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#90 of 379 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault
Jan 24, 2011 (2:21 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 379 2005 Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4x4 ABS Fault
Jan 25, 2011 (9:58 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 379 2004 Colorado ABS fault and pedal vibrations
Jan 25, 2011 (12:34 pm)
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 379 Re: Colorados are lemons [coloradolemon]
Feb 03, 2011 (10:45 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
#94 of 379 Re: Colorados are lemons [emtchick76]
Feb 03, 2011 (11:47 am)
Yes the abs sensors are of poor design as far as I can tell. My Colorado driver side window works only when it wants to also. I have heard that the Colorado has a nortorius reputation for all sorts of electrical problems. Also the port where you plug in the computer for diagnostics doesn't work anymore on mine so I can't connect to find out anything. What do you say about a total recall for us Miss GMC? Yes I have notified and complained but to no avail. Wife is instructed to sue though if I get killed because of it's problems and I keep screen shots of all correspondence just for that fateful day. I couldn't sell this thing to anyone without feeling like I let them down and put their life in danger. But I can't afford anything new and need the transportation.
#95 of 379 Re: 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault [ronaldp814]
Feb 09, 2011 (11:13 am)
I don't see any recall information for your VIN. I would recommend taking your vehicle to your local dealer of choice. If you need assistance locating one please let me know. Feel free to email me directely.
GM Customer Service
#96 of 379 Re: 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault [gmcustsvc]
Feb 09, 2011 (5:14 pm)
With all due respect, I don't see where you're accomplishing anything for us Canyon/Colorado owners by asking over and over, "Have you contacted your dealer"? Nine times out of ten, that is the FIRST thing we've done, only to be put off for some reason or other.
Read my post, #81...Although I only mentioned the front brakes in that post, I also had to replace the rear brake shoes as well, due to excessive wear. I spent over $700 to replace the brakes on a 30,000 mile vehicle. I've NEVER had to put brakes on a vehicle after so short a period of time, yet I had to with this truck. The only saving grace to this whole ordeal is that I'm capable of doing the job myself, instead of having to pay FULL LIST price for the parts, as well as the $90/hour labor rate that I would have had to pay, had I taken it back to the dealer, or for that matter, any repair shop.
The front brakes on this truck are not of a robust design, and the company doesn't admit to it, or stand behind it. It's that simple, and continued postings telling us to "talk to the dealer", or "there's no recall information for your VIN", is getting to be rather insulting to us. What we customers want to see is specific action to repair our vehicles, and/or reimbursement for the untimely repairs that we've paid for out of our pockets....
#97 of 379 Re: 2005 Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4x4 ABS Fault [buyus]
Feb 10, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Can you please email me with your Edmunds user name, VIN and current mileage? I would like to look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
#98 of 379 Re: 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault [leadfoot4]
Feb 10, 2011 (12:45 pm)
I understand your frustration and apologize. I understand where you are coming from; however, I ask because there are many people that come online looking for more information before they speak with the dealer. The problem with fixing your vehicle on your own is then this is not documented with GM, and thatís with any repair. I have been looking into this and forwarding it upward in management. I apologize I do not have an immediate answer for you.
GM Customer Service
#99 of 379 Re: ABS Problems Colorado [jjgolfhacker]
Feb 10, 2011 (1:18 pm)
Ok I had mine fixed. Due to corrosion the speed sensor ring (attached to the wheel bearing) broke off and was spinning freely which caused the fault. It was cheaper to have the mechanic replace the hub then to replace the Bearing. The Bearing is very expensive and it would have cost more in labor to press out the bearing and install another one than to install a new hub. So I had him install 2 new speed sensors, the hub with bearing assembly and of course he replaced the Front Brake Pads (this is the 3rd set of brake pads in 80k miles) for approx $850. This truck eats up brake pads for some reason. Can't decide if I want to unload the lemon...I'm sure the other ring is due to go bad any time now. Should have bought a Toyota or a Nissian.