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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,875 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 142007


  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact observed the front tires of his vehicle and noticed that they displayed a lot of wear. The dealer determined that the two front tires were under recall. All four tires were replaced. One year later, the contact noticed that the tires were wearing again and he felt vibrations while driving at high speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the tires needed to be rotated and the front end alignment was checked. A year later, the failures recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and inspected by a technician, who determined that the front suspension was failing. No repairs have been made. The manufacturer was called and the contact was informed that a service manager would call him back. The failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 18,400.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 202005

Colorado 4WD

  • miles
I have a 2004 Colorado, 4 wheel drive, 4 door. 32,000 miles. Dec 2005 I noticed that the inside of my front tires were worn. I checked the back and they were worn too. I had just had the truck inspected in Sept. I took it to the dealer and he gave me a speech on how to drive my truck. I replaced all 4 tires in May 2006. Then again in Sept 2007 and I need new again Jan 2009. Same problem and the front end won't stay in alignment. They keep telling me there's nothing wrong. When your front end goes out of alignment a month after it's put in there's a problem!

- Manor, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 092006

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Colorado 2wd have had to replace front tires for wear on inside treads 2 or 3 times since the truck has been purchased. Was told this was a Chevrolet problem, as a result of the incorrect front sum toe. Tires on back last 4 times as long as ones on front. Have had front end looked at several times. Now it is very noticeable in the driving of the truck. Truck has not been off the highway since purchase. Strictly pavement use. No wrecks or hits to cause front end damage.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #5

Dec 102005

Colorado 4WD

  • 20,000 miles


I have Chevy Colorado truck that has had to have the front end realigned at 20,000 miles the front tires were completely worn out on the inside did not take back to the dealer because did not think would be a warranty issue but have talked to other owners an they have had the same problem I have not had any heavy loads on the truck my wife drives it to work and home every day.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact states that GM specifies a front end alignment can go on a camber from 0.5 negative to.5 positive. He took the vehicle to a dealership one side was.2 negative the other side.3 negative. The tires on the vehicle where to a point where this could blow out a tire. The dealership was telling him that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The problem began a few weeks ago. GM refused to replace tire under warranty. He took the vehicle to a Goodyear service center, and the technician put the vehicle on alignment machine and they set up all the diagonals. The technician told him it should not have damaged his tires, but he had a load on his vehicle. The load and the vehicle resulting in poor handling of the vehicle. They kept telling him that this occurred because of lack of tire rotation. The contact maintained this had nothing to do with problem. Damage just occurred to the two front tires on the vehicle. He said that there was poor front end specification with a load on the vehicle. He was a certified mechanic.

- Holland, NY, USA

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problem #3

May 252005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The consumer stated that 2004, Chevrolet Colorado Z71 was having front end problems. The front end was rubbing the tires. The consumer took the truck to the dealer for inspection, and the inside tread was wearing. The dealership said that was the way it was. The truck has been in the shop 3. the consumer has not called GM.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 142004

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Purchased a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado in June 2004. Vibration problems appeared shortly after 1000 miles. Tires have been replaced 3 times. Wheels have be rebalanced 5 times. Car vibrates when driven and cheverolt unable to make repairs.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 172004

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph and on any bumpy road front suspension performed erratically, making it hard to drive, and it felt very stiff, causing a rough ride. Dealership indicated to consumer that the vehicle was operating as designed by manufacturer.

- Massillon, OH, USA

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