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2008 Chevrolet Uplander repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (55%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (9%)

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (30%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (10%)

< $100 (30%)

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Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Chevrolet Uplander 4dr Minivan, ext.

240-horsepower 3.9L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Uplander in Michigan, United States
- Oct 2012
May 2012

95000 mi

US $500
The rear shocks had worn out and failed, needing replaced. 
Jun 2012

99000 mi

US $800
The water pump started leaking, and we had to have it replaced. The right front wheel bearing wore out, became noisy and needed replaced. One of the ball joines had also worn out and needed replaced 
Oct 2012

109000 mi

US $1100
We brought the van in for an oil change, and they diagnosed the steering rack as blown out, and the rubber boots were full of oil. Rather than spend the estimated $1100 for that, and a worn tie-rod end, we traded the van in. 
Chevrolet Uplander in Ontario, Canada
- Nov 2017
Aug 2011

42160 mi
Replace steering linkage. Replace rear calipers 
Apr 2012

47120 mi

C $50
The plastic molding around the inside divers door handle fell off. It's an expensive piece of plastic and simple to replace. I would recommend you do it yourself. 
Aug 2012

53320 mi

C $1500
Dis-colouring on plastic door trim: rust colour. Said I had to paint it to fix it, so I just left it. 
Jan 2013

60140 mi

C $386
The mechanism under that van that raises and lowers the spare tire was completely seized and had to be replaced. it took the tech 2 hr to remove the old one & he had to use a hammer and drill to do it. Very poor design. 
Mar 2015

85808 mi

C $1000
Replaced sway bar (under warranty) 
Nov 2017

117800 mi
Transmission broke. Would only work in 1st gear and reverse. 

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