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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,556 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 132015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. While the vehicle was at a local dealer for routine service, the technician diagnosed that the subframe corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000. Updated 10/18/16

- Wayland, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152016


  • miles
The frame of the vehicle has cracked on both sides of the vehicle at the joint between the cab and the bed. I noticed this break after going under the vehicle to change a parking break cable. The truck did not undergo any off-road terrain nor serious bumps since being purchased. (used only on highway and typically paved roads) the truck has minimum rust on the body and has been well maintained since being purchased new in 2004.

- Epping, NH, USA

problem #6

Aug 102015


  • 170,000 miles
I went to install brakes when the mechanic noticed the jounce bumber missing, but when he looked closer he noticed it was rotted. The jounce buper bracket is part of the frame and it completely rotted out. I called GM and they inspected it and they said there is nothing they could do. I said Toyota replaced all the chasis rotting out in the state of Massachusetts, this would be the same the salt brine is rooting out frames and this vehicle is no longer safe. They will not even buy it back. I need your help.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 312007


  • 22,000 miles


Chevy Colorado trucks risk of fire! this truck is on its 3rd A/C & heat fan speed control resister and corresponding connecting plug. The first two were covered under the factory warranty, this last one was not. Each resister and plug in connector has been on the verge of catching on fire. At times you can smell smoke in the truck. If the fan speed control is on 1,2, or 3. off & 4/high work ok. Each plug has melted and is a charred black and the contacts are no longer supported by the plug. The intense heat has charred the resistors corresponding connection socket. I have photos of the resister and plug for your inspection. Upon request. And the old units for you. If you do a web search for Chevy fan or blower speed control stops working you will find this is a common problem. This connection needs to be redesigned before it burns down someone's house because they parked their car in the garage.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 022013

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that water continuously leaked onto the front driver side floor. The dealer stated that there was a leak behind the firewall of the brake pedal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000...updated 09/30/14

- Millheim, PA, USA

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problem #3

Nov 162009


  • 76,000 miles
Found large amount of water on the passenger side of the cabin (front and back) of 2004 Colorado after a heavy rain. Windows and doors were closed. Carpet is soaking wet and is beginning to smell like mildew. Seats and sides of cabin area were not wet.

- Leonardtown, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 082009


  • miles
I have water leaking into the cab onto my drivers side floorboard right next to the kick panel. I have tried to fix it using tsb bulletin no: 04-08-57-004A from August 2006. The problem has not been resolved and the problem is still the same.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 182006

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,451 miles
Water leaking into cab of 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, per dealer this would not be covered, talked to local GMC dealer they stated this was a problem with this same model but (GMC) and have fixed numberes pickups. They fixed the pickup and charged me $780 for this repair

- Redding, CA, USA

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