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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Chevy Colorado is mechanically identical to the GMC Canyon.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,248 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Apr 102013

Colorado

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the clasp for the front passenger seat belt fractured. In addition, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed but the repairs were unknown. The contact stated that the remedy did not resolve the failure. The contact also stated that the heating and cooling fan were fractured the fan was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #31

Jul 052015

Colorado

  • 53,250 miles
Truck continues to fail when trying to start, you have to wait 10-15 minutes before trying start the vehicle. Vehicle will start after wait sometimes. The passlock will continue to blink until 10-15 minutes have gone by. This is happening after every other start and has caused me to be late work and now I have to leave 30 minutes or 45 minutes earlier. This also will be a problem if you have an emergency. Took vehicle vehicle to dealer now I need a new ignition switch. The check engine light stays on and now I need a new evap vent solenoid. I 'm part of a first responder team and I need my to start every time besides normal wear and tear.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #30

Jan 022016

Colorado

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving at an unknown speed, an electrical burning odor was present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was discovered that excessive voltage was present in the blower motor fan and drawing too much current, which caused the electrical wires to overheat, burn, and melt. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 28,000.

- Smithfield, PA, USA

problem #29

Oct 122010

Colorado

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the engine failed. The contact mentioned that after ten minutes of waiting to restart the vehicle, the passlock anti theft system warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred sporadically. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #28

Oct 012015

Colorado

  • 84,228 miles
Truck was stationary, tried to start, turned over but didn't start. Waited 10-15 minutes and started ok. This happens once a week and has something to do with 'passlock'. once I was on way to hospital, delayed again. Dealer has multiple guesses but no fixes.

- Schwenksville, PA, USA

problem #27

Sep 252015

Colorado

  • miles
Starting in 2014, the vehicle had widely spaced and random issues of not starting, but would start fine after an undetermined amount of time. At the time, I did not know that it was related to the pass lock system which will not allow a restart for a period of approximately 10 minutes. In the past month, I have had this problem approximately 12 or more times and finally found out that it was caused by the pass lock system. This condition is very dangerous because if the truck is shut off to save fuel in a traffic jam, or at a traffic accident, etc, it may not restart when the road then becomes open, leaving you stranded in a traffic lane. Because the problem is totally intermittent, you can't troubleshoot it because by the time you try to find out what is wrong, there is nothing wrong and it will restart fine. The problem can be in the ignition module (icm), the body control module (BCM) or a connector or wiring at any point in between as well as some other remote possibilities. This problem has caused me to late almost every time it has happened. The only solution offered by the dealership is replacing parts piecemeal starting at the cheapest and working up which can lead to expenses over $1000 and will still not guarantee the problem is fixed.

- Friendsville,, MD, USA

problem #26

Mar 162015

Colorado

  • 58,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is a safety issue as the vehicle (many 2007 Colorado's at least from review of the NHTSA complaint page & discussion with other users) fails to start, sometimes once, sometimes twice, and I have had 4 occasions in a row where the truck failed to start. It appears the anti-theft system engages for no apparent reason resulting in a 10-15 minute "time out" before you can again attempt to start the vehicle. Obvious as the anti-theft icon is flashing when you attempt to restart the vehicle. This at first was simply an inconvenience, but now it is not only frustrating, it is dangerous should you have to need this vehicle in a emergency (evacuation from your home or a medical emergency). This had first started to be once every few weeks, and now that I'm at 61,500 miles, it has been more frequent (once it happened 4 times in a row) almost 3-4 times per week. You can't be expected to change your schedule to go to work or just use the vehicle to carry on your life 30-40 minutes earlier than you already do just in case the vehicle fails to start; or be able to use this vehicle with any reliability in an emergency. Spoke with a local Chevy dealer repair shop on the phone months ago and they basically said they were not aware of this type of issue and most likely couldn't resolve it as it is an intermittent problem.

- Tracyton, WA, USA

problem #25

May 122015

Colorado

  • 90,400 miles
Air conditioning fan motor stopped working on positions 1,2 and 3 and works only on 4. new blower motor resistor required.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #24

Dec 102014

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
It was fix by GM for $385 ignition switch

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #23

Jan 302015

Colorado

  • 58,500 miles
Vehicle failed to start after being driven, this happened twice previously, once at approximately 59K and again at approximately 60K miles. It appears this is the same problem other 2007 Colorado owners have identified. Vehicle cranks, but does not fire as there appears to be no fuel flow. Again after waiting 10-15 minutes it will start. This is not a safe situation for any vehicle owner, if there should be an emergency that the owner needs to get away from, waiting to get your vehicle started is not an acceptable activity for anybody. I am a safety officer with a state dot Agency and must be able to respond after hours for emergency events, should my vehicle not start, waiting is not an acceptable answer for my delay.

- Tracyton, WA, USA

problem #22

Sep 302008

Colorado

  • 29,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti-theft locks up engine sometimes twice a day. Must wait 15 minutes for anti-theft to timeout for vehicle to start. I've had numerous visits to mechanics, locksmiths, truck towed. GM dealer tells me they have never heard of this problem. I see this is a very common problem among other 2007 Chevy Colorado owners. I have emailed GM with a complaint and they never responded. Very frustrated! I have been a loyal Chevy owner my whole life. I will never buy another Chevy again. Unfortunately I'm not wealthy and can't just replace this disaster of a vehicle. Let's hope I'm never in an emergency situation where my vehicle not starting causes detrimental results. Shame shame shame on you Chevy for your utter lack of responsibility to fix a known problem.

- Kuna, ID, USA

problem #21

Oct 032011

Colorado

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the pass lock anti theft system malfunctioned and the vehicle could not be started. The ignition key was replaced but the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Walhonding, OH, USA

problem #20

Nov 012013

Colorado

  • 100,000 miles
Passlock issues ongoing for over a year..probably closer to a year and a half. Vehicle will not start and thinks being stolen. Passlock shuts down computer. 10 minute wait for computer. Sometimes it takes 1, 2, 3, or 4 times waiting for 10 minutes! with small children it is not fun waiting!! twice in this time we were on our way to the hospital and had to wait...thankfully the wait did not make for a life threatening situation, but it could have! have also been stranded in the snow and freezing cold while having to wait! once was stranded after changing a flat tire on a hazardous road!....have also been late to numerous activities including work. Please GM, do a recall!!

- Fulton, MO, USA

problem #19

Oct 062014

Colorado

  • 96,000 miles
The vehicle won't start, then will start like ten to twenty minutes later. First it turns over and makes the sound like you started it while it was running then it tries to start on its own, but can't! it turns over fine like it will start after that but can't start. Battery seems to be fine, just won't ignite the engine. This happened two days in a row. I can't plan around this. My kids are getting to school late! I don't want to get stuck somewhere I'm not safe either!

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #18

May 132014

Colorado

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the ABS warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #17

Aug 082007

Colorado

  • 2,500 miles
Once every month or so the truck will not start. Makes no difference if the truck has been in the garage all night or shut off for 10 minutes. The lock indicator light on the dash flashes. After waiting for 15 min. The truck will start. I am using the same key had two dealer (old glenway chev.) and andy's chev. Several times however they could find no problem.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #16

Jan 142014

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Often my truck will not start up, I have had it checked and I am told the battery and cables are fine.. so I am guessing it could be the starter (ignition) switch.. is my type of truck on the recall list? this happens quite often and it happens at a very inconvenient time. Maybe you can tell me what is wrong and what to do to get it fixed.

- Starke, FL, USA

problem #15

Jul 062011

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the ignition failed and he was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 135,000.

- Monticello, FL, USA

problem #14

Feb 182014

Colorado

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000 and the current mileage was 31,313.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012014

Colorado

  • 148,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the ignition failed and he was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle also stalled intermittently while driving due to the ignition switch failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer replaced the ignition switch. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacture advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 14V047000 (electrical ignition). The approximate failure and current mileage was 148,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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