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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,178 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 162014


  • 79,166 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado equipped with tbc tires, tire line: Sigma shadow, and tire size: P225/75R15. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front passenger side tire. The contact discovered that the front passenger side tire tread separated from the side wall of the tire. The tire was not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate tire and vehicle failure mileage was 79,166.

- Egg Harbor City, NJ, USA

problem #9

Oct 142010


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado equipped with cooper cobra G/T radial tires, tire size P255/70/15. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph and the vehicle began to vibrate. The vehicle was taken to a tire center where they informed that the rear passenger side tire tread belt exhibited bubbling. The tire was replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 06T016000 (tires:tread/belt). The dot number was not included in the recall. Recently, the front passenger side tire tread exhibited a similar defect. The contact was in the process of replacing the tire. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- St. Clouds , FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 182008


  • 15 miles
The first and ongoing problem grinding in front left, driver, side wheel area. Many attempts have been made to fix this problem, they started out changing the whole front end, along with alignments, after some adjusting the problem will seem to go away only to return with in 2 months second, tires worn from inside out alignment, new tires, I was told one reason was the truck was dirty. I do not feel this is a reason for tire wear. New tires same problem. Third, truck not engaging when shifted into gear. This is on going, we have taken it in many times, the modular for the 2-4H-4L drive was changed, still have problem, they claim can not fix if it does not happen with them, , I video taped it, they will not look at video. Problem is intermittently, and have been asked to do different things to the truck when it happens, the problem is happening more often now, the problem seems to be growing. And still no answer to this or other problems, the dealer should have took back the truck and replaced it, if they can not be fixed.

- Purdy, MO, USA

problem #7

Jan 252008

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


I noticed uneven wear on my tires. So, I stopped at a garage and I was told the tires were under inflated even though I had the tires at the recommending psi. I put the psi in that the technician recommended and the problem seemed to go away. I went in to have a routine oil change done at a local shop a year after this, and I needed to replace all 4 tires. They had worn down on the inside tread to the steel within only 26K miles. The vehicle has been driven conservatively, and mostly highway miles by my wife. So I put four new tires and had an alignment.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 132006

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Vehicle causing excessive tread wear on inside of tire, exists on multiple sets of tires. Tread worn completely through, exposing inner layers of tire. If not noticed when it was there was a risk of complete failure for all 4 tires. Manufacturer refused to make adjustments to vehicle after first 4 tires failed (30K miles), continues to refuse service after next 4 showing same problem (15K miles).

- Bloomington, MN, USA

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problem #5

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

problem #4

Nov 222004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles


The tires wobble on the vehicle and make the vehicle vibrate. There have been 13 tires put on this truck since 9-27-04. The truck also fishtails on these tires when the speed is 50 and over. GM has been contacted and all they want to do is extend the warranty and keep replacing the tires. GM has informed the owner that these general tires, general ameritrac TR are the only tires that are showing wear on the inside. All four tires on all four locations have been replaced. The rear passenger tire has been replaced one extra time for a factory defect. This is a Z-71 suspension. The correction: The dealership keeps changing out the tires and GM has supplied a rental vehicle while this has been an on going issue. The tire are general ameritrac TR. Tire size 265/75R15.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 092005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states the tires have no traction, causing the vehicle to slide.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 182005

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,800 miles
I have Chevrolet Colorado, 2004 standard cab. The left reat tire blew and I mean blew while I was driving down the freeway. I don't think I hit a thing, but the tire literally popped. It took the dealer over 2 weeks to get a tire in because they were out. If they are going through this many tires there has to be a problem.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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