definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,232 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 082012


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander.the contact stated that while driving 5 mph the vehicle exhibited an abnormal sound from the front end. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer diagnosed the failure as a fractured tie rod. The contact also stated that the rear brakes would malfunction at low speeds, increasing the stopping distance. The dealer repaired the front suspension and the rear brakes. The failure and current mileage was 61,000. Updated 05/10/12

- Sanit Robert , MO, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Nov 292006


  • 14,873 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving approximately 5 mph on normal road conditions, the anti-lock braking system began to fully engage for a brief moment unexpectedly. The contact stated that the traction control, ABS and vehicle stability control warning indicators would illuminate intermittently. In addition, the driver and passenger automatic sliding door would not operate properly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times for the failures where the sliding doors, steering shaft, yaw sensor, sir module and hub bearings were replaced yet all except the sliding door failure recurred. Most recently, the contact stated that when driving the automatic sliding door chime would activate continuously. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 14,873.

- Snow Hill , MD, USA

problem #5

Dec 222008


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was parked on an incline, the fuel level indicator would display that the fuel tank was empty and the vehicle would not start. In addition, the brakes were worn prematurely, the ABS warning light would illuminate intermittently, both driver and passenger sliding doors were malfunctioned and the headlights would fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times in regards to the failure but to no avail. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 062010


  • 61,117 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph when he heard a rubbing noise coming from the front end of the vehicle and the stabilization light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure persisted followed by the brakes locking intermittently. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where it was left for one week. The dealer was still unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that in addition to the brakes locking, the vehicle would also pull hard to the right. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 61,117 and the current mileage was 62,370.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 102008


  • 57,200 miles
I have a ABS light that comes on for the braking system, it says to have the ABS serviced, but the brakes are new, this is a safety issue and I let Chevrolet know about it, but they seem they don't care, they want me to take it in to have it diagnosed to find the problem; when they should cover all costs. This is a 2006 Chevy Uplander van, I'm afraid one of these times the brakes wont work and there will be deaths cause to this. Also I have a problem with the power locks, they wont lock sometimes; there is only one key lock on this van and I can't lock the hitch so all the other doors I can manually lock both the hitch stays unlocked. This has become a hassle to lock the doors each time and again Chevy wont fix it they want me to take it in to have it diagnosed and it is probably just a toggle switch that is broke, a replacing part that only costs $60. This is a theft issue that anyone can enter my van because I cant lock it. Soon there will be property damage and there will be both a crash and a fire to the van.

- Odgen, UT, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled out of the driveway once. In addition, the ABS warning light illuminates when driving in reverse or braking. The dealer replaced the front driver side wheel speed sensor three times. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer due to the ABS warning light and they stated that the speed sensor needed to be replaced; however, the part for the repair is on back order. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 4,000 and current mileage was 17,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Sep 182006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,666 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. A few days after purchasing the vehicle, the contact began experiencing failures with her vehicle. She had to have all the front end components replaced, including the brakes, alternator, axle, swaybar link, wheel bearings, tie rod, and tires. The dealer repaired the failures, but they are recurring. The failures were covered under warranty; however, the contact had to pay a $50 deductible. The failure mileage was 23,666 and current mileage was 49,376.

- Sidney, ME, USA

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