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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,500 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202010


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the two seat belts on the middle row are starting to split and the rear seat belts were stuck and would not move. The vehicle was taking to a car seat inspection station and the contact was told that the seat belts could not be used because they were a safety hazard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was told that since the vehicle was not under warranty, there was nothing that could be done. The contact also stated that the side sliding door on the left would not automatically close properly. If the door was not closed by hand, the door would open randomly. The contact also stated that the side rails have been replaced twice on the vehicle because of rust. The failure and current mileages were 109000.

- Gulf Port, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 172007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
On March 17, 2007 at approximately 6:00 pm my husband, myself and 4 children arrived home. We own a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. My oldest daughter 7 was sitting all the way to the rear driver's side when she unbuckled the seat belt and she started yelling that she couldn't get out! my husband went to the back to see what was wrong, and she was completely entangled in the seat belt. She was crying hysterically, and was scared to death! somehow when she unbuckled the seat it retracted so fast that it was twisted and entangled around her waist. It locked and kept getting tighter and tighter!, it was so tight that I couldn't get my fingers between the belt and her waist. My husband tried unlocking the seat belt but it just kept getting tighter. We had no choice but to cut it off on her. It was so tight that it left bruises and marks completely around her waist. Currently, she and my 3 year old son are scared to death to get into the car. I contacted GM and the dealer right away. GM sent an inspector to take pictures. GM claimed that they found no defect with the belt, and it was our responsibility to fix it. They said that it was our choice to cut the seat belt. I explained to them that we had no choice, and if it somehow got wrapped around her neck that it would have killed her. GM inspector insisted that my daughter must have been playing with the seat belt. She was not! I told her that I do have the pictures of the injuries that it did, and I would take further action! the least they could do was to fix the seat belt. She refused, and was very rude! I asked to speak to a supervisor, who told me the same thing. I told her that I didn't care if it wasn't defective, but I did care that it was unsafe. There was a big difference. The dealer has offered to fix the seat belt but did state right away that they weren't fixing it because they found any "wrong doing".

- Manitou Beach, MI, USA

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