About Chevrolet Colorado
Becoming a tale, Chevrolet Colorado has been produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division from 2003 to 2012 and after two-year hiatus, since 2014 as a mid-size pickup truck. Originally introduced to replace the Chevrolet S-10, Colorado also has a GMC counterpart, the Canyon. Awarded the Truck of the Year for two times by Motor Trend Magazine, Colorado is an amazing pickup truck and has been manufactured through two generations.
The first-generation Chevy Colorado was produced from 2003 to 2012 based on the GMT355 platform. It came in three configurations, regular cab, extended cab and crew cab as well as three trim levels: base level Work, mid-level LS and luxury-equipped LT. Until 2007, the Colorado was powered by a 2.8 L I4 with 175 horsepower or a 3.5 L I5 that made 220 hp. For 2007, those engines grew to 2.9 L with 185 hp and 3.7 L with 242 hp, respectively. A 5.3-liter V8 rated at 300 hp became optional in 2009. And engines sent power through 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission to two or four wheels. The current Colorado debuted at 2011 Bangkok Motor Show in regular (single) cab, extended (space) cab and crew cab. And it now is available in Base, Work Truck, LT, Z71 and ZR2 trim levels. A 200-horsepower 2.5 L I4, a 3.6 L V6 (308 hp) or a 2.8 L turbodiesel I4 (181 hp) were available power sources. And power is sent through 5-speed, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic to rear wheels or four wheels.
Chevrolet Colorado Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting powerful engine, roomy interior, refined technology, good utility and off-road ability, Chevy Colorado is a decent choice of a mid-size pickup truck. But as accumulation of mileage, you had better be prepared for these common problems on Colorado in advance:
First, engine failure is what Chevrolet Colorado drivers feel troubled most during driving, which is understandable as engine failure is often the omen of vehicle breaking down. You can imagine that when you are driving, continuous knocking sound coming from the engine, and engine runs roughly, misfires, shakes, loses power while acceleration and even suffers from starting, all these are so annoying. What's more, some Colorado drivers also complained that oil leaks so that the fuel economy becomes worse, meanwhile, the engine performance only deteriorates dramatically once the cooling system also fails. And once the Check Engine Light is activated, you are suggested to inspect the Colorado body control module, intake manifold, oxygen sensor, fuel rail, exhaust manifold, and timing cover.
Second, for Chevrolet Colorado drivers, transmission and suspension failures are very hard to distinguish. Both issues will cause clanking or rattling noises from underneath the vehicle, but suspension failure's uneven tire wear and even tilting vehicle is resulted from these noises. And suspension failure also results in unintentionally steering, intense car vibration and poor handling, Colorado leaf spring, steering knuckle, control arm bushing, front cross-member, wheel bearing, sway bar link and coil spring insulator are often the culprits. As for transmission failure, as it often manifests as indicator not matching the gear, vehicle not turning off due to key could not be removed and vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gear at all, you could focus on the Colorado shift cable.
For a long-lived Chevy Colorado, taking preventative measures is often more important than reaction measures, which means performing routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts is critical. First of all, some electrical parts in Colorado need routine maintenance as they are often exposed to high intensity of usage, for example, speedometer, ABS sensor, wheel speed sensor, instrument cluster, blow motor and power window switch and so on. Other parts such as wiper blade, windshield wiper, headlight, antenna, seat belt and so on play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, therefore, they also need routine maintenance.
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