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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,407 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Uplander steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 142014

Uplander

  • 194,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the steering wheel seized and an unknown warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 194,000.

- Vernon, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 122011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
On wet days, especially when there are puddles, water splashes up on the belt that drives the wheel that drives the power steering pump. When this happens, the belt slips and the power steering locks up. This has happened many times, and it took us a long time to figure out what the problem was. We had taken it to an authorized Chevy dealer, and they couldn't find anything wrong. They replaced practically the whole power steering system, but the problem persisted. It wasn't until we googled the problem on the internet that we found out what was causing it. We also found out that we were not the only ones with this problem. This problem is caused by a poor design. The belt only has a few inches of contact with the power steering pump drive. Please force GM to recall these vehicles and fix them before an accident happens! thank you very much.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 272012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
This last October 2012, I had an opportunity to drive my wife's vehicle and noticed a floating sensation in the steering when driving straight making it somewhat difficult to maintain lane position due to over steering back and forth when trying to compensate for float. I then noticed a clunking sound when turning the steering wheel to the left or right when stopped and at slower speeds. I took the car to my mechanic he said that it seemed to be the steering intermediate shaft. I then brought the vehicle to the Chevrolet dealer we bought it from to have them inspect it. They confirmed it was the shaft. I was told that the part was around $350. I then contacted GM headquarters questioning the safety of this problem and was told that this is a normal wear and tear item and they would not be able to provide any assistance with the repair. This is the first vehicle of owning many various manufacturers has ever had this issue. Are intermediate steering shafts normal wear and tear parts" does this part need to fail and cause a fatal accident before a recall is necessary??" recently Toyota recalled millions of their vehicles with similar problems.

- Libertyville, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 162009

Uplander

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving, he felt a buckle in the steering wheel while turning. The contact stated that he would hear a noise coming through the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the steering box was not greased properly when it was manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 35,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Springhill, LA, USA

problem #5

Feb 102012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
This is the 4th time the vehicle shuts off in the middle of turning.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 052008

Uplander 6-cyl

  • miles
There has been several times I will be driving and with no warning the steering locks up and it makes a noise like the traction control does when it comes on and its like I am slamming on the breaks but I am not. I took it to a certified Chevy technician three times now and I am taking it back tomorrow for a fourth time. I have two children and it is very dangerous I feel it should be investigated and recalled before some one gets hurt or worse dies. I also replaced the sensor. That did not do a thing other than cost me a lot of money.

- Chester, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192011

Uplander

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she smelled a strong odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel odor was coming from the engine. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose or repair the failure. The contact also stated that the vehicle would shake while driving at various speeds. The tires were replaced on four occasions due to excessive tread wear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating as intended. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 95,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 212008

Uplander

  • 11,660 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving approximately 50 miles per hour, the contact stated that the steering wheel began to shake. The contact stated that the front brakes also failed. The vehicle was repaired. The incident occurred again while driving approximately 50 miles per hour. The contact had the vehicle repaired a second time. The rotors were replaced and he was advised by the dealer that the pulsation in the rotors caused the failure to occur. The VIN was not available. The contact also opened a small claims against the dealer. The failure mileages were 11,660 ( incident) and 18,853 ( incident). The current mileage was 19,000.

- Mount Sterling, KY, USA

problem #1

Jun 232009

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander. While the contact was backing out of his driveway at an unknown speed, he heard a clicking sound coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the steering shaft needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 20,000. Updated 07/14/09 updated 07/16/09.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

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