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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,858 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,615 miles


ODI 10150645, ODI 10150645: 3rd recurring problem. Customer invoice: Drivers window inoperative, screws backed out of window motor causing it to bind R & R window motor and reinstalled bolts. Noise gone after repairs. Upon engage driver's side turn signal, failure to operate visible turn indication. Daytime running light also inoperable, bulb not working. Customer invoice: Driver side daytime run light inoperative. Lf turn signal bulb burnt out. Replaced bulb upon engaging brake system, brakes exhibit high frequency squeaking, more on left than right. Extreme tire wear is apparent on the insides of both front tires. Customer invoice: Brakes noisy at stops all the time. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. Vehicle has a lot of mud underneath. Engaging 4WD high, vehicle became stuck in 4WD. Continued to drive vehicle in condition until service department opened for the week. Four wheel drive became operational intermittently. Customer invoice: Axle/differential, vehicle stuck in four wheel drive once. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. No codes & working as designed. Engaging A/C & heating operation the ac diminishes blower power and begins blowing smoke-like coolant from dash vents. Dashboard condensates extensively. Condensation must be wiped dry to deter interior damage. After running A/C at maximum power for 20 minutes or longer, operational problems discontinue until vehicle is started 'cold'. customer invoice: A/C cuts off and blows smoke out of vents all the time. While driving. Unable to verify customer concern. Checked pressures. All ok, working as designed.

- Benton, AR, 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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