Chevrolet Uplander vehicle consumers have reported the following problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since 1995.
Model: 2006 Uplander , Fail Date: May 21, 2013, Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
The placement of the rear brake lines on this van are right under the frame, so when im driving and the van is going up and down due to bumps in the road the frame cuts into the brake line and eventually brakes the line causing them to leak and me having horrible brakes. I've had to replace the brake lines two times already and the brake lines on there now are already starting to leak again. This is caused by a poor placement of the brake line and there's no way of fixing it.
Model: 2006 Uplander , Miles: 120,000, Speed: 45 mi, Fail Date: Feb 06, 2013, Location: Lawton , Oklahoma
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, he attempted to engage the brakes but to no avail. The contact stated that after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the way the brake lines were installed was directly under the frame, causing it to wear whenever the vehicle traveled over a bump until it eventually fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.
Model: 2007 Uplander , Miles: 22,000, Fail Date: Apr 06, 2009, Location: Oxford, Mississippi
2007 Uplander driver side rear service brake hose is being worn into by parking brake cable. Exterior rubber jacket of brake hose has been rubbed off, exposing steel core of brake hose.
Model: 2007 Uplander , Miles: 23,000, Fail Date: May 26, 2008, Location: Oxford, Mississippi
2007 Chevrolet Uplander ext, noticed parking brake cable is rubbing through service brake hose where the two cross just inboard of driver's side rear wheel.