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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,092 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado brakes problems

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 022011


  • 36,000 miles


When the vehicle is start the ABS fault message is given and the ABS light illuminates. On other occasions, as the vehicle is driven after being started a clicking/grinding noise emits from the front drivers side area then the ABS fault message is given and the ABS light illuminates. The ABS then will not function or will function each time the brakes are used even in a situation where they should not be locking up. The fault has began between the time the vehicle is started and 25mph.

- Strasburg, VA, USA

problem #11

Mar 232012

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 34,900 miles
The brakes began squealing at mainly low speeds so I took it to midas. They claimed Chevy has some sort of defect because the rotors were pitted and damaged and it should not be with a vehicle with less than 35,000 miles. This vehicle is not used hard hence the mileage and it is 5 years old. They claimed that when they called the Chevy dealer, Chevy claimed that both rotors and hubs needed replaced on the model because this is a known issue with this model of truck. I had them replace everything which cost me around $1,300 dollars and now the ABS default light will not go out. I have never owned a vehicle that needed this much work to the braking system and that cost this much to repair with less than 35,000 miles on it. This needs to be reviewed and if this is a defect that Chevy is aware of, they need to both fix the problem and compensate individuals who have made this very expensive repair because this is wrong. I would appreciate if someone could look into this problem because I am not getting any satisfaction on this from anyone else. Thank you

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 202011


  • 65,500 miles
ABS light comes on and doesn't shut off. There is a "rubbing/pulsating" noise when I push the brakes and I can hear something activating in the engine compartment (maybe the ABS computer?). I checked the brake fluid and its good. Nothing was damaged when the brakes were changed earlier. When I turn it on after having it off for a little while, there are no fault indications. When I start moving forward I can here some sort of motor or pump or something initiating. After a little bit I start pushing the brakes at the stop sign then all of a sudden the ABS fault light, emergency brake light comes on as well as the ABS fault and brakes message flashing across the display. I am not taking it to the dealership as they are worthless.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #9

Aug 242011

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 27,700 miles


ABS warning light goes on and ABS engages even at low speeds, very strange and possible dangerous situation. Took vehicle to mechanic and he advised the design was terrible and could not replace the sensor but rather had to replace the both front hubs that included a new sensor@$1300. GM should think about a redesign and/or recall to fix this problem. This is a potential safety issue.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 212010


  • 35,640 miles
I was driving on the highway and tried to use the cruise control and it didn't work. My brake lights were also not working. I didn't know my brake lights were not working until I had to slow down for a car in front of me and a car behind me almost hit me. It wasn't until I got off the expressway and a man told me my brake lights were not working. I checked the fuses and they are all in working order. I called my local dealership and the told me that my 2007 Chevy Colorado was not part of the recall even though there was a recall for this sort of problem. He said my VIN number was not one of those recalled.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 172010

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 33,917 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that upon initial startup, the vehicle would hesitate to start between 5-15 minutes. The dealer cleared the lock codes in an attempt to repair the failure but to no avail. The contact also mentioned he heard a squealing noise whenever he would depress the brake pedal. The dealer advised there were over 16 sensors connected between the brake system and the ignition and he would not be able to replace every sensor. The failure mileage of the vehicle was 33,917 and the current mileage was 34,241. Updated 4/27/10. The consumer stated the brakes have not stopped squealing since it was first purchased. The consumer stated when he applied the brakes at times, the vehicle would not fully stop.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 012007


  • 500 miles


First thing in the morning when I pull out of my drive way and stop at the light when I hit my brakes they make a high pitch noise and grab so hard that my truck loses control and I hit the dashboard. This has happened since I've had the truck. I bought it brand new. They told me the brakes needed adjusting so they did it but it has done it ever since. I've talked to other people and they all say the same thing. What can I do? is there a recall or have you heard about this problem from other people. I've got 41,000 miles and it has done it from about first month, but I've just lived with it but the other day I almost had a wreck.

- Chattahoochee, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 102009


  • 43,250 miles
I am the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado truck. Several times when applying the brake, my foot has also pressed down on the accelerator. (pressing brake and gas peddle at the same time). They are located too close to each other and present a serious safety potential. I have experienced this problem many times since I owned this vehicle, but just recently, have hit a parked car in front of me when I thought I was applying the brake. Would like you to look into this matter and I feel GM is responsible for a poorly designed product that needs immediate correction and has responsibility for the damage to my truck. I have heard other owners of this truck have experienced this same problem.

- Wolverine, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 012008


  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Colorado with brake problems. Consumer states that the brakes lock or grab. He states that when they lock or grab he gets thrown forward toward the steering wheel and he feels this is unsafe. The consumer stated there was also a screeching sound. He believed the sound was an indication of friction between the front brake pads, discs, rear brake shoes and drums.

- Wauchula, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 182008


  • 23,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that his vehicle was experiencing ongoing failures with the vehicle. There was a hard vibration in the engine and brake failure. As a result, the vehicle was placed in the repair shop for 18 days. There was also uneven tread on both front tires. At that time, the vehicle was aligned and the tires were rotated. The vehicle has been repaired at least seven times; however, the failures persist. The contact feels that the failures are safety hazards that could cause a crash. The current and failure mileages were 23,700.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 102008


  • 12,000 miles
I get a grinding noise coming from brakes when I am braking real quick in an emergency situation. I don't know if it is the tires or the brakes.

- Hialeah Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 102007


  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Colorado with multiple safety problems. Consumer stated that after the vehicle was purchased it was taken back for these repairs. Front driver side door latch, hood latch, brake cable repositioned, and check engine light. The consumer stated 3 days after purchasing the vehicle, there was a problem with the driver's side front door hinge. The nuts were not tightened to the main body frame, there was a rattling noise coming from the engine, but the problem was never diagnosed, the front passenger side headlight cover had to be replaced, which the dealer stated the seal was missing, the rotors were warped and the brake pads were glazed and last, the transmission would shift harder than normal.

- Houston, TX, USA

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