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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
143,748 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.

2006 Chevrolet Colorado brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 232016


  • 178,000 miles


My brake lights all went out at the same time. I was driving on the interstate and had to stop suddenly. The tractor trailer behind me nearly rear ended me. The cruise control also went out. I had this issue repaired under recall number 06030 five years ago. It is identically the same, yet Chevrolet says they will not repair it due to mileage and vehicle age. This is extremely dangerous.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

May 162012

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
For the past couple of years there has been a problem with my anti-lock brakes. When applying the brakes, the brake pedal vibrates excessively as if the anti-lock brakes are activating. After a short time driving, an ABS warning light activates indicating a fault. I am very concerned because first, the brakes do not act in the way a driver would expect and when applying the brakes I get concerned every time that the brakes will not work. Secondly, I believe the fault may cause the ABS to no longer function in conditions it has been designed for. Upon further research of this problem, it is apparent that this is a widespread issue among Colorado and canyon trucks. A "fix" for this problem is reportedly in the range of $1500 with many owners reporting that the problem has returned or continued. I feel that any issue involving a faulty brake component must be addressed as soon as possible. Chevrolet has chosen not to do this and I fear this may be yet another failure on the part of GM to address a safety issue involving one of their vehicles. I would have a hard time believing that I am the first to report this issue. I really do not want to become a statistic. Please help! thank you kindly for your time. Please note that the incident date, mileage and speed are only estimates.

- West Reading, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022013

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 530,000 miles
Anti lock brakes make noise. Warning lights come on. Ok above 30 mph but brake warning lights stay on. Dealer says both front wheel hubs need to be replaced. They want around $1000 to do this. Contacted Chevrolet customer assistance center. Service request number [xxx]. they will not do anything about this, requested this in writing they refused to give me this in writing. This has been an ongoing thing with this truck, and many others from what I see on the internet. They say truck to old & to many miles, but they advertise long lasting Chevy trucks.06 59000 miles. Also had a $2900 problem with engine. Chevrolet helped on this. Cost me about $530 to fix a factory defect. Thanks

- Demossville, KY, USA

problem #4

Aug 272013


  • miles


This piece of junk truck has frequent problems with the ABS, with the entire vehicle squealing every time you turn or brake, and today was the final straw. Today while pulling out of a parking lot, going maybe 5 miles an hour, my 2006 Chevy Colorado with around 75000 miles had trouble while braking and made a horrible grating noise and sensation. The ABS fault sensor immediately kicked on and I had trouble getting to a safe place to completely stop. Today's weather was dry, the pavement was dry, I have a 4X4 truck. There is no reason this piece of crap truck should not be able to handle dry pavement. This vehicle will likely cause me to get in a serious accident and I intend on getting rid of this death trap and never ever buying GMC vehicles again. I'll stick to foreign carmakers who fix their problems instead of ignoring the thousands of people that are having the same problems as I am with the same useless stupid truck. You won't be able to reach me by phone as I'm living overseas. Please email me.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 30,235 miles
Stopped at right turn yield sign behind other vehicles; cars started to move the car ahead of me stopped again I put on my brakes and slowly hit the vehicle in the rear. After the incident I notice that my brake pedal would slowly go to the floor. When I hit the vehicle my pedal was hitting the floor, I had no brakes. No damage to my vehicle, minor damage to other vehicle's plastic bumper.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 112012


  • 88,000 miles
I was driving home from work during the night-time hours and both headlights quit working. Now, the left headlight continues to go out but I can touch it and it will come on. I have replaced the light several times and nothing works. Also, 1 week ago, the ABS failure message appeared. There are multiple complaints with this problem and frankly, both of my issues are safety concerns. GM has installed defective parts as usual and now the customers are bearing the cost of repairing their failures. These are safety concerns that need to be recalled. I have recently had the intake valve seats replaced because of a GM defective part. This ABS failure concern is my number 1 concern as I have very small children.

- Lebanon, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 152010

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The rear brakes lock up at slow speeds, especially when slowing down to stop. They will do this in such a way that catches you off guard and throws you forward into the steering wheel. This has nearly caused a few serious accidents because the lock up takes away control of the truck. The severity of the lock ups varies somewhat. They may lock then unlock but they can just as easily lock up and bring the truck to a skidding stop. They are also squealing severely.

- Troy, TN, USA

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