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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#168 of 380 2004 Colorado issues
Aug 19, 2011 (7:10 am)
My truck now has abs light intermittantly and abs engages when stopping the first time after starting. The first problems was the power locks and drivers window sometimes dont work,the radio loses time,front tires wear unevenly and the truck was bogging down on a couple of occassions. The truck currently has 35k miles. Cant wait to see what happens next. Always been a Chevy guy but I think Toyota is going to get my business.
#169 of 380 Re: 1chief [gmcustsvc]
Aug 26, 2011 (11:13 am)
I am having the same issues with my ABS light faulting. Same deal 2004 Canyon. I have had one wheel hub replaced and 2 sensors and still the randon fault.
Any help ypu can provide would be greatly appreciated.
#170 of 380 Re: 1chief [cdsoundzdj]
Aug 26, 2011 (12:52 pm)
When did you have this replaced? Did you have this done at the dealer? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#171 of 380 Re: '05 Chevy Colorado ABS Fault [gmcustsvc]
Aug 28, 2011 (1:07 pm)
I took my vehicle to the local GM dealership, and they had informed me that they have seen a lot of issues similar to mine. My warranty was 3 year, 36,000 miles, but they were unable to include this issue under my warranty because it is older than 3 years even though it only has 24,000 miles. They told me that the cost to repair could be as little as $300-500 or upwards of $1,000. Without 'trial and error' they were unable to tell me if the issue were just the abs sensor, wiring, wheel bearing, or the entire breaking assembly. They informed me that the problem may only get worse but should not cause issues with other components of the vehicle. I chose not to get my truck repaired yet because I cannot afford it.
#172 of 380 Re: '05 Chevy Colorado ABS Fault [thatoneryguy]
Aug 29, 2011 (6:07 am)
Ryan, My '05 has just 50K and since the ABS fault appears only once in a while and causes no problems, I'm refusing to pay $1,000 to MAYBE get it fixed. I love everything else about my truck.
#173 of 380 Re: '05 Chevy Colorado ABS Fault [thatoneryguy]
Aug 29, 2011 (12:14 pm)
Could you please email me your VIN? I would like to look further into your situation.
Caron,GM Customer Service
Aug 30, 2011 (11:17 am)
I am having what seems to be the same problem as alot of other colorado owners. For some reason my ABS system randomly turns on for a period of time followed by an "ABS Break Fault" indicator light message on my dash. After the break fault the ABS system turns off and the truck drives like normal. I took it into the dealership and they came back with this solution: Replace failed front hubs, Replace front break pads and turn rotors, Replace leaking right front axle seal, all for $2100! I wasn't having any trouble with the pads, and not even sure that this will fix the ABS problem. Am I beeing taken for a ride? I told them to put it back togeather and I would take it somewhere else... Not sure what to do next.
Aug 30, 2011 (12:02 pm)
Given the number of complaints for ABS Faults in trucks that are not that old (and some have very low miles), is GM going to take corrective action and recall this problem? There is obviously a design flaw with the system that is causing this to occur in many vehicles. Expecting consumers to pay to fix such a flaw seems to be very poor business practice on the part of GM and not a way to keep loyal customers.
#176 of 380 Now the other side!!!!
Aug 30, 2011 (2:19 pm)
So at about 80k I had to replace one of the hubs due to the speed sensor. Now several months and 4k miles later I just got my first ABS fault again. I'm assuming the ring on the wheel bearing for the other hub is seperating from the bearing and it will only be another couple of thousand miles and there will be a constant failure and I will be forced to replace the other hub. Sorry, as a retired Army guy, I've always been US Made products through and through...but I just bought my first Kia (sedan) and when i have to replace my truck with a SUV, it will be a Kia or Hyundai. Never again will I but a Chevrolet or GM product.
#177 of 380 Re: ABS breaks [madcolorado]
Aug 30, 2011 (10:56 pm)
$2100 seems kind of pricey. The problem with the ABS on these trucks is the front sensors self destruct. Fact: Dealers are expensive! I did my own repairs to resolve the ABS problem and it cost me about $500 and about 6 hours of my life. I now have NEW wheel bearings, NEW ABS sensors, NEW rotors and NEW calipers and no front brake problems. Don't know where they came up with the other $1600 unless their labor rates are $200/hour and their parts cost more than twice what I paid.
Yes, it's typical big business these days to ignore potentially dangerous flaws in your products. GM won't ever recall this because it contiues to make their dealerships money and the US government won't crack down on them because of their financial partnership. Another blow against the working middle class who, unfortunately, buys most of their products. Shame on GM. They should at least have a "program" to take care of this design flaw for the many people who show up at their dealerships with related ABS problems. You would think that given the current condition of their business that they would want to keep as many loyal customers as possible. There is absolutely NO integrity in business these days!