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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,338 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 312004

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,282 miles


I bought a 2004 Colorado in March of that year, on Dec. 31st 2004 I had to replace the two front tires at my expense. They had worn from the inside out the tires had 23,000 +miles on them. I complained to the dealer and they told me that there was not anything wrong. In March 2005 I had to bring it in for the same thing with less miles on those tires 17,000 miles and they still insist that there is nothing wrong. I soon will have to replace these tires before winter. The dealer tells me tires need to be rotated more often. I've owned other S-10 models with over 250,000 and haven't had the problems I've had with this type of problems. I did have other problems with this vehicle from door wiring, replacement of O2 sensor, front axle seal driver side replace, headlights, fog lights and tail lights all have been replaced within the first 20,000 miles.

- Cold Spring, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 122005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,395 miles
Took my truck in for tire rotation and check alignment on 3/12/2005. Maintenance is current. Turns out both front tires (general tire 235-75R15) were worn down to the steel belts on the inside edges only, with the steel belts actually sticking out in there. I do no off-road driving- only to and from work 2 miles daily on the highway and an occasional trip on the highway to fort collins (260 miles round trip once per month) - and these tires only have 15,000 miles on them. Was told by mechanic we were very lucky that these didn't blow on us on the highway. Also, mechanic reported that there is a left front axle seal leak. Took the truck into dealer on March 18 for repair, but dealer did not preorder parts, so I must return this week. I went ahead and had the tires replaced in spite of the bumper-to-bumper warranty because I didn't dare wait. I also had an alignment. (my first alignment check showed no problems in October.) the tire thing really disturbs me because, in 36 years of driving both new and used cars and trucks, I've never had this happen. I've never had an axle seal leak in a reasonably new vehicle either.

- Woodland Park, CO, USA

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