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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,311 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 052005

Colorado 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles


Upon delivery of my vehicle, when I got home I noticed that there was no keyhole on the passenger side of my truck. I do not have keyless entry. I consider this a safety issue for a number of reasons (e.g., a possible assailant near the driver side door), not to mention having to wait until the person who parked six inches off my driver door moved, because I couldn't get in the passenger side. What really irks me, though (along with the NY attorney general's office), is the fact that GM shows a picture of the passenger side of my truck, a 2005 Chevy Colorado, on the first page of their brochure, right through the middle of 2006, with a keyhole in the passenger door handle. When I contacted them, they said they were not responsible for mid-year equipment changes that differ from the brochure. However, I found that there were no 2005 models produced with passenger side keyholes. The attorney general's office says that is misrepresentation. I have not yet pursued that avenue. Thanks for your attention.

- Middle Grove,, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 012006

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I bought a Colorado in July of 2006 and really love the truck, but I have had a problem with the rear door not latching on the passenger side of the truck and also the seals around both sides of the doors on the truck. I have taken the truck to todd wenzel in hudsonville, mi at least 4 different times and once to kool Chevrolet in grand rapids and they have never been able to fix the problem. This is my first GM vehicle I have bought brand new and probably my last because of the customer service I have received from the dealer ship in hudsonville and with the vpac. I have been trying to get this problem fixed since I have bought the truck and no one wants to help me. They never return calls or emails. When I go there they tell me there is nothing they can do about it and basically I have to live with it. I have been even in contact with one of your national vpac and he could not get my problem resolved with the dealer ship fixing the problem. The only next step is to claim the lemon law here in Michigan, which I really do not want to do. I like everything else about this truck, but if the problem is not resolved I am going to be forced into claiming this lemon law. If someone could please help me get this problem resolved asap that would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 122006

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,556 miles
Cannot open the right door on my 2005 regular cab Chevrolet Colorado from the outside. The only way to open the right door is to first open the driver's door, than lay across the front seat, reach around the baby car seat and manually push open the door lock! in case of an emergency where the driver's door cannot be opened in an accident, frozen lock, etc. There would be no way for emergency crews to open the right door!

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 022006

(reported on)


  • miles
2005 Colorado pickup can not be unlocked from the outside on the passenger side, consumer feels this can be a safety issue.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 212005

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The handle was set into the door. When the handle was lifted to exit the door, the door lock button was barely grazed which engaged the door locks. The owner had several spare keys made but was concerned if involved in a panic situation. The door lock buttons were too close to door handle. The owner was informed that there were other Chevrolet models with same design. The door locked up over 20 times, 7 times from the inside and the remainder as the consumer opened the door. The passenger door had no outside entry and or no key entry.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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