really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,823 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 242015


  • 93,233 miles


While driving North on dagsboro road I crossed the railroad tracks and the rear axle on the passenger side broke catapulting the vehicle into a telephone pole on the left side of the road and causing the vehicle to turn over two times. I don't know if it was turning end over end or sidewise. The telephone pole broke off at the bottom and also at the top leaving the top hanging on the wires. I didn┐T realize that the left rear tire had come off until the car was being moved to the salvage yard. The state of Delaware uniform collision report indicates that the cause of the accident was inattentive driving. I told cpl albert at the time of the accident that I didn┐T know what happened but I did remember being sleepy and mentioning that I was planning to stop at the smyrna rest area to take a nap. The rest area was at least an hours drive ahead of us so I didn┐T think I was in any immediate danger of falling asleep. I have communicated with cpl albert several times since the accident in an effort to have the reason for the accident changed from inattentive driving to mechanical failure. When I showed the picture of the broken axel to my mechanic he suggested that the car was catapulted on to the telephone pole. I am scheduled to go to the ┐justice of the peace court of the state of deleware in and for sussex county court no. 3,23730 shortly rd. Georgetown de 19947 (302)856-145 ┐ at 9:00 am on Tuesday December 22, 2015 to plead my case. I think it is important to report the problem even if I should lose the case. Updated 02/03/16

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 082010


  • 68,560 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the traction control and electronic stability warning indicators remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed dielectric grease on the front driver and passenger wheels. The vehicle was remedied, but the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle needed the battery changed approximately five times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 68,560.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #2

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 #1

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

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