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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Colorado is mechanically identical to the GMC Canyon.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,015 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 282016


  • 30 miles


Brake lights on my 2008 Chevy Colorado are not working, a few years ago I had the same problem and took it to the dealer for repairs, the problem came up again but this time I see there is a recall for vehicles like mine, except it looks like the repairs are not covered by the manufacturer because the vehicle was sold in California. Recall#09V310000

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #1

May 282010


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated while shifting into drive from a full stop, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact was unable to stop the unintended acceleration and crashed into a garage, damaging the front end of the vehicle. The contact sustained minor injuries to his arm. The contact was able to engage the emergency brake to stop any further abnormal acceleration. The contact stated he did not come into contact with the accelerator pedal at any time during the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was 36,000.

- Smithville, RI, USA

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