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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,988 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 192015

Uplander

  • 144,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My traction control light has been staying on sometimes the van accelerates on its own and service stability light comes on. Too the brakes have a grinding catch in brake pedal when pushing it when going down my driveway. Also the van has hesitation on starting you have to give it gas to start. These problems happen while youre driving. I just had a new transmission put in, but these problems started before my transmission went out.

- Westmoreland, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 102013

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 89,900 miles
A deer ran across the road. In an effort to avoid a collision, my wife swerved but the vehicle began to spin around and she could not control it by counter steering. My wife struck a post sideway on driver side. The vehicle was declared a total lost by California insurance who has the vehicle.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 042011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Brakes make loud noise, then ABS and service traction control lights appear on dash.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 102013

Uplander

  • 143,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the electronic stability control light illuminated as the vehicle independently and abruptly decelerated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics but none were able to determine a cause for failure. The vehicle was scheduled to be diagnosed by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 143,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

May 062010

Uplander

  • 20,000 miles
Our 2006 Chevy Uplander first starting having problems at about 20,000 miles when our tires (Continental brand that came installed on brand new vehicle from dealer) needed to be replaced due to severe cupping on all 4 tires. We were told it was an alignment issue, so we had the tires replaced and had a 4 wheel alignment. Tires needed to be replaced again at 45,000 miles due to same cupping issue. Again, another 4 wheel alignment was performed. Fuel sensor was reading empty on a full tank of gas and the float was replaced at 16,000 miles. Now at 50,000 miles, sensor reads consistently empty again on a full tank of gas. Severe rattling/vibration from under the vehicle at highway speeds that resonates from between the front driver and passenger seats. (possibly E-brake cable or heat shield?) both front and rear shocks and struts needed to be replaced at 54,000 miles. There is a severe issue concerning the steering. When turning either left or right steering has some slop. The rack and pinion need to be replaced. The electronic stability control sensor, ABS sensor, and traction control sensor all illuminate at random times while normal driving is occurring.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 092007

Uplander

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the service traction control light, ABS light, and stabilizer light constantly illuminate in the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced it twice. They claimed to have repaired the issue, but the failure still persists. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they stated that the contact must pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 53,000.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 152006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 13 miles
I have a 2006 Chevy Uplander lt and I started to have problems around 3,000 miles of ownership. It started with electrical issues (hard drive entertainment system, gas gauge, dimming lights, radio losing settings, hard starts, service ABS, and service traction control) and gradually moved to mechanical issues (clucking noises " front end, vibrations " front end, steering binding, and grinding noises from the front end). What has been replaced in hopes of fixing the issues are the hard drive to the entertainment system, main computer module (twice and reprogrammed several times), steering column, steering box, rack and pinion, front stabilizing control arms, front brake, front rotors resurfaced, ABS control module (never fixed the service ABS and service traction control). The dealer still can?T explain the grinding noise and is trying to convince me that it is normal characteristics of the van (they actually wrote that in the service report). They can not resolve the service ABS and traction control errors. They can?T resolve the hard starts. The dealer has taken a position that no more diagnostic work will be performed to the front end until I replace a cupped tire (their opinion). I have hired a lemon law attorney to help with my problem.

- Mantua, NJ, USA

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