2024 Chevrolet Trax Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Engine and electrical issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones | Reviewer: Sergei Lemberg

The Chevrolet Trax is one of the crossover models made by General Motors. It’s been a part of the Chevy brand since 2014 and has two generations to choose from. In other parts of the world, the model is known as the Chevrolet Tracker or the Holden Trax.

Since its introduction in 2014, Chevy has sold more than 600,000 Trax models. The two most popular models have been the 2019 and the 2020 SUVs

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Most Common Problems

The 2023 Chevrolet Trax is a budget-friendly vehicle, so the bar isn’t set too high. Customers aren’t going to complain about a lot because they are getting a cheap car. However, there have been some aspects that are too big to overlook, such as the electrical system issues, engine problems and interior concerns.

2024 Chevrolet Trax Complaint Summary

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Electrical System
Exterior Lighting
Unknown Or Other
Service Brakes
Lane Departure: Assist
Power Train
Air Bags
Back Over Prevention
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape Deck/cd Etc.

Electrical Problems

    • Car doesn’t start: Within a week of owning the Trax, some people have already discovered major issues, such as the inability to start the vehicle. The system doesn’t activate even when the key is turned to the ACC position.
    • Malfunctioning gauges: Some people didn’t have trouble starting the car, but there were issues with the gauges once it turned on. On occasion, the speedometer and other gauges remain at zero, even while driving.
  • Erratic warning lights: While driving, owners have been subject to crazy warning lights showing up for no reason. One person says that every safety system warning goes off, while another had the TPMS light come on eight different times, even though there was nothing wrong. The customers that have taken the car to the dealership have been told it’s a bad body control module.
  • Defective radio: After turning off the vehicle, some customers find that the radio continues to play. To turn off the radio, the power button must manually be pushed. This problem could lead to a dead battery if the owner failed to turn it off.
  • Climate control settings don’t save: When exiting the vehicle, owners expect that the AC and heat settings will be saved, but they aren’t. This causes a problem when remote starting the vehicle because owners don’t know whether the heat, AC or defrost is running, leaving them with an uncomfortable cabin when it’s time to head to work.

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Engine Issues

  • Reduced power: Drivers are complaining about the small three-cylinder engine that seems sluggish. It’s been a disappointment for owners used to having a four-cylinder engine.
  • Bad fuel economy: While the fuel economy isn’t as bad as a truck or large SUV, it doesn’t get the fuel economy it should with a smaller engine. Drivers are sacrificing performance and not getting the fuel savings they hoped for.

Interior Problems

  • Missing interior features: It’s expected that the Trax wouldn’t have an upscale interior, so the cheap plastic materials are no surprise to anyone. However, the missing rear cup holders prove just how shoddy this Chevy is.
  • No power driver seat: Even on most budget-friendly vehicles, drivers can still get a power driver seat, but that’s not the case with the Trax. The power driver seat is only available with ACTIV models and there’s no power tailgate either.

2024 Chevy Trax Recalls

Chevrolet hasn’t issued any recalls at this time, but we expect that there will be some coming down the pipeline. The biggest issues have to do with starting the vehicle and the random warning lights. With either of these concerns, the manufacturer should be issuing a recall to make the problems right. There are bigger issues with some of these malfunctions, especially with the warning lights because drivers won’t know if there’s ever something truly wrong.

What To Do If Your 2024 Trax is a Lemon

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • Joe

    I bought the 2024 Trax R1 on 9/17/2023. I had no issues with this Crossover mechanically or electronical as up to date. The 3-cylinder engine performs very well. The acceleration for interstate driving on lane changing, ramp ascending and descending handles well. The safety features and all accessories are excellent. The interior is sharp, and the exterior is well designed with low profile and aero dynamics. I could go on with how much I like this small SUV, but I won’t. In closing I treat my vehicles well with routine maintenance and bumper-to-bumper cleaning and detailing throughout the entire vehicle. Also keep a bumper-to-bumper extended unlimited months or 100,000 miles warranty

  • Barry

    I bought a Trax Active, 1 month, I sold it back to dealer. Dash goes black, no maps. I left it at the dealer for a few days, got it back, No change. I sold it back to my dealer it was only a toy for me, I have a new Tahoe Premier, I don’t need problems with a toy, Barry

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