I bought a used 2010 traverse this past may. Recently went to buy running boards from the dealer (family) and the parts guy said they cannot get these in anymore. That there 'may' have been an issue with them and that is why --- I'm short, and have a hard time getting in and out. Obviously I could live without them, but life would be THAT much easier with them. Not to mention I just had newborn twins, and getting them in and out of the truck can be difficult too.
I read somewhere about the nurf bars... will look into that option, but just curious if anyone knew what the deal is with the factory ones