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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,721 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.

2005 Chevrolet Colorado transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #1

May 292005

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,721 miles


While driving down the road at approximately 35mph I struck a piece of road debris ( approx 6" piece of a muffler). The debris must have hit the connection between the gear shifter and the transmission and the vehicle automatically down shifted to 2nd gear from drive. The piece that broke was a plastic conection device that connected the cables of the gear shifter to the levers of the transmission. What concerns me is two issues: The tow truck driver said stated that he sees this all the time on Chevy's and had I been driving faster (highway speeds) and the vehicle did such a sudden down shift there could have been a serious acciident. My final comment/question, why would such an important component be placed in such a vulnerable position and why would is be made of plastic and not shielded in some manner.

- Clawson, MI, USA

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