Print this page Notes: The 2015 Chevy Colorado has a significant trend of transmission problems.

Most owners reporting transmission problems with their 2015 Colorado report sluggish shifting or other similar problems with the truck not shifting properly. Although most of these 2015 Colorado trucks are still under warranty, it's not a good sign.

The Chevy Colorado is mechanically identical to the GMC Canyon.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,725 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado electrical problems

electrical problem

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #4

May 182016


  • 8,300 miles


Had dent repaired on drivers fender, picked up truck from dealer, drove 4 miles home to put in garage. Next morning at 5:30 am discovered truck fire in garage due to electrical wiring harnesses. Extensive damage to garage and garage floor. Extensive damage to truck's electrical and engine area. Dealer told me it is a GM problem. Now dealing with GM legal dept. But this could be a major problem with all 2015/2016 trucks, no warning what so ever prior to incident. Vehicle is a 2015 Colorado not 1 year old with 8300 miles.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Apr 032016


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owned a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle independently lost power and an unknown warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact noticed a burning odor inside the vehicle and the rear of the vehicle caught on fire. The emergency brake had to be applied to stop the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 012015


  • 3,500 miles
The 2015 Colorado has an electrical/lighting problem. While the lighting is not a big issue, the fact that it may indicate a more serious electrical problem is. When entering the truck, the cargo light comes on, as it is supposed to, but when exiting the truck, the reverse lights come on instead of the cargo light. I noticed this with our fleet vehicle, and have since heard from many owners who have the same problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 142015


  • 3,100 miles
I was driving onto an exit ramp and felt the steering get stiff. The informaction screen above the steering wheel flashed yellow lights and the message "service power steering, drive safely". I proceeded to grip the steering wheel harder and slow down till I could safely pullover. The backup camera also stopped working, which makes me think this is an electrical issues since the car has electrical power steering. Once I turned the car off and on back to normal but this seems to be affecting other 2015 Colorado and GMC canyons. Due to the weight and size of this vehicle this issue can cause a major and fatal accident.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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