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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Truck
#89 of 117 Re: What's it like living with a Colorado? [silkydraws]
Oct 29, 2010 (1:02 pm)
We have less than 1000 miles on our new 2010 Canyon, 5 cylinder, crew cab. So far, no problems. Around town, with my foot to the floor, the first tank netted about 18 m.p.g. With Highway Driving for half of the next tank and around town for the remainder, we we are right at 20 m.p.g. I sure hope this thing starts improving to make me feel a lot better about driving a "smaller" truck. I am really having "withdrawl" sympthoms from driving my bigger crew cab. I traded in my 2006 Chevy HD 3/4 ton, Duramax Allison, Crew Cab with trailering package (which we easily pulled a 10,000 pound fifth wheel travel trailer). Now, upon deciding to sell the fifth wheel, and with mostly around town driving; I am enjoying the ease of parking, pep this thing seems to have getting into traffic on the interstate, and so on. However, again, I am really cringing at getting use to this smaller rig. I have no expansive elbo room as totally accoustomed to in the past. And as has been said (it is like a small theatre) "No Ball Room" - if you guys know what I mean. When the knees are spread wide the left knee will surely wear a hole in the driver door in a year or so. Well, so it goes. I am "getting use to this thing". No real problems so far.
#90 of 117 Re: S10 or Colorado/Canyon? [dispencer2]
Nov 29, 2010 (4:16 am)
I have lovesd my colorado truck, I have not had any problems until my battery went dead. Have had since 10/2005
#91 of 117 Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead
Nov 29, 2010 (4:43 am)
My battery went dead , now my door locks or driver window will work. I have tired to reset as it stated in manual, as well as removing negative battery termial to reset computer settings. I also checked all fuses. Can someone please help me with how I can reset the locks, and window so it will work.
#92 of 117 Re: Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead [lindagibson]
Nov 30, 2010 (5:35 pm)
I would like to look into this for you. Can you please email me your VIN? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#93 of 117 Re: Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead [gmcustsvc]
Dec 01, 2010 (2:00 am)
Christina at GM Customer Service, this is a common problem with this vehicle for thousands of your customers. Mostly the door locks and drovers electric window go dead at inopportune times (like at the toll booth or bank drive through). Ditto on my 2004 Colorado except for the dead battery. May I send you my vin too?
#94 of 117 Re: Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead [doodads]
Dec 01, 2010 (1:07 pm)
I see problems. GM has me here looking for customers with problems and trying to assist them; however, recalls are formed by customer complaints to Customer Service (the number is in the owners manual). This causes Gm to look further into these concerns. Can you please e-mail me your complete contact information including a good number to reach you, VIN and current mileage, as well as involved dealer? I would like to look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
#95 of 117 Extended warranty a rip off
Dec 02, 2010 (1:48 pm)
I have been on the phone with a Chevy Rep for 3 days and all they have done is talk in circles. yesterday I was promised they were going to find a dealership to fix my truck. My truck starts when and if it wants to. This all began when I took it to Molle Chevorlet to have my brakes fixed, which took them a week. Two days later I drove it to the store came out and it would not start. I took it back to Molle Chevorlet and they kept it two weeks, never finding out why it wont start. I have had it there three times. So the service manager gave me a number to a tow truck company to answer my question of why he couldnt fix my truck. I finally got a number to GM the first guy Mathew that I talked to hung up on me three times. Apoligizing for his phone disconnected me, I guess it works like my truck, when it wants to. Three people later and I got the phone call today that my truck has been reliable for me. RELIABLE?? Are you kidding I havent been able to take it any where in two months and I am still making payments on it and my extended warrenty. If you are looking for a truck dont by a Colorado and if your having problems dont expect Chevy to stand behind there product or there extended warrenty.
#96 of 117 Re: Extended warranty a rip off [richb7]
Dec 04, 2010 (11:34 am)
Can you please email me with your case number from GM Customer Service?
GM Customer Service
#97 of 117 Too many issues
Jan 01, 2011 (11:39 am)
If you want a reliable vehicle, do not buy a Colorado. We have had all the problems mentioned on this thread. Its a shame too as the Colorado is a good looking truck, but the problems prove that looks are not everything.
My husband has always been a chevy guy, we have a 76 custom deluxe junked in the pasture. Just couldn't part with the old gal, had a 92 Extended cab step side full size, was a good truck, wish we still had that one, we also have a 98 chevy Savannah box truck, has had small issues, but nothing terrible, but now this pretty little Colorado has broken the spirit of my chevy guy.
#98 of 117 heater smell
Jan 22, 2011 (8:22 pm)
i have a 2007 colorado z71 crew cab 5cyl 2wheel drive. purchased new, have 48,500
miles. very satisfied up to now. reciently have had a problem with a smell from the
heater. it happens when the engion is cold. turn the heater and fan on 2 or3 and
you get a hot electric smell untill the engion is warm and then the smell goes away.
the smell tends to burn your eyes and nose. very strange.hate to take to dealer
becouse its out of warrenty. has anyone else had this problem or does anyone have
any ideas what might be going on. thanks,