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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,192 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #10

May 062010

Uplander

  • 20,000 miles

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

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 #9

Feb 042012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • miles
I was hit from behind on February 4, 2012 on campcreek pkwy in college park ga, because my vehicle stalled when I pressed the gas to take off from the red light, it clunks when making turns, it sounds as if something is loose on the front end, and has made these sounds since I've had it, I have had to repair the brakes frequently, the vehicle stalls when driving on the highway, the temperature gauge goes up and down, the transmission stalls. The dash light sometimes goes out, it runs out of gas when parked on an incline.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 152010

Uplander

  • miles
1st the check engine light keeps coming on and when put on diagnostic code came back PO463. The van wouldn't pass emissions and when you fill up with gas it would say it was empty. There's a loud popping noise sounds like at axle. It does this after you stop at red lights. I was told this had to do with axle and could brake and cause fatal accident, the ABS light keeps coming on and the braking system scared me to death. The doors constantly chime or ding and the doors will open going down the road. I was so upset because I have to Transport my elderly aunt and two children and before I was about to pay to have all this fixed I decided to check out recall. I am so shocked that you can look this up online and they are 1000 documented complaints on all the same problems but yet no recalls. Is it going to take people getting killed to do this. I am praying for something less tragic and trying to save these precious lives. There is research and lawsuits that the Chevrolet Uplanders have a lot of these problems from 2005 to 2008 especially with the doors and like me everyone gets annoyed and unplugs them and have to use them manually but why should we when are still paying for automatic doors. This van is truly unsafe and a lemon. I pray to god everyday to keep me safe while driving and have told my husband if I die while driving this vehicle he should sue!!! updated 01/17/12 the consumer stated GM called and asked her to bring the van in for a diagnostic test. They stated she would have to pay for the test. The fuel sensor was replaced in 2006. However, the consumer stated it had to be replaced again. They also aligned the doors in 2008 which was proof of an ongoing problem. Updated 01/18/12

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 062009

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

Rear passenger sliding door opens while driving. Motor dies. Motor replaced. Rear passenger sliding door opens while driving. Motor dies. Motor replaced. Rear passenger sliding door opens while driving. Motor dies. Motor replaced. Car won't turnover to start car without holding down the gas pedal. Had parts replaced. Car won't turnover to start car without holding down the gas pedal. Had parts replaced. Car won't turnover to start car without holding down the gas pedal. Had parts replaced.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 292011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Have a Chevy Uplander year 2007 van, the gas gauge shows that I have gas however there have been several times that the vehicle has stalled while driving or when it has been parked on a slight incline. Service tech's can not figure out why this is happening.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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problem #5

Apr 012011

Uplander

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Uplander. Consumer states strong smell of gasoline coming from vehicle

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Jan 042006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 99,841 miles

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

I was exiting the interstate and began to lose power; I had 1/4 tank of gas and my car stalled on the exit ramp, but I managed to coast the side of the road.I was told after having my car towed that I may be out of gas so I put gas in the automobile and after several tries it restarted finally....now I'm having a problem with gasoline fumes entering the automobile cabin. (this was the fourth time that my car has stalled).

- Mechanicsville , VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 222008

Uplander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was parked on an incline, the fuel level indicator would display that the fuel tank was empty and the vehicle would not start. In addition, the brakes were worn prematurely, the ABS warning light would illuminate intermittently, both driver and passenger sliding doors were malfunctioned and the headlights would fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times in regards to the failure but to no avail. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 052009

Uplander

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall if the fuel tank was less than one-fourth full or when driving downhill. The failure would not occur when traveling downhill or on level ground. The contact believed the failure was caused by the front fuel pump. The VIN was not accepted. The failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. Updated 11/19/10. Updated 12/02/10

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008

Uplander

  • 41,074 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the fuel gauge indicated that no fuel was present while driving downhill. The failure occurred when the fuel tank was full. The dealer stated that there was no remedy for the failure. They further stated that the vehicle could run out of gasoline while driving downhill and then shut off. In addition, the vehicle would lose power steering and braking ability. The failure mileage was 41,074.

- Ellijay, GA, USA

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