hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,621 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander steering problems

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 052015


  • 64,500 miles


On 08/04/14 I took my 2008 Chevy Uplander to local Chevrolet dealer ([xxx]) due to ABS and traction control were appear on the screen. The tech diagnosed that 2 problems were found faulty left front hub/bearing assembly and wiring harness. The tech replaced and fixed the issues. And this year on 03/05/15 I have the same lights appear on my screen again (ABS & traction control) and I did the same thing took to Chevrolet dealer ([xxx]) the tech diagnose the same issues occur again. I refuse too have them fix and would like GM start recall all 2008 Chevy Uplander due to hub/bearing assembly and wiring harness problems since the cost of fixing these issues are between $650 - $700. Is pretty expensive for person that live on paycheck by paycheck each week. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- North Chili, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 112014


  • 128,226 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving approximately 35 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to locate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,226.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 152012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Engine cut off with result of loss of power steering and brakes. It happened and continues to happen in wet road condition, especially when going through the smallest of puddles. Resulting loss of any control over vehicle. Engine has kicked back on after a few seconds of uncontrollable coasting. So far I have avoided an accident. But now I do not drive this vehicle in rain or threat of rain.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 182014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph and attempting to make a right turn, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 012012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
When driving my Uplander the steering wheel has locked while I was turning. System charging failure light has appeared. Service center tested alternator and everything they could think of and were unable to figure out why steering wheel is locking while driving the vehicle. I was informed to drive the Uplander back to the dealership if it locks again. I am unsure how I'm suppose to drive it with the steering locked. I have had it lock numerous times while at an intersection. I have to put the vehicle in park and turn it off then wait a few minutes. When vehicle is restarted the steering wheel will then turn. I asked Chevy service dept about the safety issue and they stated I could rent a car for $35 a day but they couldn't tell me when or if they could solve the problem. Unfortunately I only have one vehicle so I must continue to drive the Uplander and pray I will not be injured in an accident or anyone else. I also had problems with the ABS brakes and traction control coming on while driving. I had to take it to the dealership several times. They kept telling me they could not find a problem and reset the controls. The ABS and traction got so bad when I took it in the last time they deemed my Uplander unsafe to drive and refused to give it to me. 1 month later they changed out the electrical box and returned it to me. When I read the paperwork on the repairs they stated the passengerside airbag had been replaced.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
There is a noise in the steering column as you turn the steering wheel. I have 2008 Uplander and my daughter has a 2007 Uplander and both vehicles are making the same noise. Chevrolet repair shop says cost of replace the steering rack will be $750. My vehicle only has 49,000 miles on it.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

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