really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,249 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 022013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear driver side door open independently while without any warnings. The door would not close properly and open and close independently. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was not able to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #6

Jan 122009

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The sliding door on rear passenger side of van would not close without the 'open door bell' beeping constantly (even after closed). Sometimes after re-closing, it would stop but this eventually became a constant happening. We live in pa. And were in fl. When this first happened, so we took it to a dealer to have it fixed. Approx. A year later, the same thing happened. Again, after opening and closing the door a number of times the beeping would sometimes stop, but when we needed to use the door, it would repeat. We took it to the dealer the second time to have it repaired. Now, we are experiencing the same thing again and the beeping will not stop! this is way too expensive for us to handle. We are seniors and cannot afford to pay for this kind of defect. Please help us!

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

May 252013


  • miles
When the rear door was being opened using the switch located on the inside of the vehicle, the door fell off of the track and would not move. I had to physically lift the door and close and lock it so that it wouldn't automatically open.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #4

May 252013


  • miles


Driver seatbelt will not buckle properly. It takes about 4 attempts to secure the seatbelt.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #3

May 032013

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Pulled down on rear door strap, and one attach bracket broke with rivet still attached to strap. The downward motion brought my hand across the rivet, resulting in a hand cut. One end of the attach rivet is smooth and the other end is knife sharp. The replacement strap purchased from GM dealership is same design. If both ends of the rivet were smooth, no injury would have happened.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

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problem #2

May 012011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that the rear passenger door opened without activation while the vehicle was in motion with the locking mechanism activated. In addition, the door ajar alarm would sound erroneously when the doors were closed. The dealer advised the contact to sandpaper the scratch censor since there was no recalls. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 117,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232007


  • 33,741 miles
I own a 2005 Chevy Uplander and the doors have come open while I was driving down the road. Thankfully no one was hurt but it makes you wonder when it will happen again.

- Decatur, AL, USA

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