really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,876 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 122016


  • 106,008 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving at any speed, the vehicle made an unusual noise. The doors failed to open and close easily, especially the front doors. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the entire frame was rusted out and separated, compromising the integrity of the frame. The dealer also stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 106,008.

- Camdenton, MO, USA

problem #7

Aug 302015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving highway speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise under the vehicle and noticed a bar hanging under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the lower front body tie bar needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #6

Nov 202007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The rear power doors on my 2006 Uplander have constantly needed service. There have been times the door alarm goes off when the door is not actually open, we have to pull over and reset the doors by opening and closing them. The roller bearings have been replaced twice on the drivers slider. Both doors have been serviced at least 10 times for improper closing, faulty sensor alarm dinging even when the doors are closed, sometimes it takes many attempts for the doors to close. The driver side door almost came completely off when the roller bearings broke. These doors are unsafe and beyond defective.

- Holt, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 012012


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the rear sliding door on the driver's side occasionally opened automatically. The dealer was notified and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for inspection. The vehicle was in the process of being taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 152010


  • miles
1st the check engine light keeps coming on and when put on diagnostic code came back PO463. The van wouldn't pass emissions and when you fill up with gas it would say it was empty. There's a loud popping noise sounds like at axle. It does this after you stop at red lights. I was told this had to do with axle and could brake and cause fatal accident, the ABS light keeps coming on and the braking system scared me to death. The doors constantly chime or ding and the doors will open going down the road. I was so upset because I have to Transport my elderly aunt and two children and before I was about to pay to have all this fixed I decided to check out recall. I am so shocked that you can look this up online and they are 1000 documented complaints on all the same problems but yet no recalls. Is it going to take people getting killed to do this. I am praying for something less tragic and trying to save these precious lives. There is research and lawsuits that the Chevrolet Uplanders have a lot of these problems from 2005 to 2008 especially with the doors and like me everyone gets annoyed and unplugs them and have to use them manually but why should we when are still paying for automatic doors. This van is truly unsafe and a lemon. I pray to god everyday to keep me safe while driving and have told my husband if I die while driving this vehicle he should sue!!! updated 01/17/12 the consumer stated GM called and asked her to bring the van in for a diagnostic test. They stated she would have to pay for the test. The fuel sensor was replaced in 2006. However, the consumer stated it had to be replaced again. They also aligned the doors in 2008 which was proof of an ongoing problem. Updated 01/18/12

- Canton, GA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 112011


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that sporadically, she was unable to open and close the vehicle sliding door whether automatically or manually. The contact mentioned that after closing the door the warning gauge would indicate that it was still open. In addition, the contact stated that as a result of the failure, a child's hand was caught in the door and she was unable to open the door in order to release the child's hand. The child was taken to the hospital and suffered minor bruising and swelling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem who sent an engineer to inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileage was 95,000.

- Warrensburg , NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 152010


  • 75,000 miles
I own a 2006 Chevy Uplander. The problem started off with the drivers side sliding door wouldn't stay closed. I would close it, it would ding and re open on its own, finally got it to stay closed after several attempts. It got to the point when I opened the door it would take 10 minutes or so to get it to stay closed. I was driving into town and I was going around 45 mph and the door came open on its own, when this happened I pulled off the road and spent a good 20 mins trying to get the door to stay closed, I had to take the fuse out in order for the door to stay closed. I have done some research online and found over 50 other owners who are having this same issue.

- Dalzell, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 172008


  • 6,000 miles
The car has an automatic sliding door that does not always close. When we try to manually close it the automatic mechanism kicks in and opens the door back up. If we are able to get the door closed the bell dings inside the car indicating that the door is open, even though it is not. This has been an ongoing problem for the past two years. Several parts were replaced on the door at the dealership and it worked temporarily but now the door is not working again. I bought an extended warranty when the car hit the 36000 mile mark because I knew I would continue to have problems. The car has been in service probably 10-15 times since it was purchased 3 years ago. The engine light also comes on at random for no apparent reason.

- Baytown, TX, USA

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