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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282015


  • miles


2008 Chevrolet Colorado. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle defective fuel gauge issues. The consumer stated he ran out of gas when the needle was at the one quarter mark. The GMC dealer stated there were no faults or codes found. However, they did read the consumer a tsb dated 2/15 acknowledging the problem, but offered no solution.

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 172011

Colorado 5-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Frequently, due to some failed or intermittent sensor in the pass lock system, truck will simply not start or function. Truck will not engage the starter and if bypassed will not engage furl or spark systems. System is designed to prevent theft but upon intermittent failure, prevents normal usage. Pass lock light will appear on dash. Car will not start, ten minute periods will pass when system is supposed to reset, but often it will not which means another 10 minute wait for next reset. At times it takes up to four resets to convince the security system to accept the input. I often now carry two sets of keys to try to increase the signal strength-no idea if that helps. I would hate to be in an unsafe area or out in -20 degree weather with this piece of crap GM engineering. Dealer uses the "can't duplicate problem but we will be happy to just randomly begin replacing parts at your expense" approach. A mandatory recall to force the corporation to fix this rampant (google passlock and see the cottage industry trying to fix this piece of crap engineering) problem in GM vehicles.

- Burlington, VT, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009


  • 21,000 miles
Occasionally when the truck comes to a stop or coasting, the RPM gage starts to fluctuate, and the truck starts to shake. Most of the time it will result in the truck completely turning off. This happens almost every day; occurring atleast 1-3 times. The first time it started was in the summer of 2009. It is really frustrating when this happens at an intersection, a light or maybe as I am turning, but it is extremely frightening when it happens while I'm going down hill or if I am on the freeway. I have almost gotten into car accidents because of this. My truck is still under warranty and I have taken it in to the dealership atleast 6 times and they return my vehicle usually clueless about what to do. They usually recommend for me to change my gas to shell, which I have been doing since I purchased the vehicle. They have re-done maintenance jobs on it, hoping that the problem will go away, but it doesn't. the engine light never goes on, which is a huge problem. Recently they placed a data recorder to record when it happens, I recorded 5 incidents, and they came back normal!!! the data recorder doesn't pick it up! the mechanics are baffled and running out of ideas. They don't know what to do, nor do I anymore. Driving this truck with this problem is not only putting me and my family at risk, but it is also endangering the people driving along me.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

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