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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,600 miles

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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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2008 Chevrolet Colorado engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012013

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 88,800 miles


The truck goes dead every time you apply the brakes so I'm afraid to drive it is been parked since late November when I took the truck into the Chevy dealer for the same problem they charged $350 change the plugs and clean the injectors and said it was fixed. I drive it once a week about 5 miles to take the trash off. I called the Chevy dealer to ask about a recall they said there was no recall on that truck and the truck was safe to drive but if I wanted to bring it back they would check it again at a cost of $300 to $350 when driving the truck I have to drive extremely slow because when it cuts off you lose all power steering and brakes and are subject to running a red light or side swiping another car.

- Salem, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012011


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that when the vehicle was idle, it would hesistate to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was applied. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the engine wires fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired for the wiring in the engine. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000.

- Hemmock, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 172011

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
For more than 10,000 miles (starting around 33-34,000 miles) and over a year my truck has experienced an intermittent rough idle. Without warning the idle will become rough and on several occasions the truck has almost stopped running. These events do not trigger a check engine light. When I take the truck to the dealer they cannot explain what is taking place. The truck has been in at least 6 times and I am losing my patience. The standard explanation is no check engine light then the problem is impossible to diagnose. I have contacted Chevrolet and so far they have not been any help. IżM very concerned that I will find myself pulling into an intersection or crossing a street and the truck will not run! I was asked to change gas stations and I did to no effect. I have been inconvenienced by this recurring problem and I do not feel safe in the truck. After going to a Colorado truck owners forum on the internet I now know that I am not alone. Many owners are experiencing this same problem and are not able to get it resolved through the dealer or Chevrolet. My truck has approximately 44,500 mile on it and is paid for. I like the truck but it is not safe and it is not dependable.

- Fayetteville, AR, USA

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