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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,572 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 112014


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving various speeds, the four wheel drive engaged independently without warning and the front wheels seized. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- St Matthews, SC, USA

problem #5

Sep 162014


  • 50,800 miles
We have experienced a front universal premature failure. We have aprox.51000 miles on this truck, from experienced mechanics, they say this should not happen to this particular joint. I take good care of my cars/trucks. No hot rodding or abuse. Purpose for this contact was to fined out if this is a problem and has been reported before. I think this item was defective when built. What's my recourse if any? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Beloit, WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 172010


  • 28,000 miles
Engine had a misfire and would stall sometimes when you made a tight turn at low speeds. Found out it had a bad value seat causing it to have the misfire. GM messed around and wouldn't fix it. Red other people had bad value seats too. Spent my own money to get it fixed.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 072011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 47,742 miles


Description: ABS failure, transmission, leaks (select above won't work) ABS warning lights goes on intermittently and brakes fail to function. Trany sticks in 4 wd & won't go into 2wd, driver floorgets about 1/2 inch water on floor from rain.

- Pottstown, SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 012011


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the engine was a 4 cylinder 2.8 engine and would cause the vehicle to drive abnormally. The contact stated that the number 4 valve was sticking. The dealer diagnosed that the engine would need replacing. The engine was replaced by the dealer numerous times, but the failure continuosuly recurred. The dealer also rebuilt the transmission, but the contact was uncertain if the failure was directly related to the engine failure. The manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 200,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Youngston, OH, USA

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problem #1

Jun 062008


  • 40,888 miles
Check engine light came on intermittently. Engine heated up and transmission would not shift into overdrive on freeway. Transmission shifts hard now and then. Checked website for any recalls on engine, took to dealership, still under warranty. They keep the truck for 2 weeks, did machine work on cylinder head, computer said all cylinders mis-firing. Print out from Chevrolet said 'head replacement', which was not done. Notified GMC customer service and opened file. Back to dealership second time for drop in idle and misfire during driving. Could not find anything wrong. Dealership said to bring back if said condition gets worse.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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