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#133 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [bjmcgarry6]
May 26, 2011 (5:09 am)
I understand your frustrations with your situations. As all major companies or corporations, we have standard operating procedures. GM does handle their customers individually, not all situations are the same, so they must be handled on a case by case basis. I am here to help make GM aware of your situations. The only way I can do this is with your assistance. First, I need your contact information (including a good number to reach you), VIN, current mileage, involved dealer, and a break down of what you are experiencing. The best way to get me this information is a direct email. If you are unsure or uncomfortable please feel free to inquire with the host, or send me an email with your telephone number and I can give you a call. Second, the vehicle must be taken to a GM Dealer. They have a contract with GM and must look at the vehicle. For GM to know you are experiencing issues, you must contact GM; whether it is me via email or Customer Assistance via the telephone. This will help identify the problem and how large it is. I understand when you are experiencing these concerns these processes can be frustrating. All concerns, whether it be with a dealer or your vehicle, are documented in the cases set up if you directly contact GM. If you would like to call Customer Assistance and speak with someone the number is in your owners manual, or email me and I can provide it to you. If you would like me to assist you, please feel free to email me the information requested above. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
GM Customer Service
#134 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [kmartic]
May 26, 2011 (11:31 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me your VIN and mileage? I would like to look into this further for you.
GM Customer Service
#135 of 380 Re: Might as well jump on the bandwagon [gmcustsvc]
May 26, 2011 (12:12 pm)
I have contacted customer service on many many occasions.
We never get anything resolved.
#136 of 380 Re: Might as well jump on the bandwagon [coloradolemon]
May 27, 2011 (5:04 am)
As I was finishing the latest brake job yesterday,calipers and hoses and another set of pads,4th set, because they had been baked into a flaking state by the calipers locking and sticking, I was thinking on how much this junk truck would have cost me and made some GM dealer. At this point it would have been multiple thousands of dollars. Thank God I have the ability and the tools to do this stuff myself! As soon as I am financially able I will be off to a different manufacturer for a new truck. Sorry to say this but it will be a long time before I walk into another GM dealership after this experience!!!!! Christina suggests that we open a case with GM. That will get nothing. They are already fully aware of the problems with these trucks and really are just giving lip service to the problem.
#137 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [gmcustsvc]
May 27, 2011 (5:09 am)
Good morning, the Vin on my truck is 1GCDT136258140039 and the mileage is 68,789. Can you tell me the date that the warranty was put in service because I have that large rust hole on the bottom of the hood but I am sure the warranty won't stand by that some how it will be too late. Thanks, Keith Williams
#138 of 380 Re: Very few problems with my Colorado [brewerguy]
May 27, 2011 (5:18 am)
That's how mine started, (according to my mechanic) there is ring on the bearing with a raised bump on it. As the ring spins it passes a magnet on the sensor which confirms that the tire is in fact spinning. That ring has a tendency to break loose from the bearing and will on occassion stop spinning with the bearing which tells the sensor that that wheel is locked up. The ABS will in turn kick in and "pump" the breaks. Mine did it rarely for about the first 6-8 months then it got worse as time went along. It eventually got so bad that i could not even drive the vehicle. Maybe you are lucky and you will never have to replace the hub, but my guess is that within the next year or so you will be replacing a hub.
#139 of 380 Collective repetitive problems
May 27, 2011 (12:23 pm)
On two other forums I belong to on the Colorado/ Canyon (Colorado Fans and 355 Nation) it has become apparent that there are several weak points that keep coming up year after year. One would expect that GM would have engineered out these problems over the years as field failure data became available. They haven't.
The first is electrical items. The most frequent is the burning of fan motor resistor connection to It's harness. (This failure is so common that GM actually sells a harness repair kit for this). Second would be the ground connection on the right front front fender. A simple tooth washer during assembly like GM did on the S-10 series would have prevented this. Others are poor connections with the power windows, connections on turn and brake light bulbs, wheel speed sensors, brake light switches, trailer wiring harness adapter, ABS controller failures, the evap vent valve, and the clock-spring in the steering that affects the horn and the air bag. I have the last three failing right now that I have not gotten around to fixing yet due to the high replacement parts costs.
I really love this truck, as do most of the people on these forums, but the high rate of certain failures make it very expensive for someone who has to pay ridiculous prices at the dealers to get these very common failures repaired.
Some other non-electrical common failures are the cam actuator solenoid, and sticking (due to internal rust) of the front brake calipers.
You can see the Japanese influence in the design of this truck which in some cases in not necessarily better. Two examples are the rear brake and turn signal wiring (separate bulbs for each though hidden behind the same red lens) and the front rotors that require removal of the hubs (extra labor) to replace.
#140 of 380 Re: Might as well jump on the bandwagon [coloradolemon]
May 31, 2011 (11:58 am)
Since you have spoken with GM Customer Assistance, could you please email me your case number? I would like to look further into your situation.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#141 of 380 Re: Collective repetitive problems [n9cv]
Jun 01, 2011 (1:29 pm)
Put very well, these are all issues that should have never been allowed to exist on these trucks. My truck is really cursed. Fixed the front brakes, actually drove the truck for two days with no issues. Went out yesterday morning to go to the gym and it would not back up. Would only spin one rear tire. Put in 4 low and went for it and it broke free and took out the shoe return spring and the wheel cylinder as well as bending the rear anchor point on the backing plate for the large horseshoe brake shoe anchor. Upon inspection it seems the wheel cylinder had been leaking onto the brake shoes. No sign of spongy pedal or brake fluid running down the backing plate. I have never seen anything like the horrendous list of problems with this truck. It is almost laughable on something with only 68,000 miles.
#142 of 380 Re: 2006 Chevy Colorado [kmartic]
Jun 02, 2011 (10:29 am)
Can you please send me your contact information including a good number to reach you, and your involved dealer. I would like to look into this further. Your in service date is 1/13/2005. I look forward to your email.
GM Customer Service