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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Uplander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 092015


  • miles


The contact owned a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving 60 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ravine. The contact stated that the driver side air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the left eye, a blow out fracture around the eye, cranial fracture, and bruising that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available.

- Los Osos, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 062014

Uplander 6-cyl

  • miles
Customer got into driver's seat to clean the dash and before touching anything, the airbag deployed. Vehicle was not moving and keys were not in ignition. Customer taken to emergency department for evaluation; minor injury.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #4

Aug 022014


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. After the contact activated the cruise control at 15 mph, the vehicle accelerated abruptly. The contact's foot was not depressing the accelerator pedal at the time of the failure. As a result, the contact crashed into a pole. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The failure occurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Qunicy, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • miles


2008 Chevrolet Uplander. Consumer writes in regards to airbag problems. The consumer stated he was involved in two accidents within three years, and each time, the air bag did not deploy. The first accident, left the consumer with a shoulder injury, that required surgery.

- Mexico, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 022010


  • miles
The ABS light is on in my van, I have been told that the airbag could deploy at any time or that in the event of a crash that it won't deploy at all. I purchased this vehicle used but this problem started in 2009. The light will go off occasionally, but only for a few miles. This should be fixed by Chevrolet, however the dealer has stated that it is and was not covered under warrenty.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

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problem #1

May 222010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact swerved off the roadway to avoid striking an animal and crashed into a tree. The air bag and service stability system warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently after the crash. The air bags failed to deploy with the level of impact during the crash. The contact suffered injury to the neck area. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The total repair cost for the body damages was $6,268. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact stated there were electrical problems with the vehicle. The cause of failure had not been determined at this time. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Channahon, IL, USA

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