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#726 of 1033 Re: A/C Problems Canyon/Colorado [jbmayes]
Dec 11, 2005 (1:19 pm)
This topic is common on most Canyon forums. My 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab's a/c does the exact same thing as jbmayes. The temperature surges between cold and warm and a whistling sound comes from under the dash. It sucks. I have had it in 5 times over the past year. The dealer finally told me they cannot fix the problem. GM will NOT admit to even the dealers that they have a problem with the a/c. I have had the expansion valve and the temperature switch replaced and nothing seems to help. I have filed for arbitration. GM has offered an extended warranty to make me go away. When I declined, their fall back position is that the a/c is working "as designed." I have also driven another '05, and it does the same thing. My next move is to become more aggressive and look at lemon lawing the truck. If anyone else is having problems, we need to make a full court press on this issue.
#727 of 1033 2005 Midsize trucks...
Dec 13, 2005 (8:03 pm)
I've been reading online forums on all the midsize trucks. They ALL have their problems. Many of the issues are similar on the trucks. They are mechanical!
A Honda Ridgeline owner suddenly couldn't shift...calling the tow truck. The driver looked under it in order to tow it and...the cable was hanging loose. Hooked it back up and he could shift! I won't mention the water leaks, suspension problems, crazy price, $850 tow package!tranverse engine, minivan Stow-n-Go storage, or the fact it's really front wheel drive. Not for me.
I keep coming back to the GM Canyon/Colorado twins because they seem more like what a smaller truck should be. Smaller! Better fuel economy ratings, reasonable OTD pricing, and feature up to date safety features. Plus you have your choice of many packages, engines and tranny's. The longer wheelbase (compared to say a Ridgeline) gives it a decent ride too.
The Tacoma is freakin' huge! Overstyled too. It's also plagued with plenty of 1st year gremlins. At least you can get a 4 cylinder Crew like the Colorado! Then there is the price. At 30k I'll just buy a full sizer Thank You!
The Nissan is a solid effort w/ a small bed. Great looks, loads of optional features and a pesky low Cargo Capacity. Unfortunately I've had a Nissan pickup before and lets just say it wasn't a positive corporate experience. They just don't stand behind their vehicles. GM has never charged me for a Warranty claim, unlike Nissan.
Maybe I should drive the Dodge Dakota just to be sure!?
#728 of 1033 Re: A/C Problems Canyon/Colorado [chevylover1965]
Dec 15, 2005 (9:51 pm)
"Their fall back position is that the A/C is working as designed."
To which I would have replied: Yes, and it was designed wrong! This reminds of the 1991 Titan solid rocket motor booster accident at Edwards Air Force Base in 1991. The giant solid rocket test motor, weighing about 400 tons, exploded less than two seconds after ignition. The accident investigation revealed that the motor propellant grain was poorly designed and this made the motor explode. One of the investigation team members made the following public statement: "The motor performed as designed". Meaning: it was designed so poorly that it had to explode almost immediately! Same goes for your Colorado A/C system. It truly performs as designed.
#729 of 1033 Figured it was time to review this forum
Dec 21, 2005 (5:51 pm)
I had a 2002 Envoy with the 4.0 6 cylinder and overall I thought it was a pretty good vehicle... plenty of power and I got between 22 and 28 MPG on the highway with it. When I saw that GM was lopping off a cylinder for these trucks I was absolutely peed off. Everyone knows u get better mileage if the power to weight ratio is correct. Well, reviewing these posts confirmed my suspicions. They should have put the 6 cylinder in these trucks.
Oh, and I sold the Envoy about the time the warranty was gonna expire. Between the HVAC system that couldn't figure out what to do and the horrible resale value caused by TOO MANY REBATES, I was done! Too bad GM doesn't understand the Kia/Hyundai secret. Might even keep people driving their vehicles, which would contribute to resale value. Bought a new Accord. Doesn't even need a warranty... LOL
#730 of 1033 Colorado buyer very happy
Dec 22, 2005 (8:26 pm)
Just finished looking at Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi. Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet... Bought the Colorado, 2006 crew cab, 3.5 auto with locking diff., 2LT, sun and sound pkg, etc. I have to say it is not bad for all you get for the money and it is really the best configuration for what I needed. Time will tell about the 3.5 but I just decided to go for it. And, by the way, you can get a lot more off beyound the "red tag sale" pricing.
#731 of 1033 '06 Colorado Shifting/miss-shifting
Dec 25, 2005 (4:43 pm)
I have about 2800 miles on an '06 Crew 4X4 auto and just recently, yesterday, ran into a problem with it skipping 2nd gear and not shifting into OD.
Has anyone heard of this?
I have tried running in 3rd and then shifting up, changing to 4x4 HI back to 2X4 HI and still misses 2nd and OD.
I am taking it in to have it investigated but wanted to know if anyone else has heard of this.
I am in SoCal so cold is not a factor.
#732 of 1033 Re: Bought New Colorado Yesterday [stephen]
Dec 29, 2005 (5:35 pm)
Just wondering what type of snowplow you have-any pics? I have a brush guard on my front, but also want a snowplow as well. I also am wondering how it mounts-if I will have to modify the mount to fit it WITH the brush guard- (www.dealsofsteel.com-Aries heavy duty $389 shipped to your door-I love mine-weighs about 75-85 pounds.) Thanks.
Dec 30, 2005 (6:02 am)
Can anyone tell me why the Isuzu truck has 7 year 75k warranty and the Chevrolet Colorado has only 3 year or 36k? I have a 2004 Colorado now but my next truck might be a Isuzu because I drive 22k a year and need the extra miles. Am I right in thinking that these are the same truck?
#734 of 1033 Re: Isuzu Pickup [motorhead1]
by kcram HOST
Dec 30, 2005 (5:26 pm)
Yes, you're right - they are the same truck. The warranty is all about marketing. Chevy knows they'll get sales, but Isuzu is desperate to stay alive. Mazda-badged Ford clones also have better warranties than the Blue Oval version.
kcram - Pickups Host
#735 of 1033 3.5/5 cylinder longevity
Jan 02, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Within the next 12-18 months I plan to buy a new GM product (yeah GM Card!), which I hope to drive for 10+ years/150k miles. On paper a 5-cylinder crew cab Colorado makes a lot of sense for my needs, but I haven't heard any reports of how this setup performs over the long haul. I realize this truck is fairly new, but surely there's somebody out there wringing a ton of miles out of one of these that can give some indication of my odds of getting this type of use out of a Colorado. I know this can be done in the full-size Silverados, but I need the better fuel mileage, and a full-size truck won't fit in my garage!