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#31 of 380 2005 Chevy Colorado ABS Sensor
Jul 18, 2010 (11:19 am)
I'm having the same problem with the left front wheel sensor. After driving 5 miles, the ABS motor will activate on that side, followed by the ABS light. I clears after shutting off and restaring. I used an ABS tool to pull the code, which confirms left front ABS sensor.
This truck seems to have a legacy of electrical ground problems. I'm wondering if the problem could be the ground pack mounted to the fender. I had a problem with the blower motor harness, where the connectors melted. Turns out it was the second harness, based on a repair report. Turns out this harness runs to the driver side ground pack.
#32 of 380 Seems noone has any ideas-especially the GM techs
Jul 18, 2010 (4:22 pm)
It seems that all you hear about is resetting the computer, but still the intermittant ABS fault will return with no ryme or reason, and then if you pull over, turn the vehicle off, and start it again, the error goes away. I am tired of this error. The mechanic tells me that it is not hurting the brakes or my safety, but I have had both hubs replaced at my cost, and have had the sensors replaced twice--again at my cost. Does anyone have a new Idea or is it just reset the computer. Tired of this--- It seems that this error effects more than me, maybe GM and Chevy should look at Customer Service and suggest a recall......
#33 of 380 arthur
Aug 05, 2010 (4:05 am)
my2005 chevy colorado has a abs fault displayed and every once in a while when I
stop ,the brakes are locked up .If I turn off the key and restart they release. what to do???
#34 of 380 Re: arthur [apg20]
Aug 05, 2010 (1:03 pm)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern on your vehicle. Have you had anyone diagnose your vehicle for the concern? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#35 of 380 2004 GMC Canyon: "ABS FAULT"
Aug 08, 2010 (4:35 pm)
Well at about 46,000 miles I was having the drivers window/lock/FOB problem, and that's when I found these forums... Now, at 56,000 miles, 2 days ago I hit the brakes, ABS kicks in(for no reason), and then "ABS FAULT" comes up... Much like my previous problem, it's good to see I'm not the only one... I haven't taken it to the deal yet, and probably won't for 2 more weeks at least(until I have time)... Can't wait to see how much this is going to cost!!! It's a real shame too, I love my truck... But I'm not going to want to keep it if it starts developing ALL of the problems listed in these forums!!
#36 of 380 Chevy Colorado ABS FAULT and Performance First Extended Warranty
Aug 12, 2010 (7:05 pm)
Hi, now that I read the other posts, I don't feel alone. Here is the history.
I bought my 4X4 Chevy Colorado 2006 in Oct'06 here in Gaithersburg MD (Criswell).
It was cold and just after few months Nov-Dec the truck began with the problems.
In cold weather the car just didn't move, it needed more than 10 minutes to get warm and be able to move, dealer just said something like the rotors were crystallized and it was normal, to be honest I didn't have time to go back to the dealer for the problem that today still persist.
Then, I started to get problems to start the car every other week, and for the same problem I went back to the dealer about three times. First they said "We were unable to repeat the problem so we just reset the computer", then they said there was a loose cable, and at the end they just replace the igniter or starter. It was more than 1 year and I don't have THAT PROBLEM again.
But as soon as that problem went out, it comes another one: THE BRAKES. Every time I push the brakes, the car showed something like a pulsation, so I went to the dealer and they said ok the "brakes are bad, something weird, because your car it has less than 20k miles, so we are gonna replaced all four for you at no cost".
After they did that the problem went out for like 6 months and it came back again. Again, i didn't have time (IT'S ALL MY FAULT) and I didn't take care of that, but then started to show ABS FAULT and the pulsation was harder when that happened.
My car has only 33K, but I bought it on Oct 2006 so I thought the warranty was expired, but checking all the papers given to me by the dealer when I bought the car (BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO SELL THE SCRAP ASAP) I found that there was an EXTENDED PREMIUM WARRANTY by Performace Fisrt that cost me $ 1,100, so I went to the dealer two days ago, dropped the car they called me yesterday morning to said "we could not duplicate the ABS FAULT, so we just tight the connectors; and regarding the noise every time I make a turn, front brake rotors needs to be cut or realigned and that will cost you around $ 345, but we do not guarantee that the noise will be gone", so I said, leave the noise that you do not guarantee will be gone and just fix the ABS FAULT, also I told him, about this forum and let him know that people here is talking about a bad sensor and loose bearing, and just said YEAH YEAH YEAH WE ALREADY CHECK THOSE THINGS.
Honestly now, I don't trust those Chevy Techs that one of the times when I dropped the car gave me a check list detailing what was already checked, like lights, and as soon as I saw the car there was a turn light not working and they just said I'M SORRY WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT.
Today I got the same problem with the ABS FAULT message. I took some pics of the message and I dropped the car. Hopefully, I am not gonna need to pay another $ 100 as deductible for the same problem they can't fix.
Bad experience with Chevy, that's the reason one year ago I bought a new Nissan for my wife and I still have peace of mind with that car.
I don't know if that extended warranty is transferable (even in the dealer nobody knows, and nobody give a paper where it says yes or not), but if I don't sell the scrap in the next month I will contact a lawyer for this nightmare.
#37 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS FAULT and Performance First Extended Warranty [omaita]
Aug 13, 2010 (11:41 am)
I apologize that you have had concerns with your vehicle. Did the dealership ever find the concern? Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#38 of 380 ABS problems getting worse!
Aug 17, 2010 (7:30 pm)
I stated on here a few months ago that my abs fault code was intermittent, but now it is happening almost every day. Here's what happens. In the morning I start the truck and the code clears. I drive to work, all is fine. I get done with work, go to leave and the first time I apply the brakes, the ABS activates. The brake pedal pulsates. (I'm on clear dry pavement) and the ABS fault pop's up in the DIC. I drive back home, park the truck for the night and everything is fine in the morning again.
Seems to me that this is a safety issue, and GM needs to issue a recall. Especially considering that the Colorado has a history of electrical gremlins.
Does anybody know of a phone number, or E-mail address to complain to GM about this problem. Maybe, if we all start making some noise about this, GM will fix these problems with a recall.
#39 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [tomtom231]
Aug 18, 2010 (7:16 am)
I apologize that you are experiencing a concern. Have you had anyone diagnose your vehicle since the code is on all the time now? Can you email me your VIN and current mileage? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#40 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [gmcustsvc]
Aug 18, 2010 (7:25 am)
This is also happening to my truck. I have written in this thread before. I have had it to the mechanic, and they have replaced the sensors and both hubs. There is no ryhm or reason why it comes on. I agree that eventhough I have been told by the mechanic that my brakes will work, just the feel concerns me. If you want it my VIN Number is 1GCDT136958245113 and I have 75,000 on the truck. Had both hubs changed at 65,000 because they thought that would solve it. It seems that it is an electrical problem to me, especially with everyone that has discussed this issue on the thread. Don't expect anything out of this because I am becoming really dissatisfied with Chevy.