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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,869 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 222011


  • 104,000 miles


Intermittent non working power door locks wipers headlights and windows! there are hundreds of these incidents posted online. There looks to be thousands of dollars in repairs with no solution!

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #6

Oct 122011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 104,468 miles
I have replaced the master switch that controls the locks and windows once already. Got a new switch and it still doesn't work. I called GM and they said that there were no recalls on my truck for that issue. I can only lock and unlock the driver's side door with the interior panel or the remote- the rest of the doors do not lock/unlock.

- Hazel Green, AL, USA

problem #5

Jan 182011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • miles
I noticed that when using the remove only the driver's door would lock and unlock. I go into the truck and used the panel and again only the driver's door would lock and unlock. I paid out of pocket to replace the switch inside the truck on the driver's door that controls the windows and the locking system. It worked for about 8 months and it has gone out again.

- Hazel Green, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 082008


  • 66,000 miles


My check engine light has been coming off and on continuously for the past six months, however it was diagnosed and it wasn't a big problem. Recently, I have been able to unlock my truck using the keyless entry and when I am in the vehicle the doors will not lock with the lock/unlock button on the door. When driving, after accelerating over 20 mph, the doors use to lock themselves, but now they do not. Normally when I put my truck in park, all the doors will automatically unlock. This has not been happening. I am scared to keep anything in my truck and fear that this might cause more serious problems and expenses. I would like to know if this has been happening with other Colorado's? it seems like since I have gotten this vehicle it has been one problem after another and I am very disappointed in Chevrolet.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 202005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,615 miles
ODI 10150645, ODI 10150645: 3rd recurring problem. Customer invoice: Drivers window inoperative, screws backed out of window motor causing it to bind R & R window motor and reinstalled bolts. Noise gone after repairs. Upon engage driver's side turn signal, failure to operate visible turn indication. Daytime running light also inoperable, bulb not working. Customer invoice: Driver side daytime run light inoperative. Lf turn signal bulb burnt out. Replaced bulb upon engaging brake system, brakes exhibit high frequency squeaking, more on left than right. Extreme tire wear is apparent on the insides of both front tires. Customer invoice: Brakes noisy at stops all the time. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. Vehicle has a lot of mud underneath. Engaging 4WD high, vehicle became stuck in 4WD. Continued to drive vehicle in condition until service department opened for the week. Four wheel drive became operational intermittently. Customer invoice: Axle/differential, vehicle stuck in four wheel drive once. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. No codes & working as designed. Engaging A/C & heating operation the ac diminishes blower power and begins blowing smoke-like coolant from dash vents. Dashboard condensates extensively. Condensation must be wiped dry to deter interior damage. After running A/C at maximum power for 20 minutes or longer, operational problems discontinue until vehicle is started 'cold'. customer invoice: A/C cuts off and blows smoke out of vents all the time. While driving. Unable to verify customer concern. Checked pressures. All ok, working as designed.

- Benton, AR, USA

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problem #2

Mar 012005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer's 2004 Chevrolet Colorado was not equipped with a key lock on the passenger side door. If the vehicle was locked and the driver's side door was blocked, it would become impossible to get into the pick-up. There was a key entry on the tail gate which was opened at all times.

- Maysville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 202004

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
After driving home I discovered that there was no key entry available from the passenger's side, no way to get in to help someone, rescue someone, and no way to escape some by getting into the truck. No one has been hurt yet. There were no warnings about the removal of the key lock from the pasengers door on the vehicle and no notification provided by the dealer.

- Amherst, MA, USA

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