fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,589 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander electrical problems

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 122006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles


: the contact stated while driving in normal conditions, the electrical system does not properly work. This occurs at various speeds. While the accelerator pedal is depressed no problems are apparent. However, when the accelerator pedal is not depressed the heater blower does not blow and the exterior and interior lighting is so dim that the contact has visual problems while driving at night. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership numerous times for inspection and repairs. The dealer replaced the alternator although that did not remedy the problem. The dealer can not duplicate the problem; therefore no additional repairs were made.

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 302005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,375 miles
2005 Chevy Uplander, headlight failure. Dim and flicker. GM indicates no known cause or solution. Mulitple replacements of alternator. GM claims there is nothing they can do, they say it doesn't create a dangerous situation. I disagree.

- Newport, NH, USA

problem #2

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 #1

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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