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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,615 miles

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado steering problems

steering problem

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Sep 222019


  • 72,000 miles


I lost power steering while driving our 2016 Chevy Colorado down an off ramp from an interstate highway. The steering wheel felt like it locked up. I had to take my eyes off the road to look at the warning messages and then process that it might be loss of power steering. This was an extremely dangerous situation as steering was very difficult and I still needed to get to a safe place to stop. I was able to pull through an intersection and get off the road. I turned off the truck and then restarted and the problem went away. I will take the truck to the dealer for an explanation hopefully.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #30

Aug 192019


  • 59,000 miles
The power steering warning advisor will come on the dash while driving a highway several times, approximately ever 2-3 minutes, also while stationary after start up and in gear pressing the gas pedal, the steering become hard and incontrollable, nearly hitting a car parked in front of it.

- West Point, KY, USA

problem #29

Aug 052019


  • 20,000 miles
Power steering warning keeps coming on while I am driving. Took it in to the dealer and they cannot locate the issue. Truck locked while I was driving it. I had to turn the truck off and back on in order to unlock the wheel. Warning keeps coming on up until now.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #28

Aug 112019


  • 55,000 miles


Vehicle when is started "service power steering" message is displayed along with the ABS light and stabilitrack light. Turning the engine off and on did not fix the issue. Vehicle was parked and this was the 1st time this issue was observed out of 2 plus yrs of ownership. Trying to steer the vehicle is almost impossible.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #27

Aug 072019


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. While exiting a parking lot at 15 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering and traction control warning indicators illuminated. The contact continued to drive the vehicle home without power steering ability. When the contact arrived home, he powered off the engine, restarted the vehicle, and everything was fine. The contact also stated that the back -up camera indicated "track not available" on the instrument panel. The contact called koons tysons Chevrolet Buick GMC (2000 chain bridge rd, vienna, va 22182, (703) 790-9800) and scheduled an appointment. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but did not assist. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #26

Jul 242019


  • 50,000 miles
Driving on highway heard warning tone and dash display service warning for power steering and stabilitrak. Loss of power steering occurred at this time. Vehicle became difficult to steer. Once I was able to safely come to a stop turned off ignition and then started vehicle and power steeing returned to normal..

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #25

Jul 192019


  • 39,000 miles


On multiple occasions the "service power steering" message is displayed along with the ABS light and stabilitrack light. On two of these occasions right when I turned on the truck, the power steering actually went out and made the wheel very difficult to turn. Restarting the engine solved the problem, but this would be very dangerous if it were to occur while driving. The lights have come on while driving without the power steering going out, and have turned off on their own after a few minutes.

- Webster, TX, USA

problem #24

Jul 162019


  • 56,000 miles
I have a 2016 Colorado with only 56,000 easy miles. I started my truck in my driveway and started to back up. I noticed the power steering did not work and warning lights appeared on the dash indicating a power steering problem. Restarting the truck did not correct or reset the power steering function. I have owned 5 other trucks in my life time and never experienced anything like this. Now I have a $1800 bill from the dealership. There are 23 other power steering complaints on 2016 Colorados on your website. A low mileage pick-up should never have a this problem. Please do something.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #23

Jul 112019


  • 47,800 miles
Power steering (ps) stops working either while in motion or stationary. Problem is intermediate & started 11 jly 2019. It doesn't seem to make a difference if in a corner or straight, the ps just quits @ various times. If my wife or daughter are driving when ps stops working, it could lead to an accident because they don't have the upper body strength to steer manually, especially if it happens in a corner. NHTSA recall bulletin 15595A covers this problem with the 2015 Colorado's but not the 2016 Colorado's. the recall needs to be expanded.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #22

Jul 092019


  • 93,000 miles
I was driving my Chevy Colorado in a marine port in high traffic. My truck dinged as two service codes came across my dash. Service - power steering drive with care and service stabiltrak. The most terrifying thing about this happening is the steering wheel pretty much locks and becomes highly highly difficult to get to a safe place or pull over. I was almost hit going through a intersection. I stop turn the truck off. Turn it back on. Magically the steering works again. I go to drive to my shop to have them have a look. My power steering goes out again ! no recalls present over a 2400 dollar repair. How can this keep happening and Chevy wont fix this problem !

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 172019


  • 61,000 miles


Truck was stationary. Pulled off road to make a phone call. The power steering light came on on the dash, I tried to turn my steering wheel and nothing. I finally killed the motor and ehen I cranked it back up the light was off and steering had returned. If I had been driving, it would have been horrible, since I am a women and steering would have been impossible.

- Okolona, MS, USA

problem #20

Aug 012018


  • 65,000 miles
My 2016 Chevy Colorado has lost its power steering at over 70 miles per hour (aka freeway speeds) 4 times and the power steering warning lights have came on. This results in the truck being very difficult to control at high speed. If the engine is turned off and subsequently restarted, the power steeling assist returns to full functioning. Chevrolet has recall #15595 for this problem on 2015 Chevrolet Colorado built months before mine but refuses to repair the 2016 model with same problem. This is a true safety issue and Chevrolet should stand behind their product. The repair estimate they gave me at the Chevrolet dealership was over $2,100.

- Dana Point, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 252019


  • 11,000 miles
Power steering fails to work when temperature drops below 0 degrees. Problem occurred in parking lot after I finished plowing snow. Steering was very stiff required two hands to turn the wheels. Code was in computer, but dealer could not find problem.

- Antioch, IL, USA

problem #18

Feb 132019


  • 5,300 miles
Outside temperature where the truck was parked was -1 degree F. power steering warning came on after starting the vehicle and I had no power steering while driving 17 highway miles to work. I have owned the truck for 1 day and it has 5300 miles on it. 2 hours after I got to work I started it and the power steering worked fine. Outside temperature was +2 degrees F. I immediately took it back to the dealer. Dealer said they have had over 100 calls about this same issue on equinox and Colorado over the last week and there is nothing they can do. They also said the steering modules freeze up when it gets really cold and windy and that is causing the problem. This is a severe safety issue as the vehicle is extremely difficult to steer without the assist. A fix needs to be found and a recall issued. Searching the internet I have found many instances of the same issue on the Chevy Colorado and GMC canyon.

- Lafayette, MN, USA

problem #17

Jan 302019


  • 16,500 miles
Power steering assist went out. Had drove in frigid temps from home to work just fine, parked for one hour in parking lot, when I went to leave, had no power steering. Message pop up, "service..power steering assist. " could barely steer-turn truck moving at slow speed. Snow on so had to drive slow. Very dangerous. Went 10 miles to dealership and left it to be checked. Would not be able to control it on my curvy road home.

- Borden, IN, USA

problem #16

Jan 302019


  • 16,000 miles
Got in my truck and started it. Warning came on to repair power steering. I have driven with manual steering before so I thought I could drive home. Pulled forward and attempted to turn but I could not turn wheels at all. Called wrecker and had it towed. Garage man called to say power steering motor had gone out. Fortunately I was in a parking lot, had I been driving on roadway it could have been bad.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 262019


  • 9,500 miles
While driving the power steering stops working locking up steering wheel, very dangerous. While parked power steering doesn't work, unable to turn wheel or steer. Power steering stops working while stationary and in motion.

- Thief River Falls, MN, USA

problem #14

Dec 282018


  • miles
Service stabilitrak. ABS nonfunctional or traction control. Dealer claims power steering assist gear to be cause of issue. Sounds like 2015 Colorado recall issue

- Brookshire, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 012018


  • 54,000 miles
Power steering failed completely while in motion on the interstate going 65 mph in glenwood springs, co. Was very scary and could have caused a serious accident. Chevrolet dealership took 3 weeks to find problem. They are not able to warranty. Chevrolet corporate does not care at all, actually almost impossible to get a hold of anyone there.

- Glenwood Springs, CO, USA

problem #12

Aug 072018


  • 50,126 miles
Without warning the service power steering message appears and immediately there is a loss of steering. It is extremely difficult to turn. When stopped and the ignition is turned off the system sometimes resets back to normal. Also without warning the message service stabiltrak comes on. In this mode the truck pulls extremely to the hard to the left. This happened 4 times within an hour at all various speeds on open country roads. I've read GM has recalled 2015 Colorado's for same problem (GM15595). Why haven't they included 2016? I've read the repair costs about $1700. This is an extremely dangerous problem and needs to be addressed.

- Franklintin, LA, USA

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