Multiple problems with my 2004 Colorado


tag8
12-09-2004, 03:28 PM
I purchased a 2004 Colorado Crew Cab 2wd Z71 on April 16, 2004.

Since purchase, I have had:

The radio replaced twice, 1st radio kept going back to 12:00, the second would not accept a CD.

The back sliding glass adjusted for a water leak.

The entire back glass re-seated twice due to water leaks.

And now, the Truck has been sitting at the dealership since Nov 16th awaiting parts.

The check engine light started coming on first, then after a couple days of that, the RPM's would go way up and the truck would have no power.
There is a bulletin out on the problem and my mechanic knows how to fix the truck, but he can not get the parts. I called the Customer service line today and was told that there was no ETA on the parts and they don't know how long before they will have the parts.
I was told that it would not hurt the truck to drive it in this condition, but my husband thinks that if the springs are malfunctioning that open the exhaust valves, it could possibly blow the engine.

I love my truck, but this is getting old really fast.

BTW, I am the finance manager at a Chevy dealer, and I thought that they would take care of their own, but I guess not.

mklimcza
12-10-2004, 05:13 AM
I purchased a 2004 Colorado Crew Cab 2wd Z71 on April 16, 2004.

Since purchase, I have had:

The radio replaced twice, 1st radio kept going back to 12:00, the second would not accept a CD.

The back sliding glass adjusted for a water leak.

The entire back glass re-seated twice due to water leaks.

And now, the Truck has been sitting at the dealership since Nov 16th awaiting parts.

The check engine light started coming on first, then after a couple days of that, the RPM's would go way up and the truck would have no power.
There is a bulletin out on the problem and my mechanic knows how to fix the truck, but he can not get the parts. I called the Customer service line today and was told that there was no ETA on the parts and they don't know how long before they will have the parts.
I was told that it would not hurt the truck to drive it in this condition, but my husband thinks that if the springs are malfunctioning that open the exhaust valves, it could possibly blow the engine.

I love my truck, but this is getting old really fast.

BTW, I am the finance manager at a Chevy dealer, and I thought that they would take care of their own, but I guess not.
I have a Colorado. It sahkes and shiimies at every speed now I can't stnd driving it and no one will take care of the problem GM has done a very poor job of standing behind their product I will never buy from them again totally disgraceful the way the customer service dept say they know there is a problem but the engineers haven't had time to find a solution yet.

Faze2183
12-10-2004, 05:39 AM
damm

lk2064
12-11-2004, 08:12 PM
o.k. heres a list of the problems i've had, keep in mind the truck is only 6 months old,
1)i had to get a new cd player put in, right off the bat
2)the passenger door hinge had to be replaced
3)there was a leak in the back window, so it had to be reseated
4)my air bag light started staying on, so they found the prob. 1 month ago, they said it would take 10 days to get the part so they were just doing a temp fix, well its been 1 month and still not replaced.
5)now my drivers door hinge needs to be replaced
6)i also need another cd player, this one won't take cd's anymore
now thats bad for only having the truck 6 months,its got an average of seeing the shop once a month, i also have a 92 honda civic hb si that i've had for 6 years, and have only had it into the shop once, now you know why i've never owned a domestic vehicle,before this truck, i've gone through 3 hondas over the years and not had them all in as much as this trucks has been into the shop, but what can ya do,it sure is nice to look at. lol

tom3
12-12-2004, 08:02 PM
Notice I hardly ever see a new Colorado around these parts. Rare. Been seeing quite a few of the new Malibus though, couple new Mustangs even. Get the idea the Colorado is not setting the world on fire, and GM's quality and lack of service is taking its toll. Also note that with rebates and discounts considered, a new Colorado is priced in Silverado territory. Well, time will tell I guess.

tag8
12-15-2004, 12:35 PM
My parts finally came in yesterday (12/14) I am sure that calling the customer support line had a lot to do with it.

This morning, another dealership called here begging my parts guy to sell them my parts because they had been waiting for the same parts for 3 months! He told the other dealership that I would beat his head in if he gave my parts away! I told him that we might need to list them on EBay and turn a quick buck! ha ha

I am hopeful that this is the last trouble that I will have out of my truck. It sure will be nice to get it back on the road.

tag8
12-15-2004, 12:39 PM
Let me add this too. If you are having problems, PLEASE by all means, call the customer support 800 number and complain! If enough people complain about problems, then they will be forced to put engineers on the problem and possibly recall the vehicles for corrections.

cousincletus
01-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Dodge had some similar problems in 2002 when the new fullsize came out. They ended up making good on the problems. From my dealings with GM they will too.

Nightshade780
05-03-2005, 12:10 PM
I too have a 2004 Chevy Colorado crew cab 2WD witht the street package, and I have had a ridiculous amount of problems.

- Door hinges coming off both passenger and driver side
- Check engine light came on arround 8000 miles and it was the engine valve springs was in the shop for 28 days and if finally got replaced, how ever several problems arrose from that. My RPM's intermitently rise for about 5 seconds to 3,000 RPM and then drop back to Idle. My gas mileage has droped. The mechanic also told me he did a software upgrade to the vehicle.
- My lights inside the vehicle went out , the dash, not where the speedometer is.
- I have randome beeping. It beeps 4 times while just driving down the road no particular driving conditions.
- Have power surge problems, and Tink sound from the engine.
- the muffler heat shield has to be replaced to isolate the engine tink sound.
-I have a strong wind noise from the passenger side. it is heard with an 80MPh wind. ie. driving down a 70mph freeway and a 10 MPH cross wind or head wind.
-something with the suspension eats up the inside tread of the tires and wears it untill the metal is exposed.
- and several other small waranty issues as well mineal to list but still a waranty issue.

Point is I have hired a Lemon law attorney ( and these guys get their fee paid by the manufacturer. they work like an injury attorney they don't get paid unless they get you results) My attorney is steven standcroft and he can be reached at 1-888-453-6667 This issue has gotten quite big, and chevy is trying to sweep it under the carpet by offering an extended warranty or a couple of thousand dollars. That is unaceptable. Because who knows what more problems will arise, mechanical or electrical with more time. Please call Steve Standcroft and see what he can do for you.
Tell him Sal from North carolina reffered you to him. and if we get enough people with these bad colorados together we can all file together and make a move against chevy.

sincerely,
S.P.

dstodd02
06-20-2005, 03:45 PM
I too have a 2004 Chevy Colorado crew cab 2WD witht the street package, and I have had a ridiculous amount of problems.

- Door hinges coming off both passenger and driver side
- Check engine light came on arround 8000 miles and it was the engine valve springs was in the shop for 28 days and if finally got replaced, how ever several problems arrose from that. My RPM's intermitently rise for about 5 seconds to 3,000 RPM and then drop back to Idle. My gas mileage has droped. The mechanic also told me he did a software upgrade to the vehicle.
- My lights inside the vehicle went out , the dash, not where the speedometer is.
- I have randome beeping. It beeps 4 times while just driving down the road no particular driving conditions.
- Have power surge problems, and Tink sound from the engine.
- the muffler heat shield has to be replaced to isolate the engine tink sound.
-I have a strong wind noise from the passenger side. it is heard with an 80MPh wind. ie. driving down a 70mph freeway and a 10 MPH cross wind or head wind.
-something with the suspension eats up the inside tread of the tires and wears it untill the metal is exposed.
- and several other small waranty issues as well mineal to list but still a waranty issue.

Point is I have hired a Lemon law attorney ( and these guys get their fee paid by the manufacturer. they work like an injury attorney they don't get paid unless they get you results) My attorney is steven standcroft and he can be reached at 1-888-453-6667 This issue has gotten quite big, and chevy is trying to sweep it under the carpet by offering an extended warranty or a couple of thousand dollars. That is unaceptable. Because who knows what more problems will arise, mechanical or electrical with more time. Please call Steve Standcroft and see what he can do for you.
Tell him Sal from North carolina reffered you to him. and if we get enough people with these bad colorados together we can all file together and make a move against chevy.

sincerely,
S.P.


Have you had any luck with the lemon law? I had the first offer from GM and that was it and now they don't seem to want to get back to my lawyer????

Nightshade780
07-20-2005, 08:37 AM
Have you had any luck with the lemon law? I had the first offer from GM and that was it and now they don't seem to want to get back to my lawyer????


Hey what's up! Yes I have actually had luck with it. They are buying back the vehicle for what I paid for it. I signed the papers this month, and I finally turn it in at the end of this month (Aug) and GM is paying off my loan. They where not too happy about that but my attorney is a really good one. Just make sure you take it in for any little problem and it gets logged in the system, and make sure they don't mess with the in and out dates because they tried to do that with me at the dealership and I caught it. I have what ever they tell me at the service department writen down in the repair order. And there have been a hole bunch more things wrong with it since My last post. One thing though, Try to keep the miles low on it as possible because they can and will charge you for miles used. Is as if they rented it to you when they buy it back. Nothing you can do about that one. If you have any questions or anyone for that matter has any questions feel free to contact me (910)546-5774 If I don't answer leave a voice mail and I will get back to you. I will give you the name and contact info for the attorney I used.

Good Luck,
S. P.

laskagal
08-08-2009, 10:48 PM
I also have a 2004 Colorado, and I am not a happy camper. I bought the truck in 2008 with 55,000 miles on it.
1. The clock resets itself to 12:00 just like my 05 impala did.
2. The rear passenger side window doesn't work once or twice every couple of months.
3. The blower doesn't work on 3.
4. The vent selector switch doesn't move out of vent position, told cable is $150.
5. Check engine light came on, read code p0172. Had 2 oxygen sensors replace, light came back on within 50 miles with code p0141 Took it to the dealership, they cleaned the fuel injectors, updated the computer for $170 and replaced the fuel filter. Within 50 miles light back on and still throwing code p0141.
So, I've paid Chevy a total of $330 plus $160 for the oxygen sensors to my mechanic, and I still have the same problem.
Obviously owning a Chevy isn't cheap.
This will be my last Chevrolet.

rhandwor
08-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Since its a government company at this time send a letter to your congressman.

mikefromaz
09-06-2009, 09:53 AM
AIR BAG LIGHT ANYONE?

I had my airbag light come on twice in the past 5 years since I bought my 04 Colorado. Once was a one day warranty fix- no problem. A few months ago the light came back, and I rode around with it because I didn't want to throw $$$ at the dealership this time. I found out after investigating, that the original problem was the wires routed near the back door hinge (extended cab), to the drivers side seat belt pre-tensioner switch. They run through a rubber boot at the hinge, and flex every time the door is opened. Sure enough when I popped the boot for a look, I found 3 broken wires, the same ones which had been "repaired" before. For reference the circuits involved are Chevy shop numbers 2118, & 2119. Anyway, it is easy enough to pop the boot for a look. If you find a problem, and are handy with a soldering iron, or crimp connectors, you can splice enough slack into the wires when you repair them so they should be OK.

2eyefishclaw
03-12-2010, 12:36 PM
Good ole garbage oops i mean government motors

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