I have a 2011 Chevy traverse lt awd and has 132,500 miles on it transmission fluid has never been changed and the color is a light brown and want to change it would it be a bad idea to or would it create a problem?

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It's old "mechanic" folklore that changing transmission fluid with an high-mileage transmission will cause a failure. There is no proof of this that I've ever seen. I think the problem is that such a transmission is more prone to failure anyway due to its age and mileage.

But a flush and change will help extend the remaining life of the unit and if this were mine, I'd certainly change the fluid.

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