Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Owner Experiences
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As far as maintenance, I have been servicing my truck at every 7 months or 10,000 miles. Thats even before the maintenance light comes on. My dealer forgot to replace the fuel filter, which is a requirement at 26,000, so I will have them do that when I go in for the recall service on the break light.
I do notice a little vibration on the steering wheel, but it appears to go away after every service. My dealership started to add a graphite synthetic oil with the regular oil called Krex as part of their service. That seem to calm the vibration and the slight knocking at engine warm up. *knocking is natural when the engine is cold. You should only be concerened when its knocking when its hot.
Since my warranty is about to end, I am now considering on lifting the truck to about 4" higher and slapping in there some bigger tires. A couple of the aftermaket manufacturers have come out with a bolt on kit for a suspension lift for Colorado's and Canyon 4wd. :P
this is higher than I have ever seen reported, but no BS. It may be driving habits or how I broke it in, I dunno
The wiring to the driver's side door is bad, as 1/2 of the functions on the control panel don't work/don't recieve power at all. Again, a break in the wiring somewhere between the BCM and the controls/doors. Sucky.
What appears to be happening is an intermittent fault in the electrical connection. Dirt or water in the enviornment can enter the door and cause these problems.
It only happens periodically and mostly more often when it's cold outside, primarily when the temps below freezing. Works all summer. In the winter it seems to come back on once my trucks has heated up and been driven for 30min or so. May be condensation on the contacts...or ???
Did anyone try pulling the door apart and cleaning the contacts? Did it work? Anyone isolate the problem?
So far, I've:
Aligned both the cab AND bed to the frame. They were within 1/8" or, so, but now I have it dead on;
Applied a layer of Cascade sound deadening mat to the back of the cab, the roof of the cab, and the inside of the door panels;
Filled the winshield header channel, and A-pillars with Dap-plex expandable foam sealant;
Filled the gap around the rear window/body interface with 5/16" rubber tubing;
Added a piece of 7/16" foam weatherstripping from the top of the door, where the OE stripping ends, downward, to where the door handle is, to seal out rushing air;
Applied a coat of liquid Dynashield to the underside of the floor of the cab, for both rust proofing, as well as sound deadening.
Like I said, I've improved the situation, but it still is annoying, especially in a crosswind.
On my 2000 Silverado, I did have that problem. Found out water was getting into the doors because the seal that separates the window from the door wirings had a gap. Whenever it gets wet inside, the door lock and windows wouldn't work right. I took the door apart, found where the wrinkle is on the sheeting. Thoroughly dried everything that was wet, lubricate moving parts, and installed the sheeting back. Problem did not occur since then. Then again, I traded the old Silverado for a 2005 Colorado.
Don't worry, I'm not a panic inducing freak, but I worked around loud equipment at my job for a long time, and as a result, I now live with continual "ringing" in my ears. It's subtle, but it's still there.
That being said, I also enjoy a good sound system, both at home and in the car/truck. I was considering upgrading the setup in my Canyon, but until I can get the cab noise level down a little more, I don't consider it a worthwhile modification.
1. check all fuses.
2. remove driver's side control panel and check that all of the plugs are tightly in place.( this was my problem.
3. According to the Colorado Owners list, the final repair is to replace the control panel with part# 15141484.
Although this an intermittent problem and mine started workin g again on the way to the dealer (naturally), the tech got it to stop working again by driving over a bumpy road. It was his guess that repalcing the control panel simply resulted in properly attaching the connectors. They are holding a new control panel for me just in case. I hope this is the cure, I'll let you know. I hope you find this helpful. Mike
One of my co-worker's fathers has a Colorado similar to mine, and he's driven it several times. He recently rode in my Canyon and commented on how much quieter my truck was. Personally, I think I've done all I can, and the source is actually the shape of the rear pillars of the truck, which are creating some sort of turbulence.
I've spoken with a couple of people who have the extended, or crew cabs, and they don't hear the noise that I do. This reaffirms, in my mind anyway, that it's realted to the rear pillar, and since the longer cabs place the driver further away from it, it isn't as noticible.
Really how many people ride around pushing both buttons at the same time. If you think about it, it would be hard to do. I have to say since my dealer removed the electrical connections and re-greased them, I haven't the problem re-occur. Good luck and hopefully this problem will get resolved with-in our lifetime.
I have the 2005 extended cab 5 cyl, 2wd, and love it. With 60K on a 2 year old truck, obviously I do a lot of highway driving. My only issues have been a fluke O2 sensor back under warranty, and a dash panel that twice now in 2 years, has lit all up when I started it, concerning me, then I shut the car off, turned it back on and gone. I change oil when it says to, no more frequent (which scared me for a while), have not yet replaced anything other than tires, and swapped out for a K&N air filter, and I consistently get 22 mpg. No fuel filter yet, no premium, no additives. I'd say my highway is up towards 25, for trips, and recorded once as high as 27 for a very smooth 5 hour trip.
When you say the electric clips on the bottom of the control module, are you talking the control switches that are located on the arm rest of the door?
Thanks for the tips, I appreciate your input.
I would have been happier if it just blew a fuse.
We can all be thankful GM doesn't build airliners.