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2004 Chevrolet Colorado
3 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Chevrolet service shop immediately!
2004 Chevrolet Colorado CHILD SEAT NHTSA Campaign #10V575000
Summary: GM is recalling certain model year 2004-2011, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC canyon, model year 2006, Isuzu I-280/I-350, and model year 2007-2008, I-290/I-370, regular cab vehicles and extended cab vehicles without a rear seat and equipped with a front 60/40 split bench seat. These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." The top tether anchor for the front center seat is not accessible and the owner manual does not include instructions regarding how to use the top tether.
Consequence: Both NHTSA and GM discourage placement of a child in a front seat. Nevertheless, there are individual circumstances that may require placement of a child in a restraint in the front center seating position of this vehicle that does not offer a rear seat. Lack of access to the top tether anchor and a lack of instructions as to how to use it, may result in improper installation of a child restraint. Improper installation of a child restraint can result in a reduction in the restraint's performance in the event of a crash and an increased risk of injury or death to the child seated in the restraint.
Actions: Dealers will cut a hole into the back panel trim cover to allow access to the top tether anchor for the front center seat position and will provide supplemental information as to use in the owner's manual. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or visit GM's website at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V575000 »
2004 Chevrolet Colorado EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #09V310000
Summary: GM is recalling 185,903 model year 2004-2009 Colorado, GMC model year 2009-2004 canyon, model year 2006 I-280, I-350, model year 2007-2008 I-290, and I-370, passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, puerto rico, South Carolina, Texas, U.S. virgin islands and Utah. Some of these vehicles have a brake lamp switch that may not work as designed due to contamination in the switch.
Consequence: This condition could cause the simultaneous loss of all brake lamps or cause all of the brake lamps to stay on continuously. Both of these conditions could fail to warn others of the driver's intentions and could lead to a vehicle crash.
Actions: Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components as specified in the recall bulletin free of charge. GM anticipates that parts will be available by June 2010. A special coverage for vehicles registered in all other states will be implemented in the same time frame. In the interim, owners who experience the failure can obtain a free repair, however they will be required to return when the new design part becomes available. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or at www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V310000 »
2004 Chevrolet Colorado EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #06V139000
Summary: Certain pickup trucks may experience the permanent loss of brake lamp function or brake lamps that are illuminated at all times. The center high-mounted stop lamp (chmsl) is affected in both instances. Also, if equipped, the cruise control will become inoperative. Any trailer brake lamps which are connected to the vehicle's brake lamp wiring will mimic the vehicle's brake lamps when either condition occurs.
Consequence: A following driver may not know when the brakes have been applied, and a rear-end crash could occur without prior warning.
Actions: Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly. The recall began on December 5, 2006. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V139000 »