I have had my van for 6 months.
Purchased from a family member. Having a few problems, i thought I would look up some info and found the many complaints about the taillights.
I found I had the same issue. With burning taillights out and turning signal (driver side)
To help people who might have this problem try this.
At night turn lights on and hit the brake pedal.
Look for you turn signal lights on you dash to glow slightly. If so the plastic around the connector melted and is allowing current to travel down brake light and turn light and vise versa. If you have some knowledge, take you brake light fixture out and look at your plug. If you see the signs of melting that is your problem!
Being a Ford man myself I will always sneer down at a GM product.
But since since I got it used well I can't complain to much about any issues I have, since I don't know how any previous drivers drove it or took care of it.
We have owned this van for over 4 years and are finally selling it. It is reliable as far as driving is concerned but expensive to own. The rear brake lights are always burning out. We have also had to replace the windshield wiper motor twice, the ball joints, the rear shocks and springs, and now the rear load leveler is broken. It is also starting to rust out all along the bottom. The gas mileage is okay if you do a lot of highway driving. Use synthetic oil for oil changes. We have put on over 130,000 kilometers since we have bought this vehicle (90% highway) and this van has not broke down once while driving. We do most of our driving with the van loaded with family gear.
Extended is so nice as is the built in dvd screen
for the kids (though placement of the actual dvd player is not well thought out. Built in overhead controls for features is nice as is computer for mileage, gas remaining, etc.
More reliable lights, and motors for wipers. Better placement of actual dvd player. Lighter seats for easier removal.
We bought this van with low miles and the dealership was willing to do anything to get us into this van. We had zero problems except for the seat trim falling off, headlights full of water, and a loose windshield seal, until about 70K miles. Then the wheel bearings went, the transmission started shifting erratically, and the headlights were completely opaque. Sometimes the radio won't shut off, and the electric door is wonky. Windshield washer tank leaks. Have replaced 12 bulbs in 4 months and the light sockets were melted! Brake lights come and go. Acceleration is measured with a calendar.
Really, there are many. I guess the best is the message center just above the windshield, I also like the dual air conditioners; wife likes to bake and I like to freeze, and we both can be happy.
GM should have done a little more research in the refinement area. This This vehicle is boring, but has been solidly reliable. Others have not been so blessed, but we plan to drive the wheels off this thing because resale is poor.
Bought 3 years old and is now 4 years later and I am very pleased over all with this Chevy. Had to replace the manifold gaskets, but no problem since. No other major problems. Minors: wheel bearing, spark plugs, cat converter, tires - nothing major. Now at 104,000 mi, I plan on keeping it. Have recommended to family members since resale is low. Great mini-van!
power sliding side doors - use 'em all the time; 6 cd changer - sounds powerful enough; smooth ride - feels like a small caddy!
Bought this car new. Now has 112,000 miles on it. Only major repair was the manifold gasket, but GM covered this. Outside of normal maintenance, no other issues. Steady performer and still idles as smooth as when bought. I expect to run this to 200,000 miles.