Chevy Traverse won't start, starter not engaging


Asked by Guru9V1PZ Jun 18, 2017 at 10:54 PM about the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse 1LT FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2010 Chevy Traverse.  Ran fine on a 500 mile trip, but a few days later,
wouldn't start.  Put the key in and turned it to "on" and the traction control off
light is on, the check engine light is on, the gas gauge shows empty (its not),
and there is no info from the computer such as oil life or fuel economy info.
Turn the key to start and all the dashboard lights turn off and nothing happens.  
Checked battery voltage and it's 13.1 volts.  Checked battery connections and
they're good.  Tried to hook up my obd2 code reader, but it couldn't connect to
the computer.  Any suggestions?

15 Answers


try disconnecting / leaving it off for 10-15 min, then reconnecting battery. Maybe just a 'hard reset' would help.

17 people found this helpful.

Went out 12 hours later and she fired right up, but the check engine light was on. Plugged my code reader in ( if you own a Traverse you better get one) and the fault code was U0100. That basically means that communication was lost with the ECM. Guess I'm gonna be checking connectors and grounds associated with the ECM.

23 people found this helpful.

I have a 2010 Traverse and the same exact thing is happening. Engine won’t start, Gas gauge shows empty but it has gas. Traction control off light on check engine light on. Please let me know if you solved your problem. I am done with this vehicle. I’ve had so many problems already with it and don’t want to take it to the dealership again now that it’s no longer under warranty.

35 people found this helpful.

Replace fuse for ECM 1 And for ECM if code U0100 is popping up

27 people found this helpful.

Mine was a blown EMC1 15 amp fuse. This happened after a short in my alternator and it started smoking bad depleated a charged battery in 15 mins. I tried starting it and it ran for 5 secs then died. Changed out alternator and tried to start and nothing but the check engine flashing fast. Was about to tow it to shop which they would of screwed me for a new computer I’m sure. So check EMC fuses

25 people found this helpful.

I have a 2009 traverse I was driving fine in the road for 5 hours I stop in a rest area to take a p and when I try to star it back it wouldn't start it sounds like the solenoid wasn't kicking I replaced the starter and it still do the same loke if it was turning fee

21 people found this helpful.

Im in the same boat my battery died replaced it with a new one. now when I turn the key nothing happens all the lights come on but won't start smh

21 people found this helpful.

Got a new battery it'll turn over but it's not firing off I can hear the fuel pump when I turned the key before I try to start it!!

15 people found this helpful.

Same...but then starts up after a while...

6 people found this helpful.

I have a 2015 Chevy traverse and was out all day yesterday then came home parked it went to go out again it wouldn't start but the check engine light cam on and like the first person said it started fine today so my question is what's the problem will it happen again and how much is it going to cost me

19 people found this helpful.

I have a traverse a few days ago went to start car would not start the key was stuck in the ignition I had some one jump start it started then died no lights on the dash board but the radio played then died completely jump start again worked running went straight home again it started I would not drive car to get stuck again went to start again worked waited a while key stuck again won’t turn on battery at 14 volt any ideas

15 people found this helpful.

Fixed it! After replacing the alternator & battery it wouldn't turn over. Replaced ecm1 fuse & no problems.

10 people found this helpful.

Melvin is it still work good after the ecm1 fuse was changed.


I have an 09 Chevy traverse the fuse box was open so I shut it and now nothing works! HELP!!!! PLEASE SOMEONE!!!!!

4 people found this helpful.

I have a 2009 Chevy traverse won’t start jump off everything is running radio,lights dashboard light up but ignition want start also the anti lock system light is on brake is push down

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