The Most Common 2019 Chevrolet Trax Problems

The most common 2019 Chevrolet Trax problems include issues with the steering, suspension, and electrical system.
Written by Meaghan Branham
Drivers of the 2019 Chevrolet Trax most frequently complain about the electrical system, engine, service brakes, and suspension. 
  • The 2019 Chevy Trax generally earns good reliability ratings, but no vehicle is immune from problems.
  • Common issues reported by Trax owners include electrical problems and suspension system problems.

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax’s most common problems

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax has plenty of competition when it comes to subcompact crossovers, and it doesn’t exactly stand out from the crowd. While it boasts a comfortable and practical interior, it falls short in categories like engine performance, acceleration, and technology. 
The 2019 Chevrolet Trax is a crossover SUV that has room for up to five people, comes with all-wheel drive (AWD) to help you navigate rough terrain, and earns relatively high scores for reliability—but like other vehicles, it can also experience its fair share of problems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (
), the Trax has received a total of 69 complaints. 
Most of those have been regarding the suspension, but several have also mentioned the service brakes, engine, and electrical system. Those suspension and steering problems have even been known to lead to a loss of control of the car while steering, even in cars that have a relatively low mileage.
There are two recalls issued for the Trax:
  • For suspension: Around 100,000 vehicles were recalled as a result of poor welding on the lower control arms, which could lead to the arm separating from the vehicle causing a loss of control.
  • Incorrect setting in the airbags: Some models may not have been turned off of “manufacturing mode”, which prevents them from deploying in case of a crash. 
Owners also have taken issue with a few other quirks of the 2019 Trax:
  • Amount of trunk and hatch space
  • Ease of adjusting rear seats
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Check engine light stays on
  • Brake failure
Is the 2019 Chevrolet Trax reliable?
The 2019 model year of the Chevrolet Trax is considered reliable overall.
RepairPal gave the Trax a 4 out of 5 reliability rating. That’s pretty high, but it still falls behind many of its competitors. 
Even with that score, it was ranked 6th out of 7 for subcompact SUVs. J.D. Powers also gave the 2019 Trax a relatively high score of 81 out of 100 for reliability.
When it comes to annual
car repair
costs: The Trax will run you an average of $490 per year. That’s not too bad when compared to the average annual cost to repair other SUVs of its size, which tends to be around $470. 
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