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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Me, my husband and my mother were on the turnpike going to the airport about 3 hrs from our home...we were half way there and my husband said to us..I think the throttle cable or something broke I just heard something snap and the gas pedal is stuck...and I don't have my foot on the gas pedal...I asked him what we were going to do..he told me that if he couldn't somehow lift the pedal with his foot he would have to put the car in neutral and we would try to slow down and hopefully we don't wreck...he was able to lift the gas pedal...he said that he hoped he could control it by doing that the rest of the way to the husband turned on the cruise control to help and had to constantly use his foot to pull up on the gas pedal when we got off the turnpike to the airport and then 3 hrs back home he had to repeat the same process....we took the van in to the repair shop the next day..thank god my husband drove that day because I would not of known what to do...I have had night mares that I accidentally run over my kids in the drive way because of the gas pedal getting stuck again..I am afraid of my own van..I take the kids to school every morning and I see the parents and kids in line, also I take my kids to sports baseball and football lots of family's in those parking lots and parks and think... will today be the day I accidentally run someone over because the gas pedal will break again...I see these same vans around town and I wonder if their van could have this same faulty part and will it eventually get someone killed... there is no guarantee that the pedal replaced is not just as faulty....I just pray that Chevrolet looks into this dangerous gas pedal design...this will kill someone and I can't just stand by and not speak up about it...people need to know that there is a design flaw in the gas pedal...please do something before it takes someone's life...

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 202010


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander ls. While driving in reverse 2 mph she heard a loud pop. She felt something on her left foot and noticed blood and her right knee was also bleeding. She stated that the vehicle was accelerating and moving backwards. The vehicle stalled in the middle of the street forcing her to use all of her body weight in order to stop the vehicle. She had to use all of her body weight in order to shift gears and stop the vehicle. After the vehicle stopped, she notice that the entire spring to the gas pedal was broken into pieces on the floor board of the vehicle. A neighbor put the vehicle in neutral and pushed it into the driveway. She sustained injuries to her knee and foot. Her right knee had a torn cartilage. A police report was not filed. The dealer referred her to the manufacturer. The manufacturer was called on August 20, 2010 and advised her that they would call her back in 3 to 4 working days. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously owned when it was purchased. The approximate failure and current mileages were 68,000. Updated 06/26/12

- East Petersburg, PA, USA

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