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Chevrolet Colorado, Truck
#292 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [panther8]
Oct 06, 2004 (7:14 am)
I have a 2004 chevy colorado, Z71 extended cab. I have the vibration problem. Have had it back to the dealer 4 times. They have changed all 4 tires, rotated and balanced all 4 tires at another date, and placed it on computers. They say the 5 cylinders will do this. All the trucks on the lot did this, but not as bad as mine. It did not do it as bad until I had it for about 1 week. The truck is now 6 weeks old, and still vibrating as much as ever!
"frustrated in Virginia"
#293 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [chinco04]
Oct 06, 2004 (12:28 pm)
My crewcab Z71 is vibration free.
#294 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [chinco04]
Oct 07, 2004 (4:43 am)
I hope to purchase a 2005 chevy colorado in the near future. At what speed does the vibration start. I will take a long test drive on the highway before the purchase.
Does anyone know if the Problem has been corrected for the 2005 models.
#295 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [cynicalman]
Oct 07, 2004 (7:09 am)
Don't buy one!!! The vibration starts at 45mph and ends at 55mph! The problem seems to be mainly with regular cab 5spds. (Both 5cyl and 4 cyl) I haven't seen my truck for 15 days now. There is about a 1/2" of water on the drivers side floor. The dealer is also trying to fix a list of problems. Reading other forums, I'm not the only one having problems, they are widespread! Think about all of the advertising GM did to kick off this new truck, and compare that to actual trucks on the lots. Production was limited! Has anyone ever seen a sport model on the road! Forum talk from the production line, said they were towing them of the assembly line. Most of the 2004s' are still in LA. Do a search on (Colorado Problems). You will change your mind! I would like to believe this is a well made truck, but the reliability falls short. Also pay close attention to how thin the body panels are. Common problems- Tires, A/C noise, water leaks, vibration issues, wind noise, dead battery, no brake lights, misaligned door panels. GM says the vibration falls within allowable specifications, so it is not a problem. Also if you a thinking about buying one call customer service. You will wait at least 25 minutes before you talk to a human! Is this the service you really want!
Oct 07, 2004 (6:15 pm)
Gee, all those problems and that doesn't even take into account the new competition. I wonder what GM is going to say about their 5 cylinder engine now? They can't say that it has more horsepower than all its competitors V6's, with the exception of the 05 Dakota and the outdated Ranger. I hope GM offers a more powerful engine. Still I think I would buy the new Toyota Tacoma or the Nissan Frontier. GM did not and does not need this negativity, but as usual they don't go that extra mile when designing a vehicle.
Oct 07, 2004 (6:50 pm)
Had my 4WD crew cab Canyon since February; ~13,500 miles. No problems (except the slow thermo), I get a slight vibration from the engine into the steering column at idle sometimes.
I'm very happy with mine. I also drove the Tacoma and Dakota crew cabs and chose the Canyon. I expect their new designs will be better than the old/current, but I couldn't wait a year or two to find out.
#298 of 1033 Re: [ocmike3]
Oct 09, 2004 (1:06 pm)
Update on my Colorado! When the dealer went to replace the flooring they noticed a problem with the passenger side seat belt. The main bolt holding it to the floor was two turns from coming out. Once it was out they noticed it was broken off at the factory. Thank You to the dealership for possibly saving the life of my wife or son. GM must not care about the safety of my family. I have this in writing from the dealer! What is going on in LA.!!!
#299 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [panther8]
Oct 10, 2004 (4:38 am)
The vibration starts at 45mph and ends at 55mph
That sounds like a tire balance problem. An engine balance problem would occur at a certain rpm regardless of speed. A tire/suspension balance problem would occur at a certain speed regardless of rpm or whether the vehicle is in neutral.
#300 of 1033 Re: Driveshaft Problems [panther8]
Oct 10, 2004 (7:50 pm)
The 5 cylinder engine vibration is totally different than a wheel/suspension vibration. The I-5 might transmit a slight vibration through the steering column or body but would not be noticeable during driving (unless the engine was misfiring or running very badly. (I've driven a couple of other 5 cyl over the years and they all vibrated some)
My experience is like mrnimmo said - typically vibration during driving/various speeds is tire/wheel related. The only bad driveshaft I had (years ago) got worse with speed and then the slip yoke broke.
Oct 17, 2004 (8:45 pm)
Found a sweet, black extended cab I was ready to buy till I noticed the vibration on a test drive....went back a week later and drove again to confirm. When I mentioned it to the salesman he said "Yeah, I felt it too, but it's under warranty and we'll fix it." I don't think so. It's one thing to develop a problem after you buy a vehicle but I'm not knowingly driving a new truck off the lot that has a problem, especially after reading some of your posts. Pity, I really like the way they drive otherwise and have always preferred a smaller pick-up. Considered trying a crew cab but you all have about convinced me to just forget about the Colorado....and I really liked that truck too, a shame they couldn;t get it right