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2004 Chevrolet Colorado

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The heater - AC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The CD player in the radio may fail. Our technicians tell us that the radio will need to be removed and sent out to a radio repair shop to correct this condition.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacement of the cylinder head may be required to correct this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump module assembly if this condition occurs.

2004 Chevrolet Colorado Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 18, 2010

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General Motors is recalling certain 2004–2011 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Isuzu regular and extended cab models without a rear seat and equipped with a 60/40 front bench split seat for failing to comply with federal safety standards on child restraint anchorage systems. The top tether anchor for the front center seat is not accessible and the manual provides no instruction on its use. In order to correct the problem, dealers will cut a hole in the back panel trim cover to allow access to the top tether anchor and will provide supplemental instructions on the use of the top tether.

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Electrical & Lights, August 2, 2010

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General Motors is recalling various 2004–2009 models in twelve Southern and Southwestern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to contamination in the brake lamp switch, which may cause the brake lamps to fail or stay on continuously. This could lead to a crash since other drivers may not be aware of the operator's intentions. Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. For more information, call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

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Electrical & Lights, December 5, 2006

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The brake lights may fail to illuminate, or illuminate at all times. In this condition, the cruise control will not function. If towing a trailer connected to the brake lamp wiring, the trailer lights will also be affected. A following driver may not know when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash. Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly. The recall began December 5, 2006. The GM recall number is 06030.

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Questions and Answers

mike314, 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Marion, OH

The key fob, the switch on door and when shifted into or out of park does nothing to lock or unlock the vehicle

RickB, 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Moultonborough, NH

When I turn off my truck & open the driver's side door the accessories, i.e. radio, wiper, etc. do not turn off all the time. I have to open & close the passenger side door to correct...

grannygrneyes, 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Lapeer, MI

I have a 4x4 and I am repairing the front brakes myself. I need to know what size socket to use and what size nut is on there. I don't have the money to buy the whole set of either. Thanks

cgirl487, 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Port Isabel, TX

My check engine light comes on and stays on even when the truck is turned off. Overnight it drains my battery and i have to jump it to get it running. Any idea as to what is causing this?

colorado wrona, 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, 2.8L 4 Cylinder, Foxboro, MA

My car was sitting for awhile and when I went to switch into either 4H or 4L it would not engage at all. I checked the fuses and nothing to indicate a problem. I am getting power to the solenoid an...

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Bought my Colorado new in 2004. Im just short of 295000 on it now , original motor and tranny.
Only real problems were later when windows wouldn't go up or down without help. Keeping the truck and putting in new motor and transmission, replace original suspension and some electrical work. Best truck Ive owned. It owes me nothing.

04 colorado z71 3.5l engine crew 79000 miles. One repair after another. Might as well have kept the landrover. What a pos. Always serviced. Wiring harness burned up in drivers door,heater blower failed 3 times same bad resistor, transmission had to be rebuilt( warrenty)should have sold it then, exhaust manifold cracked, airbag sensor failed. Don't waste your money. No support from gm for these design faults.

so far the only BIG problem I have with my truck, is that my cab started smelling like anti-freeze and it started leaking our of my firewall. I found out that I have to replace my heater core and heard its really expensive. Heard its a hige common problem with 2004 colorados. Chevrolet should do a recall on this issue.

I bought a 2004 Colorado new and had a persistent problem with "reduced power"the third time i took it back i told them fix it or keep it.They called me a week later and it was fixed. it seems that G.M. sent them the wrong flow chart,as soon as they found that I've had no more trouble with that.In almost 100,000 miles I'v replaced tires twice front brakes once and the left tie rod end.All in all a good little truck.Now though i need a right wheel bearing That looks all redesigned,must learn something new i guess.

A problem for me has been the brake pedal goes so low that your foot can simultaneously hit the accelerator! Has been that way since new. This vehicle with some of it quality issues cured me of my GM habit! I recently purchased a new Ford. GM? never again!
This 04 has fewer than 60K miles on it. New head due to the recall and it failed prior to the recall. Wish I had never bought the damn thing! GM and others have chosen the new baseless lamps, they last from 6 months to a couple years, and the cheap lamps cost more in replacement than the original bayonet base lamps.

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