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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 2
Average Mileage:
56,886 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 222014

Colorado

  • 57,600 miles

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

If you leave it set for a day it will not start new battery and altanator was tested it was good. And airbag light is on.

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #9

Jun 252015

Colorado

  • 174,512 miles
Driver side back door wiring harness between door and frame. 3 wires are broken inside boot. This is second time this has happened. Lasted 3 years. I have pictures. Part number 15214393 June 10 2012 air bag light on dash. Onstar told me that seat belt tensioner was not operating, and air bag will not deploy until it is corrected. Found that driver side back door that 2 wires were broken in the harness in the between door and body in boot. GM part number 15214393. I have pictures. This is a problem and still no recall. No air bags till fixed.

- Prairie View, IL, USA

problem #8

Dec 072010

Colorado

  • 8,000 miles
My son was driving my pickup on a two lane county road in the evening, after dark, the truck crossed the center line and went off the roadway on a gentle curve in the roadway. The truck struck the end of a guardrail, went down an embankment and struck a large tree. There was no debris or skid marks on the pavement. The accident was sighted the following day by a passerby. The driver and only occupant, my son, was deceased inside of the truck. He died of blunt force trauma to the head.the air bags did not employ and the on-star communication system did not make an emergency call. The keys were in the ignition. I asked the state patrol right away about the airbags not employing, it was shrugged off, saying well sometimes they don't. I asked my insurance company to look into it and had them hold the truck for investigation but after several months they called, said they didn't need it and wanted to get rid of it, so they did.to no avail, I called Chevrolet and explained what happened and was it wasn't on a recall list and couldn't take a report. I told them maybe it should be on a list but they didn't agree. I called the state insurance commissioners office and state attorney generals office and got no where with them either. I called an attorney and the bar association and was told there was nothing that could be done and a suit would get me know where since he was not married. I called on star and they gave me their condolences. Everywhere I turned was a dead end. But I just feel it isn't right and if the airbag would have worked I would still have my son today.I got your information a couple of weeks ago from a news reporter.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #7

Dec 072010

Colorado 4-cyl

  • miles

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

The pick up, traveling in on a two lane road went off the roadway on gentle curve in the road, struck the end of a guardrail went down an embankment and struck a large tree, there was no debris or skid marks on the pavement, it was discovered the following day by a passer by. The driver, my son 33, was deceased. He died of head trauma. The air bags did not deploy and the on-star system did not call, the keys were in the ignition. My son was in my pick up, I asked the state patrol about the airbags not employing, it was shrugged off, saying well sometimes they don't. I asked the insurance company to look into it and had them hold the vehicle for several months, to no avail, I called Chevrolet and was told it wasn't on a recall list and they couldn't take a report. I called an attorney and the bar association and was told since he was not married there was no sense looking into it. I called on-star and they gave me their condolences. Everywhere I have tried to turn over the past 4 years was a dead end. But I just feel it isn't right and if the airbag would have worked I would still have my son today. I got your information from a news reporter.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #6

Apr 152008

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
After purchasing my truck the driver side air bag warning light will indicate the unit began staying on while operating the vehicle. The indication light for the passenger operate correctly when one is seated and has the seat belt connected. This problem continues to exist currently only on rare times it may go out. Dealer indicates poor wiring quality through design. The issue has been repaired several times but the light continues to remain on. Is this also a bigger part of the faulty air bags as well. Very concerned.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

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problem #5

Feb 122014

Colorado

  • 58,545 miles
Battery keeps dying got a new battery and if I don't drive it one day and go out to start it its dead. And also the airbag light is on, rough idling.

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 152013

Colorado

  • 40,000 miles

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

Airbag warning light came on and wont shut off. Tried a new fuse but nothing worked. Don't want to spend 100 for tech 2.

- Holmen, WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 042012

Colorado

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that after being involved in a crash, the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the air bag failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Malott, WA, USA

problem #2

May 312012

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
Air bag light on dash. Onstar told me that seat belt tensioner was not operating, and air bag will not deploy until it is corrected. Found that driver side back door that 2 wires were broken in the harness in the between door and body in boot. GM part number 15214393. I have pictures.

- Prairie View, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 052009

Colorado

  • 1,700 miles
I purchased a Colorado one week later my brakes went out. And I managed not to get in a crash. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it. They told me the vehicle sits on the lots 4 months and months and stuff might wiggle loose. Ok I figured. Three weeks later which would be 3/5/09 I left work and it was a nice day I turned my ac on and noticed my blower only worked on 2 and 3 my 1 and 4 would not work so I drove to an auto parts store about 10 miles away and talked to the guy and he told me its probably blower motor resistor switch. Which the part was only 20 bucks but he convinced me to take it to the dealer. Because it under warranty and things like this can short out and cause fires. So I left the store and about 5 miles down the road stuff started shorting out on my truck. Than my passenger air bag deployed and than within 1/2 mile stuff was crazy there was smoke every where so I slammed on my brakes which they didn't work so I tried pulling off the side of the road my steering was locked up.and than something exploded under my dash than I started seeing smoke billowing out of my hood which quickly turned into flames. Keep in mind the whole time this is going on my truck is going 60 mph and I have no brakes. So than I started seeing flames under my dash than my floor than everything on my floor started catching on fire and I started throwing thing out the window and the whole time this is going on I am trapped in my truck while its on fire my door locks are spacing out and im trapped. About 1 mile after my truck was pretty much fully engulfed than some how I managed to get Y door open and jump out before I looked down my spedo said 35 mph and when I jumped out I managed to land on my feet and my truck slid in the mud 4 about 50-75 ft within minutes 4 police and 18 firefighters where there and 2 or 3 firefighters got hurt from shrapno. What scared me was I was trapped in my truck while it was on fire. I only suffered very minor injuries.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

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