additional features of the others over the simplicity of Trax.

How much does it cost to replace brakes on a Chevy Trax? ›

The average cost for a Chevrolet Trax Brake Pad Replacement is between $243 and $262. Labor costs are estimated between $70 and $89 while parts are priced between $173 and $173.

How do you know when your brake pads need to be replaced? ›

What are the signs that you need to change your Brake Pads and Rotors?
  • Squeaking or Squealing Coming From Brakes. ...
  • Grinding Sound When Braking. ...
  • Vibration When Braking. ...
  • Taking Longer To Stop. ...
  • Brake Pad Indicator Light Comes On. ...
  • Your Brake Pads Appear To Be Thin.

What is the code po299 on a Chevy Trax? ›

What Are Some Causes of a P0299 Code? One of the most common causes of this error code is a faulty turbo or supercharger. Your car may also have or a faulty boost pressure sensor.

What is the code P0234 on a Chevy Trax? ›

What the P0234 code means. P0234 is a generic OBD-II code that is triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the intake boost pressure sensor input signals intake pressure above the maximum specified pressure by 4 psi for more than 5 seconds.

Why is my Chevy Trax jerking? ›

An indication that a vehicle is not receiving the right mixture of air and fuel is if the vehicle jerks or surges forward at high speed. Several components of the fuel or air intake system could cause this jerking or surging sensation to happen. Issues within these systems can also cause fuel economy to worsen.

How much is a Chevrolet Trax worth? ›

2021 Chevrolet Trax Value - $15,674-$22,659 | Edmunds.

Is Chevy Trax good for long trips? ›

If you're planning a long trip, the Chevrolet Trax may not be the best car for you. The first reason is the engine failure due to overheating, (especially in turbocharged models) which causes the engine to shut down while driving.

What is the average price of a Chevy Trax? ›

The 2024 Chevrolet Trax starts at $20,400. This base LS trim has a solid list of standard equipment, including most of the driver-assistance features available in the Trax. The Trax 1RS costs $22,100 and adds sportier accents, alloy wheels and heated front seats.

What replaced Trax? ›

Chevy is replacing the old Trax subcompact SUV with a new model for 2024 that's larger, less expensive, and more attractive inside and out. The redesigned 2024 Trax starts at under $22,000 and will go on sale in the spring of 2023 serving as Chevy's new entry-level model now that the tiny Spark hatchback is gone.

What is the difference between the Trax LS and LT? ›

The 2021 Trax LS starts at $22,395 MSRP, while the 2021 Trax LT starts at $24,195 MSRP. While both models share the same powertrain, infotainment system, and capabilities, the LT unlocks a variety of upgrades and available packages to elevate your compact crossover SUV experience.

What car is the same as a Chevy Trax? ›

When you stop by Gordon Chevy, we will help you compare the Chevy Trax to competitor vehicles like the Mazda CX-30, the Jeep Renegade, and the Buick Encore. Check out how the 2021 Chevy Trax compares to the top competitors in the subcompact SUV segment below.

How much does it cost to replace all 4 brakes? ›

A complete brake repair that includes pads, rotors, and calipers typically averages between $200 and $800 depending on the vehicle and parts used.

What is the price to change all 4 brake pads? ›

The average front brake pad replacement cost is between $115 and $300; this is about the same as the cost of rear brake pad replacement. The cost of replacing all four brake pads, including parts and labor, ranges between $230 and $600 for all four wheels.

How much is labor for brake replacement? ›

Labor to replace rotors and pads is around $150 to $200 per axle. Brake pads and rotors come out to around $250 to $500 per axle.

What are the symptoms of bad rotors? ›

If your rotors are faulty, they may produce a squeaking, squealing, or grinding sound when you apply the brakes. Warped rotors usually emit a high-pitched squeak, while severely worn rotors tend to make a scraping noise.

What are the symptoms of a bad brake caliper? ›

Some signs that your vehicle may have a bad brake caliper can include abnormal noise, reduced braking ability, fluid leaks, or the feeling that your vehicle is pulling to one side. Unlike brake pads that should be replaced consistently, calipers ought to last with the vehicle.

How do I know if my rotors are bad? ›

Some common symptoms of bad rotors include vibration or pulsation in the steering wheel, high-pitched squealing noise when braking, shaking steering wheel, brake pedal pulsing, vehicle taking a long time to stop, loud bangs while braking, large edges on the outer part of the brake rotor, and scratch marks on the rotor.

What is a P0299 permanent code? ›

Symptoms of an Error Code P0299

This error code is sent when your bank A is not providing enough pressure. A turbocharger or supercharger works by creating a pressurized airstream that goes into your engine.

How do I fix error code P0236? ›

What repairs can fix the P0236 code?
  1. Replacing the boost sensor if it is not giving the correct input pressure reading to the ECM.
  2. Repairing or replacing hoses and connections to the turbo boost sensor that have kinks or blockage of the lines.

What all can cause a P0299 code? ›

What is causing the P0299?
  • Leaking or damaged charge piping.
  • Failed diverter valve.
  • Failed boost pressure regulation valve.
  • Failed turbocharger or supercharger.
  • Faulty boost pressure sensor.
  • Faulty wastegate/wastegate actuator.

What is the code po300 on a Chevy Trax? ›

The P0300 engine code indicates a misfiring cylinder problem in your vehicle. The misfiring happens when insufficient fuel is burned or when the spark plug gets damaged.

What is the code P0300 on a Chevy Trax? ›

A cylinder misfire typically occurs when the timing of this ignition is off. P0300 indicates that there are two or more cylinder misfires. This is one of a few air-to-fuel ratio problems car owners will want to repair ASAP, misfires are bad regardless of how often the misfire occurs (misfire rate).

Can you drive with P0234 code? ›

Experts do not recommend that you keep driving if your engine is throwing the P0234 code. This code can cause serious damage to your engine in a long-term manner, especially if you drive with it over a period of time.

Why is my Chevy Trax shaking when braking? ›

The most common reasons a Chevrolet Trax shakes when braking are bad brake rotors, bad brake pads, or a bad wheel bearing.

Why does my Chevy Trax sputter when accelerating? ›

Fuel injector nozzles can become clogged over time, which can lead to a sputtering engine, slow acceleration and the car not having enough power. Fuel injectors can be cleaned if the problem is caught early, but as the conditions worsens, the injectors may have to be replaced.

Why does my Chevy Trax hesitate when accelerating? ›

Dirty fuel injectors may cause the engine to run lean which will in turn, cause hesitation when accelerating.

What is the cheapest Trax? ›

Starting at $21,495, the new Trax costs $1400 less than the outgoing 2022 model and now serves as Chevy's entry-level vehicle. In fact, it's the cheapest vehicle General Motors sells in the U.S. Even fully loaded, the new Trax comes in under $27,000. We hate to say it, but that's cheap by today's new-car standards.

Is Chevy Trax a safe car? ›

The Chevrolet Trax. Hardwired for adventure. A comprehensive suite of available features helped the Chevrolet Trax earn a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rear-vision camera and ten airbags come standard and advanced driver-assist features are available.

Is a Chevy Trax a car or SUV? ›

The small SUV that's ready for big, big things. Designed to help keep your cargo secure and your passengers comfortable, Trax combines head-turning looks with impressive capability. Its 1.2L turbo engine makes it fun to drive, and with a GM-estimated 30 MPG combined fuel economy, that fun will have fewer stops.

What is the top speed of a Chevy Trax? ›

116 mph

How many miles does a Chevy Trax get on a full tank of gas? ›

Even with AWD, you'll get 322 city miles and 420 highway miles of cruising range with the Trax. To achieve that exceptionally long driving range, this SUV is designed with a large fuel tank.

Is Chevy Trax expensive to maintain? ›

Chevrolet Trax auto repair and maintenance costs

The estimated cost to maintain and repair a Chevrolet Trax ranges from $95 to $4496, with an average of $290.

Is the Chevy Trax easy to drive? ›

The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is a pint-size crossover SUV that's affordable, easy to drive and offers up-to-date technology. Unfortunately, the ride quality is unrefined, and both performance and fuel efficiency are disappointing.

Where is the Chevy Trax made? ›

GM announced today that the first shipment of the North American model of the Trax Crossover was made at the Gapo New Port in Masan, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, following its mass production at the Changwon plant. The first shipment is about 5,000 units, all of which are for the North American market.

Who is the Chevy Trax made by? ›

General Motors has just announced that it has started mass production of the all-new 2024 Chevy Trax in South Korea, almost three months after Chevrolet's new crossover entered the pre-production phase in the Asian country.

How much is a 2023 Chevy Trax? ›

Fully redesigned models usually cost more than the vehicles they replace. So, pricing should be higher than the current Trax that ranges from $22,595 to $24,395 (with destination).

Is the Chevy Trax the same as the Buick? ›

Exterior Design and Trim Levels

In reality, the 2022 Buick Encore and 2022 Chevy Trax are cousins and share the GM Gamma ll platform. The sharing of this platform contributes to the two small crossovers having a similar size, but their exterior design couldn't be more different.

How much is the 2024 Chevy Trax? ›

The 2024 Chevy Trax will start at $21,495, including destination and freight charges. Set to go on sale in spring of 2023.

Which is nicer LT or LS? ›

The LT stands for “luxury touring” and signifies models that are above the LS entry-level trims. Some popular Chevy models with LS trims include: Chevy Trailblazer. Chevy Trax.

Which is better LS or LT? ›

The LT was developed by GM to replace the LS in their cars and help the company meet ever-tightening emissions and fuel economy standards. These engines are newer, more advanced, and much more fuel efficient than their LS brethren.

What is nicer LT or LS Chevy? ›

Wondering what does LT stand for Chevy? It means Luxury Touring, and LT models offer even better features at a slightly higher MSRP. While these features vary from model to model, you'll notice a more luxurious feel overall. Note that a key difference between the LS and LT trims is their price.

Is Chevy or Buick better? ›

The biggest difference between Chevy and Buick is the level of luxury. Buick is going to be a couple of notches above Chevy as far as luxury and comfort go. If you want a ride that is both comfortable and technologically advanced without spending an arm and a leg, then a Buick SUV is going to be a great option for you.

Which is bigger Trax or Equinox? ›

2021 Chevy Trax vs.

If you compare these Chevy SUVs side by side, you'll see that the Equinox is larger, and its larger footprint gives it a more spacious cabin that accommodates occupants and cargo more efficiently.

Which is bigger a Chevy Trax or a Buick Encore? ›

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Trax than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Trax offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

How many miles do standard brake pads last? ›

Average brake life runs between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, though some people will have brake pads last beyond 80,000 miles. While it's impossible to give an exact number, the 40,000-mile range is the general mileage to keep in mind when planning for vehicle maintenance.

How many miles until brake pads go bad? ›

Brake pads and shoes are generally thought to be good between 30,000-35,000 miles in urban use. In less demanding situations like highway driving in light traffic, brakes may last 80,000 miles or more.

How long do factory brake pads last? ›

Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles, but some can last as long as 100,000 miles. There are many factors that account for this wide range.

How many miles do factory brake pads last? ›

Manufacturers offer a wide range for the effective “life” of their brake pads, typically between 25,000 and 65,000 miles. But the way you drive can have a big impact on brake pad wear.

Why do my brake pads wear out quickly? ›

Sometimes, pads wear down too quickly because your calipers don't work correctly. Calipers push pads against the rotor to initiate braking. If a caliper jams or sticks, then it might leave the pad on the surface for longer than necessary. The pad will wear down more quickly because it stays on the rotor for too long.

How much should a brake pad replacement cost? ›

What's the average cost to replace brake pads? The average cost of parts is between $35 and $150. The average cost of labor is between $80 and $120 per axle. The average brake pad replacement total is between $115 and $300 per axle (parts + labor).

How can I make my brakes last longer? ›

For a better braking experience that keeps your pads and rotors working longer, try these tips.
  1. Brake Conservatively. ...
  2. Practice Safe Driving. ...
  3. Regularly Service Your Brakes. ...
  4. Reduce Vehicle Weight. ...
  5. Recognize Signs of Brake Trouble. ...
  6. Upgrade Your Brake Pads. ...
  7. Exchange & Replace Brake Fluid.
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Should you replace rotors when replacing brake pads? ›

You don't always have to replace rotors when replacing brake pads. The frequency of rotor replacement depends on factors like rotor quality and driving conditions. However, if your mechanic finds warped or worn rotors beyond the minimum discard thickness, they recommend replacing them together with brake pads.

What happens if you drive on bad brake pads for too long? ›

Unfortunately, what happens when your car brake pads are worn out is it exposes the metal, and the metal on metal grinding can further damage the entire braking system through heat and possible breakage. So, driving with worn out brake pads is a risky game you don't want to play.

Should I replace front and rear brakes at the same time? ›

Generally, your brake pads should all wear at the same time, which makes for an easy replacement. Typically, you should have both your front brake pads replaced at the same time, and your rear pads replaced at the same time, to ensure proper braking power.

Do front or rear brakes wear faster? ›

Your front brake pads will also wear down faster than your rear pads. The front of your vehicle handles a lot more weight transfer as you brake, causing more wear. Over time heat and friction also contribute to brake pad wear. Which axle your brakes are on will also influence how much wear and tear your pads sustain.

How long does it take to fully replace brakes? ›

If your car has noticeably faulty brakes or is simply due for new brake pads, you're probably wondering how long you can expect your vehicle to be at the shop. Brake services often take between one and three hours.

Can brake pads wear out in 3 months? ›

You should check your brake pads every 6 months or every 15,000 miles. Most brake pads will wear out in about 25,000 to 65,000 miles, however, the wear and tear on your brake pads depends on a wide variety of factors including your driving style, what surfaces you're driving on, and the weight of your vehicle.

How do I check my brakes? ›

On many cars, the brake pad can be seen through the wheel. Look at it to determine its thickness. If it seems very thin, less than ¼ inch, it is likely in need of replacement, according to J.D. Power. Some brake pads have a slot in the center that serves as a wear indicator.


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