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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,225 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 232011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


2005 Chevy Colorado ABS brakes. ABS fault light comes on and brakes start pulse then get hand to push down on an the truck is hard to stop very fast. There seem to be a lot of Chevy Colorados and GMC canyons that have this going on in years 2004 through 2007 this is a very serious problem and some one is going to get killed if it has not already happened. GM needs to recall all these pickup and fix them. Also the wheel hub that the ABS sensor connects to also has to be replace. It dos not matter what the miles are 1 to 100,00 miles on the auto it happens and this needs fixed now.

- West Burlington, IA, USA

problem #7

Mar 182011


  • 33,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr crew cab 2wd. 33,000 miles. ABS errors, trac errors and brake errors for no apparent reason. Today all three errors at same time, one after the other. Happened after driving down street to child's school and back, never going over 25 mph. Trac grinds first, and then ABS engages at low speeds thus far. Known problem for other Colorado owners on site. Chevrolet needs to recall these trucks before someone is hurt. Also heat sensors only allow heat and air to work on high. This happened around the same time we had the initial ABS problem during summer of 2010, although the first time we received no errors for ABS and were clueless as it is intermittent.

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #6

Mar 052005

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 74,100 miles
ABS braking system not working and locking up brakes.

- Ithaca, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 012009

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


ABS fault light comes on. The ABS sensor seems to malfunction causing the ABS brakes to pulsate and then fault. This is a known problem on the edmonds forum, but the manufacture has not been any help. I have had both rotors and the ABS sensors replaced twice. The error does not occur all the time. To stop the error, you must pull over, turn the car off and restart the car. The vehicle has had the problem for the last 15,000 miles. I have been told that this is not a safety problem. I have seen reports on the edmonds site of the back brakes freezing and causing accidents. However, it has been reported the chevorlet does not believe it is a big enough problem for a recall. I think that given their is a bulletin board with many chevorlet Colorado owners looking for help that shows it is a problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Dec 102010

Colorado 6-cyl

  • 4,700 miles
ABS fault problem 2005 Chevy Colorado.

- Old Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #3

May 012010


  • 90,000 miles
Was driving out of my parking lot earlier this summer, when the ABS started kicking on by itself. With or without the brake pedal on the ABS was still going. After a few days of this I was getting a little worried about the safety of driving this thing and unplugged an ABS sensor. It was getting to be a daily thing, every time I drove the truck the ABS would kick on at random times. Still have yet to properly fix the sensors.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 152008


  • 27,000 miles
Brake problems, grinding, pedal to floor, rubbing and grinding noise, squealing, had accidents 2 6 08 and 2/15/08 rear end collisions due to brake seizing up, non stoppage while coming to a rolling stop. Also, the parking brake line hangs below the frame, when I asked dealer if this is a problem, they stated no. My parking brake sometimes does not hold or engage.

- Blue Anchor, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 062009


  • 60,000 miles
Brake lights are not working when the brakes are engaged.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

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