colorado brakes


jbaseballmom
10-28-2006, 03:49 PM
My daughters boyfriend reciently bought a brand new 2006 colorado. He has had it for 2 weeks. The other day his brakes failed and he hit a pole. Has any one else had any problems with their brakes failing?:banghead:

Philo
11-14-2006, 11:16 AM
No problems at all. I have an '04 and just took it in for inspection, expecting to need new pads. At 38k, the repair man said there is 50% left on the pads. That is remarkable, since I live in a hilly area. Also, no rotor warp yet.

It sounds like a rare problem, and the warranty/insurance should cover all repairs and damages.

jbaseballmom
12-09-2006, 01:56 PM
My daughter's boyfriend got his truck back, from the accident last month. They told him there was not a thing wrong with the breaks. Well I do not see how that is so. He was driving home again and lo and behold it happened again. His breaks failed, and there was no holes or bumps in the road, just flat surface. This time he used the emergency brake and stopped after a fishtail. There was one person who saw the whole thing and came to him to see if he was ok. He was I am so glad he has been practicing the use of the emergency break.

tri-power
12-10-2006, 11:22 PM
Have them check such things as the vehicle speed sensor. Silverados had a similar problem a couple years ago where the vss went bad and it caused the brakes to fail.

GMMerlin
12-11-2006, 06:20 AM
Have them check such things as the vehicle speed sensor. Silverados had a similar problem a couple years ago where the vss went bad and it caused the brakes to fail.
Untrue!
There was a concern of the WSS losing a signal causing an unwanted ABS event that the driver perceved as a brake failure

rhandwor
12-25-2006, 08:44 PM
Did he try pumping the brakes his master cylinder maybe defective. He needs to try numerous stops somewhere without traffic until he finds a problem. Otherwise he could get in a bad wreck.

muleman
01-23-2007, 12:47 PM
Did he try pumping the brakes his master cylinder maybe defective. He needs to try numerous stops somewhere without traffic until he finds a problem. Otherwise he could get in a bad wreck.

Can anyone recommend a rear disk brake retrofit kit for a 2006 Colorado? I would like to lose the drums... Thanks

Jiminator
05-15-2007, 08:37 AM
If you work at a dealership maybe you can answer me a question? Page 5 of the warranty guide says 36 months or 36,000 miles, bumper to bumper including tires, and when you call a dealership service dept. "We do not warranty tires", sight unseen. GM did me wrong by denying me warranty on a tire that the cap came off of the carcass before it went flat, causing damage to the rear panel. Extensive damage, the metal is pretty thin. The question is, is this now common policy of GM?

bboy83
10-25-2007, 07:59 AM
:banghead: no but i just took my for a brake chang cause they were squcking for the first week i got an 07 colorado exteme and didnt chang at all still the same.

jdhdoc
12-16-2007, 03:18 PM
[ I to have been having problems with the brake of my 05 colorado.. I was almost killed in dallas when i could not stop and ended up in an intersection with cars about to t-bone me..the rear brakes some how seized on me and i was screwed...last night in the snow here in chicago the same thing happened. I pushed the brake pedal and it soulded like metal tearing and the pedal kept pushing back at my foot. man it was loud..ill be taking back for a check up. This one of many problems this truck has...worst thing i have ever owned..and i have owned some pieces of crap.

quote=jbaseballmom]My daughters boyfriend reciently bought a brand new 2006 colorado. He has had it for 2 weeks. The other day his brakes failed and he hit a pole. Has any one else had any problems with their brakes failing?:banghead:[/quote]

jdgolf115
08-29-2008, 08:57 PM
I have a 2006 colorado,17000 miles. The front brake keeps making a high pitch squeaky sound. when I put my foot lightly on the brake the noise stops.Any idea what the problem is ??? thanks

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