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#13 of 62 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control
Nov 23, 2006 (8:37 am)
I purchased a new 2006 Uplander LT this past October and have already posted to the site about brake problems with 37 KM on the unit and now I have another issue. While washing the vehicle the other day I noticed the black moulding along the bottom of the rocker panel bulged out on the passenger side. I took a mirror and looked under the vehicle to find (from the factory) someone had put clips in the holes and the moulding already has the clips in it. So this left a problem of two sets of clips and this made the moulding bulge out. Also the battery red box cover was broken off for some reason and when the dealer fixed both of these problems that should of been done at pre delivery I find you cannot open the red cover enough to boost it if necessary. Their is a tube frame over the battery that goes to the front grill area and won't allow the box to open. Great American engineering and we wonder why the foreign auto makers are putting our products to shame.
#14 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [stan60]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:28 pm)
We have owned a Chevy Uplander since early 2005. We are now on our 5th trip into the dealership fpr a brake pulsation problem. The rotors have been turned 3 times and replaced 2 times. Curious as to whether or not those of you out there who have experienced this problem, experienced it more than once?
#15 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [uplandersks]
Oct 19, 2007 (10:27 am)
I also have been having rotar problems from the get go. Mine stems further back though. Electrical, blinking headlights like there's a short. But this is what 2 other mechanics have told me about the rotors. They are too small for the size and weight of the Uplander. They will continue to have rotor problems for as long as you own it. I call the National Customer service line. They resurfaces warped rotars, Once warped how do you think resurfacing is going to fix them. Warped means out of shape. Resufacing thins them. Resurfacing them 3 times? Their like paper. I am making them replace mine. They wanted me to pay for them after they billed Chevy for replacement after they only resurfaced them. I said that is misappropriation of your funds. I'd be angry if I were you. So, they are replacing them for free and then I am selling it.
#16 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [lloftin]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:00 pm)
Is yours an '06? I think many on this site were wondering if the rotor problems were limited to the '05, since '06 and later Uplanders have a six-lug wheel pattern which could mean larger rotors.
#17 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [uplandersks]
Mar 18, 2008 (7:15 am)
2005 Uplander - same problem. Rotors turned at 10,500, 26,000 by dealer. I had to pay $135 to have them turned at 53,000 because the dealer claimed it was my 'driving style' causing the problem - YEAH RIGHT. I now have 64,000 and it is vibrating again. I read an article published 3-6-08 stating the dust shields are the problem; not keeping road debris/grit off the rotor. I am still under extended warranty so back to the dealer we go. Wish me luck, I can't wait to get rid of this vehicle!!!
Jun 30, 2008 (12:02 pm)
I had all of the brakes replaced and the rotors resurfaced June of 2007...the van is pulsating...so I bet it is the rotors again...does anyone know if the GM silver extended warranty pays for this resurfacing again.
I hate this van...the door won't open remotely, the rubber is scrutch up, the gm service person tells me it is fine...it opens when it wants too...so embarassing....the vcr constantnly winds itself....Hate it...
Oh well, any help on the extended warranty would be appreciated!
#19 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [uplandersks]
Jul 17, 2008 (11:02 am)
I have a 05 Uplander and had to have the front rotors replaced 4 times. The first 3 times it was done under the warrentee. After the second time I asked if there was a heavier duty rotor available since the ones that came with it couldnt handle the weight of the van. They told me no, which I later fount out was a lie. The 4th time the rotors needed replaceing was after the warantee expired so I took it to a local shop. I asked again if there was a heavier duty rotor available and what do ya know they said yes,and they were only 15.00 ea more than the stock rotors. They are twice as thick as the original rotors and the original calipers DID NOT have to be replaced. The total cost for the new rotors and new pads installed was 259.00 and no more break problems.
#20 of 62 Re: 2005 Uplander [hatemyuplander]
Jul 18, 2008 (9:49 am)
Don't waste your time resurfacing the rotors. The problem is that the rotors that come with the van cannot handle the weight of the van, overheat then warp. Heavy duty rotors are available for the uplander and your current calipers are made to handle them. This will solve the break problems.
#21 of 62 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Quality Control [mjt1959]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:45 am)
finally someone found them. Can you get the brand/ part number or even the auto shop that did the work and a city and state that ordered the heavier rotors. I have looked on all the normal auto parts sites and there are a few higher end ones but I would like to know they are going to fix the issue.
#22 of 62 Uplander Rotors
Jul 17, 2008 (11:14 am)