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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,180 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

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 042011

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • 21,920 miles


I own a 2006 Chevy Colorado 4WD crew cab pick up with 22,000 mile. The ABS fault alarm has been coming on and going off, started on 8/4/2011. GM customer service has been notified. Repairs have yet to be made. With the age and mileage of vehicle, I would think that there is a defect in the ABS system.

- Maysville, KY, USA

problem #6

Jan 012011

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
ABS brakes randomly engage or engage during normal applied braking.

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 152010


  • miles
I own a 2006 Chevy Colorado with only 42,000 miles, my issue is the ABS fault light appears on the information console and stays lit. I've gone to a dealership and they don't seem to have the answer. I've been on a few Colorado forums and it all seems to be the same complaint, their ABS/brake light comes on and no one has an answer.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 032010


  • 48,000 miles


I own a 2006 Chevy Colorado, the ABS fault message comes up daily, and the ABS engages for no reason, making it nearly impossible to start. Many people are having this same issue and can be found all over the internet, including This is a safety hazard and there is no recall.

- Johnstown, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 052010


  • 10,337 miles
ABS failure on info screen of truck. 06 Chevy Colorado. Taken to dealer and was told left side hub and sensor need replaced. Truck has at this time a little over 10K miles on it. In less than another 1K miles it started again. Dealer checked out the truck and said both sides now need replaced at a cost of around $1300. I reminded them they did replace the left side. O ok we'll cover that side but you'll have to pay for the other side. I told them I would get it fixed just before my yr was up on the left side repair warranty. I ask them if the truck was safe to drive and the answer is yes, we just state inspected it while it was here. So, April 2011 is the time I have to get the repairs done by.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • 28,000 miles
On my 2006 Chevrolet Colorado the ABS fault light comes on every now and then. Also you can hear the ABS motor engage when you apply the brakes. I believe there is a safety issue here !!!! you never know if you apply the brakes in an emergency will the ABS system work or fail? the truck has less ten 29,000 miles on it and it should not have this kind of problem with the brake system.

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 102009


  • 32,000 miles
I own a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado which I bought new in November 2006. The vehicle was manufactured in April 2006. I was rear ended causing $1,500 of damage to the rear bumper assembly and the bumper was pushed into the painted area under the driver side tail light. The collision was the cause of the brake light switch being burned up, not allowing contacts to engage brake lamps. I have notified Chevrolet customer service of this issue and they have done nothing. I had to purchase a replacement switch and have it installed at my cost. I am seeking for Chevrolet to repair my vehicle as the person's insurance company said this would be considered a fault of the vehicle and would not pay for the damages.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

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