Chevrolet Uplander 2006-2011 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the 2006 and 2011 Chevrolet Uplander.
ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):
1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.
2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.
About Chevrolet Uplander
The Chevrolet Uplander is a minivan that was manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet from 2005 to 2009, replacing the Venture and Astro.
The Uplander and its rebadged variants, the Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, and Pontiac Montana SV6, were initially marketed alongside the Venture and Astro, and were manufactured at GM’s Doraville Assembly. However, due to low sales, it was phased out in 2008, as General Motors exited the minivan market. Due to the closure of the Doraville Assembly plant in September 2008, production ceased.
The Uplander was sold in the US, Canada, Chile, Mexico, mainland Europe, and the Middle East.
2005: The Uplander debuted with a 3.5 L High Value 3500 LX9 V6 producing 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lbft (298 Nm).
A 3.9 L LZ9 V6 engine with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lbft (332 Nm) torque was added as an option in 2006. The wheels were converted from a five-lugnut to a six-lugnut design. The General Motors logo was added to the front doors. A model with a short wheelbase became available, but only for the fleet market.
The 3.5 L V6 was discontinued in 2007, leaving the 3.9 L as the standard engine. As a result, the optional AWD system was dropped because it couldn’t handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. In 2007, a flex-fuel version of the 3.9 L V6 was also introduced.
The Uplander was discontinued in the United States in 2008, though production continued for export to Canada and Mexico until the 2009 model year. On September 26, 2008, the final vehicle (a 2009 Canadian-spec short wheelbase Pontiac Montana SV6 in Liquid Silver Metallic with a roof rack) rolled off the Doraville assembly line.
The Chevrolet Uplander has a higher crash test rating than its predecessor, the Venture, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6, Buick Terraza, and Saturn Relay all received the highest rating of “Good” in the IIHS offset frontal crash test, but were only rated “Acceptable” and “Poor” in the IIHS side crash test with and without optional side airbags, respectively.
The 2005 Chevrolet Uplander, a crossover sport van for those who want it all: the bold styling of an SUV, the passenger room and interior versatility of a van, and the smooth ride and fuel efficiency of a sedan, adds a new dimension to the mid-van segment.
The Uplander lineup includes front-wheel-drive passenger models in base, LS, and LT trim levels, as well as an all-wheel-drive passenger van and a front-wheel-drive commercial-use cargo van that can carry seven people in comfort and plenty of cargo.
The Uplander is powered by GM’s proven Hydra-Matic 4T65-E electronically controlled automatic overdrive transaxle and an overhead valve 3500 3.5L V-6 rated at 200 horsepower (149 kw).
Uplander can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
While front-wheel drive is standard, the Versatrak all-wheel-drive system is available on LT models, increasing the versatility of this crossover sport van. The Versatrak all-wheel-drive system from General Motors is lightweight, quiet, and efficient. One of the most advanced approaches to all-wheel drive is the on-demand system. If one or both front wheels lose traction, the Versatrak system automatically engages, with no buttons to press or levers to pull. The system is poised to assist drivers in making the most of available traction by transferring torque not only from front to rear, but also from side to side between the rear wheels – a capability not found in many competing systems.
StabiliTrak, GM’s advanced Vehicle Stability Enhancement System, is also available on the Uplander. StabiliTrak assists the vehicle in staying on the driver’s intended path by applying braking force to any corner of the vehicle regardless of the driver’s use of the brake pedal.
StabiliTrak interprets the driver’s desired path and whether to accelerate or decelerate the vehicle using an accelerator pedal position sensor, a brake master cylinder pressure sensor, and a steering wheel angle sensor as inputs. StabiliTrak also makes use of these sensors, as well as a lateral accelerometer and a yaw rate sensor, to determine the vehicle’s actual path.
StabiliTrak takes appropriate action to assist the driver in maintaining the desired path if the difference between the driver’s desired path and the vehicle’s actual path becomes large enough. StabiliTrak applies the inside rear brake to help turn the vehicle if it begins to “snowplow,” or understeer. StabiliTrak applies the outside front brake to straighten the vehicle if it begins to fishtail or oversteer. StabiliTrak works in tandem with the traction control and anti-lock braking systems.
StabiliTrak is not available on Versatrak-equipped models.