Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,070 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Colorado engine problems

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,040 miles


While pulling into a parking space my foot was on the brake pedal. As I was putting the gear shift into park the truck lunged forward hitting a concrete post and building. Air bags deployed causing injury to driver on both arms and stomach. Truck is to be repaired as there is front end damage from crash.

- Fountain City, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 092004

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,100 miles
While entering a parking space the foot was on the brake pedal. As the foot let up on the brake pedal, the engine revved and the truck lurched forward. The truck hit a building before the brake could be reapplied.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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