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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Truck
#93 of 113 Re: Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead [gmcustsvc]
Dec 01, 2010 (3:00 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 113 Re: Door locks and Driver window after battery going dead [doodads]
Dec 01, 2010 (2:07 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 113 Extended warranty a rip off
Dec 02, 2010 (2:48 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 113 Re: Extended warranty a rip off [richb7]
Dec 04, 2010 (12:34 pm)
Can you please email me with your case number from GM Customer Service?
GM Customer Service
#97 of 113 Too many issues
Jan 01, 2011 (12:39 pm)
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 113 heater smell
Jan 22, 2011 (9:22 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,
#99 of 113 Great truck!
Feb 04, 2011 (7:57 pm)
I have an 08 crew cab that has about 60k miles on it and exclusive of oil changes and new tires, I've had no problems with my truck. I also pull a 3k lbs trailer on occasion. Bought it used too!
#100 of 113 Re: Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon: Owner Experiences [kcram]
Jul 22, 2011 (9:10 am)
I have owned a 2004 Colorado, 2WD, manual, 5 Cly since it was new. It has been a hughe dissapointment. Within the first 20K miles it experienced several ignition problems which ultimately led to a faulty harness in the low speed controls (it was severed somehow). About the same time the airbag warning light came on and sometimes went off. It too was a broken harness. The clutch was replaced becuse of a mis diagnosis of a noise problem. The radio speakers have been somehow damgaed and the distortion at bass levels is evident. The electronic locking system has locked me out for days at a time. This also affected the windows on the drive side. This restored itself w/o intevention. The check engine light comes on and a P0506 fault will be traceable with a diagnostic meter only to be cleared and driveable for some time before repeating. The heater fan will constantly die at speed settings below 4. I have determined it is the connector and resistor failue. I can make it go away for awhile but it will return when the system is used for a time. The latest is the ABS alert on the dash. It doesn't take much to trigger it such as a moderate incline at slow speed or a slightly undulating road at slow speed. It can be cleared and will randomly appear at some later date.
I have never owned a vehicle that is frought with so many problems. I have written GM of course but there has been no response. I would never buy this product again!
Sep 20, 2011 (7:58 am)
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#102 of 113 Re: Great truck! [sstexex]
Oct 21, 2011 (8:29 am)
I also have an 08 canyon crew cab and I love it! no serious problems (tail light went a little weird with signal on but fixed it with a little wd-40) this site scares me with all the problems posted here! I have 90,000 kms on it, so far so good! Guess we got the good ones!