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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
20,785 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. clean, lube and adjust brakes (1 reports)
  2. they told me it needed new e-brake cables (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Colorado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152004

Colorado LS 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


The right e-brake cable started hanging up,but initially I didn't recognize what was happening and then both cables started hanging up.The ABS light was coming on,but the dealer told me there was no problem and they cleared the codes.I didn't think it could possibly be cables because I own a 1972 Chev.,C20 and it still has the original e-brake cables that work.You would think an enclosed e-bake cable would last longer than 2 yrs.

- , Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012007

(reported on)

Colorado LX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,570 miles

When just starting the truck for the first time in the morning, the brakes do not release even though the brake pedal is released. They grab and hold. You must go forward, release the pedal, go back, release the pedal, multiple times until it releases. They also grab and jerk to a stop (no ABS) until the vehicle warms up. Had it to the dealer multiple times and have been told "this is how the brakes work on this truck". Took it to a local shop and they cleaned, lubed and re-adjusted the brakes. Waiting to see if that helps. Initially, they are working fine... At the local shop, they had another Colorado with the same complaint come in the day I picked up mine.

- , Hampstead, MD, USA

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