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

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,674 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 012014

Colorado

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall without warning and took approximately 10 minutes before restarting. The contact also stated that the failure recurred when the vehicle was in motion or stopped. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 012013

Colorado

  • 60,000 miles
The 2009 model Chevrolet Colorado will not start when I turn the key in the ignition switch. The incident date and mileage may not be correct, however when I first began experiencing this problem, I would always call on-star and they would run a diagnostic check while the car wasn't operating properly. The diagnostic would always come back " normal". I learned that if I waited 5-9 minutes, the vehicle would start as if nothing were wrong. The " no-start " has become more frequent. I have been in contact with GM recently concerning the "no start" problem and an "air bag" sensor light that has recurred after the first dealership "supposedly repaired" and charged almost $300 ( the billing statement read " reset sensors" and the dealership refused to elaborate on the type of sensors that were "reset" ). GM made arrangements for a second dealership to look at the "air bag" issue, but refused to address the "no-start" issue. The driver's side seat- belt pretensioner was replaced for $303. The repairman related the pretensioner to the "air bag" sensor light. I inquired about reimbursement for repairs and recalls on the 2009 Colorado and was rudely informed that reimbursements would be" denied". after giving two scenarios of me being in an injury and fatal accident related to the "no-start" issue, I was told by the GM representative that "we will deal with it, then!". I asked if there had been any recalls for ignition switches on GM products and was told "yes, but there was no open recall on my particular vehicle". I researched recalls on the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado and discovered a fuel system control module recall dated May 6, 2009 before I purchased my vehicle in July 2009 (NHTSA campaign # 09V-154), and the product safety recall bulletin no. 08411 includes VIN numbers 98104802 through 98123134. My VIN number, is included in this range. Please help !

- White Hall, AR, USA

problem #5

Sep 052014

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 76,371 miles
Purchased vehicle used. Within 1 week vehicle failed to start. Dash shows security lock flashing. Vehicle will not start until it is no longer illuminated, takes approx. 10 to 15 minutes. Continues to happen on a regular basis every 7 to 10 days, on occasion has happened twice in same day or 2 days in a row. Called dealership - offered no solution. Has been 2 months now and have been stranded many many times waiting for vehicle to start.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 162014

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 88,200 miles

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

This vehicle "pass lock" system is activating nearly every attempt to start. This requires the driver to wait 10 minutes with the key in the ignition, in the "on" position. After approx 10 minutes, the pass lock light will go off allowing the driver to attempt to start the vehicle again. Sometimes it will activate the pass lock system an additional time and repeat the above process. This has left me stranded on multiple occasions in areas I prefer not to be around any longer than necessary. This issue is a major safety concern.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 152014

Colorado

  • 88,150 miles
This vehicle "pass lock" system is activating nearly every attempt to start. This requires the driver to wait 10 minutes with the key in the ignition, in the "on" position. After approx 10 minutes, the pass lock light will go off allowing the driver to attempt to start the vehicle again. Sometimes it will activate the pass lock system an additional time and repeat the above process. This has left me stranded on multiple occasions in areas I prefer not to be around any longer than necessary. This issue is a major safety concern.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 032014

Colorado 5-cyl

  • miles
Check engine light came on and I took it to auto zone to get it checked. The technician hooked the truck to S diagnostic computer and it read ignition switch defective. The truck is still drive able.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112012

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado lt. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnostic testing twice, but the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 61,000. Updated 02/11/14 the consumer stated he would have to wait `12-15 minutes, before the truck would finally start. Updated 02/14/14

- Broussard, LA, USA

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