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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,270 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012008


  • 29,400 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that when driving at low speeds and attempting a turn in either direction, the vehicle would lock hesitate and become resistant to turning. The vehicle was inspected by both the dealer and an independent mechanic who advised that the hub assembly would need to be replaced. The contact stated that the failure continuously recurred for three years and the vehicle had been repaired three times for the same failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 29,400.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 132006


  • miles
This is in regards to claim #10242028 the mileage was closer to 9500 and we were referred to you through the attorney generals office in belling ham wa. I did receive a copy of there inspection report and they told a lie on hearing the noise it was not a quiet noise when you turned the vehicle left or right it would be very loud. We were told by the Chevy dealer that it would be very unsafe to drive the car with the very same noise we left with off the lot. The issue is that I drove an unsafe car off there lot and it became more unsafe the more we drove it. The reason all of the other things went wrong on the car was a result of them not fixing what was wrong with it in the first place. They said the tires were wearing out because it was not properly maintained I don't believe this at all. I am very angry at them and I can't believe they can just get away with this. When I drove the van to seattle the other day the service T/C and service ABS system lights were on all the way there I am afraid to drive the van and my wife is to. I truly hope there is something that can be done about this we paid $26,000 and we thought we were getting a fairly new reliable van that is what we paid for thank you for your help !!!!

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Sep 182006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,666 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. A few days after purchasing the vehicle, the contact began experiencing failures with her vehicle. She had to have all the front end components replaced, including the brakes, alternator, axle, swaybar link, wheel bearings, tie rod, and tires. The dealer repaired the failures, but they are recurring. The failures were covered under warranty; however, the contact had to pay a $50 deductible. The failure mileage was 23,666 and current mileage was 49,376.

- Sidney, ME, USA

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