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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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,400 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 242004

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,400 miles


After putting the truck in park yet still leaving on I got out of the truck. The truck started to roll backward because it was still engaged in reverse. The gear indication showed it was park but the transmition was in reverse. In order to start the truck it had to be swich into netural first. This was taken to the dealer and they replaced the shift cable assembly stating it was binding up to fix problem.

- Wilmingon, NC, USA

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