hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,198 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander suspension problems

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #5

May 042015


  • 208,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving at any speed, there was an abnormally loud noise coming from the rear passenger side. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V110000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 208,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #4

Jan 022015

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 94,988 miles
Clicking, squeaky, clunky noises in rear suspension. There is a jerk at 20mph, as you drive it keeps jerking as you pick up speed. Stability control system light keeps coming on even after I changed the wheel bearing.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that upon inspection, it was noticed that the trailing arm had failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the trailing arm had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 142011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I have a 2008 Chevy Uplander which has developed a severe banging of the rear axle through the rear tailing arm bushing the manufacturer is well aware of the failure of the rear trailing arm bushings in this vehicle and with all models with this type of rear axle. The vehicle sounds as if someone is pounding on the bottom of the frame whenever I hit any size bump at any speed. I know that the manufacturer is aware of this specific problem because Chevy has issued a revision to their mechanics repair manual with an addendum numbered pit3323E. Which states that:" If no problems are found with the rear suspension components after thorough diagnosis then replace the rear trailing arm bushings" this addendum goes on to state that "a visual inspection of the rear trailing arm bushings may show no fault" I believe that I should have this defect repaired for free or at a discounted pro rated charge.but, no I am dropping the car off tommorrow to have this repaired at the cost of $ $380. I feel that a T.S.B. should be issued so that owners of these cars should have their repairs done at a fair prorated charge.unfortunately its too late for me because the noise and jarring of the body upon hitting a small pebble in the road has become unbearable and I have to bite the bullet, if only for my own sanity. Oh, P.S. I have replaced two sets of shocks in the rear since the defect was impossible to detect by any means, whether it be a visual inspection or by jacking up the rear and physically manipulating and trying to obsrve the operation and action of the axle to duplicate the noise. No such luck!!!!!!!!

- Belle Harbor, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 292011


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that when driving over bumps at various speeds, the vehicle performed as if there were no suspension system. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that the rear bushings fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

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