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#212 of 221 Re: I HATE my Chevy Uplander [elibom]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:43 pm)
I have a 2006 Uplander, but I do not have the automatic closing slide doors so the doors do not open, however, if you look in your operators manual on page 2-6 (also 2-16) you will find a paragraph that reads:
"If the sliding door is closed and the power sliding door button on the transmitter is pressed and held, the vehicle's doors will be unlocked and then the power sliding door will open. If the power sliding door has beeen locked using the maual door lock lever, you will need to unlock the power sliding door before it can be opened with the remote keyless entry transmitter sliding door button." I hope this will help.
#213 of 221 Re: 2008 Uplander LS [njones60]
Apr 23, 2012 (1:17 am)
My Uplander was a 2006, it ran great. I used to buy only Chevy but after owning the Uplander, I have now bought a KIA. Their warranty is 10 years 100k, which shows the faith they have in their cars, Chevy does not. Mine was a LS-3. It had electric door issues, which was not as bad as the constant issues I had with the breaks. It is my family car and being able to stop is a real plus, I was sick and tired of the ABS light, which they blamed on a poorly routed wiring harness that I had to pay for since the warranty was over. Their fix lasted for 3 weeks and the problem came back.
The worst was the intermittent check engine light and when I took it in to get it checked they did not find anything. This is the first time I have heard of a computer in a vehicle losing or clearing its own codes. I also suggested that it may have a faulty computer and the GM repair center people basically told me that I was nuts. I replaced the 4.3 engine in my 1985 Astro with a 1997 4.3, this required that I swap the computers and rewire the van.
The issues I had with the Uplander was the last straw and even though I have, until recently, only considered owning Chevy, I will not buy another one unless they start making their cars better.
#214 of 221 Re: 2006 Chevy Uplander Electrical Problems [genmtrfan]
Jul 26, 2012 (7:05 pm)
I have completely fixed the issues of flickering lights and "charging system failure".
The factory battery terminals are extremely poor quality. My Husband just replaced mine ($15) and my 2005 Uplander is as good as gold! And coming from a van that I had to jump start daily to leave my home.. I'd say problem officially solved!!!
#215 of 221 Chevrolet Uplander. Charging System Failure *Solved* BATTERY TERMINALS!!!
Jul 26, 2012 (7:15 pm)
I was having electrical issues (flickering lights, battery saver mode activated, charging system failure) with my 2005 Chevrolet Uplander and the problem escalated to the point that I was jump starting my van daily to take my Daughter to school!
Upon searching the internet I found literally 1000's of posts from people with the exact same issues! Numerous people were taking their vans to mechanics only to find zero mechanical issues. People were even going as far as replacing the alternator and serpentine belts.
With zero option to go to a mechanic, my Husband ( not a mechanic, yet very savvy with vehicles) noticed the the BATTERY TERMINALS were unlike any he had seen before. They were highly corroded and after a good cleaning, my van ran fine for an entire day.. The next morning however, My van was completely dead. It would usually "try" to start. The interior lights worked fine but would flicker and upon ignition, the engine would only click and the gauges would hop up and down. He then said it had to be something with those terminals. The next day he bought new battery terminals ($15) and a new battery ($110), (the daily jump starting had worn mine down) and now my van is completely fixed!!!! I really hope this helps those who are having issues with their 2005 - 2008 Chevy Uplanders!
#216 of 221 07 Uplander ABS Light
Sep 05, 2012 (10:24 pm)
The ABS light came on the other day and it has been off ever since. My Uplander does not have the Stabiltrak. The owner's manual says to bring it in and have it checked out if the light stays on. Since it has not come back on, is it safe to assume nothing needs to be done? I haven't noticed any change in braking, but brakes squeak a bit. Any advice is appreciated.
#217 of 221 Re: 07 Uplander ABS Light [jpf]
Sep 06, 2012 (6:23 am)
Good morning jpf,
It sounds as though your light was effectively reset; perhaps the best thing to do right now would be to keep an eye out for it. When the light stays on is when the ABS system is not working at all (as you're likely aware).
Let us know if you would like for us to check into anything for you (warranty/recall information, etc).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#218 of 221 Re: 07 Uplander ABS Light [gmcustsvcsarah]
Sep 06, 2012 (7:32 am)
Thank you for the prompt response. I'll get it checked out if it comes on again. Overall, we've been satisfied with our Uplander.
#219 of 221 Changing Spark Plugs and Wires
Jun 07, 2013 (1:12 pm)
I just replaced the original equipment spark plugs and wires on our '06 Uplander with 105,300 miles. The engine rolls forward quite easily, but holding it forward is the key to this procedure. I did not have a ratcheting strap available to roll the engine forward & hold it in position. I was, however, able to use a long pry-bar to move the engine forward and held it there with some heavy duty bailing wire. In order to have better access to the rear plugs, I removed the coil pack and mounting plate. Once those were out of the way, I could stand on a short step ladder and lean over the engine and get to the rear plugs. After new AC Delco Iridium plugs and Duralast wire set were in place, everything went back without any glitches, for less than $80.00.
#220 of 221 Re: uplanderfear [zoerner]
Aug 14, 2013 (2:22 pm)
I too have a 2007 Uplander. The doors on this are terrible. I have had it back to the deal every 3 months to fix them not closing. Also the passenger side door is now broke completely....the motor has exploded into a thousand pieces and will cost 600 to replace. The glove box has fallen off and so have both pieces by the handle of the doors.
#221 of 221 Anti Theft Issue:
Nov 11, 2013 (2:20 pm)
I have a 2007 Chevy Uplander LS that shuts off by itself while driving, sometimes the Anti Theft Light Flashes (sometimes it doesn't) and then the car just dies. It does recrank, but it's very dangereous for a car to just die on the freeway. Has anyone else had this issue, or know how to correct it?