Last post on Apr 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Uplander
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Uplander, Van
#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)
#23 of 62 Uplander Rotors
Jul 17, 2008 (11:14 am)
The next time your breaks start to vibrate, and they will. Insist that the heavier duty rotors get installed. If your under warantee your dealer will probably try to tell you there isnt any available. This will be a lie. I went thru this and , the 4th time i needed the rotors replaced was after the warrantee expired. And of course when I took it to a local shop and asked about heavier duty rotors of course they said they were available, and only 15.00 each more than the junk ones the dealer kept giving me and the original calipers were able to handle them. So my cost for the 2 rotors and new pads installed was 259.00 and no more break headaches. So when you take you Uplander in for break vibration INSIST on heavy duty rotors or you will be going back for service over and over again.
#24 of 62 2008 UPLANDER BRAKE PROBLEMS SOLVED
Aug 05, 2008 (1:14 pm)
There are good news. I own a 2008 long base Uplander. I always heard of brake problems with GM vans. In the marketing sales literature, Chevrolet stated that the brakes on the 08 Uplander are ventilated and oversized. I doubted that. Well it is true. I just had my brakes checked after one year of use, and 30,000 km, and the brakes are not 50% used. The independant mechanic says the 6 bolts wheels have oversized disc plates that are also heavy gauge. He added these brakes can go over 80,000km.
Thats about the same distance i did with my Sienna. However, the ABS system is quiet on the Uplander, where it was noisy on the Sienna.
We need some good news at times, voila.
#25 of 62 Re: 2008 UPLANDER BRAKE PROBLEMS SOLVED [stanyh]
Aug 08, 2008 (9:37 am)
You may not believe this, but we have 55,000 MILES on the original pads. Granted, my wife is easy on brakes, but I told her that I was going to change them soon just for the fun of it. I have had the rotors rusurfaced twice, however. My van is an early 2005 model.
#26 of 62 Re: Uplander Rotors [mjt1959]
Nov 04, 2008 (6:02 pm)
Can you tell me where you bought those heavy duty rotors and perhaps part number?