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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,859 miles

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado engine problems

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Sep 232021

Colorado

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

One morning I started my truck to go to work and the engine started ticking when I arrived at work the engine was still ticking. Being a European Automotive Technician for 34 years I knew this was bad. I performed an extensive diagnosis of the engine and found metal particles in the oil and filter at that point I knew that something in the engine had failed. I removed the engine and removed the oil pan for further inspection and discovered that the # 2 cylinder piston was broken below the wrist pin.

- Springboro , OH, USA

problem #35

Dec 052021

Colorado

  • miles
accelerating and shuttering and jerking when you are trying to accelerating afraid to accelerate to go aroud another vehicle or to pull my tariler

- Gretna , LA, USA

problem #34

Dec 082021

Colorado

  • miles
my truck has a issue when you are going down a hill it shifts into a lower gear. This is an automatic transmission. This can cause my truck to slide and spin in bad weather. I have seen people comment about this issue on some Colorado forums. It has done this many times and at times I have pulled over and placed it in park

- Honesdale , PA, USA

problem #33

Feb 272020

Colorado

  • 36,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, after switching from the automatic drive mode to manual drive mode, the driver was able to manually switch to 1st gear which caused the speed to abruptly decrease. The contact indicated that the owner-s manual stated that the vehicle would not allow itself to shift into a lower gear at an unsafe speed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and the mechanic duplicated the failure, but no service was performed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #32

Dec 082021

Colorado

  • miles
my truck has a issue when you are going down a hill it shifts into a lower gear. This is an automatic transmission. This can cause my truck to slide and spin in bad weather. I have seen people comment about this issue on some Colorado forums. It has done this many times and at times I have pulled over and placed it in park

- Honesdale , PA, USA

problem #31

Feb 272020

Colorado

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, after switching from the automatic drive mode to manual drive mode, the driver was able to manually switch to 1st gear which caused the speed to abruptly decrease. The contact indicated that the owner-s manual stated that the vehicle would not allow itself to shift into a lower gear at an unsafe speed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer and the mechanic duplicated the failure, but no service was performed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #30

May 252021

Colorado 4WD 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2016-2020 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon diesel models have faulty DPF and DEF systems that fail within <20-60K miles. They do not warranty it as powertrain, and it is a common problem. SAFETY ISSUE: While out of state, the vehicle regenerating exhaust cleaning cycle can not properly clean the system. It then goes into limp mode. 2 dealers have tried to fix it, with no avail. Limp mode limits speed from 65mph with no power on hills, to 55, then 4mph. See this thread for how many people are experiencing problems: https://www.coloradodiesel.org/threads/dpf-regeneration.1137/page-2 Thank you, Andrew R

- Waterbury Center, VT, USA

problem #29

Jan 242021

Colorado

  • 126,000 miles
During any type of moisture ie (fog, rain) vehicle goes into reduced engine power mode codes from the ECM P2122 and P2138 both relating to app. First time it happened was in rain storm in motion, app pedal was replaced with new oem part but the problem persists. I suspect water intrusion from wiper cowling affecting electric harness. This problem does not exist during dry season. After many hours of online research I have found that this is a widespread problem in Chevrolet vehicles.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #28

Oct 012018

Colorado

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that on several occasions while driving at undisclosed speeds, the vehicle loss motive power and stalled without warning. The vehicle was pulled over, restarted, and operated as intended. The contact reached out to jk Chevrolet (1451 highway 69 N, nederland, tx 77627, (409) 527-4142) and was informed that the vehicle was not under recall and that there would a fee to have the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Port Neches, TX, USA

problem #27

Aug 022020

Colorado

  • 170,000 miles
There is an electrical issue that causes the truck to completely shut down and lose all power sometimes while driving with do warning. When this happens, power steering and power brakes are lost. This happened to me while turning into a gas station and I nearly wrecked into another vehicle as I couldn't stop or turn.

- Powell, WY, USA

problem #26

May 232020

Colorado

  • 64,665 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, there was an abnormally loud sound like and explosion coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The contact coasted to the side of the roadway and had the vehicle towed to tom gill Chevrolet (7830 commerce dr, florence, ky 41042) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the high-pressure fuel pump bolts became detached. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 18V358000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 64,665.

- Lyons, IL, USA

problem #25

Jan 032020

Colorado

  • 30,103 miles
Constant code P1427 shows vacume leak, can't be found 2) the dash go completely dark on and off, both the odometer side and the digital panel for radio etc

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #24

Nov 022019

Colorado

  • 50,000 miles
The truck will randomly shut off while driving, sitting still, and then start back up with no problem. The truck isn't reporting any codes but the engine has randomly cut off during operation on several occasions. I have read many forums of others having this issue. This has happened to me while pulling out into traffic on a city street and almost causing a major accident. It occurred at several traffic lights and also merging onto a highway exit. This is a major problem with serious risks involved!

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #23

Sep 252019

Colorado

  • 39,000 miles
The check engine light came on it popped up engine power reduced wouldn't go over 35 miles and hr on the interstate is not a good thing. I pulled over turned car off. Turned key back on started it was fine. A couple weeks later pulling out in traffic check engine.light.comes on and loses power again almost get hit. Go to parts.store to plug machine for diagnosis. First it said unknown. So we do it again PA201 00 code. Computer said CO2 sensor. I was told a tsb bulletin came in for this software update but nobody wants to talk about it they just want to fix it then charge.U for it.but.I think it should be covered software issues shouldn't be absorbed at customers exspense. My truck is a turbo diesel its hard to find parts for it at part store and diagnostic machine just getting in oil filters. Anyway in response of software it should be covered by someone else besides me. Before it loses power and vet's me killed or I. a wreck need issue resolved

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #22

Jun 282019

Colorado

  • 41,800 miles
I was turning through a busy intersection and as I completed my turn and came to a stop the engine shut down. Prior to making the turn the engine felt like it was going to stall out and quit running. I have experienced the sluggish idle before but it never shut down like it did today. A google search revealed that Chevrolet has a technical sb, 16-na-284 that says a reprogram of the computer is required to correct the problem. In my opinion this is a safety issue. I was fortunate to have completed my turn before it quit running but someone else may not even be aware of the situation putting themselves at risk if it would happen to quit during the turn with oncoming traffic.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #21

Jun 272019

Colorado

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. Additionally, when the vehicle was placed in park, the ignition key failed to cycle to the off position. The vehicle was taken to rydell Chevrolet (located at 1309, 18600 devonshire St, northridge, ca 91324, (866) 802-5628) to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to retrieve a fault code or duplicate the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The failures were intermittent. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lebanon, MO, USA

problem #20

Jun 052019

Colorado

  • 68,800 miles
When pulling into traffic circle from low speed, no throttle response. Engine died or had no input to propel vehicle. Change of gear selector had no affect. Not until pushed to side of road, completely shut off and remove key did engine restart or have any response to throttle input.

- Greenland, NH, USA

problem #19

Oct 122017

Colorado

  • 10,000 miles
2016 Chevy Colorado with less then 10,000 miles. At low rpms on any incline truck will buck, sputter, and hesitate rather than automatically shift into lower gear. In city traffic, after slowing to make a turn then accelerating, truck will buck and sputter and drive train will make a hammer sound after engaging. I took it to dealer who said he could not duplicate problem, although this is a known problem.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #18

Jun 152018

Colorado

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle was on a street stopped at a stoplight with the left turn signal on and in drive. The vehicle radio and electrical system powered off and reset without known cause and the vehicle engine and electrical system shut down. The vehicle was restarted by placing the vehicle in park and using the key to start normally.

- Oakdale, CT, USA

problem #17

Feb 032018

Colorado

  • 27,000 miles
Coming off steep hill and transmission downshifted to low gear, the engine revved up and would not shift out. Tried giving and letting off gas, finally put it in neutral to let RPM's go down and put back in drive and it finally shifted on out. Took to dealership where I purchased and they test drove it and said the hill descent function was not working properly but there were no recalls or software update issue at this time that was covered under warranty. Issued complaint to Chevrolet and they said there were not enough complaints to address this issue at this time. Very frustrated.

- Ironton, MO, USA

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