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Chevrolet Colorado



  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I have an 05 Colorado. Five speed four cylinder. I have 1600 miles on it. I am getting a squeaking noise coming from under the hood or underneath the floor in the front. Has anyone had anything like that and if you did what was the problem?
  • Today my 'check engine' light popped up, I pulled over and I checked all the levels. They were fine. My truck started to buck at intersections and it handled like a brick. Couldn't find any other posts that were like my problems. Fluids fine. Rough idling, Hard steering. I was running the A/C but cutting it off only lessens the bucking. I have a 4 cyl 2.8. And never had any problems with this truck. Thanks
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I'm not the biggest GM fan, firstly. However, looking for a compact truck for my son, I went - a - shopping. I have owned Rangers before, and thought they were the best small truck out there for a long time. Of course, it's been out there unchanged for a longggggg time. The Tacoma is still uncomfortable and unrefined, though everybody agrees it's a great performer. It's also pricey and the arrogance of Toyota dealerships just galls me. The new Frontier is too large for what I wanted, and so is the Dakota, which is, IMO, a quirky handling truck. Also, too long in the tooth. So, expecting pretty much nothing, I checked out the Colorado. Chevy's small trucks in the past, have been awful, IMO, embarrasingly awful. Other than the big grunty 4.3L engine, they had nothing I wanted.

    I was blown away with this little truck! It is possibly the best handling small truck I have ever driven. It's comfortable, for a change, with a good seating position. My only knock on it is the small engine - but hopefully the fuel economy will be a plus.

    Result: I bought a black Z-71 4x4. So far, I'm extremely pleased.

    We'll see how it holds up, but IMO, Chevy has an accidental winner here. I say accidental, because this truck was designed for the Pacific Rim, and adapted for the States, which is why the engine bay won't accomodate the inline six - so a cylinder was lopped off. If they ever drop a V-6 into this truck, they'll have a real market dominator.

    I say, good for the General! About time.
  • orangedoranged Posts: 1
    Just picked up a 2005 Colorado LS Reg Cab 4x4 with the inline 2.8l i4 w/ 5spd. Shucked the sub-par General tires that came on it for some Yoko Geolander A/T +II's. I am very happy so far, truck performs much better than my 92 Nissan Pathfinder with a 3.0l v6. Smooth manual tranny and excellent gearing. I'll let you all know if anything changes. :P

  • fasfas Posts: 6
    I just got mine back from the dealer.
    Cause" bracket on frame hitting body near bed area on left side.
    Is what they have on the ticket
  • fasfas Posts: 6
    I have a '05 Colorado LS crew cab 4x4 I5 automatic with 7400 miles.
    I have a bad hesitation when I back up especially when it is hot. The dealer says it is normal and gave me some document that says dont go from drive to reverse with out being stopped. "like it says in the manual"
    Has anyone else have this problem?
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    Thank you for the reply. This gives me something to tell the dealer.
  • I am having problems with my Colorado Z71, truck wouldn't turn over, started violently bucking, took it to the dealer and they told me that a service bulletin has been issued for relay #59 thru 62 which can cause a number of problems from the a/c, to the electrical, engine and so on... I bought it in November 2004 and its been in the shop 6 times for a variety of reasons. I am going to Arbitration with it. I am done with it. Good luck to you and as for me I have a :lemon:
  • bobw1bobw1 Posts: 19
    Can anyone give me actual gas mileage on a 2 wheel drive, 4 cylinder Colorado. Thanks....
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    In town, I consistently get 21 and 22. This is not driving in heavy traffic as you would in a northeastern city. It is city driving and a lot of stopping and starting.
  • jawahijawahi Posts: 6
    I got 22.3 out of my last tank.
    That is commuting half highway/ half city.
    I haven't really had the truck out on a long trip, so I don't know about real highway mileage.
    The highways I drive my commute on are all posted at 65, where it lugs a little in 5th gear.
    The truck runs much better at 70 as it gets much better torque with a little higher RPM.
  • This is the second time back to the dealer same problem. this time they will have to tow her in.turn the key all i get is a click. passenger seat is broken stuck in forward position :confuse: :confuse: :confuse: :lemon:
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Sounds like a bad ground to the engine or body.
  • mibgronmibgron Posts: 1
    Is there anyone who knows if there is something news at 2006 modells? I´m intrested to import a colorado to sweden (europe) but i dont now so much about this car, only the webinformation
  • I went to get into my 2005 Colorado and when I pressed the keyless remote, it didn't unlock the door. I used the key to unlock the door (no alarm sounded). When I went to start the truck, I turned the key in the ignition and there was nothing (no click, no turning over, nothing). I wonder if the security system has a built-in safety feature that won't allow the ignition to turn over, if the vehicle is unlocked with a key when it was originally locked with the remote. The vehicle is brand new (I've only had it 1 month and it has less than 1,000 miles on it). Does anyone have any suggestions??
  • mace1mace1 Posts: 2
    My wife is a rural mail carrier and drives 160miles a day she has had other chevy's before like the s-10 Blazer and the s-10 pickups but this Colorado is realy giving us trouble. She got it in March of 04 so we have had it for 17 mounth and as of today it has been in the shop for 33 days at different times for different things, the worst part is it takes so long to get parts in , when ever her truck is down she has to use my 95 chevy 1500. the first thing to go wrong was the muffler which took 16 days to get a new one but at least she could still drive he r truck that time. next the front brake pads went out so she drove my truck for 4 days while waiting on parts , then the rear brakes went out , this time it took 3 days to get parts,then the front transfer shaft seal went out , it took 12 days to get the parts in that time, then the windows and power locks went out another 6 days out for parts and now the fuel pump is out and so far they can't find a new one to put in so its is going on 10 days with out parts GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! She is about to give up on chevy al together She has 63000 miles on it and the extended warrenty goes out at 75000 miles. OH and the dealer now tells her that the extended warrenty won't cover the fuel pump because there is forien mater in the fuel filter GREAT! Are the 05 or 06 Colorado's any better ? Help please. mace1
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    If there is foregn matter in the fuel pump than that isn't Chevys fault. As far as waiting for parts that is a problem with new vehicles during their first year. There should be by now plenty of parts in the pipeline. Me I haven't had a problem with my 04 that I drive everyday and tow behind my MH. :shades:
  • mace1mace1 Posts: 2
    One would think that there would be plenty of parts in the pipeline but nooo, we have been told that on the 29th they are making new fuel pumps and it could take as long as 2 weeks before we get one of them and we have already been down since the 18th . I am glad to hear that you arn't having any problems with your Colorado. It's just mading to think a new truck would give us this much trouble and then to have it take so long to get parts. Don't get me wrong i like Chevy trucks, and hope to talk my wife into getting another one , i just hope the 05 or 06 Colorado 's have some of the problems worked out and a better suppply of parts in stock. thanks . mace1
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    I have an 05 with 2,000 miles on it. It is too early to tell about the service. If I have the problems that you have, I will definitely be buying another brand. If I were you, I would move on with something else. When I have that much trouble with a vehicle, that is it for me.
  • ocmike3ocmike3 Posts: 232
    I am either lucky or ? My 2004 Canyon Crew Cab 4WD Z71 has been good in almost 20k miles. I finally had a problem - climate control fan switch blew a resistor and I was with Off & Full (4) for a couple of weeks until they got the part. Other than that, not other issues. I got rid of the yuck wheels & cheap tires after a few hundred miles, but i never noticed any problems.
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