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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,198 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander fuel system problems

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 062016


  • miles


This vehicle need to be recalled, I read alot from other people, and I am having the same problem, tire blow, odor of gas, I have kids and this is not a safe car, my kids have asthma and I can not have a car like this, this is damages and nit a safe van, 2008 chev Uplander need to be off the market. I drive this car smelling gas and gas is all over the road and highways. This need to be on recall

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 122015


  • 74,500 miles
Fuel pump defective from fuel feed and return line

- San Elizario, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 242011


  • 101,009 miles
I have had nothing but problems with this car. I have had brake issues the front sensor wires got snagged and shut down while driving. It had turned on and off a few times once as I slammed on the brakes, I almost rear ended the car in front of me. The fuel system has needed a new wire harness that had burnt up at 108,000 miles, the tuning port needed to be replaced around the same time as well as an evap canister. Now at 140,000 miles the transmission went out. They have blocked me from reporting on facebook how the cars are awful but I am now writing everyone I can about the autos they pass of as american car.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 012008

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles


Transmission went out. Dash light go out, seat belts all of them unlatch by them self, I replaced the brakes 6 times already, emission vapor canister went out, the engine light always on. It all ways say check gas cap, know my van not working. I can't clean any hard codes, passenger right side door unlatch when I was and the bottom half of the door hit the ground on the freeway with my 5 kids in the car, my 20 yr son was sitting by his eight yr old brother. My eight yr old was on the side that came unlatch thank god he un did his brother seat belt and grab him and held on to him tight until I stop the vehicle. The started went out, the back air condition won't work, the passenger right side joint broke, the van over heats all the time which cause the transmission to go out and the starter went I replace transmission starter and thermostat.the van a piece of [xxx] and I want my money back I paid for in cash. I brought the van in 2008 and paid cash for it.I had nothing but problems with it since I brought it in 11/1/2008. The problems started 2 days after I brought the van home. I wish never had gotten it. The [xxx] thing a lemon they need force Chevy to recall the god [xxx] lemon 2008 Chevy Uplander and give me my money back so I can go some were else and by my family a real van, I'm a single mom of 5 children and I need a reliable van, not a piece of [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 77,680 miles
I have noticed right around the time I got this van that just it just started making this clunking sound coming from the rear end and making a noise that I couldn't figure out. The drop down modular has been really bogging down around 50mph and makes me give it more gas to stop the kick back. The engine light came on after buying a set of 4 new tires for the van. I bought what the van recalled and the check engine light came on and wont go off. I have had it checked out and still wont shut off. I have kept the oil changed at required times. I noticed the fuel system also has been giving the van a harsh mpg issues and not sure why. I think it might be the drop down modular that is causing this problem. I now been having since 2011 the clunking sound coming from the rear end axel area and then after reading about the recall today really made me scared to drive this van because I'm disabled and in a wheelchair. I have the lowered floor option and I know its going to need this recall fixed and welded. Please send me a email on how I can get this van fixed. I wanted to also tell you that this van was sold to me at $32,850 and had a blown engine that they didn't tell me till afterwards. At 20,000 miles the van blew up and they sold it to me as new and it was used. They also tried to sell me a extended warranty that was paid for by the manufacture for $3,500.I feel I was done wrong and would not of bought this van if I had known it was blown up at 20,000 miles. I would like to request a review to have it inspected and fixed with the welding that the recall calls for. Thank you.

- Freeport, OH, USA

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problem #1

Sep 102012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
While driving my truck my children would smell gas very strong odor inside of the car it was so strong I turn off the A/C and put the windows down our eyes would burn and to make matters worse we also have breathing problems' traveling back and forth to school with no windows on the sides it is very unpleasant ride; this went on for over a week I had no choice this is the van I use to take them to school church store which is a far distance from where we live. I would like to add even when the van is parked you can still smell gas inside and outside. I am a widow and all I have is my children please help us I will need a rental as I can not be with out transportation thank you for your attention.

- Miami Gardens , FL, USA

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