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 4 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 2006 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Passlock security comes on every so often and you have to wait 10min before it will start again"

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"about three years ago car would not start on first try had to wait 10 minutes for system to rest then would this happened randomly and got more frequent had modular on ignition switch"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the pass lock system malfunctions and then my truck will not start. After 20 minutes it will reset and start"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"computer in the driver door that controls the windows and door locks had to be replaced"

Gracia B., MI (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"this problem come again after costly repair getting red light alarm of a system that my car actually do not have at all, is on and of unpredicted and no one have solution for it"

Shmuel E., CA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Tail lights stopped working so as a safety, the cruise control stopped working, so I would address the problem."

Anonymous, AR (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake lights would come on when truck not operating. Would drain the battery. Initially had battery bypass switch installed to eliminate the problem. Eventually discovered it was a brake pedal fuse (?)that also impacted cruise control."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None Unsure)

"1 backup light went out"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"tail lights stopped working."

Anonymous, AR (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Standard brake lights replaced."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Problems with signal light in front on one side. Bulb kept going out."

Anonymous, LA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Gauges

"The instrument lights in the gauges worked intermittinly. This is a widely known problem with the Colorado and is caused by a faulty light switch"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"HEADLIGHT PLASTIC COVERS YELLOWED & FOGGED INTERNALLY. very POOR LIGHTING/SAFETY ISSUE"

David A., FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Interior lights

"They flick go off than come back on"

William K., NV (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"clicker would not work. it went into anti theft mode"

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Door locks are not dependable. Some times the keyless will work but mostly not"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"wiper motor failed"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All washer fluid would leak out after 2 days."

Lee F., AL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 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)

"ABS stops fuctioning intermittently. Resets when vehicle shut off."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Broken wire to wheel sensor"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent ABS fault and is. Documented problem with this year of truck"

Paul K., NY (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"brakes squeaked all the time especially the first mile or so. It cost $1300 to repair needed hubs and sensors"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None)

"L. front wheel sensor failed causing false ABS dash indication light. Had dealer service = $800 ! Failed again after 7000 miles. Now ignoring it. Problem seems to be with design of wheel bearing/sensor cartridge"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wire broke on right front wheel sensor"

Robert B., IA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Electronic notification in dash stated ABS traction failure. Replaced right front hub and sensor"

Leonard H., OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"ABS warning light came on frequently, even after multiple repairs. I was told it was a bad sensor but it continued to fail and need replacement"

John O., MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Calipers

"Bearings had to be replaced due to the design. Very expensive repair!!!"

Scott M., OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"One caliper was corroded and immovable"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"my truck just fails to start, the repair shops cannot figure out why"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal brake wear, rear brakes replaced @ 76,000 miles. No issues beyond normal wear replacement."

John T., VA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking brake cable froze up wearing out the shoes"

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Rotors

"Had to replace rotors at 50,000 miles"

Steven S., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The sounds make me worried about the brakes."

Lee F., AL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes make a loud squeaking and chattering noise at slow stops"

Steven S., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Loud squeaking on soft-slow stops"

Anonymous, PA (2006 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)

"Gas evaporation system components tripped check engine light. Repairs cost $650."

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Problem is hard to find."

Scott M., OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"engine light on -- on senor in gas tank replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"vapor canister vent solenoid"

John T., VA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"GM has a ongoing problem with there emissions systems...Thats where the Ford came from!!!!"

Garry E., FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Check engine light comes on about once per month and is related to fuel cap or fuel related issue"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Trouble starting the truck, sometimes. Takes about 15 minutes of sitting before it will start. No one seems to know why. Engine light sometimes on for days at a time, then shuts off. The meter tells us it's the carburetor, sometimes a temp sensor. No clear pattern to the supposed problems. My 9 year old greatgrandaughters guess is as good as my mechanics and the engine light meter."

Anonymous, NV (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Fuel injection was fixed 2 separate times, for about $3-5,000.00"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"Since no knowledgeable person knows for sure that it's the fuel pump, and not the starter. Started about 4 years ago, problem still not resolved."

Anonymous, NV (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The fuel pump is located between the gas tank and the bottom of the car. In order to repair it, the gas tank must be removed. Very expensive"

Anonymous, DE (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"the top of the fuel pump was made out of steel instead of plastic causing the fuel line to rust and started leaking fuel,every replacement i seen was made out of plastic, go figure"

Steve L., KY (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Noting noticeable. Just that the check engine light was on."

Walt W., WA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"problem caused failure of the catalytic converer in the exhausr manifold"

John M., SC (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"red engine alarm lights went on visiting the mechanic figuring out some fuel presure sensor was damaged and some carbon particles from some filter were found in the sensor, on top the alarm system light are up again after the repair of 2 years ago"

Shmuel E., CA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace sensors 2x"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light stays on, nothing wrong"

Ellen L., IL (2006 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

"#5 valve is bad"

Ronald D., IL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"replaced cylinder head-all problems were unknown until the warranty was over and then I was given the bad news. Money into the dealers pocket"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"High oil consumption, cylinder head was replaced in 2013 at 30000 miles due to GM service bulletin, engine continued to consume oil, about 2 quarts every month. In 2015 cylinder head failed again"

Mercurio P., MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Valves were burned, had to replace the entire head at 32,000 miles"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"cylinder head failed and engine consumes oil, consider engine replacement but to costly. this engine has had a history of problems and GM didn't stand by there product. total loss and waist of money"

Mercurio P., MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Head gasket needed replacing. GM had a bulletin on this for 7 years (but not a recall). GM hid this problem without letting anybody know. They would not honor this for me"

Ron C., WA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Head bolt broke. Dealer Shop could not remove the bolt. New engine installed"

Anthony W., NV (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 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

"INTERIOR WATER LEAK THROUGH IMPROPERLY INSTALLED SEAL/WEATHERSTRIPPING OF REAR (3'RD)STOP LIGHT MOUNTED ON CAB"

David A., FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"There is a lot of wind noise since the seals around 3 of the four doors the weather stripping has come lose."

Roger D., WI (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Passengers in the rear of the crew cab cause the rear seat to rub and squeak on plastic panels in the back of the cab. Center console creaks when resting your arm"

John T., CO (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"vehicle has always been clumsy and noisy, much more than the older Toyota pickup I owned previously."

Ronald E., ME (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"generally poor quality, cheap vehicle"

R E., ME (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The wins noise is TERRIABLE"

Anonymous, TN (2006 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

Blower (fan) motor

"I have had a problem in the blower for the heat. I have had the vehicle in 7 times to get the blower fuse to work. It keeps blowing out and the heater fan wil only work on high. GThe other 3 speeds do NOT work. Mechanic has not been able to correct this problem"

Roger D., WI (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ground fault caused the blower motor resistor to fail; replaced resistor, electrical connector, and grounding block in engine compartment near the air filter."

John T., CO (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"BF only comes on @ the highest setting"

Don S., AR (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"fan works on 4, never 3, sometimes 1 & 2"

Dave Y., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The fan control only works for very low or very high"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None)

"Had it replace twice in the last 2 years"

Anonymous, WI (2006 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

Ball joints

"Purchased used deceased one owner pickup from son and expected some repairs. Needed ball joints on one side and UV joint front. Otherwise very good shape for used pickup."

Anonymous, VT (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"When getting new tires it was pointed out to me the Power Rack is leaking. Of course they wanted to replace for a little over a $1,000. I deferred added fluid with conditioners. Leak seems very slow now. I will monitor since I intend to keep the truck at least one more year. I do my own vehicle maintenance so I am no hurry to replace unless the leak becomes severe"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Had to replace power steering pump. It would not work at idle speed"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Severe wear"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Steering felt somewhat loose and with a wabble, but it was upon state inspection for license renewal that the problems were found. Even after repair, steering still feels rather loose"

Anonymous, MO (2006 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 quit working, then the speakers in front were malfunctioning, the the radio started to change stations...replaced with a Kenwood radio/mp3 player and Pioneer speakers. the origonal equip was never very good"

Robert C., OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

"will not eject disks"

Dave Y., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Speakers

"buzzy, distorted"

Dave Y., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"speakers have muffled and buzzy sound"

Dave Y., PA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Blown-out, much vibration on base setting"

Anonymous, PA (2006 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 interior trim or moldings

"Glove box lid is crooked and dealer said could not do anything about it"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint peeling in bed area"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Rust

"rocker panels and bed"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Two areas around rear wheal need to be sanded and repainted"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine lights comes on and off randomly. I’ve had it serviced twice but problem reoccurs after 3 months or more."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine misfiring. Corrected with new fuel injectors"

Georgie S., AB (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"has not been fixed--the smell of gasoline is there but cannot see a leak"

Gracia B., MI (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"It is fastened to the manifold"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Cracked manifold"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 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

"Broken door keep on both front doors"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Broken latch mechanism tailgate will not open"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Engine light came on, my mechanic checked it with computer and discovered the thermostat was bad. To replace the thermostat you have to replace the whole housing as it is a complete unit"

Gary B., IL (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"First rebuild lasted6 months. Second in the process of rebuild. Colorado is a piece of @#$#$$$%^&. Have spent more than $10,000----Yes ten thoUSnd repairing it"

Anonymous, PA (2006 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

Slipping transmission

"When car is warming up transmission doesn't want to shift. Dealer claimed nothing wrong"

R E., ME (2006 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.8-L 4 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

Coil

"Had to replace 3 of the 5 coils"

Anonymous, NC (2006 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.

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