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#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?
#120 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [n9cv]
May 17, 2011 (10:15 am)
I have changed that part 5 times it cost me $19 and it last me only 4 hrs or air conditioner time. Now they say I must change the ac wire harness and maybe the ac unit itself. ouuuuchh that wont be cheap. ac harness is onl $39 but the ac unit with parts and labor will not be cheap.
#121 of 380 2006 Chevy Colorado
May 17, 2011 (12:07 pm)
My daughter just bought this truck. Less than 40,000 miles on it. However the brakes squeel. She took it in and was told the calibers got rusty on the lot. due to the design of the brake system she was quoted 1500+ dollars for repairing the calipers plus rotors and the bearings. Is this for real??? Sounds like a very faulty system is so. Plus the lot rust should have been disclosed by the dealer and wasn't. Sounds like a total scam to unload a lemon vehicle. This needs to be resolved without this cost. The brake system made the noise from day one!
I want resolution either from Chevy or from the dealer and not at the cost of 1500 bucks! from reading this forum it seems like this is a common problem on this truck. My next call will be to a lemon Law attorney.
#122 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [coloradolemon]
May 17, 2011 (12:16 pm)
The harness is a simple part and a replacement is available in the after market or from GM. Again it is a simple repair. The reason you are replacing the harness is the pin on the resistor burned the pin in the harness. Replace the harness and resistor together for a permanent fix. Some people have also just soldered the wires direct to the resistor for a permanent fix.
There is one other common failure of the blower motor circuit. It is the ground wire for the motor which is located on a horizontal bolt on the passenger side inside fender. It is located behind the air cleaner. If your blower runs on position 4 then you do not have this problem.
These failures have nothing to do with the AC unit itself. The blower moves air for BOTH the AC and the heater. If you are having AC problems other than air movement then that is an entirely different problem. If someone is trying to sell you another AC unit, probably the evaporator, because the blower does not work, I would look for another repair shop or fix it myself. They are either incompetent or taking advantage of you.
#123 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [saylorj1]
May 17, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Squeaking brakes are very common on many vehicles and they are correct it just could be rust on the rear drums or front rotors. Driving it should rub the rust off and the squeak should eventually go away. If it doesn't then they can remove the rear shoes or front pads, remove the glaze from them with a wire brush or bead blaster and reinstall them. At worst they could install new pads or shoes and you are done. The auto parts store price for the shoes or pads are in the range of $30.00 per axle. I would estimate the labor at 1 hour per axle.
Replacement of rotors, calipers, and bearings is totally unnecessary and I believe you are being taken advantage of with that estimate.
#124 of 380 Re: Might as well jump on the bandwagon [hackme]
May 20, 2011 (9:55 am)
I apologize for the issues you have experienced with your vehicle. By chance have you been in contact with GM Customer Assistance?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#125 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [saylorj1]
May 20, 2011 (11:24 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me with the VIN? I would like to look into this further. Have a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#126 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [gmcustsvc]
May 20, 2011 (8:30 pm)
I have a 2005 Colorado myself and i am having the same problems everybody else is having. My 4wd will kick in whenever it feels like it, my abs light comes on whenever it wants and locks up my breaks causing me to almost hit somebody. I cannot let anybody in my family drive my truck because of this problem and on top of that i continuously have water leaks underneath the front and rear driver side seats. Don't you think after all these complaints you would do something about this? After having a truck 5 years old with only 80,000 miles on it i should never have to worry about this. i had a ford before i recently bought this truck and not once ever had problems like this and the truck was over 10 years old and the only thing i ever had to do to it was change tires and breaks. There should never be any problems like this after having a vehicle only 5 years old. I think its about time you do something about fixing these problems and to not say over and over to contact your GM dealership and have them look at the problem, if its continuous problems then you being a GM customer service should complain and have all these POS recalled. Thank you.
#127 of 380 Very few problems with my Colorado
May 22, 2011 (6:37 am)
I am shocked at how many of you are having this much trouble with your trucks. I have an intermittant ABS issue, but since there is no locking up of the brakes, just the occasional ABS buzzing, I've decided to wait before getting it repaired. When the buzzing occurs, I shut off the ignition and restart and that usually stops the ABS buzzing. It might not happen again for weeks or months.
My previous truck was a 1994 GMC Sonoma (S-10) whose rear brakes would lock up on the first brake application on damp mornings...no other time. I had it to two different dealers with even the rear drums and shoes getting replaced, all to no avail. The ABS, though, worked fine until 2005, when I traded it in on my current Colorado.
The Colorado has been an almost perfect vehicle for 49,000 miles, requiring only an oxygen sensor replacement, new tires and new battery, which was just replaced last month. I guess I'm just lucky?
#128 of 380 Re: my issue is resolved [leadfoot4]
May 22, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I have the same problem you had and solved. I took brakes apart put in new rotors and pads and now my ABS system is acting up. I am curious to know if your brakes are still working well and you still are not getting the ABS light coming on?
Thanks for your response.