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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,836 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 102007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The headlights and interior lights dim and flicker continuously. The dealer mentioned that GM does not have a fix and there is nothing they can do.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 282006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the front suspension pulled to the left and right side without warning. The vehicle's front suspension was inspected by the dealer who determined a front alignment was needed. Afterwards, the problem persisted, and the vehicle was returned to the dealer, who determined all four tires were worn and needed to be replaced. The tires were Continental P225/60R17. Additionally, the dash instrument cluster panel lights and headlights flickered on and off while the vehicle was at an idle. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer, who determined the sensor for the exterior lights needed to be replaced. After replacement of the tires and lighting sensors, the problems persisted. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Bath, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 212005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 238 miles
: the contact stated while driving the head lights and the interior lights started flickering. The first time the vehicle was taken to the dealership, it only had two hundred and thirty eight miles on it. Upon inspection, the dealership determined the module computer control body needed to be replaced and the instrument panel was reprogrammed. Even though repairs were made, the vehicle was still experiencing the same type of problems. When the vehicle was taken to the dealership a second time, the sensor in the running day lights and the generator assembly were replaced. After driving the vehicle for a short period of time, the head lights and interior lights began flickering again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership however there were no repairs made. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Boiling Springs, SC, USA

problem #3

Jan 032006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,281 miles


: the contact stated the headlights dim intermittently. When the accelerator pedal is not being depressed the headlights dim and the heater motor blower slows down. However, when the accelerator pedal is depressed the headlights and heater function normally. The manufacturer determined the computer was defective. Also, the power control module ( PCM) has been replaced, and the alternator was replaced 3 times.

- Shepherd, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 242005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
The contact stated there was a problem with the dash lights and headlights flickering. The lights started getting dim as if they were losing power. The problem gets worse when applying pressure to the brake or gas pedal. This has been a constant problem. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, and the alternator was replaced. The problem recurred. She took the vehicle back to the dealership, and they said they would replace the alternator

- Everett, WA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 142005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at night in my 2005 Chevy Uplander the headlights flicker with no A/C or dvd on which is making me wonder if they are going to fail on me while driving at night. My Uplander only has about 450 miles on it. I have read other complaints about the headlight flickering issue on the 2005 Saturn relays and Chevy Uplanders. One person said he was cut off by twice by semi's because of the lights flickering at night making the trucker's think the headlights are being blinked saying it was clear for them to move over.

- West Liberty, KY, USA

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