Chevrolet Uplander Steering Safety Reviews

Home   →   Chevrolet   →   Uplander   →   Steering

View 44 Steering Safety Reports

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2013
Location:
Upper Marlboro, MD

a deer ran across the road. in an effort to avoid a collision, my wife swerved but the vehicle began to spin around and she could not control it by counter steering. my wife struck a post sideway on driver side. the vehicle was declared a total lost by california insurance who has the vehicle. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV33L96D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chevrolet UPLANDER 2006 Drive type:FWD. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 2011
Location:
Muskegon, MI

on wet days, especially when there are puddles, water splashes up on the belt that drives the wheel that drives the power steering pump. when this happens, the belt slips and the power steering locks up. this has happened many times, and it took us a long time to figure out what the problem was. we had taken it to an authorized chevy dealer, and they couldn't find anything wrong. they replaced practically the whole power steering system, but the problem persisted. it wasn't until we googled the problem on the internet that we found out what was causing it. we also found out that we were not the only ones with this problem. this problem is caused by a poor design. the belt only has a few inches of contact with the power steering pump drive. please force gm to recall these vehicles and fix them before an accident happens! thank you very much. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDU231X7D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2008
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2012
Location:
Pickerington, OH

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 $35.00 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. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 115000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23W68D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: bifuel. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 27, 2012
Location:
Libertyville, IL

this last october 2012, i had an opportunity to drive my wife's vehicle and noticed a floating sensation in the steering when driving straight making it somewhat difficult to maintain lane position due to over steering back and forth when trying to compensate for float. i then noticed a clunking sound when turning the steering wheel to the left or right when stopped and at slower speeds. i took the car to my mechanic he said that it seemed to be the steering intermediate shaft. i then brought the vehicle to the chevrolet dealer we bought it from to have them inspect it. they confirmed it was the shaft. i was told that the part was around $350. i then contacted gm headquarters questioning the safety of this problem and was told that this is a normal wear and tear item and they would not be able to provide any assistance with the repair. this is the first vehicle of owning many various manufacturers has ever had this issue. are intermediate steering shafts normal wear and tear parts? does this part need to fail and cause a fatal accident before a recall is necessary??? recently toyota recalled millions of their vehicles with similar problems. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDU231X7D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 16, 2009
Location:
Springhill, LA

tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet uplander. the contact stated that while driving, he felt a buckle in the steering wheel while turning. the contact stated that he would hear a noise coming through the steering column. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the steering box was not greased properly when it was manufacturer. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 35,000. the vin was unavailable.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 17, 2012
Location:
Summerfield, FL

i bought my uplander at dealership milage was at 24,000. the door would open and not close we finally got this fixed i hope. just yesterday at milage 45,000 we had to replace tie rod on passenger side. found out that it did not have grease pin on it called manufactor and they say someone had to have replaced it. i do not believe it had ever been replaced and this is what is causing tire wear and vibrations in the uplanders which also could cause accidents even deaths. also when driving all lights will go off until you hit brakes i have had diagnotics checked to see if anything would show up. nothing does. so this is a major concern also . there seems to be the same problems listed from almost everyone and some of these things could cost consumers their life or their families. while i like the uplander i am concerned that the safety issues are not being handled by manufactor and no one seems to care. what will it take to make this vehicle safe. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV33L96D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2011
Location:
Saskatoon Canada, SD

this unit when steering input to the left makes a humming noise synonymous to the steering knuckle recall bulletin. when i took it to the dealer for diagnosis they asked for serial number that i provided and they stated my unit is not up for the recall and now what is my recourse?? i have spouse and 3 toddlers and commute daily at 110 km per hour for over 300 km. i am quite worried and afraid if something should fail mechanically as the noise is from the drivers side and puts us in the direct line of oncoming traffic for a potential head on collision and the dealer reps were not at all sympathetic or concerned and just brushed me off without offering an option at the very least. any help is much appreciated. thank you. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV33L16D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2012
Location:
Varna, IL

i bought my 2006 chevy uplander used with 74,000 in fall of 2011. while at an busy intersection stop sign, the traction control and stability service lights came on, then all dashboards lights came on and the van stalled. all lights (both interior and exterior) shut off and i couldn't restart vehicle. road conditions were dry and clear. after rolling onto the side of the road and letting it sit for around 5 minutes, it started and did not have any more problems. the following week, it happened again while driving on the highway. road conditions were slick and snowy and the traction control and stability lights came on, then there is a "clicking" sound in steering column. the van stalled, started, stalled, and started again on while i am driving down the road. i was able to turn onto a country road and shut it off (basically it died). i waited and restarted to try to get to town. it began happening again and this time i lost control and ended up in a field (luckily no injuries). after getting it out i took it to the dealership (no issues on way there) they hooked it up and there weren't any codes coming through. tech drove it over 4 days and it never happened to him. then today as i was driving into town, it happened again. the traction/stability light comes on, you hear a "clicking" sound in the steering column, and it begins to die/start again while continuing to drive. eventually it just dies. i will let it sit for a time and then restart it. depending on how long it sits (over an hour is better) it will either continue with issues or drive normally for upto a week before issue begins to reoccur. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV33L66D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2010
Location:
Mesa, AZ

our 2006 chevy uplander first starting having problems at about 20,000 miles when our tires (continental brand that came installed on brand new vehicle from dealer) needed to be replaced due to severe cupping on all 4 tires. we were told it was an alignment issue, so we had the tires replaced and had a 4 wheel alignment. tires needed to be replaced again at 45,000 miles due to same cupping issue. again, another 4 wheel alignment was performed. fuel sensor was reading empty on a full tank of gas and the float was replaced at 16,000 miles. now at 50,000 miles, sensor reads consistently empty again on a full tank of gas. severe rattling/vibration from under the vehicle at highway speeds that resonates from between the front driver and passenger seats. (possibly e-brake cable or heat shield?) both front and rear shocks and struts needed to be replaced at 54,000 miles. there is a severe issue concerning the steering. when turning either left or right steering has some slop. the rack and pinion need to be replaced. the electronic stability control sensor, abs sensor, and traction control sensor all illuminate at random times while normal driving is occurring. *tr

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 04, 2012
Location:
Atlanta, GA

i was hit from behind on february 4, 2012 on campcreek pkwy in college park ga, because my vehicle stalled when i pressed the gas to take off from the red light, it clunks when making turns, it sounds as if something is loose on the front end, and has made these sounds since i've had it, i have had to repair the brakes frequently, the vehicle stalls when driving on the highway, the temperature gauge goes up and down, the transmission stalls. the dash light sometimes goes out, it runs out of gas when parked on an incline. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23L96D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 10, 2012
Location:
Indianapolis, IN

this is the 4th time the vehicle shuts off in the middle of turning. *tr

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDU23137D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2005
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2011
Location:
Carlisle, PA

on december 15, 2011, a 2005 chevrolet uplander was driven on a side street at approximately 25 mph. without warning, the wheel jerked out of the driver's hand and the vehicle struck a parked vehicle and came to a stop. no one was injured. a forensic engineering investigation revealed that the failure of the right steering knuckle was the sole cause of this incident. the part number on the front of the bottom portion of the steering knuckle is "intermediate 0472 98 u/w r". the casting number on the rear of the bottom portion of the steering knuckle is "0800 561 220". nhtsa campaign id number: 09e005000 refers to failure of steering knuckles manufactured by dorman products, inc. this recall states that, "a potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area." the hub area is also the area where the intermediate steering knuckle fractured in this incident. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 99261 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23L05D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2010
Location:
Canton, GA

1st the check engine light keeps coming on and when put on diagnostic code came back po463. the van wouldn't pass emissions and when you fill up with gas it would say it was empty. there's a loud popping noise sounds like at axle. it does this after you stop at red lights. i was told this had to do with axle and could brake and cause fatal accident, the abs light keeps coming on and the braking system scared me to death. the doors constantly chime or ding and the doors will open going down the road. i was so upset because i have to transport my elderly aunt and two children and before i was about to pay to have all this fixed i decided to check out recall. i am so shocked that you can look this up online and they are 1000 documented complaints on all the same problems but yet no recalls. is it going to take people getting killed to do this. i am praying for something less tragic and trying to save these precious lives. there is research and lawsuits that the chevrolet uplanders have a lot of these problems from 2005 to 2008 especially with the doors and like me everyone gets annoyed and unplugs them and have to use them manually but why should we when are still paying for automatic doors. this van is truly unsafe and a lemon. i pray to god everyday to keep me safe while driving and have told my husband if i die while driving this vehicle he should sue!!! updated 01/17/12 *bf the consumer stated gm called and asked her to bring the van in for a diagnostic test. they stated she would have to pay for the test. the fuel sensor was replaced in 2006. however, the consumer stated it had to be replaced again. they also aligned the doors in 2008 which was proof of an ongoing problem. updated 01/18/12 *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV331560. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Bill Holt Chevrolet . Dealer's city: Canton . Dealer's state code: GA.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
July 05, 2008
Location:
Chester, CA

there has been several times i will be driving and with no warning the steering locks up and it makes a noise like the traction control does when it comes on and its like i am slamming on the breaks but i am not. i took it to a certified chevy technician three times now and i am taking it back tomorrow for a fourth time. i have two children and it is very dangerous i feel it should be investigated and recalled before some one gets hurt or worse dies. i also replaced the sensor. that did not do a thing other than cost me a lot of money. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23147D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
June 19, 2011
Location:
Auburn, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet uplander. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she smelled a strong odor of fuel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel odor was coming from the engine. the vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose or repair the failure. the contact also stated that the vehicle would shake while driving at various speeds. the tires were replaced on four occasions due to excessive tread wear. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions where the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating as intended. the failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 95,000. the vin was unavailable.

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2008
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2011
Location:
Jonesboro, AR

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. *tr

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23138D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Chevrolet UPLANDER 2008 Drive type:FWD. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 29, 2006
Location:
Snow Hill, MD

tl* the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet uplander. while driving approximately 5 mph on normal road conditions, the anti-lock braking system began to fully engage for a brief moment unexpectedly. the contact stated that the traction control, abs and vehicle stability control warning indicators would illuminate intermittently. in addition, the driver and passenger automatic sliding door would not operate properly. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times for the failures where the sliding doors, steering shaft, yaw sensor, sir module and hub bearings were replaced yet all except the sliding door failure recurred. most recently, the contact stated that when driving the automatic sliding door chime would activate continuously. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 14,873.

Mileage was 14873 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV33L66D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2007
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Nov 21, 2008
Location:
Mount Sterling, KY

tl*the contact owns a 2007 chevrolet uplander. while driving approximately 50 miles per hour, the contact stated that the steering wheel began to shake. the contact stated that the front brakes also failed. the vehicle was repaired. the incident occurred again while driving approximately 50 miles per hour. the contact had the vehicle repaired a second time. the rotors were replaced and he was advised by the dealer that the pulsation in the rotors caused the failure to occur. the vin was not available. the contact also opened a small claims against the dealer. the failure mileages were 11,660 ( incident) and 18,853 ( incident). the current mileage was 19,000.

Mileage was 11660 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2005
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 2007
Location:
Griffith, IN

tl*the contact owns a 2005 chevrolet uplander. the contact stated the driver and passenger side sliding doors continue opening when the vehicle was shut off. she also experienced vibration in the steering wheel. the dealer is currently repairing the vehicle. the manufacturer was unable to offer any assistance. the failure has occurred intermittently. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 58,000.

Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Chevrolet Uplander 2006
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Nov 16, 2005
Location:
Vassalboro, ME

tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet uplander. while driving 50 mph, the steering column shook violently. the contact had to firmly hold the steering wheel. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the front brakes and rotors failed. the vehicle was repaired at the cost of $122.07. seven months later, the failure recurred. the contact managed to safely maneuver the vehicle to her destination. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the two front tires were failing. in addition, the vehicle failed the road force diagnostic test. the failure still persists and has not been remedied. the contact called the manufacturer and was informed that no compensation would be provided because there were no current recalls. the failure mileage was 23,000 and current mileage was 60,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDV23L46D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.


Common Chevrolet Uplander Problems

View Steering Safety Reports

Electrical System (94 Reviews)

Structure:body:door (75 Reviews)

Steering (44 Reviews)

Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch (39 Reviews)

Latches/locks/linkages (38 Reviews)

Fuel System, Gasoline (32 Reviews)

Structure:body (28 Reviews)

Suspension (21 Reviews)

Electronic Stability Control (20 Reviews)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic (19 Reviews)

Power Train (17 Reviews)

Service Brakes (16 Reviews)

Exterior Lighting (15 Reviews)

Tires (14 Reviews)

Engine (13 Reviews)

Unknown Or Other (13 Reviews)

Air Bags (12 Reviews)

Seat Belts (12 Reviews)

Exterior Lighting:headlights (10 Reviews)

Engine And Engine Cooling (9 Reviews)

Fuel/propulsion System (9 Reviews)


footer