Chevrolet Traverse 2009-2015 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2009 and 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Chevrolet Traverse
General Motors’ Chevrolet Traverse is a seven- or eight-seat mid-size crossover SUV. It shares a platform with the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave (Lambda for first generation, C1XX for second generation). The Cadillac XT6 rides on the same C1XX platform. It is the replacement to the TrailBlazer SUV and Uplander minivan from Chevrolet.
The first Traverse was constructed in 2009 in GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant, but production was shifted to GM’s Delta Township, Michigan, assembly factory in 2010.
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse made its premiere at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, and by October 2008, it was available at every Chevrolet dealer.
In the summer of 2017, the second generation vehicle made its debut in showrooms. As part of Chevrolet’s intentions to extend its SUV selection, the Traverse was positioned above the new mid-size Chevrolet Blazer starting with the 2019 model year.
The LLT engine is a 3,564 cc (3.564 L; 217.5 cu in) DOHC V6 with VVT and direct injection found in the Chevrolet Traverse. This powerplant is also available in other Lambda-based vehicles for the 2009 model year. Power is sent to the front or all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. In the LS and LT variants, the Traverse produces 281 horsepower (210 kW) and 266 pound-feet of torque. The LTZ variant with dual exhaust produces 288 horsepower (215 kW) and 270 pound-feet of torque. For the 2018 model year, the Traverse received a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine (RPO code LTG), which was only offered on the RS trim level. The 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo engine was only available for a short time, since Chevrolet discontinued it for the Traverse in April 2019. The 3.6-liter V6 engine was also modified in 2018. (RPO code LFY). The 3.6-liter engine has been improved with more power and engine start-stop technology. Starting with the 2018 model year, all trim levels and engine options were equipped with a 9-speed 9T65 transmission.
The name Traverse was first used to a concept car shown at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the Chevrolet Equinox replaced it for the 2005 model year. The production Traverse has a chevron-shaped grille similar to the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, which was inspired by the 2005 Chevrolet Sequel concept. With the exception of the doors, the Traverse has distinct sheet metal from the other Lambda crossovers.
The Traverse, along with the new Chevrolet Camaro, was featured in a GM product placement in the NBC drama My Own Worst Enemy, which was cancelled in mid-November 2008. The automobile can also be seen in Hawaii Five-0 and The Mentalist remakes.
The Traverse is also utilized in the Walt Disney World Resort’s Minnie Van Service, which works in conjunction with Lyft.
Federal agencies, such as the Secret Service, frequently use the Chevrolet Traverse’s Gothic black hues.
There are no cosmetic changes. Only two new features were added: a redesigned 18-inch wheel and Siri Eyes Free. Exterior colors Siren Red Tintcoat, Sable Metallic, and Blue Velvet Metallic became available, while interior colors Ebony/Saddle Up became accessible.