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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,940 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado lights problems

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 142010


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated the brake light switch had failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated the vehicle was previously repaired under the NHTSA campaign id number: 09V310000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) and would not take the liability for a second repair. The contact stated there was an amended unknown recall issued in which the dealers were to install a newly designed brake lamp switch. The manufacturer advised there was no such recall and would not provide any further assistance. The failure has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 84,000.

- Summerfield , FL, USA

problem #8

May 062010


  • 35,060 miles
No brake lights on 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. Was notified in traffic by a third party. Determined bulbs and fuses were all functional. Researched problem online and found NHTSA campaign number: 09V-310 regarding exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch. I live in Missouri which is not specifically noted in the campaign. However, campaign states "coverage for vehicles registered in all other states will be implemented in the same time frame." Called local Chevrolet dealer to have brake switch replaced regarding this campaign. They stated they were un-aware of the campaign and refused to fix the problem. I am left with a vehicle that has brake light illumination failure and it will not alert other motorists of the vehicle slowing and stopping and could lead to a vehicle crash.

- Greenwood, MO, USA

problem #7

Apr 102010


  • 47,050 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated he received repairs to the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V310000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch). Later, while driving at speeds of 35 mph he was stopped by a passerby that advised him that all three rear lights had failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the dealer advised the brake light switch would need to be replaced a second time. The failure mileage was 47,050 and the current mileage was 47,070. The VIN was not available.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #6

Mar 312010


  • 40,351 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving approximately 35 mph, the brake lights did not illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. She was informed by another driver of the vehicle that the cruise control had also malfunctioned. She believed that the brake light failure was related to recalls 06V139000 and 09V310000 (exterior lighting brake lights switch) and recall. The vehicle was being repaired by the dealer when the complaint was filed. The current and failure mileages were 40,351.

- St. Gabriel, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 282010


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. While stopped at a traffic light, another driver informed the contact that the brake lights were not working. He called the manufacturer and filed a report; the manufacturer informed him that his vehicle was not included in recall 06V139000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) and advised him to take the vehicle to the dealership for diagnosis and repairs (at his expense). The contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealership at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 44,000.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

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problem #4

Dec 132009


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. The cruise control and the brake lights were inoperative. He replaced the break light bulb. The repair did not remedy the failure. He filed report 71-786235821 with the manufacturer. He was advised that his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall 09V310000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). He was then advised to let them now what the dealer diagnosed and they might be able to help him. He took the vehicle to the dealer to be diagnosed. The stated that the break light switch failed. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure and current mileages were 65,000.

- De Land , FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 222008


  • miles


I have a Chevy 2006 Colorado this will be the six time that I that the truck to the dealer to have the rear brake lights fix they all go out together theirs have been some times that we had close call that we didn't get hit by the rear end it has been real scary at those times.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 102008


  • 71,000 miles
2006 Chevy Colorado crew cab. I am the original and current owner of this vehicle. According to the NHTSA complaint number 06V139000, there is a brake light switch malfunction with this type of GM vehicle. I have had this item replaced 6 times during my ownership of the vehicle purchased in February 2006. GM has failed to fix the issue. This is a major safety issue. I have been pulled over by local and state police informing me my brake lights are inoperable. On two occasions I had a police escort to the allen samuels dealership in corpus christi, Texas. GM needs to fix the issue as soon as possible. I have sent letters regarding this issue on several dates with no response.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 192007

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Colorado cc customer states that due to the unsuccessful service repair they want to be compensated by a new car or new parts**

- Pooler, GA, USA

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