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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#110 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [emtchick76]
Mar 18, 2011 (2:29 pm)
I'm having the same problem. Originally it happened about 6 months ago and when restarted everything was fine. I couldn't pinpoint what exactly had happened since i was only at the end of my street when I turned around.
Today it happened after dropping my kid off at school and having my foot on the break for two minutes. Again just down the street and the grinding sound of the ABS was going. Once I pulled into my driveway I had an ABS, TRAC, and BRAKE warning. I just emailed chevy, with low hopes. This needs recalled. It is an expensive fix. I don't even want to own it anymore, and I am scared to have my kids in it. We have very low miles for it being a 2005 so it is a shame.
#111 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [sb7693]
Mar 18, 2011 (2:31 pm)
OH - and my heater only works on HIGH. Once in a while it will decide to come on out of nowhere on another level, but rarely. This started in the summer of 2010.
#112 of 380 Re: colorado issues [kmartic]
Mar 19, 2011 (11:02 am)
Ive had all the same problems as you. my abs breaks, my windows my heater/ac relay switch. my break lights my tail lights my turn signals and I have contacted GMC on several occations and nothing. This is a joke GMC dont care as long as they sell cars with wont recall these problems. I fully understand you kmartic every time I pic my son from school my abs locks up almost causing the car behind me to hit me. Ive replaced that break system only to have it do it again 2 days later. WTF is somebody really gonna have to get killed for GMC to do something about this??? I read a post here about a guy comming down a steep mountain here in California called the Grapevine. On the way down his breaks locked up sent him toward the center divider at 65 miles an hr. He was lucker he lived. GMC did nothing but his insurance bailed him out and salvaged his truck. He got lucky because he didnt get killed got red of his truck.
#113 of 380 Re: colorado issues [kmartic]
Mar 19, 2011 (11:05 am)
One more thing on my Lemmon aka my colorado. I cant park in parking lots like normal people do. Why? because everysingle dam time I put my truck in reverse the abs breals lock up. Yes that was the best $12,999 cash paid I ever spent. nootttt.
#114 of 380 Re: colorado abs fault [coloradolemon]
Mar 24, 2011 (7:41 am)
I have looked into your case. Have you contacted your agent back to let them know that you were still having issues and about your experience at the dealer? If not I would recommend doing so. Please feel free to email me directly and update me on your progress.
GM Customer Service
#115 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [mittens1]
Mar 26, 2011 (8:18 am)
I am haveing the same issue with my 2005 Colorado. The ABS activates everytime I am slowing down. I believe you are right with the sensor thought, but from what I have seen it can be upwards of a $2k fix at the dealer. Any info on where you can go for DIY directions?
#116 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [aufb11]
Mar 26, 2011 (11:47 pm)
Sorry i have no DIY info. Im luck that i have a friend that is a mechanic and does not charge me $200 a freeking hr to fix a dam GMC defualt. My mechanic get me the sensor at his cost and charges me 5 $ t put it on. Christy at GMC dont worry he is a certified mechanic he is not a joe pro on the side mechanic. I think GMC and thier dealer mechanics have a deal in place. GMC agrees to make freeking messed up cars that way the Chevy dealers can make $$$ charging $200 an hour. Dam pimps. We need a lawyer to sue the pants of of them maybe this wont happen again.
#118 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [sb7693]
May 13, 2011 (12:55 am)
This is a known and common problem. It takes about 15 minutes to fix. The fan motor resistor has a burned connection. Order a new one from GM parts or your favorite auto parts store. . I suggest you pull the old one out first and make sure the the connector is not also burned. If it is GM also offers a replacement cable.
#119 of 380 Might as well jump on the bandwagon
May 13, 2011 (9:57 am)
So I have a 2005 Colorado Extreme, just passed 75,000 miles. and today I was quoted a price of 367.000 per wheel hub assembly from GM. The mechanic I took this took told me that because the passenger side is going bad, it would also be in my best interest to replace the driver side to avoid any issues within the near future. After labor cost, This is going to cost me nearly 1 thousand dollars if I go through with this. I don't claim to be a master mechanic, but I would surely think that the wheel hubs would last longer than 75,000 miles. I'm even more mortified to hear people have replaced them 3-4 times over and are STILL having issues. This was my first vehicle purchase. and after all of the problems I've had with this truck, it will more than likely be my last Chevrolet purchase.
The air conditioner has almost always popped when switching air flow direction. LOUDLY
My heater intermittently works, it has been this way for 2 years.
The factory radio died 3 years after purchase and I was forced to replace with aftermarket.
The MAF sensor has went out twice.
If you do not regularly clean the throttle body, the engine runs like crap. I literally have to pull it every 3 months to give it a thorough cleaning.
The head lamp assembly's are a joke. Moisture containers are more like it. Replaced twice now
The emblem on the front end fell off riding down the road one day. Not that it really mattered, because the static paint had been flaking for 3 years.
And the final straw for me was when the local dealership charged me 200 dollars to take a look at why my drivers side window wasn't lining up and causing this crazy popping sound when rolled up.
They tell me " Someone's disassembled this door before, we can tell because there are different bolts in the door holding the window motor in place, and one of the bolts was completely missing." The only problem I have with that is, no one else has ever taken the door off aside from me ONE time to install speakers that were no way related to the window motor. Because of this missing bolt, the stress on the other two bolts wore out the shell in the door and the only two options were to replace the entire shell, or he would " try his best to fix it. " I essentially paid a man 200 dollars to install washers on a bolt and then re-screw said bolt. AND IT WASN'T GUARANTEED.
I could go on and on about the paint chipping, the factory muffler failing after a year, the lug nut covers falling off 3 days after I got the truck and when I went back to the dealer I was told " we can't cover that because you might have had the tires worked on " for an .87 cent part! But what's the point?