Last post on May 20, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Engine, Truck
#683 of 707 Re: 06 colorado [scmustang04]
Feb 11, 2013 (2:00 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 707 06 colorado
Feb 27, 2013 (1:05 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 707 Re: 06 colorado [jame7]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:53 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 707 Re: 06 colorado [gmcustsvc]
Mar 13, 2013 (3:51 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 707 Re: 06 colorado [altagirl]
Mar 14, 2013 (6:06 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 707 What is the "special warranty"?
Mar 17, 2013 (9:34 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!
#689 of 707 Re: 06 colorado [altagirl]
Mar 21, 2013 (4:57 pm)
Unfortunately, a low mileage, well-maintained S10 pick up would have been a better choice. Good luck with your vehicle.
#690 of 707 2006 Chevy Colorado miss fire
Mar 30, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I bought a 2006 Chevy Colorado in November with 60k miles. After approximately 2 months of the check engine light came with code P0305; the fuel mileage dropped from 19.5 mpg to 17 mpg. After changing ALL the spark plugs, the truck seems to run worse. I do not want to have to change all the coil packs at $75 each. Has anyone had this issue and if so did you find the solution to the problem?
It may just be time to go back to a Nissan, I never had a problem with them.
Thanks in Advance
#691 of 707 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado miss fire [jewelofky]
Mar 31, 2013 (7:17 am)
This is exactly how our valve leakage problem started. Replacing the spark plugs and coil packs will work for a little but after a while our check engine light came on again. Take your truck to the GMC dealer and have it tested for leaking valves.
If you have less than 100k miles on your truck, GMC will do it for free based on the extended warranty.
#692 of 707 Low idle
Mar 31, 2013 (2:38 pm)
Have 05 Canyon, it low idle or sometimes the idle speed will hunt! Read the code Auto Zone and said vacuum leak, where might it be? Thankx for your help