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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152011

Colorado 4WD 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


The power steering rack in this vehicle has failed 3 times in a little over 2 years and over a period of less than 6K miles. Each time, the steering suffers severe grinding noise, severe lack of performance and eventually fails. The 3 failures have occurred over less than 6K miles (this vehicle currently only has 63K miles in total). I consider this to be a safety hazard across the original and GM certified replacement parts which have been provided and installed at a GM dealership service department. Note: This vehicle was purchased as 'new' off showroom floor in 2006.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that when turning left or right, the rear end of the vehicle would swerve out of control. The vehicle was taken to two independent dealers for inspection. The dealers inspected the vehicle and were unable to duplicate the failure. The tires were replaced as a precaution however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 101,000. The VIN was not available.

- Troy , IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032006

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I have had several problems with my steering and power steering pump. I have had the intermediate steering column replaced twice and the power steering pump replaced once. There was a loud popping when I turned and a squealing also. The popping is gone for now but the squealing is still there, the dealership said that was normal. Also I had to have the body mounts tightened because they were loose. My truck has only 17K on it, I had to have my truck at the dealership 4 times within 4 months. Currently there are no problems except the squealing.

- Lakeland, FM, USA

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