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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,015 miles

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 302019


  • 31,000 miles


The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that while driving 25-50 mph the driver's and passenger's side doors unlocked independently, and the temperature gauge fluctuated between high and normal. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to pete moore Chevrolet Inc. (103 N new warrington rd, pensacola, fl 32506, (850) 462-8494) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that battery voltage was low. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 282020


  • 59,000 miles
The original owner of my vehicle successfully had GM buy back this truck. The nox sensors and wiring harness had been replaced three times which cleared the codes and allowed the vehicle to appear to be in proper working condition. When GM bought the vehicle back from the original owner, GM went through and supposedly "fixed the issue" and branded the title as a manufacturer buyback and put the vehicle back on the market to the general public. I purchased this vehicle knowing all of this and trusting that if GM said they fixed the issue, they had really fixed it. Now I am a year into ownership and this vehicle is still under warranty, however this is the third time that this same exact thing that the original owner had an issue with has surfaced. The vehicle speed is limited when this occurs making the vehicle dangerous to drive on the roads. The vehicle is always in motion when when this occurs and usually on an interstate far from the dealership.

- Mill Spring, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 032020


  • miles
My car stalls and turns off, while driving, it happened twice in 2017 and four times within the last 2 weeks, Iżve taken it to the dealer 2 times already and they canżT find the problem, it has turned off on me on the freeway and I get scared because my child sits in the back. The dealer can not do anything for me I donżT know what else to do, I feel unsafe driving my vehicle. I do have documentation that I have taken it to the dealer and nothing can be found.

- Commerce, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 262019


  • 35,870 miles


The truck shudders while accelerating

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #6

Dec 172019


  • 40,950 miles
Twice now my 2017 w/~41000 miles has gone into instant, no warning or grace period, but an instant drop to a forced 10 mph in the middle of traffic, this last time on a highway with no shoulders during rush hour. The three codes thrown the first time (I don't have the codes from the second time but the dealer is ordering a new ECM based on the U0401 code): · rc (radio controls): B1325 - control module power circuit - low voltage · ebcm (electronic brake control module): U0401 - invalid data received from engine control module - invalid data · ECM (engine control module) P200C diesel particulate filter (dpf) high temperature along with the codes the check engine, stablitrak, and traction control lights came on - however braking was not affected! regardless, this programmed 'limp' mode is insanely reckless with total disregard for the safety and welfare of the vehicle occupants, there is absolutely no safe place or reason to deliberately cripple a vehicle while in traffic! some european manufactures at least give you a warning with several engine restarts to let you drive normally to safety and then a dealer for service ż but apparently emissions laws in the us take precedence over human life. Limp mode can be disabled for emergency vehicles but the dealership told me it was illegal for them to do it for me. The dealership has been great but limited to what they can do because of GM requirements. They are currently looking into the problem and has ordered a new ECM as a second phase in troubleshooting the issue (first was reprogramming the ECM) however there is still no excuse for forcing a vehicle into limp-mode while in use - I have lost all faith in this vehicle and GM and cannot trust it for my own yet families safe use.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 102019


  • 29,000 miles
I got a check engine light while and engine goes into reduced power mode. You can't drive in reduced power mode! I have to clear it to move the truck. I did a scan which showed a P2138 code. But its just in memory and the dealer wont fix it unless its an active code but can't drive to the dealer in reduced power mode. Its a catch

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #4

Dec 112018

Colorado 6-cyl

  • 1,800 miles


The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. The contact stated that when driving at an unknown speed, the engine hesitated without warning. The vehicle was taken to the star Chevrolet dealer (724-790-2046, located at 5200 us-30 C, greensburg, pa 15601) where the transmission fluid was replaced. The failure recurred and the same technician replaced the tort converter. The failure recurred and when the vehicle was taken back to the same dealer, the technician stated that the vehicle was performing as designed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the issue would be investigated. The contact was not called back. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 062018

Colorado 6-cyl

  • 11,300 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving 70 mph, the contact's daughter-in-law plugged in her cell phone to the charging unit. Shortly after, the vehicle decelerated, yet the rpms increased without warning. The vehicle was towed to kreigers Chevrolet Buick (2113 11th St, dewitt, ia 52742, (563) 659-3225) to be diagnosed, but no failure codes could be located. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for inspection and repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 11,300. Consumer stated first time it shut down changed out trans control module, second time stopped at the stop sign by would not move, dealer thought it was the transmission. So after many tries dealer replaced it. After it was replaced it failed two more times. Consumer then pulled to the road and the door locks kept locking and unlocking. This is two months in.

- Clinton, IA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172018


  • 8,930 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving various speeds, the contact smelled an abnormal odor coming from the air vents. The vehicle was taken to hurd auto mall (1705 hartford ave, johnston, ri, 401-372- 3051) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided case number: 9-4995645432. The failure mileage was approximately 8,930.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #1

Jan 062018


  • 2,300 miles
In cold temperatures that the northern states experience (around 4 degrees F) the truck will intermittently die in the middle of the road while driving. Complete power loss with no warning, which seems to happen at any time. When the weather is above 10F consistently it seems there are no issues. Extremely dangerous and can leave you suddenly without power while driving.

- Glenview, IL, USA

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