The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. Since then, a number of better competitors have come on the scene. Its unrefined five-cylinder engine, which it shares with its GMC Canyon twin, is anemic and doesn't offer a fuel-economy advantage over a V6. Notable shudder plagues the ride, the seats are uncomfortable, and interior quality is lacking. However, handling is sound.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
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Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
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Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
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Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
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Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
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Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
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Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
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Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
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CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC standard from 2009. Head protection air bags standard from 2010.
Model Summary
The Colorado is the replacement for the S-10 compact pickup truck and is a twin of the GMC Canyon-the Sonoma's replacement. Both are available in regular-, extended-, and crew-cab versions. ABS is standard. Four-wheel drive is optional, but it's only a part-time system, unsuitable for use on dry pavement. These new trucks are powered by either a 2.8-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter five-cylinder. Both engines are a bit crude and noisy. A V6 won't be offered. Shifting is done via either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. The cabin is fairly quiet, and ride and handling are more accomplished than in other compact pickups.
Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.8-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.5-liter 5 (220 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Chevrolet Colorado owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"I havent fixed the problem, dash light still on"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"ABS sensor failure caused by hub failure."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Intermittent ABS and traction warnings over many years. Replaced the other front wheel bearing after replacing the first several years ago"

M H., WI (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Sensor problem that costs over $700 to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"abs warning l ights on constantly There was also pulling to one side and grinding noise"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Abs failure light comes on I just stop and restart and it goes away"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"at random, the abs will kick in when braking and then after about 30 seconds the dash will show a warning for the abs system accompanied by an audible gong gong gong. After that warning everything operates like normal. The warning will show in the dash until shut down of ignition, upon restart the warning is absent with no problems."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"After 3yrs out of warrantee kept getting a antilock fail light that followed pulsing and right front brake dragging. Shutting off key for a few seconds and restarting the system reset ok. Sent 900 dollars at dealer and failed again within a month. Replaced the rt front wheel sensor/bearing but failed shortly after. No one has been able to find the real problem source. OH Well!!"

Stephen P., TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS Bake Fault: I put in new sensors when i replaced the rotors, now a year later the ABS light is on/ no ABS braking. I haven't had the vehicle to the dealer yet, when it goes it will be gone forever"

Douglas W., NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"warning light abs isn't working. Braking ok minus abs getting fixed"

Anonymous, MS (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"ABS warning light comes on for no know reason and goes away if truck is shut off and then restarted. This seems to be a well know problem with no know fix."

J L., OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Calipers

"Sticking, needed to be cleaned & tightened"

Don B., NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Needed replacing about 12 months ago during a normal inspection."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"front brake pads and rotors changed"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Parking brake

"had to be replaced"

Gary R., CA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to stop using, went into a bind"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotors rusted and had to be replaced"

Stephen P., TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The break rotors don't come off by just removing the wheel and caliper, These you have to pull the whole front hub/bearing assembly off at the upper and lower ball joints plus remove tie rod. Then when you get it on the bench you have 6 rusted bolts that you need to remove to get the rotor off. Now try to find the rusted dust shield. There were only 3 in the whole country when i did this task 2 years ago (no aftermarket either). Now you have to put it back together, back on the vehicle and start"

Douglas W., NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"to replace the front rotors you have remove the hub from the vehicle then split the rotor from the hub after removing the 6 bolts that held the assembly together. It cost nearly 1000 dollars to replace both front rotors, dust shrouds and loaded calipers, with labor cost."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Brakes are always making noise"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Brakes been squeaking quite awhile. Finally determined rotors have hot spots"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Mainly on humid mornings"

Dennis W., MO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Pad wore out causing problem"

Don B., NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"2nd replacement with compressor under warranty in 3 weeks!"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"Will not cool truck that well in hot weather,not very good from time I purchase vehicle ."

Terry R., AL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"this problem is a repeating problem, internet is filled with stories how the replacement parts continue to fail, 2004 was first year of chevy colorado, electrical problems nurmerous, turn signals, blower speed, dashboard lights, 4-way flasher,"

Anonymous, DE (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"blower motor failure to operate caused by bad connector..common problem. Easily repaired"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Blower fan resistor and related wiring harness was replaced by myself. Paid around $50 for parts at dealership"

Doug M., PA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"replaced resistor twice before replacing harness wire and fan motor to fix problem - even GM mechanic had a hard time under standing the problem"

Kenneth W., NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Kept blowing fuses when turned to higher speeds. Finally had to replace wiring harness, shorting out"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The blower fan shorted out causing the comfort control fan to only work in the "high" fan position."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Blower would work only on High or not at all"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Blower goes off and on. The design of truck.leaves get in blower, stops air flow,"

Terry R., AL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Fan resistor and wiring harness are poorly designed and tend to be damaged when passengers enter/exit vehicle. Also, grounding points are not properly burnished or wired, so grounding faults are common."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC stopped cooling. Mechanic checked. Coolant was low. Mechanic refilled with coolant with dye so he can check for leaks. Mechanic has not been able to locate leak. Very slow leak"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"leaks into cabin- found out after 4 trys- was cabin brake light- , front cow and door seals and aligment"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Currently unsure why its leaking. Appears to be leaking on drivers side some where around the firewall"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"During heavy rain water leaks into the passenger side. Happens when parked. Don't know if it also happens when driving in heavy rain"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"leaks of water comming into cabin, had many locations fixes- front cow, back light, back window and door seals. Water would come in and carpets were soaked. finally got it fixed after 4 tries"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Water leaks into passenger side in very heavy rains"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"fixed door weather strioing and aligned doors to stop leaks"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Water was leaking through the firewall into the cab, collecting behind the driver's seat"

Neal S., WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"water leak left rear door ,,window or ,air vent an rear of cab"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"had to replace the door seals to help stop leaks"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Right passenger door seal has always had one area of weather stripping that would be pinched when door was opened and then closed. This obviously resulted in wind noise. Initially, hand pressure on the wrinkled seal was sufficient to improve the seal. Just ordered a replacement seal, but have not yet installed. Hex bolt on driver side door hinge assembly regularly became loose, resulting in difficulty opening and closing door. Once I figured out the source of the problem, I simply placed a wre"

Kathleen T., MT (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Wind noise

"It's a truck. Ride and noise have always been less desirable than expected from a sedan. Now that the Colorado is 13 years old, the wind noise has increased. Hopefully, once I install the new door seal that just arrived, the wind noise will be reduced to more acceptable and "like nee" levels"

Kathleen T., MT (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Have to unplug/plug in the bcm every week before the windows and door locks will work again...extremely irritated with General Motors... Will never buy from them again!!!"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Cruise control

"cruise control stops working when the under dash brake light switch quits working... fix the switch and the cruise control starts working again. Happens regularly enough that I can fix it with a few minuets work (removing switch and cleaning internal contacts)."

J L., OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Running light fell out of housing while driving"

SUSn B., CO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Rear brake light bulbs had to be replaced multiple times"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"hard to find bulb"

Louis E., CA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"LIGHTS GO OFF INTERMITTENTLY ON GAUGES AND SPEEDOMETER AND RPM GAUGE"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Horn

"Horn has a very weak sound that would not carry far in traffic. Our 2001 Yukon's horn has a stronger sound"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Either the door switch or the cabling results in failure of automatic interior light operation."

Anonymous, WI (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"keyless entry and driver door mechanism are connected and they failed and needed replacement"

Steve S., CO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Ignition sensor was not functioning properly - vehicle would shut down"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"The ball joints where the original ones so they were 14 years old. Pretty happy that they lasted that long cant complain really they go bad over time and wear."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Leaky/Faulty power steering unit caused intermittent loss of power steering when turning to wheel to the right, mostly at low speeds making tight maneuvers. Infrequent at first, progressed to almost constant occurrence over several years"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Replaced front struts"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"cracked spring"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Wear and tear resulted in somewhat sloppy movement---failed a safety inspection"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Tie rods

"2 worn out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Stated about 10 months again, inspection said it was getting lose and will need replacing eventually. Hasn't been resolved at this time."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Urgent. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tie rod links did not pass state inspection. Replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"constant 'check engine' light. gave up trying to fix it. repair shops generally had no clue and just "threw parts" at the problem. Eventually purchases a code reader for around $100 and just erase the code when it turns on the light. Much cheaper and less frustrating than trying to fix it"

Gary G., NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Had to replace the catalytic converter."

Anonymous, KS (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Seems like the check engine light is always coming on. A trip to the dealer and a couple hundred dollars and it's fixed till the next time."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"fuel cap leaked fuel vapors and turned on service engine soon light"

Danny R., VA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"As part of the 'check engine' problem I replaced the gas cap at the repeated suggestion of the 'on board' diagnostics. Didn't help"

Gary G., NY (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Exhaust manifold connection to catalytic converter broke causing replacement of both"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"I bought the trusk new in 2004 from Dunn Chevrolet Co.,Inc in Roanoke,al 36274.The truck had a skip or misfire of a spark plug,but the Chev.Co. could not find the problem.They closed the doors when Jimmy Dunn,Sr. retired in 2006,I think.I drove the t"

James H., AL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold broke at connection to first catalytic converter"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"low mileage, both cats went bad and had to be replaced"

Frank F., TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Door gasket fell off"

SUSn B., CO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"FRONT DECORATIVE TRIM UNDER FRONT BUMPER COMES LOOSE. IT WAS FIXED AND NOW IS LOOSE AGAIN. NOT A BIG DEAL, BUT MAKES NOISE AND IS AGGRAVATING"

Steve S., CO (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Rust

"a couple small spots rust"

Lee T., IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"rocker panels"

Lee T., IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"fan speed control switch only worked on high speed"

John S., TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Transfer case

"Transfer case shift forks are delicate and prone to bending. Replacement parts are prohibitively expensive"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD is stuck in unit"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Speakers

"The base sounds like something is loose or just rumbly."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"Occasionally the truck would not start. I would wait 10 minutes then it would start."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Engine would turn over, but would not fire up. An hour later it may or may not start up just fine,\. Dealer can find nothing wrong if I take it in running"

Richard S., CA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"A sensor that controls the camshaft failed. Approx 400 Also had a fuel pressure regulator fail. Approx 600"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"The Dealer made an improper repair which caused a piston to destroy itself, damaging the head. All was repaired at dealer expense"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"water pump crack causing the engine to overheat"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"plastic tailgate handle poor design"

Lee T., IL (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"The shifter arm failed leaving the truck stalled in the street"

Richard F., MA (2004 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
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