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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#17 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [nathaninc]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:52 am)
I have a 2004 Colorado 5-cyl. w/46000 miles, and am having the same problems you described. I was told yesterday that the head is on back order from GM, and is not expected until March 1st. Does this seem like a reasonable wait time? As you experienced, the cost is not coming out of my pockets, but the inconvience is. This is not my first GM product, but this is the first time I have had any problems like this. I will withhold final judgment until I see how the whole scenario play out.
#18 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [bwagner]
Jan 19, 2007 (2:02 pm)
My question is can you still drive the truck? If not did they give you a comparable vehicle? If it is driveable I wouldn't worry. If not and they gave me a small piece of crap to drive than I would be upset. It does seem a little long of a wait too. Have you called the GM line to see if they can hurry it up. Just be nice when you call.
#19 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [bwagner]
Jan 22, 2007 (12:19 am)
I took my Canyon in Jan 11th i think. The service advisor said that he should be getting the head next week and the repairs should be complete Jan 28th. So if i do in fact get my truck back on time then your wait time of March 1st is ridiculous. My big question is did GM fix the problem and ship us a revised head or are they just going to send us an original head that I will have the same problem 10k miles down the road. I am betting on the latter happening that is why I will be trading in the truck once the repairs are done.
#20 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [dmathews3]
Jan 23, 2007 (10:56 am)
The truck is torn down for repair, the head is off so it is not driveable. The Chevy dealership doing the repair work does not have loaners, and the dealership where I bought the truck, not a GM dealership, is helping a little.
I called GM customer service, with no luck. GM politly said they could not help because the dealership is not GM.
Do you, or anyone have a better number for GM? It would be nice to know when the head is being shipped. Also, if they are shipping a new head, or just replacing selected parts.
#21 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [bwagner]
Jan 24, 2007 (10:24 pm)
I am having similar problems. After 2 months the check engine light came on and I had the following work done on my engine: SPRING, CAP AND/OR SEAL, VALVE REPLACED. I've now owned the vehicle for 2 and a half years the check engine light recently came on again. This time the entire Cylinder Head has to be replaced at a cost of nearly $4,000. Of course the vehicle is out of warranty. I've been fighting with GM customer service for 3 weeks now, and they tell me that they may pay for some of the costs if I get it done at a GM dealership, but they can't make a decision until after I've paid GM for the work. Sounds like BS to me, but it's good to know that my Colorado isn't the only piece of crap out there.
#22 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [booyaadad]
Jan 29, 2007 (3:32 pm)
I have the same engine and it's in the dealership right now. I have 80000 miles (95% freeway)and the check engine light came. They diagnosed and I was informed that it needs a new head. Two days before, my friend who I pushed to buy the same model brought the truck in and was diagnosed with the same problem only her's has 35000 miles on it. I went to check on my truck and found out that there was another Colorado that has the same problem. I called GM and was informed that since I have 80000 miles on it, there is a slim chance that they will cover the expenses. But I will fight them. It will cost me $4000.00 to fix the problem and that's a lot of money.
#23 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Jan 29, 2007 (6:45 pm)
Well my truck has been at the dealer for 3 weeks now waiting for the head, with no set date for arrival of the part. My service advisor told me that 4 more canyons came in with the same problem these past 2 weeks. I'm so glad I didn't recommend this piece of GM crap to any of my friends. I use this truck for work so this has been a huge inconvenience to my business, having to use my 2006 civic to haul around supplies.
#24 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [nathaninc]
Jan 30, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Good for you. Now I'm a bit embarassed when I see my friend. I am now using my 87 Toyota P/U 4 cyl, with 250,000 miles on it. Never burns oil, runs good and I get better mileage.
As soon as the Colorado is repaired, I am trading it with either a Frontier or Tacoma.
I thought that 5 cyl technology came from the Europeans, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo, then the Colorado would be on the same plain but as you said it is a piece of crap!
#25 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Feb 03, 2007 (3:46 am)
Well it's been 3 and a half weeks and I just got back my canyon from the dealer. They replaced the head and some other parts and warranty covered the expenses. The truck is not the same. The check engine light is off but it doesn't have the same acceleration and response as before. The engine sounds horrible. Well I sold it to Carmax about 2 hrs after i got it back from the dealer. They actually gave me $11500 for it, I was pleasantly suprised by the amount. I am so glad I got that liability of my back. I can't imagine paying 4k to repair a truck that i still owe 10k on.
#26 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [nathaninc]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:23 am)
My Colorado is still in the shop; it's been 4 weeks now and they still don't have a shipping date ! One major change, they did finally cough up with a rental (on their dime) until they get my truck done. It is my intention to ensure everyone I know NOT to waste their money on a Colorado. I am thankful I am not having to pay for the repair, like stated earlier, the cost is around $4100.