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#220 of 380 GMC Canyon ABS Fault
Oct 27, 2011 (7:00 pm)
I just googled abs fault and found this forum. I own a 2004 Canyon, it has 65,000 miles and I have done most of the work on the truck. Just recently, my ABS fault light came on and I have experienced the same peddle problem when the light comes on. Just as someone else posted, when you shut off and turn it back on, the light goes out and the ABS works for a while. Obviously, my warranty is up. Is this problem worth fixing? If so, should I take it the dealership? Earlier this year, I had to have the engine rebuilt since I lost compression in a cylinder due to a service bulletin for a problem. It was covered completely under warranty. Why can't this be covered, if there are so many problems with the same problem. It only makes sense to fix the problem. I like the truck and I'm also having problems with the driver and passenger side window motors.
Can anyone offer some advice.
#221 of 380 Re: GMC Canyon ABS Fault [fyrinv2]
Oct 28, 2011 (12:04 am)
When the Collie first came out you had to buy the whole hub to replace a wheel sensor. We had so many of them fail that in 2006 (I believe) GM started making those sensors available as a stand alone part. You can get them aftermarket for $45.00 or less. No need to replace the whole hub.
Also the sensor is a low voltage pickup. It's clearance is critical. Most of the time the sensor is not bad and you can make it work again by simply tapping the sensor into the back of the hub slightly with a plastic tipped or a very light hammer. The GM tech does not make much money doing this 10 minute fix so they will not try it.
#222 of 380 Re: Another Chevrolet Colorado ABS Brake Failure [coloradoprob12]
Nov 01, 2011 (8:12 am)
Iím sorry to hear that your Colorado hasnít been a satisfactory vehicle for you. If you were to email Christina your VIN, she could look into your extended warranty information.
GM Customer Service
#223 of 380 Re: GMC Canyon ABS Fault [n9cv]
Nov 01, 2011 (7:29 pm)
I should have added that you need to look up the sensor part number in the GM parts manual for a later year. The last time I checked when GM made it available they did not go back and add it to the 2004 and 2005 parts listings. Look for a 2007 or later Colorado / Canyon.
#224 of 380 Re: Colorado Brakes: Any Recall / Bulletins? [kooltruck500]
Nov 03, 2011 (8:17 am)
My case was elevated by GM customer assistance and was given to a specialist who was very helpful (thank you Cynthia!) in locating another Chevy dealership who was willing to take on this work under a "good will" warranty.
They scanned the codes, found the source of the errors, and replaced the right front ABS hub & sensor; I only paid the NY State sales tax ($30) for the work. So far so good ... thank you Paul at Heinrich Chevrolet! It looks like I can still consider a Chevy for the future (just not my old dealer)!
#225 of 380 Another Chevrolet Colorado ABS Brake Failure by martinpaul
Nov 16, 2011 (12:34 pm)
'05 Colorado, 40,400 miles, excellent condition, maintained, NOW IT HAS AN ABS PROBLEM.
Every once in a while the "ABS" light will come on, the breaks might go into that ABS slipping thing... tho sometimes it is only the light.
Took it to the Chevy Dealer.... diastonic check... $75.00 ...which I paid...... results...
quote "Scan tested abs systems "fond" both hub assemblies and wheel speed sensor failures Vehicle needs both front wheel speed sensors and wheel hub assemblies"....
cost (Are you sitting down?) $1,500.00....This is a crock of BS.... Can anyone HELP????
Had planned to purchase a 2013 Colorado (new design... looked great).. Even talked my wife into a trip to Wentzvillle, MO. to see it being built ... now GM can shove it. Been a Chevy person my entie life... have a "Bow Tie" neon, a Chevy Clock, and Bow Tie shirts...
Loved that Colorado... now it's going to be traded for a Tacoma.....
#226 of 380 Re: Another Chevrolet Colorado ABS Brake Failure by martinpaul [martinpaul]
Nov 17, 2011 (9:25 pm)
In 06 due due to so many sensor failures GM started offering the sensor without having to buy the whole hub. You can also buy just the sensor on the aftermarket.
Usually the sensor is not bad, it is just out of adjustment. Since you paid the the dealer for diagnostic work, they should have given you the error codes they read on the ABS. The codes will tell you which sensor is reading bad. Usually the sensor is just out of adjustment and all that has to be done is to tap on the back of the sensor with a plastic hammer and seat it back in position in the hub. It is a 10 minute fix. If you do not have the codes on your receipt, go back and ask for them for the codes. I seriously doubt there were codes for both sensors stored.
Oh yes, find another service location. There is no reason to take it back to some dealer who was trying to rip you off.
#227 of 380 Re: Another Chevrolet Colorado ABS Brake Failure by martinpaul [n9cv]
Nov 18, 2011 (7:44 am)
Thank you for the advise/direction; will keep you/and this message board updated as to the progress made.
#228 of 380 Re: Another Chevrolet Colorado ABS Brake Failure by martinpaul [martinpaul]
Nov 18, 2011 (12:06 pm)
I probably should have noted that sometimes this failure is also caused by a piece of dirt getting into the area of the sensor and the ring (which looks like a gear). A simple cleaning of the ring and sensor will resolve this issue. The sensor is a very low voltage and close clearance pickup. A little bit of dirt or rust the will cause erroneous signals from the sensor.
If you are experiencing steering wheel pull with a grinding noise from one of the wheels then the hub need to be replaced. If not, then this is a sensor problem not a hub problem. Do not confuse tire noise from poorly worn ties with a grinding noise. Many Colorados and Canyons came out with the front ride height set incorrectly (there was a service bulletin released on this). With the ride height set incorrectly, the front tires wore on the insides. When the wear is bad enough tires make noise sounding similar to a bad hub bearing.
One of the service bulletins is 06-03-06-002 There are several other SBs that apply.
None of this applies to your problem if you do not have front wheel noise or abnormal tire wear.
#229 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [joe22306]
Nov 19, 2011 (10:41 am)
I had the same problem last year with my Colorado 4x4 2006, 29K at that time. Firt time, they said loose wire. Second time, bad sensor. Third time, I just search here and printed a forum where somebody had the same issue and had been fixed replacing a bad Hub or something like that, so when I went to the delaer just gave them that paper and they replace the Hub, and problem solved. Good luck with this one and expect MORE ISSUES !!!!
Now my 2006 43K is in the delaer, seems to be a broken transmision.