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CarComplaints.com Notes: The first year for Chevrolet's replacement for the S-10.

7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,714 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 202005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,615 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #7

Nov 122005

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,334 miles
As I was driving my 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, my transmission would not shift into over-drive. The check engine light flashed, but no message was shown on the message center. I took my truck to the local dealer. After talking to the service department yesterday, they informed me that there was a "small recall" for this type of problem (which from what they told me, involves some gaskets and pins of some type). My truck is being repaired at no cost. But in checking your recall list, I found no Colorado. Is this something that everyone with this type of drive train should be made aware of" or is this such a minor issue, that a major notification is not warranted"

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 042005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While shifting a loud grinding noise came from front. The steering wheel failed to turn on its own. Driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 062004

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vehicle tends not slow down when the vehicle is going down hill and the driver is down shifting and braking. Owner will contact manufacturer. The engine and transmission doesn't provide braking when shifting to a lower gear when going down a hill.

- Struthers, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 142004

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 568 miles
2004 Chevrolet Colorado, new purchase, drove 568 miles engine idle eratically, engine light appeared and then engine stalled. Took to dealer and they reprogrammed computer, since that I lost 1.6 mpg and engine will not idle until vehicle came to complete stop. Engine rpms do not drop between shifts like it did before reprogramming and vehicle lunges when clutch is released if not carefull or give it extra time for the rpms to drop for a smooth engagement. And when you need to let off the gas pedal the car keeps going like you are still accelerating, especially in fourth gear, which can throw off timing and cause you to hit brakes to slow down or push clutch in to keep from going ahead at same speed until rpms fall, when I bought the vehicle, it did no of this, the dealer has made several attempts to correct but says the problem is with the GM program. And they can not do anything else for me.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 122004

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,093 miles
Transmission failure while driving. Lost of power almost causing a wreck on the highway.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 242004

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles
Transmission failure while driving.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 212004

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,902 miles
-transmission will go out while driving the vehicle -bad smell coming from the A/C unit -water leaks.

- Taylors, SC, USA

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