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#61 of 221 no flicker here, butn Stabilitrac issues...
Nov 10, 2006 (12:46 pm)
We have a 2006 Uplander LT... never had the flicker problem. But our service stabilitrac warning comes on a lot. The service department at Champion Chevrolet in Howell, MI says no problem found. It is really weird when it occurs... usually when we are pulling out into traffic under high excelleration with the wheels turned... a couple times while starting a U turn from a dead stop.... it makes a bunch of weird noises and the warning comes on... the van barely moves... going to get hit by someone one of these days because you can't count on the van taking off into traffic to merge all the time...
#62 of 221 Re: no flicker here, butn Stabilitrac issues... [cwesleyg]
Nov 12, 2006 (3:24 pm)
We have a 2006 Uplander with a 3.9 motor and trailer package. about 5,000 miles. A different electrical problem. My wife told me yesterday that the vehicle stated to bounce. We were have some pretty good winds and I suspected that she got caught in a gust and noticed it bounce. I took the vehicle for a drive and I had to pull over twice, it bounced so bad. I noticed the back end of the vehicle sitting very high, it has the automatic rear level control and what appered to be happening is the sensor was not reading properly and pumped the shocks up to the max. You would not believe the bounce in it, I was travelling at low speeds and it was almost impossible to handle. I took it to the closest gm dealer, not where I bought it, it was sitting ok when I got it there and he said there was not a problem with it. My concern was that if it did this at a high speed, there is not way you could control the vehicle. The dealer would not even look at it since he said there was no problem with it. Have you heard of this before? I think in this situation it is a very unstable vehicle.
#63 of 221 Re: Power Sliding Door Automatically Opening? [genmtrfan]
Feb 12, 2007 (5:28 pm)
Apparently my 2005 Uplander is among only a handful that is experiencing problems with the power sliding doors. I have a friend that has some of the same problems, though not as serious. The passenger door has twice closed on my children, causing substantial bruising and lacerations before I could pry the door back open. Additionally, numberous times the door has opened while the van was parked, locked, and not running. Most significantly, however, is that twice it opened completely while I was driving. Fortunately, once I was in a parking lot and the kids weren't with me, but once I was driving down the highway and my children were in the the middle seats. Scary!! So now I have a minivan that only seats 5 because I won't let anyone sit in the middle seats. The van has been at the dealership numerous times and the door still doesn't close properly. You can actually watch it pop back open after it closes and the dealership hasn't seemed too concerned about it. I pursued it with the Better Business Bureau and just found out their arbitrator found in my favor. Not sure how it will turn out, but hopefully I won't have to retain an attorney and file a lemon law suit. I have MANY other complaints about this car. Road noise, rough idling, transmission, door locks, and the brakes... 28,000 miles and THREE sets of rotors. Come on! Anyway, I think these problems are somewhat rare although I know at least one other person with door troubles. Good luck to you all!!
#64 of 221 Re: Power Sliding Door Automatically Opening? [njones60]
Feb 12, 2007 (11:07 pm)
Sorry to hear about your doors. Mine work fine so far ('06 SV6 Montana). We have almost 9k on it now, it makes noise, you can feel something loose when steering, it's due for an oil change so I plan to look underneath for anything loose before making a trip to the dealer.
As for the brakes, these things can coast for miles, much more so then my '99 Montana and it took me awhile to adjust my driving habits so I wasn't constantly standing on the brakes to stop. Check yourself.
#65 of 221 recall/Lemond law
Jul 05, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Hello. i have read all your messages and problems with your 2005 uplander. I also have had lots of the same problems with my van. I got a letter today about a recall on the 2005 vans and them replacing them. Has any of your gotten that same letter also. Its only for the 2005's
#66 of 221 Re: recall/Lemond law [amyand1974]
Jul 13, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Could you email or fax me the letter you received? We have an 05 Uplander that has been in and out of the shop some 20 times in the 2 years we've had it. From sliding door issues, to flickering lights, to dvd problems, the list goes on.
GM said they would buy it back but wanted $11k from me to get out. What a rip off!!!! Sell me a defective product and then ask me to pay you to take it back, I DON'T THINK SO! I see an attorney in our future unless someone has a better suggestion.
#67 of 221 Re: recall/Lemond law [darylwise]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:41 am)
#68 of 221 Re: recall/Lemond law [darylwise]
Jul 14, 2007 (12:56 pm)
Just to update you on the problems with my uplander (the automatic sliding doors would open while I was driving) - I finally settled with GM under Missouri's lemon law. They refunded my purchase price (less a reasonable mileage deduction) and even refunded my taxes, etc. I was pleased with the outcome, but dissatisfied that I had to resort to the Better Business Bureau to get the buyback. GM sold a product that was a clear safety hazard, and I think they should have bent over backwards to make it right again. Lesson learned... I'll never buy another GM. I'll stick with a company that supports its products!!
#69 of 221 Re: recall/Lemond law [njones60]
Jul 14, 2007 (8:58 pm)
That's unfortunate. I'm glad it finally worked out in your favor though, having the doors open unexpectadly can be very dangerous!
Mine has a couple of little issues, nothing bugging me enough yet to take it into the dealer, just passed 16k today.
#70 of 221 Re: recall/Lemond law [amyand1974]
Jul 17, 2007 (8:31 pm)
i'm having various problems with my 2005 uplander interested in the recall letter you recieved any way I could get a copy