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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#576 of 716 Re: no-start phantom phenomenon [stshimon]
Sep 02, 2011 (1:35 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 716 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Sep 03, 2011 (2:50 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 716 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [jimmyged]
Sep 06, 2011 (11:28 am)
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 716 Re: no-start phantom phenomenon [coloradolemo1]
Sep 07, 2011 (10:33 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 716 Re: I am so glad I sold my Colorado! [mulerider]
Sep 07, 2011 (1:08 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 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [ramle717]
Sep 10, 2011 (7:28 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 716 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Engine Problems [flajohn1]
Sep 10, 2011 (9:23 am)
Were you planning on having the vehicle diagnosed by a GM dealership? Please keep me posted.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#583 of 716 Electrical issues...need help!
Sep 29, 2011 (6:05 am)
Does anyone have know why depressing the brake pedal would cause the in-dash left turn signal light to illuminate?
The dash indicator light illuminates as well as ticks. It will flash and tick as rapidly as the brake pedal is depressed, and will stay illuminated as long as the brake is held. When the the right turn signal is engaged, depressing the brake causes the right turn signal to stop ticking, although it flashes normally. When the left signal is engaged, irregular symptoms ranging from normal function to erratic ticking to fast flash and ticking occur. Interestingly, the outside front and rear flashers function correctly.
Presumably, there's a short causing the problem. I believe it might be a faulty trailer harness loom, although, I'm currently experiencing other electrical issues with this truck such as a fuel cap warning, engine light warning illumination (with no code) ABS brake warning and no-start phantoms. My ABS brakes have not functioned for 3 years even after spending over $1,000 to have them fixed. With a history of electrical problems I've had with this truck, it's never a surprise when something electronic goes a muck, only a mystery. It could be the computing systems on these trucks are defective as I've had regular electrical problems since the day I bought it.
I appreciate any suggestions that will help minimize the damage. I can't afford to let the dealer play a guessing game with the meter running as I've previously experienced with my never repaired ABS braking system.
Thank you, from a life-long GM loyalist who will most likely never buy another.
#584 of 716 Re: Electrical issues...need help! [stringpuller]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 29, 2011 (8:10 am)
I'm thinking a bad ground at the tail lights, or perhaps a corroded socket where the bulb goes in. check it out.
#585 of 716 Re: Electrical issues...need help! [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 29, 2011 (8:30 am)
Thanks for your tip. Appreciate your help. Have a cap as well and rewired all brake light connections, including the ground. I've taken flasher bulbs out, cleaned, reinstalled, and have same problem. Found the problem goes away when I disconnect trailer loom right side, however, the brake lights don't work at all when loom is disconnected so not 100% sure. Is there a way to test with a meter? Hate to pop for new loom if not the problem.