The world needs more small trucks. They're easier to park and maneuver and they cost less to feed than their full-sized siblings. This version of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon represented the first redesign of the model in 11 years. How to put this nicely? We really want to like this truck. We just can't. If it's any consolation, this Colorado replaces a version that was an also-ran right out of the box.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Display screen freezes up

"software malfunction. dealer replaced touch screen at no cost and all problems resolved."

Samuel W., NC (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen was defective and required to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

"Electronic control module for touchscreen failed and was replaced under warranty. No further problems"

James S., SC (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"compass doesnot work, ONSTAR will not sync"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Sometimes the phone and the car's bluetooth will not pair"

Michael B., LA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"Radio completely stopped working."

Sandra S., TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

"The radio randomly changes stations and the screen gets locked up. Other things on the radio don't work either - I can only program 1/3 of the channels"

Michael B., LA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"The radio will not work in very cold temperatures. Once the truck is warmed up the radio will work"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"Rear speakers are set to very low volume. Have to fade F/R to about 75-80% to HEAR rear speakers,told issue is in factory amp settings. GM customer service rep told me that I should install aftermarket system... on a new vehicle that i like sound, just not the useless rear speakers and loose control of functions controled by radio interface"

Timothy S., PA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Steering wheel controls stopped working within 2 weeks of buying the car brand new, and I had to have the entire steering wheel replaced"

Michael S., MD (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Temperature is controlled using selected cabin temperature, becomes too cold and then swings to too hot, does a poor job setting one comfortable temperature"

Donna C., TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"The system does not regulate temperature. It is either blasting very cold or very hot. The adjustments to desired temperature do not work. You spend your trip turning the temperature up and down because every little adjustment causes a wild swing in actual temperature in the car. For example, if you are at 69 degrees, and you adjust to a desired temperature of 73, it will feel like 85 degrees. Then, when you adjust back down to 69 degrees, it will feel like 60 degrees."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The climate control had a problem with heating the interior. About the time this started to happen I got a recall because some control was not opening or closing a door correctly. Issue was fixed by the recall"

Leonard G., IA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"temperature variation goes from to hot to too cold and is not regulated while in auto temp. Like the in cabin temperature sensing point is not located in the driver proximity to regulate temperature"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"Climate control has large temperature swings. Cannot keep cabin at a comfortable temperature. It is either too cold or too warm. Dealer has indicated that it is performing as designed"

Mark G., AK (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"Recall on air damper"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"with the state of the art computer systems you would think the fan would not drown out the radio and/or take at least 10 seconds to respond.If the fan talk is on high I have to wait to talk on the phone"

Robert N., MA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

"Cabin air filter whistles when fan is operated. Seems to be a common problem with all vehicles."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)
Heater system

"After one week the heater failed. The computer had to be re-calibrated"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"heat stop working during the winter. thou it was a GM recall item they charged me, because someone had already marked the recall as completed for my vehicle."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"At low speeds the car would not downshift correctly. The car lugged as if it was a manual transmission in the wrong gear."

Richard J., TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission will not downshift when starting uphill at 20 to 30 mph and wanting to maintain that slow speed"

Kenneth C., WV (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

"would not shift from 6th or 5th gear into a lower gear when running slower and caused truck to lug on the engine"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"the engine goes into high RPM's every so often for about 10 seconds.i;m trying to video,but haven't been able yet.Truck has also be in dealership with check engine light on.(twice)"

Robert N., MA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Transmission is the worst I have ever driven. Shifting is awful and I have to rev engine up to over 5000RPM to get it to shift and accelerate. Awful"

Michael S., MD (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission was reluctant to shift out of higher gears causing the engine to lug or bog down before downshifting. The TCM was reprogrammed with updated code and that mitigated the issue for the most part"

Mark G., AK (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

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

Glass defects

"streaking on windshield from some kind of chemical, will not come off"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"seats do not heat up to a comfortable level, compared to other vehicle we have and have had"

Linda B., ME (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"the backdoor locks stopped working and the handle literally came off in our hand"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"hood shaking, dealer adjusted ok"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)
Windows

"Windows fault out and have to cycle up and donw to reset"

Timothy S., PA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT 3.6-L V6)

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

"Water collects under two of the doors anytime it rains. Dealer is unable to fix. GM says "the engineers are working on it", but nothing has been forthcoming. This has been a problem since the truck was new"

Fred F., WA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle noise at drive steering wheel air bag. bulliten from GM. working on problem and fix will be released"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pad squeaks backing up. Maintenance inspected brakes and found nothing wrong."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"I have an extended cab and the doors on both sides "jiggled" on rough roads"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"Rattle noise under dash"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

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

Clock

"clock resets to 1200 hrs often and a/c comes on sometimes when it does"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT 3.6-L V6)

"some times the a/c comes on by its self, the low tire pressure comes on and the clock goes to 1200hrs am"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"The vehicle has been to 3 different dealers 5 different times and they have yet to solve the problem. GM customer service has been involved but still NO answers."

Tina T., GA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

"Erroneous light on the theft deterrent system"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

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

Battery cables

"4 trips to Chev until problem was solved after call to Chev costumer service & sent to different dealer."

Mark N., MN (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Coil

"Coil failed not covered by limited engine warranty. Coil is under intake manifold needed to be removed. $670 repair at Chev dealer. I Feel it’s part of the engine & should be covered by warranty"

Mark N., MN (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Corroded connection"

Mark H., IA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Parking brake

"Rubber pad came loose and entire inside assembly was replaced with a modified version."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brand new truck and the breaks have never stopped squeaking....makes it difficult to believe all those commercials on quality Chevy puts on tv!"

Amanda P., NC (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint scratches easily and somehow the back tail light got cracked, but I am sure I did not do it?"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

"Paint blemish about the size of a dime on the roof f my Chevrolet Colorado"

Richard S., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Colorado None 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Clinch bolt broke. $57 repair at auto shop"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

"Studs broke off the back of The catalytic converter to intermediate exhaust pipe. New studs and seal replaced under the 3/36 warranty."

William G., PA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

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

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Went to dealer problem was a switch it was under recall."

Anonymous, IA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light kept coming on. Took 4trips to the dealer before they were able to fix it."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"transmission slipped out of gear while stopped at a redlight and required several min to re-engage to move. Would not shift to a lower gear without manual help causing truck to lug on the motor"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 3.6-L V6)

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

"Power steering sensor causing the power steering to go out while operating the vehicle. Sensor could not be replaced without replacing the whole rack and pinion system. When the power steering goes out almost impossible to steer vehicle. Went out 2 months after warranty expired."

Carey H., AL (2015 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

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

Engine Minor

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Oct 05 2017
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015-2016 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, and 2016 Chevrolet Volt vehicles. The driver's frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began November 8, 2017. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17387.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V621000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Feb 01 2016
A loss or reduction in power steering assist may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 6, 2015, to March 17, 2015, and 2015 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 6, 2015, to March 19, 2015. A poor electrical connection within the steering gear connector may cause a loss of power steering assist.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear torque sensor cover assembly, free of charge. The recall began March 1, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15595.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V054000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2988
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
May 12 2015
If the vehicle experiences a brake fluid leak it can increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon trucks manufactured January 6, 2014, to December 24, 2014. The affected vehicles may experience the front brake calipers leaking brake fluid. This is due to air pockets, an imperfection in the metal caliper body.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front-brake calipers if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 9, 2015. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14888.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V278000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24380
SEATS
May 08 2015
If the seat-frame attachment hooks are not secured properly, the seat may not be adequately anchored to the vehicle, and in the event of a crash, the seat occupant could be at an increased risk of an injury.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks manufactured January 6, 2014, to April 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the hooks that secure the driver's and/or front passenger's seat frame may not have been properly attached to the vehicle body during assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seats, correcting their installation as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 2, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15150.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V267000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 49980
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 18 2015
If the inflator separates from the back plate in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, this may cause the air bag or steering wheel components to separate and be propelled into the interior compartment, potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. Additionally, the air bag may fail to properly inflate, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured September 15, 2014, to January 21, 2015, and 2015 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured October 3, 2014, to December 9, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front driver air bag inflator that may be misaligned to the air bag module backplate. This can cause the inflator to separate from the backplate during a deployment.
What should you do:
GM has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the driver air bag module inflator for proper alignment, replacing the air bag, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15037.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V157000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 40
AIR BAGS
Oct 09 2014
If the driver air bag does not deploy as designed, there is an increased risk of driver injury in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 6, 2014, to October 1, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the driver air bag connections may have been wired incorrectly. This could reverse the deployment sequence and disrupt the deployment timing of the driver air bag. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), free of charge. The recall began on October 6, 2014. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14690.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V645000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2283
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