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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,783 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 #3

Jan 082010


  • 47,100 miles


2005 Chevrolet Colorado I4 engine 5 speed manual transmission. Cannot engage reverse 70% of the time. I understand others have experienced the problem but Chevrolet has a tsb (#611) saying condition is normal. I believe this is a safety issue if reverse cannot be engaged. Problem has not been resolved.

- Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 202005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 250 miles
There are 2 major safety problems associated with my manual transmission. 1. when cold, it is pretty much impossible to downshift into 1st or 2nd gear unless I come to almost a complete stop. What this means is I cannot get into these gears to speed up quickly if I need to avoid an accident. Chevrolet said this is normal! 2. it is difficult to shift into reverse some times. Chevrolet even has a bulletin, but they said this is normal as well! what if I need to go in reverse real quick to avoid an accident or a train?

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 012005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Manual transmission has grinding noise when shifting into 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gears.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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