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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,500 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Apr 092011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Seat belt pretensioner deployed w no impact belt is slack. Manufacturer knows of problem and has issued a tsb stating that its because sticky liquids have spilled into mechanism, which is impossible. The tsb is just a smokescreen. Im sure alot of cars have this condition but Chevy unwilling to acknowledge.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 022010


  • miles
The ABS light is on in my van, I have been told that the airbag could deploy at any time or that in the event of a crash that it won't deploy at all. I purchased this vehicle used but this problem started in 2009. The light will go off occasionally, but only for a few miles. This should be fixed by Chevrolet, however the dealer has stated that it is and was not covered under warrenty.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The drivers side seat belt started going slack about a year ago but I could take up the tension by hand after I buckled the belt. This was just an annoyance until a month ago when the SRS light appeared on the dash. The mil was intermittent at first, leading me to believe that the malfunction was likely to resolve itself. Unfortunately the mil is now always on. I took the vehicle to a qualified technician whom I trust and he put the vehicle on the scanner. He informed me that I did indeed have a "hard" code. His computer tells me that my left front pretensioner deployment loop is open. (code # dtc B 0065). I haven't yet taken the vehicle to the dealer to see how this resolves.

- Belle Harbor, NY, USA

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