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Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana, Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, Pontiac Montana SV6, Van
#2497 of 2925 Re: And I thought I was overreactin.......... [lsauer]
Feb 28, 2006 (3:48 pm)
Go to this site and you can find all of the Technical Service Bulletins also research all complaints on your vehicle, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/home.cfm
No TSB for 2006 Uplander, but for 2005 found the following
Make : CHEVROLET Model : UPLANDER Year : 2005
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Service Bulletin Num : 050603003 Date of Bulletin: AUG 01, 2005
NHTSA Item Number: 10014992
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Technical Service Bulletins Summary
Service Bulletin Number: 050603003
NHTSA Item Number: 10014992
HEADLIGHTS AND INTERIOR LIGHTS FLICKER. *TT
#2498 of 2925 Re: And I thought I was overreactin.......... [morewasabi]
Feb 28, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Oh and when you go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/home.cfm
check out Honda and Toyota vans. You will find that there are over 70 complaints on the Honda and around 60 complaints on the Toyota. There are only 38 complaints on the GM Vans.
#2499 of 2925 Doors Opening on Own
Mar 01, 2006 (6:53 am)
I was reading over at the Chrysler posts and someone had experienced the same problems on thier 06 Chrysler T&C. When they would reach their hand back to press the button on the pillar the door would start to open even before they had got near the button. He said that it occured when his hand got near the seatbelt over his left shoulder. He had turned the power doors off until he could get it into his dealer. It appears this is becoming a problem not only at GM but other companies also. I am wondering if there is maybe a short in the pillars and the switch is being tripped when the wires rub or maybe if the van flexes during travel. Should be interestng to see what happens.
#2500 of 2925 Re: Doors Opening on Own [gmhellman]
Mar 01, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Godd observation gmhellman. From what I can gather from other forums on Edmunds, every minivan manufacture has had issues with electronic doors. Of course, it doesn't make the owner feel better but it is common.
#2501 of 2925 Gas mileage on my 05 Montana SV6
Mar 01, 2006 (3:44 pm)
I bought my 2005 Montana SV6 12 months ago and have had no problems at all.
I know some find this MPG to be impossible and I wouldn't have believe it if someone tole me:
I drive a 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 and the estimates for it are 18 city, 25 highway. I drove from Tulsa to Houston during Xmas, 530 miles, on a single tank and got 29.9 mile/gallon according to the digital readout. (Had 1/4 tank left too) When I filled up (I always top it off to get an accurate read)the actual REAL mpg was 28.5 I drove 70-75mph about 90% of the 8 hour trip. Stopped only twice to go to the bathroom. BUT, I accelerated slowly, tried not to use my brakes, etc. I also filled my tires to 38lbs before leaving Tulsa.
I was actually playing a game where I was trying to get the best possible mpg and watching the digital MPG readout go up and down according to speed, stops, etc.
So now I am sure that they don't use the best possible conditions and speed to get the estimated mpg.
But most young people (I am 49) accelerate and use their brakes way too often and this lowers your mileage more than you realize.
#2502 of 2925 Re: Gas mileage on my 05 Montana SV6 [kennyg1]
Mar 01, 2006 (3:56 pm)
That's awesome gas mileage! Did you have some extra reindeer pulling you?
#2503 of 2925 Re: End of the CSV"s??? [haditwithmyvan]
Mar 04, 2006 (7:11 pm)
How long had you had your van when the sliding door flew open?
I've heard of this problem with other new vans too. I think it was the Odyssey.
#2504 of 2925 3.9L V6 VS. 3.5L V6 difference for a soccer mom
Mar 04, 2006 (7:19 pm)
Could someone please explain to me whether I should purchase the 3.9L engine option on a GM van. I am a mom of four active boys with a lot of in town driving.
I don't know what the practical difference is between the engine types.
Also, how much wear and tear is it on the new Buick or Saturn vans to add the trailer/touring package and pull a boy scout cargo trailer? Can it pull a trailer? I thought it's not a good idea for v6 to pull a trailer.
#2505 of 2925 Re: 3.9L V6 VS. 3.5L V6 difference for a soccer mom [jkkfly]
Mar 05, 2006 (10:07 am)
As a rule I would always go with the bigger engine. Get the tow package and you will be fine. I like the Buick over the Saturn as it comes with auto load leveling rear. The tow package comes with the heavy duty alternator ( you won't have any of the electrical issues), Transmission cooler, Tow harness, hitch. Rated at 3500 lbs.
#2506 of 2925 Re: 3.9L V6 VS. 3.5L V6 difference for a soccer mom [morewasabi]
Mar 06, 2006 (3:55 am)
Thanks. I appreciate the info.