really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,608 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 032009

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


I have the 2008 Chevy Uplander model with handicapped lowered floor plan.I can not get out of my van from the inside the passengers side door does not open.I cannot get the side door to open to allow myself to get out of this van myself.this needs to be looked at very important as this is a major problem that needs attention a.S.a.P. please contact me to have this van looked into so I can get in and out on my own as I need to somehow have you fix the door so it can be opened and closed and the main problem is I cannot get the door to open from the inside.thank you. P.S. the door latch will not open manualy and needs attention..

- Freeport , OH, USA

problem #7

Nov 152013

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 91,136 miles
In the last couple weeks I've noticed that my door locks are not unlocking when pressing the all door lock release button. I went to the store on Saturday, November 16, 2013 and was locked inside the car for 45 minutes. There is only one key entry on the entire car, driver door. (my remote has not worked since I bought the car used in March 2012.) I had to flag a person down in the parking lot and have them use the key to open the door. Because this is a fire/safety hazard, and I have 3 small children, I am afraid to drive the vehicle anywhere.

- Camden, AR, USA

problem #6

Sep 112008

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that both sliding doors open on the vehicle without assistance. The contact stated the doors also opened while the vehicle was moving. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer several times, but they have not been able to repair it. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 6,000 and the current mileage was 48,000. Updated 06/16/11 updated 02/03/2012

- Warbule, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 242010

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 26,400 miles


Right back passenger door wouldn't close properly 3 days after purchase; took it in for adjustment. 2 years later, during which my baby was sitting next to that door, the latch failed and the door was inoperable. Latch was supposedly fixed. Fuel/oxygen injector failure 3 times; waiting on a part. Taken in for squealing brakes 3 times; was told the brake pads were on recall. 2 years later, I'm still waiting on the brake pads. Anti-lock brake trouble twice, stability control system failure twice, sensor malfunctions on a regular basis, check engine light on a regular basis; each time it is taken to mechanic. I've been told to ignore the problems if the warning goes off the next time I start the car, and to only bring it in if the warnings go on and off a few times. A few times the mechanic has said they can't find anything wrong with it, but the warning lights keep coming back on.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 142010


  • 60,324 miles
1 opened drivers side rear door at day care.. closed door and it feel to the ground. The silver piece that slid on the track on the side of the vehicle completely broke off. I go inside the car to call assistance after picking the door up and putting it in a restin position on the car. I get inside and the doors lock and will not open I could not get out of the car. I go to dealership and they fix it making me pay for only half of the part and no labor. I go pick up my children and the door that was suppose to be fixed will not shut completely but locks and my driver door will not open because it is locking its self. My children were stuck in the car in hot Texas weather with out airconditioning. Luckily the door opened after a minute or so of my pulling and unlocking and locking the door. This was very scary for two reason what if the door falls off while im driving and what if I cant get my kids out ! I will be taking it back in the morning vut it was very scary. 2 twice 3 new piece and hinge put on sliding door.

- Buda , TX, USA

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problem #3

Apr 292010


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that after she turned the vehicle off a child passenger pushed the button to close the door and it closed on the child's fingers. Three of the child's fingers were fractured. The manufacturer stated that an investigator would inspect the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 31,000.

- Unionville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 022009


  • 32,000 miles
The rear sliding doors open while driving, do not shut all the time and the alarm telling you the door is open goes off all the time when the doors are closed.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 232008

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the door open warning indicator remains illuminated. It fails to dim and hides other information on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that this was normal and she could call the GM manufacturer. The contact called GM and they stated that it was a design flaw that they are aware of; however, there was no remedy. The current mileage iss 23,100. Updated 03/04/09. The door open warning system did not operate properly/ when the vehicle was starte with the door opened, the message remained illuminated even when the door was closed. The only way to clear the message was to turn the vehicle off and restart it. The parking brake message also illuminated. Updated 03/04/09.

- Berlin, PA, USA

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