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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,527 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #7

May 192006


  • 63,200 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The brake lights and cruise control have both failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired according to recall #06V139000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The failure resurfaced, but she was ineligible for a free remedy. She was awaiting a response from the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 63,200.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 182006

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,892 miles
Driving from dealer to my house after buying truck the brake lights, wipers, horn, cruise control all stopped working at same time.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 212006

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Brake lights and cruise control will not work.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 112006

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


: the contact stated the brake lights and cruise control quit working suddenly without warning. There was a NHTSA recall, # 06V139000, regarding the exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 022006

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles
I was almost rear ended today and the driver behind me came up to my window and told me that I had no brake lights, not even the center light. I have also noticed that I have no cruise control. The bulbs are new. I called the dealership and asked them if they have seen this problem and they said they haven't seen it on the Colorado. I checked the internet and found several other owners who have experienced the same problem, they directed me to the NHTSA website where I found the other complaints. I told them that there is an internal investigation on the matter and they told me they would look at the truck for $95 but they would only fix the problem for free is there is a recall. The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Chevrolet colorad 2004. The cruise control picks up several miles going up a hill, going down hill it jumps. It will kick in real fast sometimes. The vehicle revved in park position approximately 75 mph. When it did it would slow down it started to miss very badly. It was like the whole truck was shaking. The dealer said it had something to do with the computer and with the crank. The cruise control was inoperative.

- Salem, WV, 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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