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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,500 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,500 miles


Contact stated vehicle came off of the assembly line misaligned. She had to replace one tire at her expense. The first tire to blow out was the rear driver's side tire on 6-11-05 while driving 20 mph, going uphill. The second time tire blew out while driving on the highway at 65 mph. She said the car felt as if it was floating. Consumer took vehicle to the garage and they told her the car came off of the assembly line misaligned. They replaced another tire at their expense. The dealership told consumer they would reimburse her for the first tire. The manufacturer offered her an extended warranty. She is still was concerned with safety. They told her they may have to replace the other two tires at the dealership's expense. Also on 6-6-05 the check engine light kept coming on. The dealership replaced valve springs, per bulletin. The front axle seals and front shocks were defective, and they replaced the front and rear shocks. This service was performed on 6-23 and 6-24-05. On 6-29-05 the check engine light came back on. She says the car felt like it was floating. She took it back in 7-7-05 and they had to replace a bracket for the squealing belt. On 7-13-05 she took it for a six mile round trip and the check engine light came on and the truck smelled like it was burning. She took it back on 7-14-05. They said they did not know what was wrong, and they would have to consult with the GM engineers.

- Mineville, NY, USA

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