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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,866 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 222011


  • 104,000 miles


Intermittent non working power door locks wipers headlights and windows! there are hundreds of these incidents posted online. There looks to be thousands of dollars in repairs with no solution!

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #7

Apr 072008

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Power windows on 2004 Colorado are loose and window is falling out of track.

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Apr 022007

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Unexplained failure of windows and door locks. Driver's window will not go down. Door locks are inoperable. Will not lock with the remote or with interior button. Cannot secure the vehicle once this happens. Have taken it to be serviced 10 times, and they cannot locate the problem. No parts replaced because it is working when taken to be serviced.

- St. Johnsbury, VT, USA

problem #4

Jul 202005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,615 miles
ODI 10150645, ODI 10150645: 3rd recurring problem. Customer invoice: Drivers window inoperative, screws backed out of window motor causing it to bind R & R window motor and reinstalled bolts. Noise gone after repairs. Upon engage driver's side turn signal, failure to operate visible turn indication. Daytime running light also inoperable, bulb not working. Customer invoice: Driver side daytime run light inoperative. Lf turn signal bulb burnt out. Replaced bulb upon engaging brake system, brakes exhibit high frequency squeaking, more on left than right. Extreme tire wear is apparent on the insides of both front tires. Customer invoice: Brakes noisy at stops all the time. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. Vehicle has a lot of mud underneath. Engaging 4WD high, vehicle became stuck in 4WD. Continued to drive vehicle in condition until service department opened for the week. Four wheel drive became operational intermittently. Customer invoice: Axle/differential, vehicle stuck in four wheel drive once. Unable to verify customer concern at this time. No codes & working as designed. Engaging A/C & heating operation the ac diminishes blower power and begins blowing smoke-like coolant from dash vents. Dashboard condensates extensively. Condensation must be wiped dry to deter interior damage. After running A/C at maximum power for 20 minutes or longer, operational problems discontinue until vehicle is started 'cold'. customer invoice: A/C cuts off and blows smoke out of vents all the time. While driving. Unable to verify customer concern. Checked pressures. All ok, working as designed.

- Benton, AR, USA

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problem #3

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

problem #2

Dec 212004

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,570 miles
Driver's side electrical button control pad inoperable at irregular and inconsistent instances. Upon pushing driver's side window electrical button, driver side window will not roll down. However, the driver's back, passenger front side, and passenger back side electrical keypad window buttons remain operable. Both the driver and front passenger lock/unlock electrical keypad buttons are inoperable. Upon turning off engine, removing key, exiting vehicle, closing all doors, and pushing the keyless entry lock and/or unlock buttons result in response from keyless locking mechanism. When key is left in ignition and engine running, upon pressing either the lock/unlock electrical buttons on the driver's door or pressing the keyless entry lock/unlock buttons result in a double "dinging" sound from the dashboard display but no other indication is produced from dashboard. Dealer response; customer copy invoice: Operate window, check connector on switch. Window operates normally, cannot duplicate customer complaint. ABS light will come on and stay for an indeterminate amount of time. Normal and correct operation of ABS dashboard display light indeterminate. Results in customer concern for safety of driver and all passengers relying on correct functioning of ABS brake system. Dealer customer copy invoice: Scan computer code C0040. Run flow chart, found right front hub and sensor had intermittent open circuit. Replaced right front hub and speed sensor. Upon starting vehicle to warm up engine in 40-50 degree Fahrenheit environmental conditions, inside manual heat-directional knob will not turn unless extreme pressure is applied. Dealer customer copy invoice: Compare knob operation with another Colorado tension knob is the same. Cannot duplicate customer complaint at this time. Total labor... 0.0 total parts... 0.0 total sublet... 0.0 total G.O.G... 0.0 total misc chg... 0.0 total misc disc... 0.0 total tax... 0.0.

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #1

Oct 262004

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Noticed an 'off' odor from vehicle after it sat overnight throughout the fall. As vehicle is typically operated with windows down during the temparate months I thought nothing of it. Once the weather changed and vehicle was being operated with the windows up I started to feel ill with respiratory distress / tighness in the chest and throat each time I operated the vehicle. When retreiving an item from the floor I noticed a very distinct strong odor of mildew. I felt the carpets and they were damp to the touch. Feeling under the carpet I found the padding saturated from the firewall to the rear of the cab. Dealer found that the seam between the cowl and cab was never sealed at the factory causing water to drain into the cab's floorpan. Dealer had specialist come and locate/repair the leaks in the front and rear of the cab. Dealer's invoice states that the interior was removed and carpets de-odorized. Upon picking up the vehicle the distinct odor of mildew contamination remained. Dealer stated that it is not manufacturer's policy to replace the damaged carpeting/interior materials except for the padding. Shampooing of the remaining materials does not remove mildew contamination from the rest of the interior. Have petitioned manufacturer and dealer to please address concerns due to the severe health consequences. Response has still been that they can only shampoo it when I smell something. Manufacturer is unwilling to readily/completely repair consequential damages caused by a covered and acknowledge manufacturing defect. For sensitive individuals the resulting mold/mildew contamination can have serious heath consequences. Injuries: Respiratory distress / tighness in the chest and throat (al

- Hatboro, PA, USA

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