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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#510 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [kandr313]
Nov 30, 2011 (4:06 pm)
YES get rid of the P.O.S.!! And never buy another G.M. product. Trust me you won't be sorry. After Obama motors took over, the company just DOSEN'T care how they or thier dealers talk/treat thier customers.
I was a 20 yr. die hard Chevy fan but the Colorado took care of that!
Colorado the gift that keeps on giving..(to the service dept.)
Randy Wise Chevrolet. Milan Mi. THE WORST DEALER ON THE PLANET!!!
#511 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [kandr313]
Dec 01, 2011 (8:11 am)
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#512 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [al6pndr]
Dec 01, 2011 (8:12 am)
I'm sorry that you're frustrated with your vehicle and with your dealership. Have you already worked with Customer Assistance?
GM Customer Assistance
#513 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:34 am)
I have to agree with the previous poster. Bot the Chevy hack but the person saying get rid of the Colorado and never buy another GM product.
I've followed the posts since there were only like 40 or 50 of them. Now there are over 500. I really liked the Colorado but finally gave up and bought a Toyota. I never in a million years thought I would ever buy anything but American. Obama Motors is no longer American IMHO.
That aside, there are so many electrical issues with this truck, and so many possible solutions, there is not any one single fix since the problems reoccur and are ongoing. It could be the programming of the control modules, the grounds, the alternator, the battery the.... forget it, just replace the truck with something other than a GM product.
By the way, I did do the "customer care" BS. I got fed up with the GM service department randomly replacing expensive parts always promising this would fix the problem that would reoccur. Their "care" representitive offered four oil changes and a tire rotation "worth $450 dollars!!".
Forget it, do yourself a favor, get rid of the money pit as soon as you can for whatever you can get for it.
#514 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 01, 2011 (4:04 pm)
Sarah. THNX for your concern! took care of the cust.serv. problem a year ago traded the 07 P.O S.(Colorado) off on an 07 Jeep Liberty and LOVE it! No rude,disrespectful service manager telling me "we don't care about your problem." "take your business somewhere else."
After which I call someone like you at good ol' G.M. who tells me "Sorry Randy Wise Chevrolet. Milan,Mi. is and Independent G.M. dealership there's nothing we can do." SOOooo with that said obviously G.M. DOSEN'T care how a service manager/owners son of the dealership treats thier customers!! The sad thing is I REALLY liked the trucks 4cyl. engine/gas milage. and was a "DIE HARD" chevy customer for yrs. But I guess paying back Obama & the boys is more important than a few satisfied customers..
Since my WONDERFUL treatment at Randy Wise Chevrolet. I've had a sign in the back window of my Colorado/Jeep stating just what they can do! and whenever someone asks why, I make it a point to tell them what was said to me by both Randy Wise/G.M. Have a nice day!
Randy Wise Chevrolet. Milan Mi. THE WORST DEALER ON THE PLANET!!!
#515 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [al6pndr]
Dec 02, 2011 (7:31 am)
I'm sorry for these frustrating experiences, al6pndr. I hope that your new vehicle serves you well.
GM Customer Service
#516 of 671 Re: 2007 Colorado LS [gmcustsvcsarah]
Dec 02, 2011 (11:02 pm)
I have to chuckle with this "Customer Care"represenatives trying to drum up business for their dealerships. How about arranging a recall on the truck?
The "we're sorry with your frustration" reminds me of those banking ads with 'Peggy'.
"Um, yeah, my colorado doesn't start, the driver's window doesn't work, the fob doesn't work, I've taken it to the dealer three times, they've replaced the BCM, the battery, the blower resistor, the fuse block, all the time saying they have never seen this problem before. Is there anything you can do about it?"
"Ah-low, dis is Peggy. You are waluable customer. You con change in your coupons for tokens, vich you con redeem for credits...."
Just sell the Colorado and buy a Chevy Volt. At least when that one burns up they'll buy it back.
#517 of 671 Re: Electrical issues 2004 Colorado [den052]
Dec 03, 2011 (5:39 am)
Could you forward me the pdf wiring diagram for 2005 colorado power window/lock issue.
#518 of 671 Locks and drivers door BS
Dec 04, 2011 (5:39 pm)
Ok. This is my first post and am obviously here becuz the same thing happened to me yesterday.Was putting the xmas lights up while listening to music from my 2007 colorado LS.(which i still love by the way.....for now). Never had a problem b4 listening to tunes and the battery dying but it happened yesterday. Dont know if maybe my passenger door was partially open,and the light was on or what, but it died. It would barely turn over and wouldnt start. i shut everything off and let it sit for a couple more hours and then it started no problem. Took it around the block to charge it up a bit and thats when i noticed the drivers side window and power locks not working and the remote for the keyless entry. (wtf does FOB mean btw?) I looked at it this morning,checking all fuses,reading the manual etc etc. Pulled every fuse and looked at them and then kept checking the problem to no avail.I made sure every fuse was all the way in, forcing them all in tight.Still didnt work. Got on the internet and read a bunch of posts here.I tried bstroud5073's tips about disconnecting the battery and putting the key in etc. It didnt work so i disconnected the battery and let it sit for 3 hours this time instead of just disconnecting it and hooking it right back up. So what i did was disconnect the battery for 3 hours,then put the key in and turned it to ACC,left the door open and then hooked the battery back up.The door chimes came on right away and then i tightened the the battery terminals tight.(didnt hear any clicking noises of relays or anything). I then got in the truck and closed the door,turned the ignition off and pulled out the key.The locks never made a sound when i pulled the key out,but the window and locks both worked when i tried them!!!( I never put the emergency brake on either at the start). So i was happier than a pig in you know what. Now my remote wont work for my keyless entry. Maybe when my battery died it sent some signal to my remote and fried the battery in it!!! Haha. Who the hell knows. Hopefully it will work in a few days. Pretty damn strange how you cant even disconnect your battery w/o losing power to some electrical items upon startup!! What a friggin joke!!! And there was a mechanic in here who said that disconnecting the battery wouldnt do anything to reset the BCM? Sorry bud but you obviously have no clue. If you have no explanation why a dying battery causes electrical components to not work upon startup,then your reasoning behind disconnecting the battery for a while not working to fix the problem, has no value.
Ive had the truck for a year and a half now and a rear signal light went a couple months ago.$1.99.Easy fix.No other problems until a month ago. My engine light came on and all of a sudden i cant pump gas into the tank at full pressure.Takes me about 20 minutes to fill up. Its not being able to release the air from inside the tank and i think the airline from the tank is plugged or something. I looked under the gas tank neck today and the airline is solid metal line welded to the main neck. I dont know how it could become plugged. Havent had it looked at yet as i have worked 27 days straight and havent really worried about it because im sure the engine light is on due to gas cap air pressure etc. Anyone know a fix for this problem?
Anyway,i havent even started the truck yet since fixing the door lock/window problem.I want to give it a good run, but ill wait til tomo morning when i go to work. I cant believe that with all these posts on here that there isnt a definite solution yet. Its all a guessing game. I read alot of posts in here.Spent all day reading other peoples posts and its such a shame that GM could care less about the people who "WERE" and are supporting them. Charging people astronomical amounts of money for 2 yrs old or less vehicles to be fixed.
Congrats to snaproll for his new truck.I read alot of his posts!! Hopefully, unlike him and many others, this isnt the start of my electrical nightmare!!! Or i'll be going to Ford next!! Dont mind fords. Dont dislike japanese cars,just cant afford them...lol.....Take care and good luck all!!
#519 of 671 Locks and drivers door BS
Dec 04, 2011 (6:30 pm)
I thought i maybe better take the truck out for a boot and see if everything works,half an hour after my last post. Its pouring rain out right now.I started down the road and drove a good 1/8 mile b4 i thot i needed to turn my wipers on.OMG,they dont work..lol. I went around the block a couple times checking everything else.I stopped and restarted the truck 3 or 4 times.I tried my remote for my keyless entry.Yayyyyy.It works!! Wipers dont but.......lol. While driving around the block a few times i started wondering if i put a fuse back in the wrong spot for the wipers.Hmmmm. Could i have? Got home, popped the hood and sure enuff i did.lol. What a relief!! Everything seems to be back to normal now but im now scared to roll the drivers side window down. I think a new battery is in order tho,what with winter coming and all. I'll just make sure that i wait a few hours to install it after disconnecting the old one.And i definitely wont be going to a dealer to get it!!!