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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,160 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 202006


  • 8,319 miles


2006 Chevy Colorado problems with airbags and engine stuttering. Consumer states that airbags sensor can not tell when his wife or daughter are in the passenger seat. He states that the engine stutters when the temperature is decreased. The consumer stated the air bag light did not turn on when the seat was occupied and sometimes the air bag indicator would suddenly show the passenger air bag was off. The consumer also stated on one occasion, the vehicle did not want to move; it went a very slow pace no matter how hard the accelerator was applied. The check engine light illuminated. The dealer stated they found a fuel injector leaking.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272006

Colorado 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Defective design of air bag sensor system. This system deactivates the frontal passenger airbag for passengers of less than a fixed weight, for the protection of small children. However, there is no manual override, and the system deactivates for teens and adults also, of at least 90 lbs. Weight. Thus, there is no airbag protection for my wife, who weighs 90 lbs. Her weight will not activate the airbag system, and there is no manual way to turn it on. This is a serious injury waiting to happen, for any small woman or adolescent or older child who wishes to use the front passenger seat: They have an airbag but it will not operate for them. I was told by the dealership that this new truck comes this way, and cannot be fixed. A call to Chevrolet resulted in the same response. "the unit is up to design code - hence, there is no problem." There certainly is a problem.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

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