hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,859 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 192015


  • 144,000 miles


My traction control light has been staying on sometimes the van accelerates on its own and service stability light comes on. Too the brakes have a grinding catch in brake pedal when pushing it when going down my driveway. Also the van has hesitation on starting you have to give it gas to start. These problems happen while youre driving. I just had a new transmission put in, but these problems started before my transmission went out.

- Westmoreland, TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 292014

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 110,011 miles
Brake pads have to be replaced twice a year. We just replaced pads, rotors, calipers and now ABS light stays on. Yesterday afternoon brakes locked up while exiting a parking lot. This morning brakes locked up while about to enter main highway and now "service brake system" light is also on. Vehicle fails to start at times unless gas pedal is pressed, fuel gauge bounces from full to empty daily. Check engine light stays on and code reads check gas cap. Cap has been replaced. Check gas cap light also comes on, cd player reads disc read error, rear turn signals short out annually.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #5

May 032010


  • 50,000 miles
Ignition switch will not start engine periodically...stuck in key switch. Have to start vehicle inbetween drive and neutral. Have to roll backwards in vehicle while trying to get gear in drive can only park with vehicle front end at upward slant or vehicle will not start at all. ABS light on and off all the time. Do not know if Uplander van is a Suburban or not, so not sure if on list provided on this form. This been going on for years, and I was told it was a known problem by others, but have not had the ability to get it fixed purchase vehicle in pinehurst North Carolina thank you

- West End, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 112012


  • 127,000 miles


I own a 2006 Chevy Uplander I noticed that when coming from stop it would pull and would pop to go so I have had it checked numerous times have replaced C.V joints, strut mounds struts shocks and still was having the same problem so then I went and replaced all brakes and rotors I have had to replace them 5 times within a year and half I have given up so now the back ones are doing it again but yesterday the brake light came on this is the first time I have the I also have the van saying emergency brake is on, funny thing now is that when I go and push on it. It don't lock I release my foot off it and it comes right back up to the unlock position but breaks are locked and cant be moved. So I on here looking at all the complaints and I think I know the problem to the one for the breaks the emergency brake lines and pedals as well as lines should be replaced and rotor and brakes by dealership as recall due to the fact that this is not wear and tear on a vehicle it is malfunction of emergency brake.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Jan 042011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Brakes make loud noise, then ABS and service traction control lights appear on dash.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 062013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, he attempted to engage the brakes but to no avail. The contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the way the brake lines were installed was directly under the frame, causing it to wear whenever the vehicle traveled over a bump until it eventually fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Lawton , OK, USA

problem #1

May 212013


  • miles
The placement of the rear brake lines on this van are right under the frame, so when im driving and the van is going up and down due to bumps in the road the frame cuts into the brake line and eventually brakes the line causing them to leak and me having horrible brakes. I've had to replace the brake lines two times already and the brake lines on there now are already starting to leak again. This is caused by a poor placement of the brake line and there's no way of fixing it.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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