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#911 of 1033 Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall
May 01, 2006 (6:47 pm)
(I have had my brake light switch go out TWICE already since I've owned this hunk of junk Colorado--funny, now theres a recall!!)
General Motors Corp. is recalling about 400,000 pickups due to defective brake lights. The Shreveport GM plant makes the three models affected: the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon from the 2004-2006 model years and the 2006 Isuzu i-280 and i-350.
GM said some vehicles may permanently lose brake-lamp function or have brake lamps that are always on. On vehicles with cruise control, that function also becomes inoperative.
GM is unaware of any crashes resulting from the problem, company spokesman Alan Adler said.
Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly in the affected vehicles at no charge.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contacted GM to inquire about the issue after receiving three complaints; the company issued the recall in response, Adler said.
GM notified NHTSA of the recall in a letter dated Friday.
The Shreveport plant began production of the midsize Isuzu i-280 and i-350 trucks in June. At that time, the plant planned to build 5,000 to 10,000 of the Isuzus during a year’s time. The vehicles are variants of the locally built Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.
The Colorado and Canyon vehicles went into production in 2003.
May 1, 2006
#912 of 1033 Re: Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall [evile1]
May 02, 2006 (2:26 am)
So just because it has a recall it is now a hunk of junk. So tell me just what vehicle made out there hasn't had or will have at least one recall. I guess 99% of all vehicles made will become a hunk of junk in your eyes. Guess you should buy a new pair of shoes as chances are you will wear them out before they are recalled.
#913 of 1033 Re: Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall [evile1]
May 02, 2006 (3:42 am)
Some people are just plain idiots. To consider a vehicle (one which I like very much) a "hunk of junk" just because of a safety recall is just plain stupid. I am glad to see that the problem is being dealt with, and that the manufacturer is taking care of the problem, not side stepping it. If you would take yourself to NHTSA's web site you will find that EVERY car company has issues with their products and that this is how the industry polices itself. Bye the way, I wish this were true of the last Toyota that I owned, the one that would stall making left hand turns from a stop. Toyota gave me the run-a-round for 2 years and I accidentally stumbled across a service bulletin that addressed the issue with the fuel injection system on that motor. After $1400.00 of my "out of pocket" money they replaced the defective unit, still never went public with the issue. If you hate your Colorado, SELL IT!
#914 of 1033 Re: Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall [evile1]
May 02, 2006 (5:35 am)
My '96 S-10 was recalled for some minor stuff. I think there were two or three items in all. That was still the best vehicle I've owned yet.
#915 of 1033 excessive tire wear
May 02, 2006 (11:54 am)
there was a thread last week about excessive tire wear. I happened upon this and if you haven't seen it before, you may want to look TSB 3198.
#916 of 1033 Re: Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall [tonkatruk]
May 02, 2006 (1:36 pm)
Toyota is well known for denying that something is wrong with their vehicles. What tickles me is the people who own them believe it and still think the Toy is a great vehicle. Look at the Prius, if it gets stuck in the snow it shuts down and has to be pulled out. I can't think of the times I have rocked my Chevys back and forth until I got unstuck. They are also starting to have display problems after the warranty runs out at about 4,000 a pop.
#917 of 1033 Re: Colorado/Canyon/Isuzu recall [dmathews3]
May 03, 2006 (4:51 pm)
I had A 1998 toyota four wheel drive that out of the 20 or so new vechials I have owned in my life I,m 60 was proubly one of the sorriest trucks I have ever owned. It had to meany proublems to list. I finely gave up and traded it for A nissan frontier which turned out to be A much better truck.The colorado I have now has done A real good job but for the front end and tires.
May 06, 2006 (5:49 am)
I have a 2004 ext. cab I5 auto trans truck with 30k and no problems yet. I have heard of many engine problems on this web site and I was wondering are the new 2006 Colorado trucks any better? I might trade for a new one in 2007 and I hope all of the things will be fixed by then.
May 14, 2006 (5:48 am)
I wonder if anyone has heard whether Chevy/GMC is going to put a 6 cylinder in these two small trucks? I think some of the reason the sales are slow, hence the $3000 rebate is because of the 5 cylinder vs a 6 in the competition.
#920 of 1033 Re: 6 cylinder [billingsley]
May 14, 2006 (7:57 pm)
From what I've read elsewhere the displacement bump for the 2007 model will probably carry over through the 2008 model year as well. There's talk of a redesign for 2009; probably not a total redesign, but likely cosmetic to bring the truck into the "new" look of the full-size 2007 models...that's probably the best opportunity for any major drivetrain changes to appear.