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#100 of 109 Re: Still No Response To My Challenge? [pos08uplander]
Oct 06, 2012 (6:29 am)
I don't know if anyone has actually been helped here or not. I do know that after I posted on here about my 2 GM vehicles there was a woman in our area driving home from church in her 2004 Malibu and the steering locked up causing her to lose control of her car and hit a utility pole. She survive, but her car is totaled. The vehicle had been to the local dealership about 4 times and supposedly they couldn't find the problem. I own a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette that's in better shape than either of my 2005 vehicles.
#101 of 109 Re: Still No Response To My Challenge? [dkstocker]
Oct 08, 2012 (8:15 am)
Sorry I had missed your follow-up message! Sometimes the search tool we use does not flag all responses, and again I apologize for that.
With your VIN, we're able to search our records to get a good idea of your history with the vehicle, as well as gives us the ability for us to provide you with any pertinent information we can find about the given situation (relevant recalls, special coverages, warranty information, etc.). We use it to build a Service Request, through which we do interact with the dealership to learn more about what's going on with the vehicle after a diagnosis and to see what we can do in the situation.
Additionally, if we build this Service Request, it is logged in our database and can be accessed by different departments within GM (including brand quality).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#102 of 109 Good For Thee, Not For Me?
Oct 11, 2012 (5:43 pm)
Okay, so I send you my VIN. You get one more tick in your database saying 'this car has problems' and you run a search and find that X work was or was not done. It still doesn't fix my car, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't even get me a free code-reading on a Tech II scanner at my local dealership - MUCH less a free repair on an old car. I'm not really interested in populating a GM database, but I AM somewhat interested in having my car working 100%.
Pertinent information - apparently there are several insouluble mystery problems or there would be answers on all these threads about how people came away with FIXED cars.
Recalls - wouldn't that be nice!
Special coverages - apparently not even STANDARD coverage, see post #99 above
Warranty information - at 7 years and 75,000 miles, not on a GM
Color me still unconvinced, skeptical of GM's commitment even to FIX problems, much less genuine Customer Service, and yes even a bit hostile toward the uncaring attitude I find here and elsewhere.
Here is what a world-class giant car company does, that CARES about their products, CARES about their customers, and CARES that their customers come get more of their products in the future: When there is a known problem with lots of potentially-fatal events caused by the problem being posted all over the internet, they assign some people to find the owners of potentially-affected vehicles and FIX the problem. This is not the same as hope the owners come in, charge them $$$$ and let them drive away with cars still broken in potentially-lethal ways.
If a scam/fake/worthless aftermarket warranty company can figure out how to send me a postcard asking for my business, how is it General Motors can't? How is this even a question?
#103 of 109 ABS Traction Control and service Stability Sytem
May 15, 2013 (4:21 pm)
I have a 2007 chevy Uplander and the service ABS and Traction Control and Service Stability System warnings light have started to come on but not with any regularity. The van only has 108,942 km on it i have read that there are alot of people having these issues. The last 4 digit of vin are 0131. is there actually a fix for this or is it a money pit
#104 of 109 Re: ABS Traction Control and service Stability Sytem [brown1315]
May 16, 2013 (8:55 am)
Mine just came on AGAIN. I've had it fixed 4 times now. I think the repairs have only lasted a year or less.
I paid $1200 the first time and lucked into the shop fixing it under warranty the last 3 times. They did tell me though that if it happened again they would not repair it for free again. They have seen and repaired many of these. I really think it is a flaw in the design somewhere.
I just paid my 2006 off (dealer driven and bought in 2007) so I'm going to keep it hopefully another year or so. I feel like if I sell it now I won't be able to get what it should be worth so I'm waiting so I can at least not loose money.
Good luck. If you get it fixed keep track of your warranty and stay on top of the issue.
#105 of 109 RE: 2008 Chevy Uplander Problem Child [max5841]
Jun 27, 2013 (5:48 am)
I drive a 2006 and had the harness replaced and still get the light.
#106 of 109 RE: 2008 Chevy Uplander Problem Child [sutibun]
Jul 12, 2013 (4:15 am)
Wow, my wife has an 07 Uplander that just started to have this problem yesterday. I took it for a drive and did not find the issue. Low and behold I took it somewhere later and had the issue. No fix yet and I am going to take it to a GM dealer to be gouged on filling their pockets with money?! Yes GM customer service is a joke. Sarah huh? I can start another thread here with my first experience with her when the vehicle was still under warranty. Anybody else have a cracked high mount stop light on this series of vechiles? Bet some of you have. If not, when you walk a parking lot look at this body style and look at them. The dealer said it was not under warranty and somebody probably hit it with a baseball bat, yeh right. I thought "hey I have bought ten GM vehicles in a row and my father in law is a GM employee, so somebody should help me. The part was a little over $100 and is two screws. The dealer wants almost $50 to put it in. Sarah told me that since I was a valued loyal GM customer, they would help out with the $50 if I had the dealer fix it. I went to the junkyard for $10 and took one out of an 2001 Venture. It does not have the LED brightness that the original had, but who cares. Yep, have to consider another car company next vehicle.
#107 of 109 Re: ABS Traction Control and service Stability Sytem [susanssv6]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:53 am)
What were the previous "fixes"? Did any of them involve the Electronic Brake Control Module, Steering Wheel Position Sensor or Vehicle Yaw and Vehicle Lateral Sensors?
#108 of 109 Re: ABS Traction Control and service Stability Sytem [maddog0324]
Aug 14, 2013 (4:27 pm)
The diagnosis was a bad electronic brake control module, with a cost of $1200 at the dealer. I took it to a repair shop who made the same diagnosis and they replaced it for $400. Next day the light was on and it remains on now.
As I explained to the dealer and the repair shop, the ABS light never came on. The EBCM and wheel sensors are common to both systems, so logically that was not the problem.
If it's just the traction/stability control light then it's likely the yaw and lateral sensor (or something else). I've heard of electrical problems with these vehicles that come from water intrusion. I've had constant problems with rain leaking into the vehicle since purchase.
BTW for anyone who's interested, I've complained about a check engine light since the car was new and suspected contamination of the fuel system. Today (five years later) I got a recall letter for a possible crack in the fuel pump. Only way Chevrolet does anything is to be forced to by the government.
On a positive note, I'm picking up my new Explorer tomorrow. Considered a Traverse but with all the problems I've had with this one never a GM product again. Their loss.
#109 of 109 Re: ABS Traction Control and service Stability Sytem [pos08uplander]
Nov 19, 2013 (7:45 am)
Im a retired tech with 35 years experience.My wife's 06 Uplander LT had same issues with ABS,TC, and Stability lights coming on.I found some minimal wear in right front hub and bearing assy, after replacing no more problems.Replace gas cap issues are in the Emission system mounted above fuel tank.Need to replace Evap purge solenoid,canister vent valve and a replace hose with a piece of 5/8 hose.All parts can be purchased at RockAuto.com for a fraction of the cost anywhere else.Hope this helps anyone having problems.