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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,838 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 232013

Uplander

  • 50,779 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Right rear lights (indicator, brake ) failed. Tried to remove the bolts as per the vehicle instruction manual but they would only spin. Took the vehicle to the dealership they could not remove the right or the left lights. Dealership removed the panel and drilled out the side to replace the cage nut with inserts. Dealership stated that the bolts inside had rusted and that I had to remove the bolts from time to time to prevent it from seizing up. Spoke with GM customer service citing the fact that design of the system was faulty and asked them to reimburse the charges. GM declined to cover the charges and when I stated that it was a faulty design and that I would take it to NHTSA, they advised me to bring the vehicle for repair when there is a recall.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 232013

Uplander

  • 50,779 miles
Right rear lights (indicator, brake ) failed. Tried to remove the bolts as per the vehicle instruction manual but they would only spin. Took the vehicle to the dealership they could not remove the right or the left lights. Dealership removed the panel and drilled out the side to replace the cage nut with inserts. Dealership stated that the bolts inside had rusted and that I had to remove the bolts from time to time to prevent it from seizing up. Spoke with GM customer service citing the fact that design of the system was faulty and asked them to reimburse the charges. GM declined to cover the charges and when I stated that it was a faulty design and that I would take it to NHTSA, they advised me to bring the vehicle for repair when there is a recall.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 302012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
While driving the exterior and interior lights will dim and/or flicker. Voltage does not stay consistent. When stopping the radio will blink off, and the cd changer will make ejecting noises like a tape player. If any accessories "are" actually plugged in you will get static and electrical whining from the speakers. Vehicle will give hard start issues after experiencing the light dim and flicker issue. I have already had all the plugs and wires replaced at the dealership for these issues.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 012012

Uplander

  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All the lights in the vehicle flicker while the engine is running, it is so bad that other vehicles will flash their lights at me.

- Scottville, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 242012

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 20,308 miles
Passenger side headlamp bulb holder loosened and fell to rest on headlight housing melting the plastic and started a fire, melted wiring harness complete headlight assembly and headlight mounting assembly, fire was put out right away could have burn the whole car flames where shooting out of engine compartment.

- Se;Igman, AZ, USA

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problem #2

Nov 282006

Uplander

  • 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 #1

Feb 052005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving vehicle stalled on the highway with children inside. There was a fuel line problem. This occurred more than once. Had to roll vehicle to neutral so the vehicle will start. The vehicle showed no gas if it was B not level parked. The interior and exterior lighting flickered more than on one occasion. People thought the consumer was flashing lights at them. The vehicle was manufactured for a handicap person. The consumer contacted the dealership, and they were able to duplicate the problem. The consumer was working with manufacturer to not have this vehicle any more due to all the problems. Had problems since February 2005. The vehicle was not safe to drive. Would not recommend anyone to buy this vehicle.

- Crompond, NY, USA

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