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Just thought I would toss my two cents in here on all the Uplander issues. We have owned an Uplander since 2009, and for the first 100,000 kms of ownership it was not a bad van. Other than a rear wiper motor needing replacement, all was well. The van only had 90,000 kms on it when we bought it for just under $12,000 Canadian. However, when the van reached 200,000 kms, everything seemed to go down hill fast. Every sensor in the front end of the vehicle has needed replacement. Left wheel sensor, right wheel sensor, master electrical sensor, wiring harness, and the ABS/Traction Control/Stability Control lights still appear after nearly $3000 worth of repairs. The van also eats brake rotors like nothing, and is rusting in many places even after extensive painting and rust proofing. After the van decided to blow a front stability rod, and the ABS has proceeded to come on repeatedly in DRY road conditions with minimal, there is little chance of us keeping it. And then, last week, the van began to experience worrying transmission slip problems. Now, at 238,000 kms, the van is no longer safe. After having several GM vehicles that have done 300,000+ kms without issue, this van has been a massive let down. It will be sold for scrap this month, and a lovely, well equipped RELIABLE Honda CRV is being purchased. GM really dropped the ball on this one, very disappointed. This will be the last GM product we purchase. Terrible service, vehicles with appalling quality control, and ridiculous sticker prices. No wonder GM went bankrupt. They should have stayed that way.
I'll continue this thread. I have a 2005 Terraza and have many of the same issues that have been outlined here. I went to the dealer until the dealer's work didn't fix the problem. GM dropped the ball on what could have really been a great van. Ours has run well but these error codes for the ABS, TC, and Anti lock are un acceptable. Here are things I have done (myself) that have helped to problem at different points in time.
* replaced wheel hubs
* redid wiring between wheel hum and car
* cleaned the steering control sensor thing (I am not a mechanic but have been servicing my own vehicles for 25 years...so I won't act like a mechanic)
* removed, cleaned, and reattached each ground I can find on the car (I suspect the voltage drops are related to some of the sensor problems in this vehicle)
* replace the drive axles (crazy aweful vibration)
Oh and the rotor issue is related to hand torquing the tires. If they are put on with an air gun and a torque stick you'll have warped rotors in a few days of driving. I put mine on with an air rachet to 40 ft/lbs then I hand torque to 70, 80, then 90 foot/lbs in a star pattern you'll be OK. Also, when you stop at a light, stop about 10 feet early and slowly roll forward. That will keep brake pad debris from building on your rotors.
Van has great specs and GM dropped the ball. I'd like to buy American but it is unAmerican to buy an inferior product that a company doesn't stand behind. See ya GM, we now have a ford that works well.
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