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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
45,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have engine rebuilt (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Colorado engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182005

Colorado LS 5 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles


I bougth my truck rigth off the show room floor and since I got it the gas cap went bad, the heater only has high speed and the truck leaks really bad, my inside light works when it wants, it eats gas like I dont know, my mirror swicth dont work. My engine has had the motor rebuilt and my plate lights dont work, the speakers dont work, I am always changeing light bulbs all the way around and tires 2 sets, the converters bad, the O2 sensor is bad,I put $ 40.00 in gas every 2 or 3 days, I wish I could meet the person who designed this truck so I could tell Him were to stick this truck. I am ready to leave it in the middle of a highway and report it stolen.

Now it has a rough time starting and idles rough, and an engine rebuild is the fix. They told me $ 10,000 to $12,000 to fix it and it might not last so I would be put money on top of money in to this peice of crap. I dont feel bad about GM going belly up right now Cause of the crap their selling to us hard working people and treating them the way I feel about this truck. I wont buy any more Shity Chevy agian.

- , Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 122007

(reported on)

Colorado LS Z-71 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

buy a toyota from now on stay away from general motors junk yard

- , Columbia, CT, USA

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