really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,095 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 052016

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the trailing arm or the trailing arm bushing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V110000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 05/26/16

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 152011

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 99,261 miles
On December 15, 2011, a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander was driven on a side street at approximately 25 mph. Without warning, the wheel jerked out of the driver's hand and the vehicle struck a parked vehicle and came to a stop. No one was injured. A forensic engineering investigation revealed that the failure of the right steering knuckle was the sole cause of this incident. The part number on the front of the bottom portion of the steering knuckle is "intermediate 0472 98 U/w R". the casting number on the rear of the bottom portion of the steering knuckle is "0800 561 220". NHTSA campaign id number: 09E005000 refers to failure of steering knuckles manufactured by dorman products, Inc. This recall states that, "a potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area." The hub area is also the area where the intermediate steering knuckle fractured in this incident.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012009


  • 70,200 miles
The ABS light on the vehicle came on while driving. The light started going on and off regularly so the vehicle was brought in to the dealer for service. The dealer said the front wheel hub bearings needed to be replaced but these were not covered under warranty. Both front wheel hub bearings were replaced at our own expense but then the light started going on and off again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and this time they said the computer & wiring system was bad and needed to be replaced. The dealer also indicated that this had been a recurring problem on this model but not enough consumers were affected to generate a recall so we would have to pay for this repair ourselves as well. The dealer has instructed us that it is dangerous to operate the vehicle until the repairs are made.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 262007

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. While attempting to close the passenger side door, the alert bell began to ring and the door failed to shut. The contact had to push the button to release the door. Once the door opened, it was finally able to be closed. The vehicle's horn does not work. In addition, the starter is bad. When the contact turns the ignition, the vehicle fails to start. She must depress the accelerator pedal after turning the ignition in order for it to start. The right window remains open when attempting to close it with the overhead button. The dealer has repaired the vehicle, but the failure persists. When making a left turn, the contact hears a noise coming from the suspension. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 18,000 and failure mileage was 12. The consumer stated water now leaks into the vehicle when it rains and vehicle is very wet behind 3rd row. Updated 12/12/07

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 202005

Uplander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
: the contacted stated the vehicle makes noise and vibrates excessively when pressing the accelerator pedal or turning the steering wheel to the left and right. Vehicle speed does not affect the sound or vibration. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer several times for inspection. The local dealer never diagnosed the problem. So the contact took the vehicle to an independent repair shop for inspection. The mechanic found the following problems with the vehicle and noted them on a service invoice "rub marks on the left drive axle, the rear motor mount is not holding the engine solid and the engine is moving excessively on the cradle." The independent mechanic suspects the caster or camber may be out causing outer tire wear on both the passenger and driver side tires. The independent repair shop only inspected the vehicle and they never made any repairs, as the vehicle was under warranty. The vehicle was returned to the service dealer who never diagnosed a specific problem. However, the dealer replaced the tires, struts, hubs and some undercarriage parts. The contact finally received a call from the manufacturer offering to provide the contact with a replacement vehicle. The manufacturer determined the vehicle could not be repaired because of damage to the under carriage, however the manufacturer never specified how they came to this conclusion.

- Tulkwila, WA, USA

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