Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#679 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 10, 2013 (8:20 am)
My truck is in the shop now - engine was leaking passed the valve and needs a new head. GMC is telling me that they are not willing to pay a dime since this could be due to the general wear and tear - yeah right. I'm certain that the truck never had full power and had the leak when I bought it on 2009. GMC also found that the timing chain needs to be replaced - it's too tight. How's that possible, it's a chain?!
I just hope they are able to fix it. Your story and the multiple check engine lights is just unacceptable - combined mechanic and manufacturing incompetency.
#680 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 10, 2013 (10:40 am)
If the dealer you've been working with is one of our GM dealerships and you would like for us to check into this further, please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#681 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [untersberg]
Feb 10, 2013 (7:51 pm)
wow that sounds like the run around the dealer gave me. I hope they are able to fix it as well. What upsets me was my had none of the problems except for the head issue when I took it in. And I really doubt its normal wear and tear.
#682 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [gmcustsvc]
Feb 10, 2013 (7:55 pm)
Sara, I do no know that there is anything that can be done I had to trade it in because I could not afford another $1000 for a rental car. However the dealer was west chevy in alcoa,tn. I have proof that it did not have the issues before. My personal mecanic is ASC certified, as well as has a shop that is reputable. I just despise how the dealer was so shady. and the truck had 73040 miles
#683 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 11, 2013 (1:00 pm)
New to forum. I have a 2005 Canyon,new head installed at 103,000 miles,I had to pay half for it. Same rough idle came back about 5000 miles later. Dealer said it was a $250 cam sensor. Same idle returned and just kept driving since I could not afford another trip to the dealer.Now have 196000 + miles. Really dont think it is a leaking valve seat issue cause it has not lost power of fuel mileage. Thinking its probrably dirty injectors.
#684 of 717 06 colorado
Feb 27, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2006 colorado that I brought brand new. It has 50,000 miles on it and is piece of junk. Already had to leave it with the dealer for a week due to a factory recall. I have had to replace the tye rods, the power window switch and now it is in the shop having a evap valve replaced and the windshield wiper motor replaced ( another 700 dollars). I knew I should have gotten a Ford.
#685 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [jame7]
Feb 27, 2013 (12:53 pm)
We're sorry that you've had to have some work done on your Colorado over the time you've owned it. Do you have any current concerns with the vehicle?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#686 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [gmcustsvc]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:51 pm)
Man oh man....I wish I'd known about this site BEFORE I bought my Colorado. I'm from Canada, AND a female and I will NEVER buy another GM. I knew I should have stuck with a Ford. I have had NOTHING but grief with this truck, I think I've replaced every light on the darn thing, it sux 4 litres of oil between the 5000 km oil changes and I dunno if they do this in the states, but every time I took the truck in for warranty work, they charged me $200 deductible! OMG...now if that isn't a money grab, I dunno what is.....hmmmm....I googled 'colorado using oil' and it gave me this site. I got some good ideas that I'm going to take over to my brothers when he uses his machine to check the codes. I just shake my head.....give me a 1970-80 vehicle any day....all this tech crap is just a money grab! Good luck to you all and thanks for all the tidbits of info...much appreciated.
#687 of 717 Re: 06 colorado [altagirl]
Mar 14, 2013 (5:06 am)
We're sorry that you're having troubles with your Colorado, altagirl. If you wanted to contact customer service for your region, GM of Canada can be reached at 800-263-3777 (Hours: M-F 7:30am - 11:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 6:00 EST).
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#688 of 717 What is the "special warranty"?
Mar 17, 2013 (8:34 am)
We have an 05 Chevy Colorado that just got diagnosed with a cracked head. I see references to a "special warranty" that people have been able to get - what is that? The truck is only driven around town and we are having a hard time believing this has happened. Any info is greatly appreciated!