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#76 of 380 ABS Problems Colorado
Oct 04, 2010 (7:27 am)
I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado with about 70k miles on it. The ABS recently started giving me problems. Whenever I turn and apply the brakes the ABS kicks in and its difficult to slow the vehicle down to make the turns, I basically have to depress the breakes as hard as I can to slow the vehicle. The brakes work fine while straight line braking in any situation, any road condition or under load. But when I attempt to brake the during a turn in any condition/situation the ABS kicks in and makes it difficult to slow down. The ABS Fault light will come on and then after a few minutes the ABS will shut down (I assume) the light will stay on and then I have no problem braking once the system shuts down. I posted a thread on another forum asking for thoughts on the problem and someone suggested it was the "Brake control module" Anyone have any other thoughts? Thanks Jerry
#77 of 380 Re: ABS Problems Colorado [jjgolfhacker]
Oct 06, 2010 (1:20 pm)
My 04 with 76000 doing same thing. Wheel sensor, so they say but when it is replaced it does it again. Gona get someone hurt then it will be in court. Already hurting the old back pocket. This is only one of the many problem mine and many, no all the colorado have. Not a bad truck a very bad truck.
#78 of 380 my issue is resolved
Oct 08, 2010 (6:37 am)
my issue was resolved.. my mechanic and I found the issue and it seems to be quite common he says.
first thing, sorry for my lack of proper terminology.
the front wheel hubs have the speed sensor ring built into them. the sensor ring on mine was 'floating' causing irregular ( total ) wear on one side. he showed me he could push them in and cause them to not spin parallel to the rotor causing rubbing.
the new AC delco hubs we put in, this piece is solidly connected to the hub.
I pad over $1300 to replace
2 hubs, 2 rotors, 2 pads, 2 ABS sensors and labor - much better than the >$2500 GM wanted to charge me for the same.
#79 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [gmcustsvc]
Nov 19, 2010 (3:10 pm)
I have also had trouble with the ABS on my O4 Chevy Colorado 4x4 5 cylinder 3.5. If you could contact me thru email or thru this forum i would appreciate it. My email is emrys02yahoo.com
#80 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [troubled10]
Nov 24, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I would be happy to speak with you regarding your concerns. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail. Please include your Edmunds name and address the e-mail attention Christina. I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
#81 of 380 Re: my issue is resolved [joe22306]
Dec 14, 2010 (4:30 pm)
I have an '05 Canyon 4x4 with just over 30,000 miles. Last year, when I was doing some maintenance, greasing the caliper sliders, I noticed some irregular wear on the inside surface of my rotors. I spoke with a friend who works at the dealer, and he told me that pads/rotors are considered "wear items", especially after 3 years had passed. So, a couple of weeks ago, I bit the bullet, and took the front end apart to replace the pads and rotors.
First of all, what an ordeal!! Afterward, I began getting random "ABS Fault" messages on the dash read out. After doing a LOT of research, it appears that the wheel speed sensors are NOT of a robust design, and about 50% of the time, any brake work done of the truck will result in one or both sensors no longer working.
The net result of my research also suggested that you simply, but not cheaply, replace the hubs and sensors, so you don't have to continue to take 'stabs' at fixing the issue. This past Saturday, that is what I did. I disassembled the front end again, this time replacing both hubs and both sensors, and all seems to now be OK.
2 rotors, (top shelf, HP items) $175; ceramic brake pads, $75; 2 hubs, (top shelf, American made) $310; 2 speed sensors (AC Delco) $110...total $670 in parts and about 9-10 hours in labor to do the job twice...
#82 of 380 abs and other issues
Dec 14, 2010 (9:13 pm)
Have a 05 Colorado 4wd crewcab Z71. Have the same issues with the abs as everone on the site. Just replaced both hubs, rotors,pads,abs sensors. Who still uses that hub over rotor design, stupid. Light comes on and off as does the abs system, same exact symptoms as everone else. Doesn't this say something about the need for some factory help. Truck only has 66,000 miles. Drivers window switch quit today also. Had to disassemble the door to power the drivers window motor to close the window, 10 degrees here. Everything on that switch works except the drivers switch. Over $200 for the switch, have to repace the whole assembly. Great design. We need help from GM for selling these things!! HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!
#83 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [gmcustsvc]
Dec 27, 2010 (4:30 pm)
Good luck with gm customer service they have been to no help of me. I emailed them several time only to get a new costumer service representative every single time. Ive talked to them about this problem from when my 05 colorados starting gettting to abs break faults till yesterday when my rear break system just locked up. now im ass out of a car. They dont care about us. Ive owned over 8 chevys in my life now I may need to start looking at Fords. Ive reminded gm customer service that this ABS Break problem is a big big big problems for many many many colorado/canyon owners. Ive asked why this has not been recalled but I answer I got was. Well we dont think its that big of a problem for a recall. Ive sent them copies of all theese post and still nothing. May be when someone kills them selfs and they get their pants sued off like toyota did maybe then they will take care of this problem. good luck ive had none with them.
Dec 27, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I bought a 2005 Chevy Colorado. boy do I regret it. Here is a list of problems. ABS fault always malfunctioning, AC relay switch burning up(Ive replaced it 5 times and its burnt right now as we speak, driver side window works when it wants, locks on doors works when it wants, rear lights have burnt on several occations, front running and turn signal lights have burnt on several occations. So Now my truck it paid for but is basically a piece of junk. It has 72,000 miles the rear right break locked up on it yesterday and it not gonna be a cheap fix. Ac/heater has to be replaced dealer said im looking at $900 parts/labor. Parking break quit working on it as well. I have done some research online only to find out that hundres or even thousands of Colorados and Canyons have very similiar problems. My main concern was my abs breaks. I have red stories online of people driving at 65 mph and the breaks lock up on them causing accidents. I voiced my concern with Chevy Customer Service guess what no luck. I asked what will it take for Chevy to recall this abs fault problems. Answer I got. Was they at this time they dont think the problems is wide enough to consider a recall. OMG. I was told by a dealer mechanic that the problem to recall this would be to exspensive for them to recall. Dear Chevrolet learn off of Toyotas mistakes it almost cost them the bank when they didnt take care thier mechanical problems. Thanks for the hunk of metal in my drive way. AT this point thats what it is a big ole piece of lemon. Good luck to all who have problems with their Chevy Colorados/Canyons.
#85 of 380 Looking at all the threads. It may be time to complain to the NHTSA
Dec 28, 2010 (3:32 pm)
I have been watching these postings for the last couple of months, looking to learn some way to fix my truck. Based on the comments, I finally filed a complaint with the NHTSA. Maybe we all ought to, maybe they will get Chevorlet to help. This is more than a single problem. We are only a sample of the many that probably have the problem. Go to www.safercar.gov