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#941 of 1033 Recall 2004 Colorados
Jun 12, 2006 (6:14 am)
Since my last posting was deleted, because it had the phone number to the Chevy customer service, I'll try again. I was told by the customer service rep, that if enough people call about the tire wear problem on their Colorados, it MIGHT generate a recall. I bought mine used, and did not see the problem until after the warranty was expired. All I got from the dealer after I paid to have the front end aligned was "there is only a technical service bulletin on this problem, not a recall" (basically, the old "not my problem" answer). With very little effort, you can find the number to customer service. I told them to look here, on this website and count the number of postings about the problem, and they would see this is not just one, or two people. So let's make some noise, and see if we can't get the problem solved
#942 of 1033 Re: Vibration [mikefromaz]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:06 pm)
I was wondering if you ever got a resolution to the buzzing sound on your Colorado? I have the same problem and would appreciate any help.
#943 of 1033 Re: Vibration [fontz]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:23 pm)
Have you had any luck resolving the buzzing sound? I have the same problem.
#944 of 1033 Re: Excessive Tire Wear Service Bulletin [duchevy]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:29 am)
My 05 worktruck with the 3.5 has been great with 15,000 miles so far...My only gripe is the generals that came on the truck...I WISHED the damm things would wear out!!! great for burnouts and not much more...After driving in the worst rainstorm in years I went out the next day and put on a set of Dunlop 235 75s on the stock worktruck rims and its a completely different truck now from a handling and braking standpoint not to mention they actually look like they belong on it(the stocks were 205s)...Some GM exec should be choked for sending a new truck out the door with such junk for rubber.
#945 of 1033 Re: Now I know why I got it cheap [cycleguy750]
Jun 18, 2006 (9:21 am)
Mike2250 is correct. Check in your manual section 3-39 for the DIC(driver info center). I was also told by a Jiffy lube tech and have done it myself,is to turn the ignition to on, without starting it and tap accelerator 3 times and it will reset. It came on 1/2 mile after I left Jiffy Lube and turned right around and complained and the tech showed me how to reset it on my 04 Colorado.
Jun 18, 2006 (5:45 pm)
I recently saw a brief message that Colorado/Canyon will be increasing the horsepower on the '07 models. I saw the figure 242 horses versus today's 220.
Unfortunately, I don't know anymore
#947 of 1033 Re: 2007 Colorado news? [nosirrahg]
Jun 19, 2006 (2:29 pm)
Im pretty happy with the power of the 3.5 I had my doubts considering other makes were up at least 30hp in V6 trim but after the test drive(including a 30 foot posi mark)I was sold....Now id imagine 220 hp in a 4x4 crewcab WOULD be sluggish but in regular cab 2 wheel drive its enough...Of course if chevy decided to go with some sort of V8 id trade this one in tomorrow
#948 of 1033 Re: horsepower? [billingsley]
Jun 19, 2006 (7:29 pm)
from Car Connection for June 20th:
http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Edition/Daily_Edition_Jun_20_200- - 6.S173.A10555.html
"HUMMER, Colorado/Canyon Bump Up, Too
The 2007 editions of the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and HUMMER H3 will benefit from boosts to the displacement of their engines. The base engine in the pickup trucks is now a 2.9-liter four, up a tenth of a liter and producing six percent more power than the previous edition. The H3 and four-wheel-drive, crew-cab versions of the trucks add a 3.7-liter in-line five upsized from the prior 3.5-liter version. Power output on the 3.7-liter engine is 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 22 hp and 17 lb-ft. The larger engine is also available optionally on other pickup body styles. "
#949 of 1033 Re: 2007 Colorado news? [jm3004]
Jun 20, 2006 (5:27 am)
I have to agree, at first I was apprehensive about the power of an I5. Since buying mine, I have added the K&N filtercharger and modified the right front fender to allow for direct airflow. Along with a couple other little tweeks; my Z71 crew cab can not accelerate without the posi locking up. The other day on the interstate, cruising at 80, I had need to punch it. The truck settled and then took off like a shot to over 95 in what appeared to be a split second.
#950 of 1033 Re: Excessive Tire Wear Service Bulletin [jm3004]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:32 am)
I had heard rumors of a "tire recall" shortly after I bought my GMC Canyon (a Colorado cousin) back in January of 2005, however I never got any notifications from either GM or the dealer. It would be a moot point, though, because I put a set of 16x8" rims on it, with a set of 245/75-16 Firestone Destination LEs.
The good news is that the truck now handles and rides quite well. The bad news is that it was $$ out of my pocket. Now, if I could just get rid of the wind noise in the cab, I'd be really satisfied with the truck.