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#119 of 221 Check Stabilizer & Traction Control on display!
Dec 19, 2009 (3:30 pm)
I have a Chevy Uplander 2008 minivan, Used as a Cargo Van. After 30,000 miles, it's displaying "Check Stabilizer and Check Traction Control, & Brake light on". I had it serviced at Chevy Dealer, They said is was a bad contol, they fixed it. Well 3,000 miles later, the same thing showed up on my display. Anyone else had this problem? I have it in the Chevy Dealer shop right now. They claimed they will have it fixed. WE SHALL SEE?
#120 of 221 Re: Check Stabilizer & Traction Control on display! [alarmnut]
Jan 11, 2010 (3:32 am)
I keep having this same problem only my dealership won't fix it without first authorizing an On Board Diagnostic check for $55. I won't allow this because its a scam. I have an OBD and it doesn't come up as an error code, there just trying to soak me. Plus they say it isn't covered under the warranty. I called the police and made a report about the dealership refusing to honor the warranty. Court precedings are coming up.
#121 of 221 Re: Flickering Lights [jerrywimer]
Jan 11, 2010 (2:21 pm)
I have had the Alternator replaced on my 05 Saturn Relay, so far so good. The pulsing brakes have been occasionally severe and I have found that it is possible for the rotors to become "off-center" on the hub due to sloppy fit (too much clearance) in the stud to rotor interface. Careful alignment on assembly helps for a while, but eventually they slip. I have been literally tearing my hair out over the power sliding door issues. After having the pasenger side door pop open while driving home from church yesterday, I am going to disconnect the motordrive assemblies on both sides. I f that doesn't work I may weld the doors shut.
#122 of 221 Re: Flickering Lights [wpacpaul]
Jan 24, 2010 (12:34 pm)
Concerning your power sliding doors...I know this sounds like it shouldn't work, but on my '05 Uplander, it absolutely does.
When I first brought it into the dealer a couple years ago for the power sliding door sometimes not closing on the first attempt, they took a Dremel tool and used it on the eight (or so) gold-colored contact points on the body of the van, in front of the sliding door. That worked great. Probably nine months or so later it would happen intermittently again. I use an SOS pad on those points on the body and the door works great. Really. Try it.
#123 of 221 Re: Flickering Lights [uplanderguy]
Jan 24, 2010 (5:23 pm)
Try a rubber pencil eraser to clean those contacts. It may be less abrasive than the SOS metal fibers.
Also coating them with dielectric might keep them from deteriorating the surface.
#124 of 221 Re: Flickering Lights [imidazol97]
Jan 25, 2010 (4:33 am)
They did do that at the dealership, however, it did not help any.It has gotten to the point where the door only works with any of the buttons about 2% of the time. It also does not close on the first attempt, sometimes not even the 2nd or 3rd attempt. Then while driving down the road the van will start binging saying the door is open, sometimes it will actually open while driving. I have taken it to 3 different dealerships and no one knows what to do. They have replaced every possible component to replace and still nothing. My warranty is running out very soon and GM is really not working with me at all.
#125 of 221 Sliding door problem [uplanderguy]
Jan 25, 2010 (4:08 pm)
Below is found within: http://www.baileycar.com/recalls_html.html
Not too sure if manual or "power" doors. But since the doors are opening by themselves while driving down the road (like your van), I would assume "power doors" have this problem.
Long post short... This is a known problem with these doors and it appears GM has little interest in fixing (for all). As a safety recommendation, I would "turn off" the manual door function. Turn its switch off and if necessary, "pull its fuse". Having manual sliding doors (like my van) is much safer then auto-doors, then want to open on their own. Especially while driving down the road.. Hope this helps "save a life".
Drivers of the Chevrolet Uplander, Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, and Pontiac Montana are complaining about a serious sliding door problem, where the doors will open while the vehicle is in motion. More than two dozen complaints have been received by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, yet there have been no recalls.
Consumers have complained of having the door pop open at speeds exceeding 45mph and most complaints filed have dealt with 2005-2006 models. In the past, service managers from GM dealerships have previously said there is a quick fix for the problem and they have issued a preliminary report on how to fix the issue, blaming it on doors sensors being affected by debris.
However, there are plenty of consumers who are returning to the dealer time and time again, only to hear that the service manager can't diagnose and/or fix the problem.
If you find that you are dealing with an intermittent sliding door problem, be specific as to when the problem is happening.
How fast are you traveling?
What are the road conditions?
What are the weather conditions?
Do you have problems closing the doors?
Does the door lock?
All of this information is very important to the service department when it comes to diagnosing the problem.
Make sure that each time you pick up your vehicle, you receive a repair invoice which clearly outlines your complaints and the repairs.
#126 of 221 Door Problems - SAFETY
Feb 09, 2010 (11:45 am)
I know that there have been numerous posts about the sliding doors - on this site & many others. What I do not understand is why NHTSA only lists 3 issues for the Uplander. That's all that has been reported - 3 TOTAL? Come guys, now that the government owns most of GM stock, shouldn't they hold themselves accountable for this vehicle's electrical / brake / door safety issues?
I've tried (unsuccessfully) to have the door issue resolved numerous times w/ the service dept. Finally I just pulled the fuse & we have to manually operate the very heavy doors. While sometimes the door locks & interior lights intermittantly flicker/ lock / unlock, at least the door does not come open while I'm driving anymore. I'm filing my NHTSA safety complaint today - THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT GM has NOT RESOLVED THIS! (before some child falls prey to a serious injury!)
Toyota has some serious stuff going on. While this may not compare in magnitude, it is still WRONG for GM not to correct their mistakes even if it causes a little problem with their 'image'. Ok, now I'll get off my saop box
#127 of 221 Re: Door Problems - SAFETY [momx8]
Feb 09, 2010 (12:15 pm)
I totally agree with you! I have had issues with my door since about 6 months after I purchased my vehicle. I purchased it new off the show room floor. No one can seem to fix it. I did file a lemon law lawsuit against GM, but since I live in Florida it is proving to be very difficult to get moving. So far GM has offered me an extended warranty for a problem they can not fix under the factory warranty. Of course since this model is no longer manufactured, they will not do a recall. I feel really let down by GM.
#128 of 221 Re: Door Problems - SAFETY [momx8]
Feb 10, 2010 (7:40 pm)
I went through the better business bureau to force GM to take mine back under the lemon laws. My door opened automatically while driving down the highway at 70 mph. GM's reply was that if my children were properly seatbelted in, then I have nothing to worry about. I also filed a complaint with the National Transportation and Safety Board. I never received a response.
Short of a lawsuit, I don't know what else to do. Considering they took back that rolling death trap and made me "whole" (barely), I don't know what else to do.
I now own a Toyota