Last post on Jun 09, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#371 of 380 Re: ABS fault/ head failure [n9cv]
Dec 04, 2012 (7:02 am)
Thanks for the info. unfortunately I have had the truck for 7 and a half years only 75,000 miles though. I will discuss this with the dealership. Thanks again - Gilly
Dec 08, 2012 (7:40 am)
I replaced the ABS sensors in front hubs of my 2004 colorado. Is there a right or left or doesn't it matter.
#373 of 380 Can my ABS fault be reset?
Dec 30, 2012 (1:17 pm)
I just changed front brakes on my 2006 Colorado 4WD. Now the ABS fault light flashes. I have checked the connection. Does the ABS sensor need to be reset?
#374 of 380 ABS and other engine faults
Feb 05, 2013 (9:28 pm)
I had several problems with my 06 Chevy Colorado. Recently, i am showing abs faults, communication problems, MAF sensor and a couple of others. I also have my heater blower only working on high. I changed the resistor twice and still the same. i learned to deal with it but enough is enough, i also had a sunroof install when i purchased my car and that is now recalled. I am looking for assistance. i would like help from Chevy with the lemon I was sold by one of their dealerships. I dont want to play an arm and a leg to repair items that both the dealership and GM corp. both know is faulty and refuse to recall so the consumer pay out of pocket for the repairs. Boycotts, protests and bad publicity is never good. Who wants to lose a paying customer, especially during this economy. Motor companies are already making cut backs. NO more Pontiac or Saturn, what brand is next!!!!
#375 of 380 Re: ABS and other engine faults [jv4needs]
Feb 06, 2013 (1:05 pm)
Have you already contacted Customer Assistance? If not and you would like for us to check into this further, please email us at socialmediagm.com with more information (including your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#376 of 380 Re: ABS and other engine faults [jv4needs]
Feb 06, 2013 (2:14 pm)
The blower motor circuit is the most common posting on the Colorado forums. A new thread gets started there at least once a week on this problem. One of the threads was reported to be 60 pages long. Another was 38 pages the last time I looked at it a few years ago. We got so tired of typing the same responses to the problem over and over that I put together a summary response here:
I see you replaced the resistor twice. Did you also replace the cable that includes the connector for the resistor? Was the pins on either the resistor or the connector burned brown? GM has had so many failures of this assembly that they also offer a repair cable with a new connector. These parts are also available in the after market on sites like on Rock Auto. The cable is a simple replacement.
If the connector and resistor pins are OK, and the resistor is not burned but is indeed open, then there is a little fuse like component as part of the resistor assembly. If that is what it blowing then you are drawing too much current through the resistor assembly. This draw is caused by a bad bearing in the fan motor or a restriction dragging down the fan. If replacing the resistor is all you need to get it going again with no burned pins, then I suggest in the future that you do not use position #3. That position draws the most current through the resistor assembly. Position #4 bypasses the resistor assembly completely so 1, 2, and 4 are safe to use. Also removing and lubing the fan motor bearings or replacing the fan motor might be in order.
Here is a link to the wiring diagram for the blower motor:
Oh yes, we also have a GM customer service person monitoring over on the Colorado forum. He is as useless as the one here. It may be the same person using a different name. If not, it probably is the same department.
I can not help you on the MAF or Communications problems.
ABS / Traction Control problems are the second most common failure. This almost always is the front wheel sensor or sensors. You can usually fix those by simply tapping on the back of them with a plastic hammer to re-seat them. If that does not do it, then replacement is in order. Again after market parts are much cheaper and available for this high failure item. Check Rock Auto or your favorite auto parts store for the sensors without having to buy the whole hub like GM dealers usually sell.
#377 of 380 colorado abs and heater switch tail lite module
Feb 06, 2013 (4:47 pm)
Just be aware that "your GM rep" will ask for your info and then do nothing. This has been going on for years with this junk. No recalls just lip service. I recomend you try to sell it or scrap it and never by any gm, gmc, chevy what ever. There are way better vehicles out there and their reps listen to you and get things fixed but not gm. I'll never own another. Your'e wasting your time with these folks. Keep fixing it yourself and write it off. Oh how many times have you had to replace your'e tail lite module? Thats another thing. Brick Anti-GM from now on. Proud owner now of 2 toyotas no problems for years they run like a top.
#378 of 380 GM Customer Service
Feb 06, 2013 (10:03 pm)
Do you know how nice it would be to see a posting here from someone saying:
"I contacted the GM rep on my blower motor resistor failure. They shipped a new resistor and cable assembly to my local dealer with instructions to install them for free. I was in and out in 30 minutes and my blower works fine now."
The real value of the whole thing would be around $40.00 retail in parts and 15 minutes labor).
I'm just dreaming I know but this is all it would take to get some real good PR for them.
I would even happier to see them do something like this with the wheel sensors and the evap vent valve. The evap vent valve is available for $15 in the after market and takes about 1/2 hour to install.
I just woke up and realized it was all just a dream. Oh well, one can dream can't they.
#379 of 380 Re: GM Customer Service [n9cv]
Feb 06, 2013 (10:56 pm)
General Motors has pocketed $5 billion in net profit
GM replace or fix an American Product Faulty Part?
Not going to happen. GM is losing the American "loyalist" due to their poor quality products, poor quality PR and Customer follow up, and poor "Loyalty to the loyal customer". They build them and don't back them. They throw most of their profits to business growth opportunity gambles in Opel Europe and the Asian market; waste 39 million per year on a soccer promotion, but don't replace $15 faulty American GM auto parts and simply give Americans the lip service and European sports the GM profits, Now, GM, who bought the products that paid the profits in the past to make you so BIG?
#380 of 380 Re: ABS Fault Error--NO IDEA How to Stop it [lvfrank]
Jun 09, 2013 (6:50 am)
2006 colorado abs fault. Replaced hub and sensor. No more problems. Sensor came with hub. Tried to replace just the sensor would not work.buz5