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#23 of 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Jan 29, 2007 (5:45 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 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [nathaninc]
Jan 30, 2007 (11:09 am)
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 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Feb 03, 2007 (2:46 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 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [nathaninc]
Feb 07, 2007 (7:23 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.
#27 of 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [bwagner]
Feb 07, 2007 (11:57 am)
Mine is going on its third week. They said that it will take another week for the head to arrive. Meantime, I'm using a rental too.
Thanks for the info about the rental.
I wrote GM a letter of complaint. I also spoke to the General Manager of the dealership here told him about my situation. I hope he can do something to get GM to pay for the repair.
I am thinking of trading it even at this stage. I am not sure if I'm going to get another Chevy.
#28 of 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [kcram]
Feb 08, 2007 (4:35 pm)
I purchased my 06 reg cab 4wd canyon in December. This is my first Truck and I was not sure what to expect. The Canyon has good looks and drives nice,(or at least I think)so I purchased one.
I had the Truck 2 days and as I was driving on the highway and the 4wd L light started to flash. I thought since the location of the 4wd L button is relatively close to the radio that maybe I hit it while adjusting the radio. I pull off the highway and turn the truck off and the light reset s.
The next day (day 3 after buying the truck) the 4wd L light begins to flash again after driving on the highway for about 40 miles. I then drive to the dealer and talk to a service tech, while talking to the tech in my truck the engine light comes on. They tell me to bring it back the following monday.
I bring the truck back and leave it with them all day. I pick it up that evening and the dealer informs me that the 4x4 TCCM and the ECM are bad and need to replaced. The dealer orders the parts but cant get them until after the New Year. So they rest the engine light and tell me to make sure I use gas from a high volume gas station to prevent the chance it was bad gas. So I accept this and take the truck, about 3 days later we had a unusually warm day so I decide to run the AC only to find it does not work. I took the truck back to the dealer after the parts can in and informed them the AC did not work and left it with all day again. I come back and pick up the truck and they say it is fixed so I get in and drive away.
One week later while driving to go skiing the 4wd L light starts flashing again, needless to say Im starting to get irrated now. I take sharp turn and found a atv trail dropped the truck into 4wd L and start flinging mud around and climbing hills I thought if it was going to break I was going to break it now. After I had my fun and got out my frustration I got back on the road and would you believe that this particular problem is gone now(go figure).
Now three weeks later the engine light has come back on. I took it back to the dealer and kept it for a day and told me that it was a misfire code PO300 they rest and said that there is bulletin found Doc#1885534 (which I cant find) and they open a track case #9370405 for my vehicle. The dealer told me to monitor the truck and again told me to use good regular fuel. I had the truck back a whole day and the engine light came on again. Im going back to the dealer tomorrow and see what they say now. Has anyone else had anything close to these problems or is just my luck to pick a dud for a truck.
#29 of 716 Engine I5 head
Feb 10, 2007 (3:39 am)
It all started with the eng service lite,It a 05 canyon crew sle with 63k. The dealer said it needed a head that was 5 weeks ago. I did have warr. In witch I think is only helping with the rental (5) days the truck sat the rest of the time and I used a spare at work until the head came in. (1000 back orders in Canada) there is a service note on the motor and all involved should push your dealer about it. Hope you got it serviced at the dealer. Its been in for 9 days and I thought I was getting it back fri. but the crank seal started to leak thats because they dropped the timing chain and had to take the front cover off. I hope to get it back at noon today. More to tell if interested. Overall love the truck.
#30 of 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [j420]
Feb 12, 2007 (10:59 am)
Well it looks like the tech at the dealer has found the problem to be the valve springs and is ordering a new head as well. They were able to find the problem doing a leak down test on the engine which found 3 leaks in the engine. So this is a old problem from 04-06 Canyon and Colorado trucks.
#31 of 716 Re: Engine I5 head [cdf1]
Feb 12, 2007 (11:13 am)
Finally got word from the dealership and GM is taking care of everything including my car rental. I did a lot of arguing, about two weeks, but it paid off. So for those of you who are still having problems with GM, don't lose heart. I think they're finally realizing that this is not an isolated case. So keep on pounding at GM's doors. Good Luck!
#32 of 716 Re: Engine I5 head [ramle717]
Feb 12, 2007 (11:37 am)
My check engine light came on in my 06 Colorado Crew Cab. Its a 5 cylinder auto z85 with 11,000 miles on it. The dealer told me it needs a cylinder head and that it's going to be a few weeks before the parts are in. But they told me that the truck is driveable and they gave it back to me and told me to just keep driving it until they get the parts in. Is this normal? Should I really keep driving it in it's condition?