hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,221 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander lights problems

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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 282018


  • 120,000 miles


Headlights will flicker while driving

- Honeybrook, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 312010

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
I bought this van around 2010, the mileage was around 60,000. The first thing I noticed was the light. I was pulled out by the police about my light. I went straight to auto zone and changed it. I have changed my bulbs more than twenty times. I got warnings. Secondly, my remote control have been acting out. I changed the battery several times. It will work for only few hours and stop. I started locking my doors manually, only the passenger door is left to control the button. The worst experience that led me to file this report is the fuel tank and the steering wheel. My van had stopped more than twenty times without warning, each time I bought gas and it will start working. The last experience is still frightening to me. I was driving on a highway at 55M/hr my gauge was showing just below half tank, all of a sudden my van accelerated and sound went off, I immediately made a left turn on a green light to a street that went down the hill. I could not control my van no more, I turned off the key and it went to a stopped with a bang noise. Fire fighters were around that area, they immediately rushed to help and suggested I buy gas which I did and my van started working again.I approached somebody using the same type of van, she said she experienced same issues several times. My daughter had an accident with this van once, I begin to wonder what might have caused it although she said another driver caused it and fled, now even if my gas is showing full tank I will make sure I still buy more.I am scared to give my van to my children to drive.I escaped accident more than four times because of the same issue.I don't drink, never smoke, I use my van mainly to work.recently the rod that holds the tire don't know the name just broke into two without any reason.I was just trying to reverse and I noticed my van will not move. Came down and I saw that. I just replaced my tail light few days ago.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012007


  • 10,000 miles
Since purchase I have had what seems to be electrical problems with flickering lights when driving at night. Not sure if it is a voltage issue or what. Several people felt I was flashing my lights they flicker so much. Been to dealer with no corrective result. This is a safety issue as once a truck I was passing thought I was letting him over when in fact I was not but it was my lights just flickering due to acceleration. This has been happening since van purchase in 2006. Have been living with this problem since purchase but it may be getting worse.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 012011


  • 66,248 miles


While driving at night the on going flickering light issue almost cause an accident because another driver thought I had flashed my lights to let them go causing me to have to slam on my brakes to avoid a side impact crash.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 222008


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was parked on an incline, the fuel level indicator would display that the fuel tank was empty and the vehicle would not start. In addition, the brakes were worn prematurely, the ABS warning light would illuminate intermittently, both driver and passenger sliding doors were malfunctioned and the headlights would fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times in regards to the failure but to no avail. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Irving, TX, USA

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problem #1

Dec 152006


  • 80 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander. Whenever the headlights are activated, the instrument panel lights will flicker and the headlights will eventually shut off. The contact also noticed that the power sliding doors will not open unless the vehicle is restarted after being turned off. The door failure occurs intermittently, but the headlight failure occurs each time they are in use. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer, but the failures are still occurring. The current mileage was 19,104 and failure mileage was 80.

- Rainelle, WV, USA

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