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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,848 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082008

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


When I let off the accelerator the lights flicker and the blower slows down. Also, sometimes when I try to start it, the engine won't start.

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 262007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. While attempting to close the passenger side door, the alert bell began to ring and the door failed to shut. The contact had to push the button to release the door. Once the door opened, it was finally able to be closed. The vehicle's horn does not work. In addition, the starter is bad. When the contact turns the ignition, the vehicle fails to start. She must depress the accelerator pedal after turning the ignition in order for it to start. The right window remains open when attempting to close it with the overhead button. The dealer has repaired the vehicle, but the failure persists. When making a left turn, the contact hears a noise coming from the suspension. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 18,000 and failure mileage was 12. The consumer stated water now leaks into the vehicle when it rains and vehicle is very wet behind 3rd row. Updated 12/12/07

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 072007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The transmission failed at 11,000 miles. The mechanic repaired it instead of replacing, it and it continued to leak. The dealer replaced the transmission, and the new one from the manufacturer was also leaking. The vehicle was in the repair shop for 16 days, and the new transmission had to be resealed. When starting the vehicle the ignition was sticking in the start mode for 2 minutes after releasing the key. The passenger automatic sliding door did not latch shut, no warning indicator light appeared nor did it register with onstar as the door was being un latched. When attempting to open the door it will not open because the latch did not engage. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact was concerned about the safety risk involved. The contact filed a complaint with the BBB, and spoken to GM about all of the failures. The gear shiftws very difficult to move from park to reverse. All of the above listed failures occurred frequently. The most recent was the door and the starter. The starter failure occurred 15 to 20 times. The gear shift failed every time the vehicle was driven. The door failed 20 times. The current and failure mileage was 13,000. The engine would crank, but it wouldn't start, the drivers heated seat was inoperative, there was an oil leak from the crankshaft seal, the power sliding door was inoperative. Updated 03/30/07.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #1

May 032006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,380 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to start the vehicle the engine missed. After multiple attempts, the engine eventually started. The vehicle was seen by a dealer and the entire starter assembly was replaced. Afterwards, the same problem persisted. The vehicle was returned to the dealer for further inspection. The dealer determined the starter needed to be replaced again. However the new part needed was under design by the manufacturer and not available to repair the problem. The manufacturer was consulted.

- El Monte, CA, USA

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