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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,749 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 102014

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • 99,000 miles


I took this Colorado 4 door vehicle to the dealership yesterday for scheduled "detail" work, and they discovered the cabin carpeting to be saturated with liquid and mold growing on the underside of the carpeting with free flowing "water" under the carpet throughout the entire floor front to back of the cabin. I have not driven the vehicle for several months because I currently am healing from a knee injury, but I noticed yesterday that there was condensation on the inside of the windshield when I drove it to the dealership. Only two dealerships owned the vehicle prior to my purchase of the vehicle from the second dealership owner in 2005, and it has been under good care by me. I was not aware of the wet carpet when I took it for the detail work yesterday; I had a rubber mat under my feet. The vehicle has always had rubber matting front and back. When the dealership reported to me yesterday the wet conditions described above, I researched the internet and discovered that there is documentation related to this issue that has been determined to be a structural defect in the Colorado. Other than this problem, the vehicle is in outstanding condition.

- Monroeville, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 152009


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact observed water leaking on the front drivers side floor panel area. The water accumulation resulted to mold. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. There was uncertainty of the repair performed on the vehicle. The failure continued after the service repair. The manufacturer was notified which there was no resolution. The failure mileage was 95,000. The current mileage was 99, 333.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #7

Aug 152007

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I noticed my floor was soaking wet after a long rain... I checked the windows and doors to make sure they were not left truck leaks somewhere from within. My buddy said it is probably the firewall... now my truck smells like mildew and continues to leak, im afraid it might mold and cause me or my family to get sick. The windows always fog up as a result of the dampness, making it harder to see at night.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 242007

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


This is pertaining a Chevy 2004 Colorado ls pick-up truck with black paint. I'm noticing the paint is blistering. This is not only happening on the hood, but also along the side panels. When the paint comes off, it is going to bare metal.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #5

Jan 252005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,742 miles
Recurring incidence of failure of driver side window and lock/unlock buttons on both drivers side and passenger side door pad inoperable at indeterminate periods of time. ODI 10150643: Recurring narrative complaint #1 dealer response; dealer customer copy invoice: Left front window inop, window works everytime, never duplicated customer complaint. Door locks will not operate with remote locks working everytime. We tried. Never duplicated customer complaint. Cd player/radio power will shut itself completely off. Upon pushing power knob, and selecting cd aux button the cd player will not play, eject, or load 6-disc cd player. Dealer customer copy invoice: Sometimes cd player will not take or eject cd. Cd player not taking or ejecting cd. Found calibration for radio. Recalibrate radio with tech 2. cd working ok now. Upon engaging ABS system on dangerous road conditions the driver must apply extreme pressure on brake pedal. ABS system engages with extreme vibration and noise, brake pedal will be engaged to the floor and pedal will push back with resistant and then fails to respond. Resulting in car taking longer to come to a complete stop and tires to lock up without shifting power to alternate tire. Dealer customer copy invoice: When you stop real hard feels like pedal goes to floor and vehicle doesn't want to stop. Test operation of brakes. Operating as designed at this time. Advise customer of ABS operation no problem found with brakes. Driving on ideal road conditions and/or off road conditions, back of bed rattles and loud rattling noise is observed inside and outside of vehicle. Dealer customer copy invoice: Bed of truck rattles. Test drove found trailer hitch rattling. Also front license bracket loose and making a lot of noise. Remove bracket and install bigger push in tabs. Adjust hood, it was a little loose and making noise. Lube hood latch also. Courtsey transportation-rental- total invoice... 0.0.

- Benton, AR, USA

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problem #4

Sep 012005


  • miles
2004 Chevrolet Colorado does not have acceleration when pulling out into traffic from a stop. The consumer stated he discovered water in the floorboard.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #3

May 012005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2004 Chevrolet Colorado experiencing problems with the air bags, defective tires, body structure, water leakage, electrical problems, and slippage of the automatic transmission.** answer required***. the starter was stuck, the wiring harness in the roof laying on the door caused a short when the door was fully opened, power mirror was inoperative, the door locks opened on their own and there were missing screws in the fender. The consumer requested reimbursement for the replaced tires and for the missing screws. The master switch wa replaced and the seams behind the brake booster area were resealed.

- Laytonville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092004

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Paint on truck, midnight blue, very delicate. Chips and scratches all over truck. Scratches down to primer. Owned just over a month, excellent truck, skimpy paint job.

- Bridgeville, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 122004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The wind noise is absolutely unbearable. After you get up to 40 mph and close the windows it souinds like a tornadp inside the truck, and this should not be. Called the reginal rep and was told that is the way it is and there is nothing they can do about it.

- Anderson, IN, USA

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