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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
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
#86 of 380 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [coloradolemon]
Jan 05, 2011 (10:28 am)
You have emailed GM Customer Service? Do you have a case set up. If you would like to email me with your problems attention Christina, I would be happy to look into your situation.
Christina GM Customer Service
#87 of 380 05 Colorado only 21,000 mi & same ABS symptoms
Jan 06, 2011 (2:12 pm)
Looks like many of us are experiencing a continuation of the problems that GM acknowledged in "Safety recall 05068C: Front Wheel Speed Sensor Corrosion - (Mar 6, 2008)".
That recall states that "If the brakes are applied while the vehicle is traveling at a speed of greater than 6 km/h (3.7 mph) but less than 16 km/h (10 mph), the corrosion may cause an unwanted anti-lock brake system (ABS) activation. If this condition occurred where stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur."
Since GM is not moving on this one (clearly a design flaw) maybe the complaints to NHTSA are the way to go.
Save your repair invoices!
#88 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [coloradolemon]
Jan 06, 2011 (9:10 pm)
Done all the complianing and all you see from the GM rep is have notified us?
Yes! And some complianed to the NTSB as I have and no response. It has been a waste of time and a determent tactic I believe. The unions are too strong. Just kiss you and your families arsh goodbye when you need your brakes. Then SUE..SUE...SUE.
#89 of 380 SUE...SUE...SUE
Jan 06, 2011 (9:26 pm)
I'm going to jump on this serious disregard for public safety. And have my lawyer subpoena all of EDMUNDS records regarding this defect to prove my case. So Edmunds you are on notice not to delete any of these records. I have screen shots all of these complaints and have had for some time and they will be required in the event harm comes to my family or my be used by others in the event they suffer a loss of life or injury due to the braking system of this particular GM product. My son 24 drives the truck and he commented 2 days ago that it was acting up and scared the hell out of him. He said if he didn't slam on the brakes as hard as he could he would have hit another car where when it works right regular braking works fine. It is all of sudden when the brakes don't work is when you think you are going to meet your maker. He siad you never know. As many of I'm sure thousands have this problem why hasn't there been a recall?
I bet the first $100 MILLION DOLLAR lawsuit will trigger one. Brick Goodnight
#90 of 380 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault
Jan 24, 2011 (1:21 pm)
I own a 2006 chevy colorado and it has 38,000 miles on it. Vehicle ID # 1gcdt146468291478 The ABS Fault light has come on and off all the time. The other day in San Diego The front left brake started to sound like metal to metal. This could not be!!! I just had the truck checked out last week and had back brakes put on. The front brakes are good. So I pulled over shut the truck off pumped the brakes several times hoping this would help. I started the truck again and it was fine. I drove back to Oceanside scared out of my mind. I took the truck back to Express tire and now have to take the truck somewhere else to have the brakes system checked out. Im not sure what is going on with the ABS systems on these trucks but CHEVY needs to recall them. If anything happens to me or my Truck it has all been noted. I hope Chevy does something about this problem. PLEASE HELP ME"?
#91 of 380 2005 Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4x4 ABS Fault
Jan 25, 2011 (8:58 am)
Just want to throw my hat in the ring. Same story as most with intermittent ABS Fault, ABS activation without brakes applied, and also smell of hot plastic/rubber around drivers front hub. Last night the ABS Fault and Brake light both came on after driving 10 minutes on the freeway. I hadn't touched the brakes at all since getting on the freeway! Typical dealer reaction...no recall or "program" covering Colorado ABS but bring it in to get diagnostics done for $90. I will take it in just so I have some record but most likely will do the work myself since I can't afford the dealer labor rates. Wonder if I can get reimbursed for my time at $60/hour if they decide to recall this... hahaha.
It's too bad because I really like this truck and have been a faithful GM owner all my life. That may soon change. GM ignoring this is a symptom of corporate greed...it's everywhere.
#92 of 380 2004 Colorado ABS fault and pedal vibrations
Jan 25, 2011 (11:34 am)
I have read most of the posts on here about this ABS issue and I'm glad that I'm not alone, but am wondering what to troubleshoot first. The ABS fault light showed up about a week ago, but the other day, just went back off. That's not what has me worried though. Everytime I am at a really slow speed (under 10 mph) and apply the brakes, the pedal vibrates like the abs is trying to do something. At normal speeds, the brakes seem to work just fine. Does anyone have a clue to what could be causing this? Do I also have a bad abs sensor or should I just turn the ignition to start and hit the gas pedal 3 times?
#93 of 380 Re: Colorados are lemons [coloradolemon]
Feb 03, 2011 (9:45 am)
i am having the same problems the abs brake thing is driving me crazy it is scary for one for two it is loud and embaressing, also my driver side window works when it wants too, what can we do before somebody gets hurt