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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,213 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012007

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


Purchased new 2005 Colorado lscrew4X4 in November 2005. I have noticed lately that when backing up or driving forward at an angle over a curb or on a slight grade heard a knocking/popping sound from the rear axle. If you take the side of the bed and force it side to side you can hear this knocking/popping soun severly. I called community cherovelt in burbank, and was told by service department this was normal sound. It does not make sense that this severe of a sound is normal. I called another dealer, and was told to bring it in to check it. I have yet to do this.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092007

Colorado 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,890 miles
2005 Colorado pickup w/ sport suspension (ZQ8) erratic ride height in rear of vehicle causes rear axle misalignment. In the rear, one side of vehicle sits closer to the ground than the opposite side causing rear axle to protrude from wheel well on higher side of vehicle, this causes wheel alignment problems (a dog/crab walking condition) where rear axle steers/leads vehicle, I.e. left rear ride height is lower than right rear ride height and axle is shifted so as right rear wheel protrudes from wheel well of vehicle causing dog/crab walking condition-front wheels are not followed in line by rear wheels T. it appears a simple correction of the ride height by replacement of rear springs/shocks may correct the problem, adjusting rear of vehicle to level ride height is required for proper wheel alignment. Dog walking condition is not caused by crooked bed alignment as per dealer/technician. Dog walking condition causes property damage to wheel when turning into curve with rear leading side of vehicle near curb and can cause pedestrian injury if dog walking vehicle jumps curb due to the dog tracking condition during turning.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182005

Colorado 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 750 miles
2005 Colorado ls 4X4 on making left turns truck has sraping /popping noise that gets worse the longer you drive.also at dead stop when standing on either side of truck bed pushing the truck siode to side by hand a bad popping noise comes from the left rear wheel, taking to dealer 3-21-05.

- Maceo, KY, USA

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