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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,194 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Colorado seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #8

May 072014


  • 47,270 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving, the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the driver side rear door wiring harness was repaired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a second time and the wiring harness was replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,270.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 122016


  • 40,121 miles
Broken wires inside drivers rear door affecting the air bag warning system and possible operation of the air bag

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

problem #6

May 142015


  • 55,852 miles
When I started my truck the red air bag warning light was on steady. I went to find out why the air bag light was on it was for the seat belt pre-tensioner. It was in a fault situation. It was giving 2 codes for this but was not told what they were. Upon closer examination it had 2 broken wires inside a rubber boot that leads from the extended cab rear door to the body. I was told this is very common for extended cabs as the wiring is to short and is pinched when the rear door opens and shuts. The wires eventually fail and cause the air bag system to go into a fault situation and no longer work. Also I was told that the other wires in the rubber boot will also eventually fail including the speaker wire and interior light sensor wires. I was told this is an extended cab issue no other models seem to do this.

- Phoenix, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 152014


  • 110,545 miles


I turned my truck on and started to drive away my SRS light came on and stayed on from what I've researched this is due to bad connectors/ harness for the doors on extended cabs, there should be recall for this, I'm not this first to have this issue, this deemed unsafe and air bags can deploy or if in an accident they may not deploy there for causing a safety issue for the motorist.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 302014


  • 73,500 miles
The truck struck another larger truck in the driver side door, head on, and the air bag did not deploy causing additional injury to myself.

- Shelbyville, IN, USA

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problem #3

Jan 072014

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I started the truck and the air bag light came on and it's been on ever since. No prior issue with it.

- Westfield, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 092014

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 52,452 miles
No previous issues with the airbag but after an oil change it has come on and will have to replace wiring. Unsafe and will be a costly fix for something that should not have occurred due to usage of the rear door. It is an extended cab for a reason! brakes on drivers side grab in the front. It seems to grab and slide to the left, vehicle is in alignment with regular tire rotation and tire pressure checks.

- Westfield, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 142012


  • 11,814 miles
The contact owned a 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the contact crashed into an embankment and the front passenger air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an impound lot. The passenger suffered injuries during the crash. The contact stated that the event data recorder indicated that the front passenger air bag was suppressed, which was why it did not deploy. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was awaiting a response. The failure mileage was 11,814.

- Ashley, IL, USA

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