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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,800 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 192012


  • 11,200 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the cowl panel failed and caused a water leak inside the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a glass specialist for a diagnostic test and was advised that there was a defect in the design. The glass specialist sealed the leaking seam. The failure mileage was 11,200.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012008


  • 68,000 miles
Paint on front bumper is bubbling. It will probably need to be repainted. My guess is the bumper was not primed properly before painting.

- E. Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 032006

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have owned my 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4 door 4X4 since Nov. 2004 I have had tires that puckered, 3 radios installed, blower motor switch replaced 1 time and is now out again, a leak in the fire wall that has been in 2 times to be fixed and still leaks in hard rains, a defective brake light switch. And the worst gas mileage of any vehicle I have owned in the past 30 years. My 71 Monte Carlo with a 400 big block and 3:73 rear end gears got better gas mileage. Chevrolet said to wait till it had about 10,000 miles well it has 52,000 and still can't get past 16.5 mpg. And only 11 if towing anything. The radio has been fixed and the brake switch replaced I still have leaking fire wall and very poor gas mileage. I drive a nice straight shot 71 miles one way with only 2 stop signs between start and finish of my drive each day for a total of 140 miles of pure open interstate driving in a rural area! shame on you Chevrolet!

- Nevada, IA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is an undiscovered leak that is coming through the right side of the vehicle, which is soaking up the seat belt and seat due to corrosion. This could prevent the seat belt or seat from working and providing proper safety to the passenger. Manufacturer has been contacted by consumer.

- Milton, VT, USA

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