Anyone with driver side AC blowing hot air after 2011 traverse battery replacement issue?

hugh_torreshugh_torres Member Posts: 1
edited November 2016 in Chevrolet
I replaced a battery on our 2011 Traverse, as I've replaced on all my other vehicles I've ever owned / worked with. However, I've never had any issues like this one before, with 02 Lexus, 2004 Trailblazer, 1997 Grand AM, etc. I've replaced with the same battery as the original (AC Delco). My wife was driving the vehicle and she made it home. When we spoke, she advised the Traverse would not start. As I tried to restart, dome, headlights and dash board lights dimmed / turned off, ping and clicking noises sounded, etc, but the vehicle would not turn over.

After researching on-line and asking other Chevy owners, I found out this is a common issue with these (Chevy) vehicles occurring over a range of models and years. No one specific "reset" option or process I've read so far (disconnect/reconnect battery; thermostat temperature range changes on driver / passenger sides, increasing / decreasing/ turn Auto button on and turn off / restart engine, etc.) have worked. No one seems to have a definitive answer and any posting by "Chevy Customer Services" has been useless.

If this is a known issue with Chevy vehicles, why has there no corrective re-call made? Why hasn't Chevy fixed this issue? The lack of incentive to address and correct this for the American Consumer is really heart wrenching and disappointing, to day the least.

If anyone has any feedback or information as to the resolution of this issue, please post and let me know.

Thank you.


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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    I wonder if your security system might be the problem. Can you borrow a scan tool? Is the security light flashing?
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    madharpmadharp Member Posts: 1
    My ac is blowing hot air and the charge is good. The light on the ac knob keeps blinking. Wtf.
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    emily72emily72 Member Posts: 1
    I to developed the same issue 
    I disconnect the battery to reset the hvac because it wasn't blowing hard and now I have no ac on driver side I've tried to reset 3 time now and pulled the fuse once
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    thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,764
    If you lost system power when you replaced the battery then the calibration of the AC/Heater actuators had to be relearned. The plastic gears in older actuators often become brittle and occasionally break during the recalibration exercise. Using a professional level scan tool the AC control head can be checked for trouble codes and for positioning data of the blend door actuators. It's very likely that the one that controls the drivers side temperature has failed.
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