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Chevrolet Uplander, Pontiac Montana, Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, Pontiac Montana SV6, Van
#2828 of 2925 Re: 05 Saturn Relay and 3 sets of tires later [bsrice]
Mar 11, 2008 (10:29 am)
Our '05 Uplander's Integrity's were toast at 16K miles. Rear cupping also a problem. However, I replaced them with Yokahama Avid TRZ's (I think) and now have 33,000 trouble-free miles. I try to rotate about every 5K, but don't always do it. The best thing about these tires are the quiet, soft ride, good handling, and better traction in the rain. They're rated for 80K miles, but I doubt I'll get that, looking more like 60K.
In 2006, the GM vans went to a six-lug design, up from 5 lugs in 2005. I wonder if 2006-2008 owners are having tire problems, or if the new wheels addressed it?
One good thing is that we're on the original front and rear brake pads at 50K miles, although I have had the rotors resurfaced twice.
In May, the Van will be 3 years old so I'll give a detailed update then. In general, most problems were resolved within the first year under warranty.
#2829 of 2925 Re: 05 Saturn Relay and 3 sets of tires later [genmtrfan]
Mar 19, 2008 (8:02 am)
On my 06 SV6 the tires were making noises so I had the algniment done and the front was way out(20,000km) so much that it needed a camber adjustment bolt 50.00 which is BS I said it must have been out of wack since the van was new(of course I lost this agruement with the service dept)The Goodyears are crap like most of the van.I had a Vibe before and it had tire problems like the van it had a solid rear axle which was out of spec which cause's tire wear all you can do is rotate every oil change.
#2830 of 2925 Re: common issues [genmtrfan]
Mar 19, 2008 (8:12 am)
The lights seem to fine but moulds are not the drivers sliding door mould has been replaced 2xs
#2831 of 2925 Re: AWD Disabled [bill_mcgonigle]
Mar 20, 2008 (8:08 pm)
This issue was assigned ODI# 10221777 at the NHTSA, if anybody else wants to add to it.
#2832 of 2925 2005 Buick Terraza Automatic Door problems
Mar 27, 2008 (5:02 pm)
My 2005 Buick Terraza has been having problems with the passenger side automatic door. Every once in awhile, the passenger side automatic door will close, but not fully latch, then open back up. It will not latch completely. I took it in to have it looked at and got the standard "could not duplicate problem". Is there a TSB on this or can someone steer me in the right direction for a fix to this? I had this same problem a little over a year ago and they thought it was due to the rubber molding not being seated correctly so they replaced the molding. That worked for about 5 months, and once again, the door will periodically not latch fully and reopen. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
#2833 of 2925 Re: 2005 Buick Terraza Automatic Door problems [stobar]
Mar 27, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Our Saturn Relay had the same issue, I think they fixed it and charged me like 200$, and when we were on vacation with some friends of ours that had an 8 year old odyseus and there doors still worked that was what made me decide to trade the saturn.
#2834 of 2925 Re: 2005 Buick Terraza Automatic Door problems [rlmiller9]
Mar 29, 2008 (7:13 am)
Thanks. I still have over 20K miles left on a 5 year, 60K, 0 deductible warranty, so I'll keep taking it back until they fix. I believe there might be a TSB on this, just need to research it. Have had it for over 2 years and love all the bells and whistles so no plan on trading it in. I've put 40K on it and the gas mileage is surprisingly good for its size. I knew someone that owned the Saturn Relay and they had all sorts of problems with it. I've been lucky with the Terraza.
#2835 of 2925 Re: 2005 Buick Terraza Automatic Door problems [stobar]
Mar 29, 2008 (7:55 am)
I think they are the same vans?
We actually really liked ours, had the backup helpers, dvd player, roomy. The mileage was good, I just got a bad feeling from it .
Also had a 0% loan which made it even harder to trade, but we used it to (very occasionaly) pull our small boat and that made me even more nervous. I wanted to lease another but they stoped making the saturn version so we went with a sienna.
#2836 of 2925 Re: 2005 Buick Terraza Automatic Door problems [stobar]
Mar 29, 2008 (9:14 am)
I own a 2006 Saturn Relay 3 and the only problem I've had is that intermittenly the Power door (right side) will close, then open slightly and close again like it was reseating or trying to relock... But, other than that, no problems. And, that only happens once or twice a month, maybe. I bought it in October of 2006, and have 28,000 miles on it.
Mar 31, 2008 (10:27 pm)
This month the third wheel bearing went, the rear wiper motor 'burned out', and the front and rear knuckle bushings are shot. Nobody makes replacement bushings apparently, so the whole assemblies needs replacing to the tune of about $1700 altogether. 55K miles, paid off in three months...
Speaking of paid off, has anybody noticed how poor the resale value is on these things? Not even three years old, the $32K vehicle lists on KBB for under $9K. The comparable Toyota does almost 50% better. (yeah, I can see why)