pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,173 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Apr 012007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 9,256 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph. The anti-lock brake system warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the identical failure on several occasions. There was uncertainty of the repair performed on the vehicle. The failure continued to occur. Additionally, there was a noise coming from the wheel area. The failure mileage was 9,256. The current mileage is 39,000. Updated 4/30/10 the sway bar links were replaced. Updated 10/14/10

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 112006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,264 miles
Purchased in Jan 06. By Sept 11, 2006 steering wheel became tight and heard noise under car when driving. Steering shaft was binding and had to be replaced; could not locate noise. Said may be related to steering shaft. Sept 20, 2006, took car back to dealership for noise under van again; was told E-brake cable was hitting rear suspension. February 11, 2007, had to replace front worn tires with only 23, 275 miles on car and have an alignment. March 9, 2007, traction control and ABS lights coming on as well as vehicle shaking. Was told front brakes were 100% worn and back brakes were 80% worn and would not be replaced under warranty because this was normal wear and tear.(only had 23,989 miles on van). April 19, 2007, heard noised while driving, heard something like a spring pop, service engine light was coming on, and it was stalling when trying to start. Both sway bars had to be replaced, spring pop was related to sway bars, and they could not find a problem related to the last two. Now a year later with only 39,000, I have to take my car in for new brakes again. And my front tires are worn and need to be replaced again!!!!! I also had problems with my doors not closing; after they wiped off the little magnets at the bottom sometimes they still don't want to close.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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