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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
Feb 24, 2012 (5:54 am)
I was involved (and at fault) for an accident on Feb 23, 2012, While on the way home, i rear ended a vehicle, but when i realized i was approaching a stopped vehicle, i pressed the brake pedal and felt a very hard vibration, (it felt like a jack hammer in the pedal), and the brakes did not engage and i hit them, This is the second time this has happened in a chevrolet made truck. i drive a 2006 chevy colorado xtreme, i heard there was a recall on something to do with the brake system, but looking online i have not found anything, after the accident, my truck was still driveable, and the brakes worked fine. I have not had any problems with them before, but the same thing happened 12 years ago in my new s-10. can anyone offer any insight as to why this has happened, or if it is faulty manufacturer parts? i bought the truck from a chevy dealership in SC and have only had the truck for 5 months. the truck has 51k miles on it and is still under warranty at this moment.
#277 of 380 spoke to someone from parts
Feb 24, 2012 (6:35 am)
i forgot to mention the abs engaged 30-35mph, i spoke to a mechanic at a dealership and he told me that it was the abs, and it was doing what it was intended to do, i told him how fast i was going, and what it did, with the jack hammering in the pedal, and felt that it did not slow down at all, and he said the abs acts as a foot pump on a much faster level, and that when it senses a lock up the abs comes on and frees the wheel to avoid and control loss, i asked him at my vehicles discretion considering i was not going very fast, that it takes it upon itself to compromise my ability to stop rather than lose control, and he said he would nto use the term compromise, and he ahd to go becuase they were short handed.
#278 of 380 airbag did not deploy either
Feb 24, 2012 (6:55 am)
Im starting to really regret buying this truck thinking about it now, my airbag was not deployed either, at a 35 mph accident, im going to talk to an attorney this morning after i go to Gm to find out why my airbag did not deploy, im going to have some pitures taken, im really freaked out about getting back into this truck.
#279 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [ladsonscdad26]
Feb 24, 2012 (7:38 am)
I hate to tell you this but that is how ABS works. To test it go out on a wet street with no one around and slam on the brakes. It should vibrate the brake pedal as it applies the brakes.
#280 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [ladsonscdad26]
Feb 24, 2012 (8:27 am)
We're glad to hear that you're okay after this accident, ladsonscdad26. If we could get a Service Request started for you (I see that your airbags did not deploy), please send us an email at the address located in my profile with: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership, as well as any further details you may wish to include about the incident.
GM Customer Service
#281 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [n9cv]
Feb 24, 2012 (9:53 am)
im no mechanic by any means, but through the mechanics i have talked to at maximum 35mph under normal braking conditions, the abs should not have activated, im not sure which is why i am here. im just trying to get some clarity on the issue.
#282 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 24, 2012 (10:15 am)
After expressing the same ABS issues, I replied to your request for my info (please send us an email at the address located in my profile with: your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership,etc.), but have not heard from you. What does that mean?
#283 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [kpo]
Feb 27, 2012 (7:13 am)
I've been checking my inbox and haven't seen an email from you. I'm sorry about that! Would you mind please resending it to me? Or if you wanted to try sending the information to socialmediagm.com, that would work as well. Again, I'm sorry for the delay and am not sure why the email would not go through.
GM Customer Service
#284 of 380 Re: Brakes Failed???? [ladsonscdad26]
Feb 27, 2012 (9:52 am)
I have engaged ABS at 55 mph and at 10 mph under panic stops on multiple GM vehicles. I also tow some very heavy trailers with trailer brakes and I use the ABS trigger point on the Colorado ABS to adjust the rear brake controller for maximum effectiveness without locking up the trailer wheels.
I do not know where your 35 mph figure comes from. I googled ABS speed and ABS engagement speed plus several other iterations and found nothing.
From experience I think that ABS engages at all speeds and I can not find anything in writing to disprove this.