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#305 of 684 Starting issues with 2006 Colorado 2.8
Aug 14, 2010 (5:49 pm)
I purchased, new (in 2006) a Colorado that is also now experiencing the same starting issues. Sometimes it will not start when hot, and the starter will also continue to turn the engine over, for a few times extra, when the key is NOT put in the start position. The engine also has never started when the starter continues on with the extra revolutions. But, after cooling off, for about 30 minutes, or so it starts up fine, with no starter ( continuing on) issues either. It is now becoming a problem. I have 54 K miles, on my Colorado, and no warranty left, so I will try to change the electronic ignition switch (my mechanic's idea), and maybe the timing sensor and crank sensors (mentioned here in an earlier post)..If that does not work, I will trade it in for something else, as my daughter sometimes drives it late at night.. I also had a burn in the blower line/ resistor too. FYI, the parts section at Classic Chevy (in Orlando, FL) said that they have sold over 40 new electronic ignition switches for fairly new Colorados / Canyons lately. My VIN: 1GCCS198168309315
#306 of 684 GM customer service rep
Aug 24, 2010 (7:07 pm)
I'd like to know the GM telephone contact number (800 number) for Mariah, GM Customer Service.
#307 of 684 Re: havc electical problems [id8251]
Aug 24, 2010 (7:12 pm)
My fan stopped blowing except at speed 4, after my wife ran on speed 3, which I think was too much with the daily heat down here in the South at 105+ daily. I read about the problem online and saw that it is a common problem. I bought a resistor online, but then I checked to see if any of the wires were burned out on the unit under the dash (sometimes the blue burns out and turns brown) but none were. So I wiggled the wires a little...and the blowers speeds 1-3 came back on. I guess the wiggling knocked away a little residue. So I will be conservative by using speeds 1-2 on the fan. (Speed 4 bypasses the resistor so you can run that directly.) If it's not broke, I won't fix it. Got the recall notice, though about the brake lights from GM on the 2006 Canyon. Still a good vehicle, so far, at 42,000 miles.
#308 of 684 Re: GM customer service rep [sean91]
Aug 25, 2010 (10:10 am)
If you are having concerns or have a question(s) about your vehicle please email me. You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
Aug 27, 2010 (7:37 am)
Our 2005 Colorado has many of the issues here. We bought it brand new.
The fan wont work in position 1, 2, 3 sometimes and sometimes it does.
The truck also wont crank sometime, same issue it just turns over and over. Used to be just every now and then but its getting quite frequent. This morning after sitting all night it would not crank.
My daughter also has a customer with the same issue, they keep replacing all these things and so far nothing worked. Seems to me chevy has a widespread problem with these issues and it should be recalled.
Of course our truck isnt under warranty any more, and my husband is on disability so just taking it in isnt an option for us.
My husband has always been a chevy driver, but this truck is changing that.
Chevy you need to get these issues resolved.
#310 of 684 Re: Many problems [dacholiday]
Aug 27, 2010 (6:23 pm)
I have spent all day researching this problem(truck wont crank), and lo and behold its a very very common complaint. There are 1000's of people out there with this problem. And it appears its a known issue by GM after all they published a TSB on this very problem years ago.
GM should have to fix all of these vehicles. Its not just the colorado's and canyons its a wide spread GM issue.
The passlock anti theft system is causing this. I for one will be filing a complaint NHTSA as this could be a safety issue. If you are having this issue I urge you to file a complaint also.
#311 of 684 Re: Inoperative Head Lamps AND Turn Signals [robl6210]
Sep 12, 2010 (9:08 am)
Hey, I was just wondering if you ever got your light issue fixed?? I'm having the same problems and bought 2 new headlight switches but it still didnt work. The chevy dealer told me the switch didnt have to be programmed, but the new switches made everything worse. do you know if they do need to be programmed?
Oct 05, 2010 (2:59 pm)
I'm trying to get GM to step up now too. I've already had a nightmare of a time with my wife's 2008 Impala and it's inability to hold alignment, now I'm dealing with my Colorado. It's a 2005 with 42k miles on it as of October 2010.
Position 3 on the fan does not work.
Intermittent problems with the display not appearing after I start the truck.
The vents between the cab and the bed leaking water. (mildewed carpet smells great!)
CD player works sometimes.
Replaced GENERAL tires after 12k miles. They were almost thread bare.
If GM steps up and does the right thing I'll give them another chance. If not, I won't. EVER.
#313 of 684 Re: Bad Elecrical connectors on COLORADOS! [ohcolorado]
Oct 06, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Seems you have my truck. Mine is a 04 Z71 4x4 72000 miles. I have had blower resistor changed 5 times with a new connector 3 of those 5. We were thinking of putting the last one on with quick connects. Headlights yes Roof leak yes. Did fix, found the light in back of the cab had a bad gasket. New head yes,. Anti lock brakes yes. No Throttle Sensor yet, however there is always tomorrow. I expect almost anything with mine. Now it seems I am having some Body control module problems. Radio, windows dash lights etc doing strange things every now and again. BCM is about 800 and as I understand it you cant use a junk yard part has to be new .
We should after all GM sold us junk, seems only fitting we should be able to get real junk parts from a real junk yard.
I am so lucky I have a good friend that owns a Auto electric shop. He has helped me keep it going but even he is getting to a point.
I have, like you been a GM man for over 30 years. No more for me. I would sell mine but dont have the heart to stick it on someone else.
Bad thing is I really like the truck but am at my end with all the problems and no, that correct no help from GM or a very bad product.
GM is turning a new leaf so maybe they will come around and fix all these problems and make us a happy camper. Then we can drive our trucks to NASA and they will let us fly the Space shuttle also.
No more GM for me.
#314 of 684 Re: 2005 Colorado problems [johnnythunder]
Oct 06, 2010 (2:00 pm)
Update on my issue: Mariah replied to my email really quickly and got the ball rolling on opening a case for me. In the meantime, I contacted my dealership (Terry Labonte) and they stepped up. They agreed to repair the leak under warranty. They won't replace my carpet or padding but will remove it and dry it out thoroughly. I suppose I'll either get it cleaned or replace it myself for $150.
I wiggled the connector for the blower and the position 3 came back to life. I got about a half mile down the road before it shut off and I started smelling a burning odor. Has anyone purchased the GM protection plan? I ordinarily wouldn't but I'm scared not to with all the potential problems I'm facing with this vehicle.