really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,440 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 062006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


- the contact called regarding the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the power sliding door opened and closed unexpectedly. The contact took the vehicle in to the dealer five times. The deale advised the contact that either they could not duplicate the failure or that they had repaired it. On one occasion, the dealer reinstalled a loose lock rod. On another occasion, the dealer reprogrammed the sliding door module. The failure mileage was 24,000. When the door malfunctioned the warning indicator was a bell alerting her the door opened, there were no other warning indicators. The front two tires were replaced at 14,000 miles due to excessive wear. The back two tires were replaced at 24,000 due to excessive wear. The contact stated at 37,000 miles, the vehicle needed four new tires due to wear. The dealer said the cause was due to the tires not having been aligned when the tires were replaced. The contact stated that the brakes have had to be resurfaced twice. She heard a knocking noise in the front end of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to dealer four times. The dealer replaced two steering gears in the steering column. The dealer replaced struts and the stabilizer bar, however the knocking noise continued. The contact had the repair. Invoices. The current mileage was 37000.

- Tellico Plains, TN, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Jun 012006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
We purchased a 2005 Chevy Uplander when it was 1 yr old with 10,000 miles on it directly from a Chevy dealer. One month later, the rear passenger sliding door started automatically reopening it after both the shut buttons by the driver seat and the button on the door itself were pushed to close. This van has now been back to the Chevy dealer 6 times for this problem within the 7 months we own it. The dealer has made it pretty clear to us that they can not find or fix the problem. They have now taken the stand of, "let's see if it works this time". I have a toddler and I am scared to drive this car. The door opens by itself. Also - there is not a safety mechanism on the door to reopen if something, like my daughter's arm or leg get in the way. I have parked the car, and gone into a store and watched the door close, to only cone out and find the door wide open. My inital fear is that the car was broken into. I will not drive this van any longer since it is an accident waiting to happen.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 112006


  • 100 miles


Vehicle rear sliding door will not open or close.

- Mishicot, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 182006

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,620 miles
The doors both voluntarily & involuntarily open/close. They may open while going down the road. They will also open when not prompted in the middle of the night, when everyone is asleep. They also will not close on some occasions. They start to close, then give a warning bell & re-open. We bought this vehicle because I have a 24 yr. Old son with cerebral palsy. I cannot, in good concience, put him in this vehicle..due to the major safety issues. Would you put your child in this vehicle & wonder whether the doors would decide to come open while going 75 down the interstate?

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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problem #2

Feb 162005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Caller said automatic sliding door was defective. Caller had it fixed twice already, and has an appointment for a third time. The cable broke, and she was waiting for the part. The bell that signaled door ajar sounded constantly. Also, the motor for the sliding door was replaced twice, and currently was waiting for another one. This will be the third motor in three months.

- Cape May, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 222005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
Passenger power sliding door was stuck in the open position. Pressed the power button and the door closed 30% and jammed. I checked for any blockages and did not see any. I pushed the power button again and the motor sounded abnormal. I removed the key from the ignition took the door handle and tried to manually close the door. At that point the bracket, bearings and cable came off with the back of the door. The back of the van is now damaged along the bracket.

- Cambridge, 00, USA

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