2004 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Review: Could be a great truck if GM c

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Could be a great truck if GM consider quality.
By marcut on


2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab Z71 LS Rwd SB (3.5L 5cyl 4A)


I bought this truck used in 2005 and wondered why it was in a Used car lot at less than 1 year old. All kinds of electrical problems such as door locks/power windows not working but then start working after 2 weeks to a month. Dealer couldn't figure out problem and replaced under warranty BCM that didn't seem to fix problem. Transmission is hit and miss and often searches for gear to shift with pedal all the way to floor. Replaced 2 parking brakes at less than 50K. Have had two instances where brakes failed to stop and only a pulating sensation could be felt on dry road. 4WD HI setting doesn't work even after dealer tried to fix it. Stalling problems including hwy speeds. Hood comes loose.

Best Features

Inter may be cheaply made but seats are comfortable and there is plenty of room, body design looks nice along with the bright red paint color. Privacy Glass is standard I believe on this truck when others consider it optional.

Worst Features

Fix transmission and electrical problems. Lift truck bumper a few inches since rear trailer hitch often hits ground and I damage front bumper after striking curb to avoid accident braking bottom part of my bumper. Better quality components such as parking brakes, plastic interior items. Make anti-slip rear differential standard. A bigger engine would also be nice. Better support from dealer and staff who seem to be unable to figure out what is causing electrical problems with truck replacing BCM and other parts. Better quality parking brakes, this is the first time I've ever had to replace parking brakes on a truck and done it twice! Fix possible problems with brakes pulsating & won't stop.
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