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


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2009 Chevrolet Colorado accessories - interior problems

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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092012


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No incident but wanted to report potential hazards: I have a 2009 Chevy Colorado and have a couple safety complaints. Tire changing- this vehicle is very strange and unsafe to me when trying to change a tire. - the top of the jack is barely concave(you have to look closely) and a large round axle has to rest on that slightly concave indentation of the jack, it could easily fall off even when the jack is on a concrete floor. - you have to slide on your back way under the vehicle to position the jack directly under the vehicle's axle else it's at risk of falling off the jack due to misalignment. How's anyone supposed to do that on the shoulder at night. - you have to assemble this long 3-piece rod to slip into the jack and keep the jack from moving when you're cranking the jack up to meet the axle, how is anyone supposed to do that w/O moving the jack? hazard flashers- one day I needed to turn on the hazard flashers because a disabled vehicle was in front of me. I looked all over and could not find the hazard lights switch. I have driven mostly GM's my entire life, the hazard switch has always been in plain sight and red, never did find it on the Colorado and don't have time to read a big thick manual in an emergency. I have always liked GM's(one of their biggest advocates) but on the Colorado keep thinking, "where were their evaluation employees w/the Colorado, there are so many thing that weren't designed right". they are basic things that wouldn't cost any more to do right. Safety-wise the jack is a huge hazard to me, could fall off the jack so easily, why didn't they do like the S10 or Monte Carlo and have a large bump or tabs on the jack tha catch the edge of the frame.

- Tucker, GA, USA

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