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7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,888 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander miscellaneous problems

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 132016

Uplander

  • 5 miles

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

When I'm stop and I press on the accelerator the van jumps or it starts shaking I took it to the dealer I was told it was the trasmission. They did a full service oil change and everything on the transmission. And it continues to do the same thing when I press on the gas pedal it doesn't get the next shift and it jumps my passengers get scare it fells like someone hit us from behind. Nothing pops up on the dash board no check engine or anything it's the transmission and I don't want to put money in it. It does it everyday I don't want to drive it I'm scared it won't go when I try to accelerate or it won't get the next gear and I'm going to drive 10 mph

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 022007

Uplander

  • 4,421 miles
Remember to keep your Uplander's gas tanks at least half full! Uplander fuel gauge shows gas tank is a quarter full, however, vehicle immediately runs out of gas whenever on a downhill slope. This has happened several times when parked or sitting at a light on a downhill sloped driveway. Unable to start the Uplander in these cases, (sitting or parked facing downhill) as I was in my parking stall, I had to call for roadside assistance. After aaa pulled the Uplander out of downhill parking space onto level ground, the Uplander started up without any problem. The gas gauge then showed that I had a little more than a quarter of a tank and I was able to start the engine and drive the vehicle. Took it to rancho valley Chevrolet, phillips ranch, ca, and replaced the 2006 instrument panel with a re-built instrument panel.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 152008

Uplander

  • miles
I have had the same problems with my 2006 Uplander that owners are complaining about. It would help if whenever someone had a solution for their problems they would post whatever it took to correct the problem.

- Beasley, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 162007

Uplander

  • 30,000 miles
Me and my wife bought a 2006 Chevy Uplander from karmart when we test drove it we noticed a noise in the front end. We asked the salesman what it could be he said our cars are inspected 100 percent and it is not anything to worry about. The car had very low miles on it about 3,600 miles. We drove the car until it had about 33,000 the warranty expires at 36,000 we noticed another loud knock in the front end and it would start shaking really bad when you put on the brakes and I mean scary bad.the lights we also doing a flashing from a really low dim to back to normal that was also something we noticed from time we bought it. We called up speedway Chevrolet in monroe and made an appointment. They took the car in and said it needed a new tie rod and a frontend the alignment was way out.they also replaced the voltage regulator. We went back to pick the car up and they said the front brakes were needing to be replaced and they were wearing uneven I asked him if this could be from the front end problem he said no. I also noticed the tires were wearing uneven and it looked like they were wearing on the outside more. We noticed the same noise was still there as from karmart.so we took it to les schwab and had the brakes replaced hoping it would fix the problem. It didn't fix the noise so we drove the car another 1,000 miles and started hearing another loud knock. The noise from the dealership was different from the loud knocks that started up. We made another appt. With speedway cheverlet and this time they said there was a recall on the steering box and the bearings on the axles were bad. They replaced the steering box and said it would be a while before they could replace the bearings. The bearing makers were on strike so we waited from July 26 til Aug 13 or 14th to pick it up. We went the whole time with one car and really had a hard time doing so. I feel there was some major safety issues overlooked and they were hoping the warranty would run out.

- Snohomish, WA, 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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