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#381 of 671 Chevy (GM) should go under
Jan 21, 2011 (5:56 am)
they convinced me that purchasing the 2007 Chevy Colorado would be great. They take care of their customers. My battery died in under a year. Tires wore out in 15 months. Fan clutch sticking and had replaced (so they said) twice problem still exist. Doors lock and unlock themselves. GM says $100 and we will diagnose it and then $$$ and we will try to fix. Meanwhile all the post you read say that they have a very high failure rate of the Body control module but no recall on that.
I am hoping the truck burns to the ground and I collect the insurance. Then go back to purchasing foreign again as they last.
GM gives no support, what they say they change a part but you can not prove it. As I asked to see the old unit and they said they could not find it. Tried to contact GM but their upper management only cares about their bonus NOT their customers.
Buy a FORD not GM products. They are not like they use to be iin the 60's...
They sell you and then forget you.
#382 of 671 Re: Chevy (GM) should go under [sc6lou]
Jan 21, 2011 (7:28 am)
Hey, go to GM's customer suppert. Keep pushing and they will eventually offer their "Jelly of the Month Club", four free oil changes and a tire rotation "valued at $390 dollars!".
Best to find a mechanic and shop you can trust. I'll never take my truck to Obama Motors again.
#383 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [al6pndr]
Jan 28, 2011 (5:50 pm)
i have the same problem with my 2007 in my colorado the swr go wild
#384 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [davemadeamp]
Jan 29, 2011 (5:43 am)
If you are useing a mag mount on the roof place it forward on the cab. the closer you get to the dome light in the truck the higher it goes.. And DONT try to run any power what so ever..
#385 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [al6pndr]
Feb 15, 2011 (11:08 am)
You always have the option to take your vehicle into the dealer. I understand you are doing this yourself; however, their service department is trained to work on the electrical systems in this vehicle and maybe able to assist you.
GM Customer Service
#386 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [gmcustsvc]
Feb 15, 2011 (4:18 pm)
Christina. No need to worry about my problem (as if you ever did.) I traded that P.O.S. Colorado off on a Jeep product back in December! Was at the dealer 3 days after the deal was done to go out to lunch with my salesman. As we were leaving I saw someone test driving my old truck . A week later this person had bought it and had already had it back to the dealer with complaints of ELECTRICAL ISSUES!!!!
Guess this person will be another satisfied G.M. customer?!! You don't have to worry about me now,because my Jeep is doing fine and to be honest I don't think I'll be purchasing ANY G.M. products for a LOOOOONG time!
Thanks for the memories! Randy Wise Chevrolet Milan Michigan the worst dealer on the planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#387 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [al6pndr]
Feb 16, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Maybe you could tell us how you really feel about GM?
It's interesting. I was at a parts store yacking with the guys there and we talked about the Colorados. Seems another thing is that they are prone to spinning main bearings on the I5. Nice. Something to look forward to I guess.
In fairness, they did say the new vehicles are "way better"... now.
It's a shame they have permanently lost so many future customers because of their past business practices.
#388 of 671 Re: c.b. problems in my colorado [snaproll1]
Feb 16, 2011 (3:17 pm)
Tried to post how I really feel about G.M. but......The sensors kept rejecting my posts because of a little thing called cursing?? Sad thing is I had 2 used G.M. products before I got the Colorado,both were GREAT trucks.. Had an 87 ck1500 with 209,721 miles on it,it had 27,000 to start. Kept it almost 13 years.
Next a 1996 s-10 with the 4.3 vortec had 28,000 when purchased, ended up with 144,000 . Sad thing was due to being in a hurry for hunting season let one of these "quickie lube" joints change the oil... While trying to not get creamed by someone running a red lght while making a left turn, (no I dont turn on red lights but the 2 others that ran it before the last guy left me no choice being stuck in the middle of the intersection, with cross traffic trying to go.) I gunned it to get thru the intersection and had unknowingly blown the rubber "O" ring off the oil filter that wasn't tight and emptied the crank case before I knew what happened.
Wish I could have either one of those trucks back instead of what I ended up with.. Thanks for your comments Have a nice day!!
#389 of 671 Re: Defective wiring harness [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 20, 2011 (6:32 pm)
I have a 2004 Colorado Crewcab that had "that" problem with the power windows not working within 6 months of purchase (can't recall if door locks were affected). Chevy replaced driver door switch/circuit board assembly under warranty - great! Had to replace battery 18 months ago, but no big deal. On February 5, 2011 (58,000 miles), the truck would not start. Would crank, but not turn over. Disconnected negative cable from battery for 15 minutes, reconnected and truck started and ran fine. Upon leaving that location, noticed that door locks would not work from console or fob, and driver's side window as well. Got home and called my mechanic (very trustworthy) and he said he would check it out. In the meantime, I found this website and read all 300+ posts. When my mechanic told me that he had tried everything he could, including taking apart the switch/circuit board assembly and inspecting/cleaning - cost to replace $250+, I mentioned that I would try and find a replacement at a junk yard - well, that didn't work (and one business told me that I was the 2nd to call for that part in a week). I then tried some of the suggestions on this board - + battery cable disconnect, add star washer to ground, etc. Nothing worked. Found one other website/board with a suggestion to take off the cables from the battery and short them together for 3 hours to discharge capacitors. I am an Electrical Engineer, and while I understand the concept of capacitor discharge, I struggled to short the leads together for fear of potential other problems. Anyway, did just that for 30 minutes, unhooked the cables and left alone overnight. In the morning, hooked up the cables to the battery, waited a couple of minutes and started the truck with no problems. Let the truck run for a minute, pushed the "L" on the door lock switch and the door locks closed. Then tried the driver's window and it worked. Ran the truck for 10 minutes and shut it off. Opened the lock with the switch, then opened and closed the door and locked with the fob. So far, so good - I just wonder how many "computers" are a part of a modern vehicle. I think there are 2 just with the door circuit board.
#390 of 671 Re: Defective wiring harness [springador99]
Feb 20, 2011 (6:44 pm)
my wife could NEVER understand why I would order/purchase my vehicles as "PLAIN JANE" as possible. The old saying holds true "The more you have on a vehicle (electrical doo-dads.) the more things you can have go wrong!"
Randy Wise Chevrolet .Milan,Michigan .The Worst Dealer on The Planet!!!