The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. However, 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. Starting in 2009, the Colorado offered standard stability control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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.
Emissions
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.
Road Test

The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. However, 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. Starting in 2009, the Colorado offered standard stability control. Test results for the Colorado also apply to the virtually identical GMC Canyon.

Seating
2 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 2005 Chevrolet Colorado owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

12V power plug

"12V power plug stopped working for unexplained reasons. Changed fuses and still not work"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"For the last 6-7 years the security system will lock out on its own for 10 minutes. This is a known issue with the master control module for this model year. GM refuses to replace it. See more in the forums."

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"If it even thinks it is going to rain the security system will not arm says a door is open. I have pulled all the carpeting up and checked all wiring and found nothing. Dealer says maybe a body control module but just a guess"

Joseph F., OH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Body control module

"Key fob not working and problems with the electric windows"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"You would be driving along and the engine would just shut down. It would eventually start again"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"The cruise control has stopped working twice during my ownership. The problem is in the wiring of the steering column. It was expensive."

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail light had water in it so that it would not light. Had to replace the tail light assembly. Cost was about $50 at amazon, I in stalled myself."

Anonymous, NH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Left front amber running lite doesn't always come on. Right light unit falls out when not attached with a zip tie"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"INTERMITTENT WIPER/TURN SIGN SWITCH FELL APART. VERY COSTLY TO REPAIR"

Sean L., OH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Gauges

"I went to use my truck the other day, (after taking to car cover off of it), and found that my dash gauges are non-op. After looking on-line at a forum, I tried a couple of the recommended fixes to no avail. I have a Toyota and a Subaru of about the same age as my truck, and neither has had anywhere near the problems as my Colorado. Goodbye GM products"

Scott R., CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"There are times when I am driving at night that the dashboard will go completely off."

Paul D., PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The airbag light kept coming on. The problem had to do with the wiring cables in the small side doors. Opening and closing the doors repeatedly caused the wires to break. I have had this problem worked on 5 or 6 times over the past 3 years"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Sometimes the gauges flash from bright to dim and flicker. The dash light scroll wheel will have no effect on the brightness of the gauges, almost like a bad ground"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Water intrusion has caused several electrical problems including window switch failures and disabling Keyless entry system I can not drive vehicle in the rain, or leave it uncovered when it rains. Washing the truck might cause more problems"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"FOB ATTACHING POINT WEAK AND BREAKS. REPLACED 8 TIMES"

Sean L., OH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Warning lights

"AGAIN THIS GOES BACK TO A MAJOR ELECTRICAL DYSFUNCTION. ENGINE LIGHT IS CONSTANTLY ON. WHEN A SCAN IS PERFORMED A PLETHORA OF DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES ARE LISTED. EVEN IF THESE ISSUES ARE REPAIRED THIS WILL NOT CHANGE THE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES."

Vicki L., NV (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Seat Belt tensor due to too short wires to extended door. Speaker wires and tensor wires break. I had to rewire with myself. Dealer wanted $100 to tell me the problem. Auto zone diagnose it for free"

Anonymous, MS (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Several warning lights have been coming on (brake, check engine, and low fuel) periodically, but when the truck was taken to a repair shop, the mechanic says the brake system, engine, and fuel tank are in working order"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Stopped functioning. Had to replace"

Anonymous, KS (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"2yrs ago had to replace abs computer and all wheel sensors now just replaced left frount sensor"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Last time the breaks were replaced we have had issues with the ABS. they thump underneath the peddle and at times we have had to stop and restart the truck which will allow us to continue driving."

Catherine K., DE (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Prohibitive cost required to replace inaccessible sensor"

James O., PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Hub had to be replaced"

James B., MI (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"the ABS system went out while I was driving in town"

Steve S., PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Had to address an "ABS Traction Fault" which ultimately involved replacing the right front wheel bearing and sensor"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Started grinding, I had it fixed the next day"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"replace pads-turn rotor"

W S., TX (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Cost $900 each front wheel for entire replacement of everything. Both went very quickly"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Breaks just always squeak or more correctly Screech whenever we stop. I always know when he leaves the driveway... it is that loud"

Catherine K., DE (2005 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

"a/c would stop cooling after 30 min of driving"

Robert C., WA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Similar problem to the alarm system, master control will not let the fan function on position 1 or 3 at all and intermittently on 2, however 4 blows like a son of a gun!"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Fan operates only when the highest speed is selected (step 4 of 4 speeds). Fan does not operate when any of the 3 lower speeds are selected."

Gary W., WA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The blower will only operate in the high position (4). This has been a problem for the past 3 years. I looked it it up, and it seems to be a problem with the resistor."

Paul D., PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"fan often not 'blowing', multi-speed, usually high or nothing"

Arthur R., AR (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Blower fan resister was faulty, and had to be replaced"

Jim H., WI (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stops working. Have had it replaced 3 times"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Various electrical problems...fan motor has 2 speeds...on and off...nothing in between. "Resistor replaced once that lasted about 2 weeks......Drivers side heated seat does not work, dome light burns out frequently, headlites burn out frequently"

Anonymous, TN (2005 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

"The water leak caused damage to interior cargo. It has been fixed by caulking around upper back windshield brake light."

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I do not drive or park it outside without covering it in the rain. I think that part of my electronics and key-less entry problems are from water leaks. GM has been building cars for quite a long time, you would think they would know how to keep a passenger compartment from becoming an in-door pool"

Scott R., CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Pickup is 19 years old, and sits in sun. Weather stripping and seals just need to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear window seal bad since I bought the truck"

Anonymous, MS (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"leaks water while stopped during rain. somewhere around passenger door.Have not been able to locate"

Thomas S., TX (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"The brackets that hold the audio speakers were made of plastic. They broke in both doors. They were very cheaply made and inadequate for their purpose. Made a lot of noise rattling and caused speaker distortion that was very annoying."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The dash and seat on the passenger side squeak. I jammed something in the dash to quiet it, and i WD40'd every metal part on the seat. It still squeaks sometimes"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 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

Springs or torsion bars

"I had to replace a broken leaf spring on the passenger side of the truck."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Had the rack and pinion replaced due to steering "pulling" to the left and making a noise"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"The front tires had uneven wear even when I had the front-end alignment checked every 5,000 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"New tires wore out in 12 months due to bearing needing replaced"

Nicholas M., AK (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"same"

Nicholas M., AK (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel bearings need replacement on most models by 150000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"bearing wore out"

Anonymous, NY (2005 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

4WD/AWD components

"The 4wd has ceased to operate and no one is willing to work on it and the dealer is too expensive. It is too rusty."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"At VERY low speeds, truck slips out of 2 wheel drive into 4 wheel drive and during a slow turn wheels almost lock. VERY,VERY dangerous in turning after stopping for a traffic light"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"front CV joint"

Peter K., MA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

"was told drive shaft was bent"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"The electrical connections are failing all over the truck, the connections are rusty."

Anonymous, MA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"MAJOR ELECTRICAL ISSUES. SPENT MAJOR REPAIR MONIES REPLACING PARTS BEFORE I DISCOVERED THE REAL ISSUE IS ELECTRICAL CAUSING A/C TO STOP WORKING, ENGINE LIGHT ON CONSTANTLY, ELECTRIC WINDOWS STOP WORKING, RADIO STOP WORKING, ETC. NOW I CHANGE A FUSE AND THAT SEEMS TO FIX THE CURRENT ISSUE BUT ONLY TEMPORARILY. I WOULD NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE AGAIN."

Vicki L., NV (2005 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

"The molding across the drivers side top has been coming loose. Just curling up"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Peeling clearcoat"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"By 2010 rust was appearing on the passenger side bed raid and around the wheel wells and fuel filler cap. Now, rust has completely eroded the cab corners."

John R., IA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"I am recently encountering rusting in the quarter panel area below the doors. Rust is coming thru from the inside of the plastic quarter panel units."

Ronald S., IA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Bad rust and holes in the panel under the doors. We were unable to pass inspection until repaired"

Anonymous, VT (2005 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

Fuel gauge/sender

"I have had a check engine light on for months because my mechanic told me that the flange holding the descending unit in the gas tank has rusted."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Todays fuel is very dirty and gums up throttle body"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"corrode electrical connecter for the O2 sensor"

Joseph F., OH (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"replaced fuel tank pressure sensor replaced evap vent solinoid and connector"

SUSn M., CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 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

"In August. 2007 I received a letter from GM stating that the 3.5L 5 cylinder engine may experience premature intake valve wear causing misfire, illumination of Service Engine Soon light, and eventual engine idle roughness. The letter states: Do not take your vehicle to your Chevrolet dealer as a result of this letter unless you believe your vehicle has the condition described above. And, If this condition occurs on your 2005 Chevrolet Colorado within 7 years from the date your vehicle was originally placed in service, or 100,000 miles whichever occurs first, the condition will be repaired for you at no charge. At the time of the letter, I was not experiencing the condition described. I filed the letter with my vehicle's documents and took no other action per the letter. About 2011, the Check engine soon light came on. There was no sign of engine roughness, so I did not take any further action until February 2014 when I took the vehicle to my local Chevrolet dealer for a routine oil change (vehicle mileage at the time was 72224). I paid the dealer $103.36 to diagnose the check engine light. The dealer's diagnosis: Vehicle has cylinder head malfunctioning, probably a sticking valve. Recommend replace the engine cylinder head. The repair cost was estimated at more than $2,000. I declined. The dealer made no mention of GM's offer to repair; and frankly I did not remember having ever received the 2007 letter. Currently the check engine soon light is still on, the engine runs rough, and acceleration is erratic presumably due to the malfunctioning cylinder. Repair is now outside GM's seven year limit, but inside the 100,000 mile limit. In my opinion GM should have either issued a recall for the vehicle in 2007, or issued guidance to Chevrolet dealers so that the issue would be identified and addressed when it arose from customer complaints...rather than expect that customers would remember a letter issued almost seven years earlier."

Gary W., WA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The check engine light goes on periodically. We have had a Chevrolet dealer say that the problem was the incorrect coolant in the radiator. They replace to coolant. But about 1 year later, the light is back on. A local mechanic told us the problem was under-pressurized fuel system. He told us that the loss in pressure was probably a leaking gas cap. He suggested we replaced the gas cap the light would go off. When we picked up our truck from the local mechanic and the check engine light was off. We have not replaced the gas cap and the check engine light has not come on."

Robert Y., WA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Check engine light is always on. Related to cylinder # 5 replacement issue"

Anonymous, WA (2005 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

"Misfire in # 3 & # 5."

Anonymous, IL (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

""Check engine" light is on. Dealer says cylinder # 5 is misfiring, probably a sticking valve, and that cylinder # 5 should be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The five cylinder engine is a very poor design."

Terry K., (2005 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Door locks quit working. Costs too much to get them fixed. Also the steering wheel broke, cost $600 to replace the steering wheel column. It broke just trying to adjust it"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Windows

"The driver's window quit working and was repaired by replacing the actuator at my expense."

John R., IA (2005 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

"will not eject the 3 cds inside"

Gale M., OK (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio would randomly cut off on its own - supposedly GM would send out updates periodically to correct issues, but I finally gave up and installed an aftermarket radio to avoid the problems. Woofers in speakers haven't held up well, one is busted an"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Coolant was not heating to normal level. Had thermostat replaced and problem corrected"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Water pump

"Water pump leaked water. Problem fixed. New water pump."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Often difficult to put into reverse"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 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

Electronic ignition

"Failure to start and irratic running of engine. Dealer maintained no recall or other complaint notices were sent out by Failure to start, erratic engine, dealer maintained that no recall was issued or other complaint notices were sent out by Che"

Anonymous, UT (2005 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

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