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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,667 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 082015


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving 80 mph, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a fence and into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. The VIN was not available...updated 03/03/16

- Baileyton, AL, USA

problem #8

Oct 162015


  • 135,000 miles
This vehicle started having problems with the air bag light staying on, I took the truck into local Chevy dealer on October 16, 2015 and it was determined that the code for the airbag and seat belt retractor were the problem and the cost was $1288. I received a letter from Chevrolet dated October 2015 which outlined the identical problem and I have called them and the case#8-1632849396 they refuse to cover this problem because the miles on the truck is 135,000 miles and they stated that the coverage is only up to 120,000. This problem is a safety issue and should be a recall and not limited to miles as they are attempting to do with the letter. I have not had truck repaired.

- Pike Road, AL, USA

problem #7

Sep 242014


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving approximately 55 mph, the air bag indicator illuminated. The failure persisted for one week. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Middletown, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 012014


  • 104,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the air bag light failed to illuminate acknowledging that the driver or passenger seat was occupied. The contact mentioned that the seat belt failed to retract intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an auto part store for computer reading. The contact was advised that the belt retractor assembly and tensioner needed to be replaced as a unit. The manufacturer had not been notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Belton , TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 042014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag and seat belt sensor warning lights illuminated. The dealer stated that the seat belt retractor wiring harness was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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problem #4

Dec 112013

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Colorado that airbag light remained on, after searching the web found problem information that problem could be with wires that are in the door with the extended cab model. I had cut the cover in the extended door to reveal the wires to find that 4 wires were broken. I spliced together the wires and the air bag light went off. I open and close this door every day but do not think that wires should break. I went 4 months not knowing airbags would work or not. I think this is a big issue.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 262012

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Son was driving the car on the expressway. Roads were wet and slippery. He rear-ended another vehicle. The damage to the other vehicle was minimal, but was extensive to our vehicle (in excess of $6,000). Again, the airbag did not deploy, although the impact caused the front hood of the truck to fly-up and hit the windshield.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 192011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Another driver operating the truck. Speed limit was 25 mph, she missed the curve, went down a ditch, snapped a guide wire coming out of the ditch, and ended up in a in a front lawn. The airbag did not employ, even though there was damage to the front of the truck in the approximate amount of $3,000.

- Tallmadge, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012013

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The wiring harness between the truck body and the rear driver side half-door (extended cab) passes through a flexible rubber housing. The pair of wires to the seat belt tensioner (part of the airbag system) were broken completely in half mid-way through the rubber housing from normal use of opening and closing the door. Airbag light on dash stayed on permanently which prompted me to locate the problem. Only found it because the radio speaker in that same door had stopped working as well. Found that it had broken wires in the same location along with the airbag system wires. This problem is well documented in online forums as many Colorado owners across many production years have had the same issue.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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