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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,244 miles

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado steering problems

steering problem

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Feb 042018


  • 49,985 miles


When driving at speed of traffic, power steering goes away making it difficult to maneuver truck. Warning code comes on service stabilitrak. By pulling over and turning off then restarting truck. Code clears and power steering is active again. 2015 model of same truck had a recall that GM is apparently not addressing on the 2016 models. Problem has happened while sitting at a light, and while driving on city streets and highways. Problem is completely random. Dealer cleared program errors but couldn't find anything else wrong. Wife drove on freeway and power steering failed again almost causing an accident while turning southbound from an East bound freeway connector.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 022018


  • 24,000 miles
Just reported yesterday, it did it again today. Yes, it's very cold in our winter, but this should not affect the steering like this. Once again, after parking the truck, after driving to work, I shut it off until about 11 am. Turned it on for lunch, steering was non operational. Turned truck on and off many times with no change. Still non operational. Parking in my garage seems to help or something, I don't know. If this goes out on our icy roads at highway speed, someone will get seriously injured or dead. If Chevy is waiting for that, they better get a big check ready. So tired of this phantom problem disappearing if you can get it to a dealership to get fixed.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #8

Feb 012018


  • 24,050 miles
Drives just fine, after parking, electronic power steering becomes inoperative, warning message of "power steering, drive with care" appears, steering becomes extremely difficult. No injuries caused by this...yet. I have taken it to dealer for fix, but they couldn't duplicate the problem, so I drive it again until it happens. I hope they're not waiting for an injury or a death before they fix this problem.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #7

Dec 062017


  • 39,000 miles


While driving on the highway vehicle displays a message stating: "power assist failure, drive with care". immediately after the power steering turns off and the vehicle becomes difficult to steer.

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 272017

Colorado 4-cyl

  • 6,300 miles
I took my Colorado in to dealership due to engine stalling, this is a very dangerous safety issue, I lose steering and braking ability when the engine stalls. The dealership said they are aware of the problem but they do not have an answer on how to fix this issue. The dealership informed me they have 4 other Colorado's doing the exact same thing. Also there are thousands of complaints on the internet of this exact same defect. I ask Chevrolet to buy back my Colorado due to it is not safe to drive.

- Clive, IA, USA

problem #5

Feb 012017


  • miles
Vehicle has 40K miles. Began displaying stabilitrak probkem at 30K miles along with warning that steering assist is diminished. This seems to be the same problem with their 2015 models.

- Archer, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 072017


  • miles


May be the ABS/speed sensor wire going to the hub was damaged when the headlamp was damaged because I noticed the speedometer was just going up and down. (haywire) a number of things also could be the reason for this sudden notices appearing in the dic. We finally hit warm weather and its +2 degrees outside, the roads are melting causing all these error codes to appear. (melting ice and snow interfering with the communication/error system"??") my assumption is this because there is a constant leak from the top of the cabin coming from the light/storage area in the middle on warm days. When the weather warms up, the effects of such leaks could cause built-up ice/snow to melt. IżM sure you are aware this type of leaking is due to our extreme climate and weather patterns in nunavut. IżM sure similar patterns exist in southern Canada. But its when the weather warmed up and I'm guessing the wet roads caused this issue. My steering is just out.

- Arviat, NY, USA

problem #3

May 282016


  • 7,265 miles
Noises coming from steering wheel from day the truck was new has been my complaint. I took the truck to the dealer several times for repairs. GM and their dealer J.P. Chevrolet in peru, il. Installed felt tape inside the air bag compartment the first and second attempt which did not work. Now they have smeared krytox grease on all the horn components right behind the air bag thinking this will work. Has not helped. Over and over I have asked for GM and the dealer to replace my steering wheel to no avail. GM and J.P. Chevrolet in peru, il. Will not do this. I am at my wits end with the run around. I truly believe GM is waiting for the years end warranty to complete so they can write it off the books and tell me it's your problem now. I hope you can help.

- Arlington, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 182016

Colorado 4WD 6-cyl

  • 600 miles
Power steering stop working while driving on city street, service power steering message appeared, very hard to turn is very dangerous to drive. Came back to normal 5 min later.

- Palos Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 192016


  • 2,500 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that the steering wheel locked more than twice. The dealer was notified each time, but was unable to provide a solution to prevent the failure. The contact experienced the failure again and was able to receive roadside assistance. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 2,500.

- Big Pine Key, FL, USA

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