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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092015


  • 43,000 miles


Was traveling South going through an intersection on a green traffic light when another vehicle traveling North in a left turn yield on green, when the designated green arrow is not illuminated, turned in front of me and we collided. The air bags did not deploy on either side. Driver and front passenger in vehicle traveling South sustained injuries and transported to hospital in ambulance.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 282012


  • 3,000 miles
I was on the freeway going to work at 5:00 am with almost no traffic. A pickup truck in the next lane left of me had a piece of plywood ejected from the bed and was flying through the air towards the front of my pickup. I saw it coming at me and I depressed the brake pedal once but my truck did not slow to avoid it and the plywood destroyed the front nose (grill, lights and all front grill emblems and so forth). It was due to the fact that my truck has had bad brakes since it was brand new. I have taken it to the Chevrolet dealer 4 times for repair with no resolution. My truck is at tom benson Chevrolet dealership with 8700 miles on it currently since 4/26/2014 and today 4/30/2014 they called me again to say there is no problem with it. They are wrong. I have always had brake problems with this vehicle since 7/28/2012. The brake pedal fades always at a red traffic light. The brakes lose hydraulic pressure always, but the dealer tells me I am wrong.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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