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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,800 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.

2009 Chevrolet Colorado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 122013

Colorado

  • 50,000 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 air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The contact mentioned that the air bag wire harness traveled through the rear passenger door hinge and, with excessive usage of the door, the wires fractured and caused the air bag indicator to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- St. Ann, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 232015

Colorado

  • 54,000 miles
The wiring harness that passes through the rear drivers side door of my extended cab has failed twice now. The first time occurred at 45K and most recently at 54K miles. Both instances cause the airbag light to come on as a result of a broken wire in the harness (GM part # 20806141).

- Doylestown, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 082015

Colorado

  • 83,499 miles
The truck is still experiencing "no-starts". I have been in correspondence with GM to try to resolve the issue for quite some time, now. I purchased my truck from van Chevrolet in carrollton, Texas on July 27, 2009. I was not aware of a recall on the fuel system control module( recall #08411 beginning May 18, 2009), nor was I informed of it by the dealership. Smart Chevrolet of white hall (formerly of pine bluff) claimed to have repaired it in 2011, however I have had even more issues since then. Smart claimed to have replaced a brake lamp switch, a clutch safety switch, repaired a broken wire in the left door jam area, replaced a battery (my cost), without my permission to do so, reset sensors which they refused to explain the type of sensors they reset (my cost), reset oil life sensor, (no record of oil change) and I have had to replace the right side headlamp twice myself. Smart blamed the "no-starts" on my locking gas cap and the floor mats, and on my last visit to their dealership, refused to witness (for GM) the" no-start" in their parking lot. Two other dealerships have taken a look at the truck and I paid for repairs of a seat belt pretensioner ( cause of airbag light), and have been refused an invoice and to be charged to show the repair of the broken wire in the same door jam (smart supposed to have repaired). This dealership admitted witnessing the "no-start" then changed their story after speaking with GM. The last dealership, after talking to GM, tried to also say that the "no-start" was due to the floor mat. I experienced "no-starts" before I had the locking- gas cap(made specifically for the 2009 Colorado truck) or my truck floor mats. GM offered a subscription to on-star and a $2,000 loyalty voucher towards the purchase of a new Chevy vehicle in their words "to satisfy me" (joke, right !) the key is turned in the ignition, the car does not crank.

- White Hall, AR, USA

problem #2

Feb 132015

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Airbag light came on, I have not schedule service with the dealer but I am going to do it this week, are there any recalls on it?

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 242009

Colorado

  • 18,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact was driving 40 mph and crashed into a wall. The impact forced the contact into the steering wheel causing injury to the chest. The air bag system did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The failure mileage was 18,500.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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