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#42 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS FAULT and Performance First Extended Warranty [gmcus
Aug 19, 2010 (7:31 pm)
Hi, thanks for reply, at least somebody from GM shows interest in my concern.
I dropped the truck on Thursday, then Criswell call me on Friday to let me know that they were able to duplicate the message ABS FAULT and, like EVERYBODY is saying in this forum, the problem it was a BAD SENSOR and BAD BEARING (even tough they prefer to call it "HUB").
The first call it was to tell me that my Performance First extended warranty should cover only labor and sensor, but the Bearing (350.00) should be covered by ME.
Then they call me again, to let me know that the Dealer will cover everything.
I was unable to pick up my truck until Tuesday because they found another Code in the testing drive, so they changed sensors and bearings in both wheels.
Has been two days, and there is still no problems with the ABS FAULT.
I still have the pulsation on the brake pedal that they said my PREMIUM Performance First doesn't cover.
Anyway, thats something I live with until I sell it.
Thanks again, last favor, how can I know what factory warranties my 2006 34K miles still have my truck and if the extended warranty is transferable???? Since I never received the Warranty Facts Book when I purchased the car.
#43 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [gmcustsvc]
Aug 20, 2010 (3:23 am)
I am having the same issue.. 2005 Colorado Z75 I5 - used to be intermittent ABS light that used to resolve itself every time I restarted the car.. now the ABS actually DOES kick in and pulse when going slow (~5mph) and the light is almost always illuminated.. I am just under 100k miles, brakes and rotors changed last year. nothing since.
I dread going to the local dealers.. they gave me a hard time when I first bought the truck by telling me it was MD state inspected, only to find out it was metal on metal for my front brakes and needed new rear tires.. anything recommended by the posters here? can I pull ABS codes without going to a dealer to try to limit cost?
#44 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [joe22306]
Aug 20, 2010 (7:07 am)
There maybe some places that do read codes in your area but, I cannot recommend anyone. Because you are still experiencing the concern I could have an agent look at your situation further. However, they do require that you take it into a dealership to have it diagnosed. If you want to do that please email me your VIN, current mileage, contact information, dealership and best time to contact you. You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#45 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [gmcustsvc]
Aug 27, 2010 (6:56 am)
Just a Followup.
I got a call back from the dealer telling me that they cleared the codes, and I needed brakes one.. ~$1100.. I explained that ABS kicks in randomly when the truck is 'cold' so they said they would call me back in a few hours after letting the truck cool off. The Chevy Dealer now says that the hub bearings are failing on both sides and recommend I replace the hubs / brakes / rotors / sensors.. over $2500 for the job. seems a bit excessive.
they also said it could be an issue with low voltage, but didnt go too much into detail. yes, this started around when my factory battery died on me a few weeks ago come to think of it. but I dont see the connection.
#46 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [joe22306]
Aug 27, 2010 (9:18 am)
I have the same problem as everyone else. I have a 2005 Colorado Z-85, 4x4. Two weeks ago my ABS system would kick in when stopping at slow or high rates of speed. It does this 3-5 times, then the light comes on my dash board and ABS disengages.
I took it to the dealership this morning. I got a call an hour ago saying the diagnostics read that both front left and right abs sensors have errors and need to be replaced. This also requires both hub assemblies to be replaced. I asked the service technicician if it makes sense that a vehicle with 72,000 miles on it would have both front ABS sensors go bad within two weeks of one another. He said it does not make sense but it is what the computer says.
I am not paying $1,175 to have something fixed that does not make sense. I think it is pretty obvious Chevrolet has a problem here.
#47 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [shieldwolf]
Aug 27, 2010 (9:14 pm)
I have a 2005 Canyon 4x4 with less than 25,000 miles. Never off-road, never abused with the same abs problem, comes and goes. This is without a doubt a GMC issue. GMC needs to step up and make this right.
#48 of 380 Re: 2005 Chevy Colorado ABS Sensor [bpetuch]
Aug 29, 2010 (12:19 pm)
My 2006 Colorado started the same way last year. There was about 30000 miles on the truck and I had owned it nearly three years. i finally got around to having it repaired last week.The diagnosis was faulty left wheel sensor. Labor and parts would be about $227 but as they got into it they found the back side of the bearing had rusted and forced the exciter ring to ride along the sensor and damage the sensor.
That added another $350 to the bill. The mechanic said the other side was rusting and would most likely do the same. I was told this was a design Chevy has changed.
Hope your extended warranty is better than mine. This should be a recall repair.
#49 of 380 Re: ABS problems getting worse! [joe22306]
Aug 30, 2010 (10:24 am)
Thank you for the update. I am glad that the dealership figured out the cause of your concerns. I know $2500 can be a lot of money, and I looked through the case notes and it looks like you are going elsewhere for the repairs. If you have any further questions please let me know. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#50 of 380 ABS Fault and brake problem
Sep 02, 2010 (5:34 pm)
My 2005 Colorado is having a problem with the ABS Fault light coming on and the pedal gets hard and brakes barely function. This appears to be a well known problem to GM. I guess they will take care of it when I go through the a** end of another car.
#51 of 380 Re: ABS Fault Error--NO IDEA How to Stop it [gmcustsvc]
Sep 03, 2010 (11:50 am)
I have the exact same issue, but I'm stationed in England and Chevy dealerships won't touch and don't know what a truck is! I am not popping any codes, but England roads are wet and get very slick and I am scared of the brakes giving out and I can't stop!! GM might do a recall when I send them the bill lol