The 2023 Chevy Traverse is the final model year for the current second-gen crossover, with an all-new third-gen set to arrive for the 2024 model year. Unfortunately, some units of the 2023 Chevy Traverse have been affected by a rear inner wheelhouse metal split condition. Now, GM has issued a new service update to address this issue.
The service update is identified as N232402000, and was released this month. The service update applies to an unknown number of Chevy Traverse models, all of which were produced for the 2023 model year. According to GM, some units of the 2023 Chevy Traverse may have a metal split in the passenger side rear wheelhouse inner sheet metal. It’s unknown exactly how many units may be affected by this condition.
In order to fix this condition, technicians are instructed to first inspect the rear inner wheelhouse on the 2023 Chevy Traverse, and if necessary, apply a structural adhesive to a new panel and install it over the split. The fix may require a new rear wheelhouse inner panel.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Traverse is powered exclusively by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. Output is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, all of which is sent to the wheels through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Under the body panels, the 2023 Chevy Traverse rides on the GM C1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.
Looking ahead, GM will launch the third-generation Chevy Traverse for the 2024 model year. The new Traverse will usher in a wealth of updates and changes, including a new off-road-oriented Z71 trim level, while the crossover will adopt a more truck-like appearance overall. The cabin will also include a totally redesigned layout, as well as new tech features, possibly including the GM Super Cruise system. The new turbocharged 2.5LI4 LK0 gasoline engine will serve as the exclusive powertrain option.