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#44 of 53 Re: Gold bowtie emblem delaminating from inside [fscoles]
Oct 17, 2009 (4:51 pm)
My Uplander is a 2008 and will be one year old next month.
It has been a wonderful vehicle . Great mileage and very reliable with 22,000 km on it already
I had a few anoyances in the first month or so like a rattle in the back door and replaced the bowtie emblem once . I have not tried to seal mine but getting to the end of the three year bumper to bumper warranty I will seal the next one if and when I need to..
Oh yes, the glove compartment door latch broke and like anything else they replaced it no charge . That little latch is worth $87.00 plus taxes plus labor on vehicles out of warranty so handle it gently especially when you get to the out of warranty point.
Apr 01, 2010 (6:17 pm)
I too have the same problem. does anyone know where I can buy one of these off a website or something? or does it have to come from the dealer?
#46 of 53 Re: problem [beringersd]
Apr 01, 2010 (8:06 pm)
I am on my third one in 14 month including the original. Believe it or not the dealer said the price on them is $98.00 plus tax plus installation. How much do you want to bet the dealer gets them for less than $10.00
They claim the newer ones are of better quality from a new supplier . I don't believe you can get them anywhere but from a GM dealership.
Other than this it has been a fantastic vehicle and I now have well over 30,000 km on it since buying it new a year ago last November (14 months)
#47 of 53 Re: problem [williamyoung]
Sep 22, 2010 (7:19 pm)
It's been about 2 yrs since I had applied the clear RTV silicone caulk around our two bowties, using the 18ga hypo needle I mentioned previously, and both of them are still fine with no signs of delamination. We're N of Syracuse where the winters are brutal with road salt, freeze-thaw cycles, etc. Each spring I've checked the caulk bead and touched it up a bit. I think that our two Chevy bowties are about the only two in this upstate NY county that aren't delaminated. GM should tell their Chinese-contracted mfgr how to make a good emblem, I think.
#48 of 53 Follow Up On Bowtie Emblem
Sep 22, 2010 (7:34 pm)
Sounds Good .
My third (or is it fourth) bowtie emblem is holding up good . Dealer told me they now have a new supplier for it with much improved quality control.
On another note, I don't know if it was here or on another site but there was an easy do it yourself way of setting the computer to read all four tire pressures .
I have the sensors in one set of wheels and not in the other set (summer and winter wheels) . If someone can post the procedure I will print it out.
Dealer charges $50.00 to do that. When I put new tires on the one set of rims I will be installing sensors in them so I have will have them in both sets.
Does anyone know of an after market price for those sensors ? Dealer wants $45.00 each which adds up on top of the price of new tires. Those 17" tires cost a LOT more than the more common 15" ones.
#49 of 53 Bowtie Replacement
Oct 14, 2010 (1:40 pm)
How do I remove the bowtie from my 2007 Uplander?
#50 of 53 Re: Bowtie Replacement [streetmedik]
Oct 25, 2010 (4:37 pm)
I've never removed mine but I'm pretty sure they're glued on... you may want to try working a very fine filament line (fishing line) back down behind it to break the glue - Once you've worked your way all the way to the bottom it should fall off.
#51 of 53 Too many warranty issues lately.
Oct 25, 2010 (5:11 pm)
Got rid of my Uplander a week ago. Dealt on a Honda.
Too may issues developing . They recently spent over $2000.00 on a couple little modules and 4 hours to replace and it still isn't fixed . Of course it was warranty but I was concerned about things like this after warranty runs out.
4 bowties was peanuts compared to other things that satared happening after 40K km.
Had 44K km when I dealt it on a Honda CR-V which has WAY better mileage and is reported to be one of the most reliable vehichles on the road with highest resale value.
#52 of 53 Re: Gold bowtie emblem delaminating from inside [uplanderguy]
Mar 30, 2011 (7:33 am)
I just took mine off and painted it black, i have always thought that the gold was a bit ostentatious, now it looks great and the gold can do all the pealing it wants behind the paint.