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#573 of 707 I am so glad I sold my Colorado!
Aug 31, 2011 (4:55 am)
I can`t think of anything that could piss me off more than buying a new truck with all these engine problems! For the first time in my life I spend $29,000.00 on a brand new 2005 LS Chevy Colorado Z79 4dr. and it comes with a faulty head and much more! Yeh I just caught the head problem while still under warrenty, but the techs are instructed to put the old plugs back in the new head and don`t you know it two of the five, foul out and the engine ran so ruff that it would throw my water bottle out of the drink holder onto the floor! Back to the shop it goes and more time going without my truck! Why don`t the cheap Bastards down at GM Let us know that they are going to do this and give us the option of at least buying new plugs and install them while they got the headout anyway! I couldn`t even think of doing a job like that! That is so half ass to me! Plugs are cheap money for the problems they could bring! All and all as a result of this big ass GM flop of a truck I spent alot of money and have nothing to show for it now! I am so PISSED at GM! I wish I got that Nissan truck I was looking at instead! My friend got his Nissan truck at the same time I got my "Edsel" Colorado and still has it with never having any problems at all! GOOD LUCK GM! You have lost not just one customer here but now you lost a whole family of GM buyers. Between my wife and son and I we have bought seven GM products in the last twelve years! Our records will show a Geo,S-10,Colarado,Cobalt,Equinox,Cavalier, and an SS Impala! No more for GM! When I spend almost 30K for a truck with whistles and bells I expect it to run! I am a maintenance freak and never miss changing oil or filters I take exceptional care of all my vehicles I don`t need to be driving down the coast worrying if the Camshaft is going to lock up on me! Hummm, Maybe a Ford Escape XLT in the near future? Nissan Frontier? I`ll know after my test drives!
#574 of 707 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Aug 31, 2011 (5:45 am)
I usually get kissed when I get SCREWED!!!!
Thanks GM! Love you to!
#575 of 707 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Aug 31, 2011 (6:41 am)
Sorry to hear about your canyon I had the same exp. with GM . My canyon was not a week old and i noticed a knocking noise in the engine just as it cranked and lasted about 20 sec. sounded like a dis. and just go away . So i drove up to the dealer and told them my sit. and they informed me that all straight 6 do that, so i ask if thats so would they mind if i just cranked another canyon on the lot and just rest my susp. about the issue. Well we cranked 5 of them and none sounded like mine. So to make a long story short ,after Water pump, fanblades and belts. Cat converter,thermostat, Timing chain, back in and timing chain tensioner, and 4 months and NO TRUCK STILL IN THEIR SHOP Gm calls me and says that the engineers there see no problem with this truck and they are not going any futher with their TS. Besides They told me that your warenty was the best in the business. I told them that if i was going to buy a truck with problems i would have bought a used one. So i told the dealer that i would not accept the truck back in this condition and that i wanted a NEW truck. They Said no. The dealer told me that there diffently was a problem and they proceeded to buy back my truck and get me in a new one .
So now i have a new truck not many miles on it BUT this is the SECOND time GM has had to buy back a veh. from me because of the PISS POOR Quality from GM. They bought back a Envoy from me but didn't want to but the dam thing wouldn't crank to get it off the lot they had that veh. 6 mon. Electrical problems Never did find BUT didn't want to fix
So I'm here today to inform all that i have bought my last GOVERMENT MOTORS VEH.
#576 of 707 Re: no-start phantom phenomenon [stshimon]
Sep 02, 2011 (2:35 pm)
hi,i have a 2005 colorado 4x4 z71 ls i have had these issues in the past,mine would randomly not start everything checked out good found out it was the security system shutting off the fuel and fire to the engine the garage told me if i leave the key in the on position for a half hour it will reset its self,i know this is not much consolation if your in a hurry the garage said i needed to take it to the dealership because they could not fix it the computer needed to be reflashed (whatever that means)anyhow that was 300.00 need less to say it did not help i hope this will help this is just the beginning of the problems i have had these trucks are lemons gm needs to step up because they sure have lost a lifetime chevy person.
#577 of 707 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Sep 03, 2011 (3:50 am)
I forgot to mention that I sold my 2010 HHR also because it can`t drive in a snow dusted parkinglot! That would be 8 GM vehicles I had bought in the last 12 yrs. When I get stuck in a perfectly flat parking lot because it is a little snowy that just sucks! GM you got to really start thinking about what you are doing! No more new GM`s for my family. To bad for you.
#578 of 707 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Sep 06, 2011 (12:28 pm)
I bought my first Chevy in 1951. My 2005 Chevy Colorado is the LAST GM product I or any member of my family will ever purchase. It has MAJOR starting problems; began six months ago. TWICE TODAY it has refused to start. Each time, I wait ten minutes, cross my fingers, light a candle, and try again. It's a disaster.
#579 of 707 Re: no-start phantom phenomenon [coloradolemo1]
Sep 07, 2011 (11:33 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me your VIN, current mileage and involved dealer? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#580 of 707 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [mulerider]
Sep 07, 2011 (2:08 pm)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with Customer Assistance? Has your dealer involved Technical Assistance? Can you please send me your VIN? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#581 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Sep 10, 2011 (8:28 am)
I am also having this prolem but i have a 2.8 ltr 4 cyl. Are they having the same problem with it.
#582 of 707 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [flajohn1]
Sep 10, 2011 (10:23 am)
Were you planning on having the vehicle diagnosed by a GM dealership? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service