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#518 of 1033 Madridjoe, re/ the Generals...
May 18, 2005 (7:04 am)
Madridjoe, you mentioned something about your dealership replacing the OE General tires on Colorados after 500 miles. Would you mind explaining what GM is doing about the General tires on the Colorado/Canyons? In mid-January, I purchased a 2005 Canyon Z-71 which had the General tires as OE. They were horrible, however I put snow tires on the truck within a week of purchasing it.
I read either here, or at Tire Rack's website that GM had issued a "service advisory" about the tires. I spoke with my GMC dealer a couple of weeks later, and they said that, "Yes, there is an advisory", however GM hadn't decided what to do. "Check back with us before you take off the snow tires", was their final comment.
Well, I checked back, they said that they still hadn't heard anything definitive from GM, so I bought 4 wheels and "summer" tires, as Blizzaks and warm weather don't mix. Was I hasty in my actions, and gyp myself out of a "free" tire replacement from GM? Thanks for any info you can provide!
#519 of 1033 Re: update [ocmike3]
May 18, 2005 (7:14 am)
Where is the outside temperature sensor for the the rearview mirror? My seems to have a problem when it sits in the sun. The outside temp is 70 and it reads 40. After about 10 minutes it might go to 45. But when the truck sits in the garage overnight the temp is right on in the morning.
#520 of 1033 Re: update [ndfar]
May 19, 2005 (8:13 pm)
the sensor isn't in the mirror - the read out LED is, sorry if I confused. I don't know where the actual sensor is located but I've had several other rigs with this feature and never had the issue. Per the shop GM knows about this and I asked them to check into a TSB again.
May 20, 2005 (5:41 am)
My husband and I bought our cute little red ZQ8 Colorado last June. We have had NOTHING but problems out of it. At 7,000 miles we had the complete engine replaced, then had to take it back on 2 other occasions in the same month for other problems. Now, May, we have it back because it is leaking coolant and when you flip on the air, stuff comes flying out of the vents. So...my advice...which is completely our opinion and experience. Don't buy the Colorado...
#522 of 1033 Re: Mud Flaps [ocmike3]
May 20, 2005 (6:59 am)
Sounds good. I'll plan to do the same, once I get my truck back from the dealer.
It's been in the shop three time to try to remedy an annoying rattle sound in the left panel between the front and rear door.
It's driving me crazy!
#523 of 1033 Colorado Troubles
May 20, 2005 (7:39 am)
Boy I wish I would have known all this when I purchased my Colorado in late November, but should have know something was up when I had trouble with the truck first day. We drove it off the lot after signing the papers and the dash menu quit working. It ended up that the main brain was toast. It took the dealer 2 months to get hold of a part from the factory and so no way of knowing what the mileage was or any other thing going on with the truck. Now this morning the truck won't start and it reads ABS fault or something like that. At least it is under warranty, but the reason I purchased this vehicle was so my son would have a safe and reliable vehicle to drive. This is really showing him. Wonder how long it will sit at the dealership this time and how much the towing bill will be. Should have kept the old Ford aerostar van from his grampa.
#524 of 1033 no problems here
May 20, 2005 (11:07 am)
I just hit 4000 miles on my 05 Z85 and so far not one single problem. It's been perfect! Even the General tires have been ok (only a slight imbalance feeling to them, but they don't shake the truck). I've noticed no oil burning and mileage on my last tank was a very impressive 25 mpg with all city/suburban driving. There was one instance when the truck was started, it made a grinding sound like the starter was still engaged so I shut the truck off and then immediately restarted it. At that time, the passlock light was flashing but mysteriously stopped. I'm not sure if I confused it with the rapid restarting or what, but it hasn't happened again so I'm not concerned. Even though all my driving is in the city, the change oil light hasn't come on yet. If it doesn't come on by 5k, I'll go ahead and change the oil anyway, but then follow it from there on out and see if it saves unnecessary oil changes like GM says.
This is my first American made car and I'm very very impressed. I highly recommend this truck for the budget-minded truck shopper.
#525 of 1033 Re: Madridjoe, re/ the Generals... [leadfoot4]
May 20, 2005 (3:22 pm)
2005 Z-71 Crewcab ,Shimmy at 55-60 off the lot, First trip to service all tires needed balance, Shimmy now at 60-65 Second trip and service mjr says the tires are the way they are and the frount end is ok.Being concerned about safety [wheels,axil,etc]called GM customer service and explained said they would ck and return call in 48hrs,waited 4 days no responce called the person I had talked to an left message each of the next 4 days and nothing.Went to Sears for rebalance an now shimmy at 50-55 plus today a rattle on the left side,panel,door? 3 months 800miles.Ordering a new set of wheels and tires from sears.From what I am reading thank goodness for my backup 92 Nissian pu thats never missed a beat and will save money on rentals.
#526 of 1033 Re: Nightmare Chevy Colorado [dmcfarland]
May 22, 2005 (6:38 am)
i bought a 2005 colorado new it now has less then 8000 miles on it has been in shop 16 times i cant seem to hold a brake light fuse in it gm says everything checks out good i have no fog lights and the cruise control never works i have been to the dealer so much last time they told me dont come back we cant fix it
i got a lawyer and am suing gm for money back under the lemon law and if you still got yours i suggest you do the same
May 24, 2005 (5:07 pm)
Oh wow, guys and gals. I just saw pictures of the new Isuzu pick-up. (Re-badged Chevy Colorado) and that chromed front grille looks great. I wanted a Colorado but now after seeing the Isuzu.............Decisions,decisions.........