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Chevrolet Colorado repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 123 repairs.
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Chevrolet Colorado engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (76%)

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Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

turbocharged 181hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

14880 mi Exhaust sensor faulty. Replaced under warranty, but took a few days to arrive at the dealership. 

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

turbocharged 181hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

6900 mi P1478 Code, faulty sensor, sensor on national backorder, no repair done, check engine light still on 
14000 mi Low error message in DIC. Dealer did computer updates per GM. Driven from dealer and after two restarts problem appeared again. 
16000 mi Replaced oil level sensor per GM. Repair unsuccessful. Per GM and check of TSB found wiring harness chaffing issues. Found wiring harness was pinched by oil pan pulling and damaging connections. Had to drop oil pan to effect repairs. At this point the vehicle was traded for a new one. 

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

turbocharged 181hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

1200 mi Turbo overheating, a clamp was not properly installed and produced a high-pressure leak in the cooling line.  
16000 mi Diagnosis of a problem engine light 

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

turbocharged 181hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

46000 mi Replaced the turbocharger. Replaced under warranty. 
38000 mi

US $200
Engine light came on and poor def quality warning. I was still using Same def for 1000 miles. I was told basically i either ran to low but not true as reading shows level ok or used poor quality fluid. They did diagnostic and forced regen as couldn't find anything wrong.. Warranty didn't cover 

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

305-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

1000 mi Overheated. Lower radiator hose was not installed properly. 
21800 mi Hesitation on acceleration 

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

305-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

1500 mi Coolant smell when warming up. Took to dealer who claimed that coolant smell was not coolant. Problem not fixed and will have to be taken to a different dealer that has a competent staff. 

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

305-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

40000 mi Check engine light came on. They changed a sensor. 

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

305-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

34000 mi Check engine light was on but went off vehicle is running really rough scan codes P0018 P0020 P2092 P2093 Checked resistance at intake cam pos. Actuator solenoid bank 2 solenoid valve O.L. Replaced solenoid cleared codes. Codes still returned and still runs rough. Verified current ECM and BCM software was current and no resistance. Replaced ECM AND BCM immobilizer. Relearn ECM set up crank POS and oil life cleared codes . Recheck OK. 
44000 mi Emission system problems four different times in February. Traded the Colorado after repeated problems with the truck and the dealer flashed the computer and gas mpg dropped from an avg of 23.8 to avg of 17 and they said it wasn't their fault. 

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

242-horsepower 3.7L I5 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

116000 mi

US $553
Water pump clutch failure, replaced. 

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

51000 mi

US $300
Thermostat replaced 

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2006 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

175-horsepower 2.8L I4 5-speed manual RWD

85000 mi

US $100
Replaced o2 sensor 
86000 mi

US $80
replaced o2 sensor 

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic RWD

6000 mi Dealer noticed engine oil leak during oil change--repair was covered under warranty. 
135000 mi Passlock system intermitently disables vehicle with original key in ignition. FINALLY discovered a fix online, which effectively disables Passlock (red light on instruments)--I no longer have security, but I can drive my car when I need it. 
139000 mi

US $60
evap purge vent valve 
142700 mi

US $30
EVAP system again failed. Fuel spills when refueling. Repair did not fix problem. 
146000 mi

US $34
The PCV system will begin to suck oil from the engine. These engines do not have a "rattle" PCV or PCV valve -- it uses a small hole in the nipple of the outlet in the valve cover. For whatever reason (sludge buildup, increased engine backpressue, clogged splash cover inside valve cover) , it begins to suck actual oil instead of just relieve gas pressure. Results in smoking out the exhaust at startup. Solution is to install a catch can. 
8000 mi Replaced o2 sensor under warranty 

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

12400 mi An idler pulley bearing on the engine fan belt assembly went bad and needed to be replaced. This was done under warranty. 

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

150000 mi

US $500
CHeck engine light was on. The diagnostic codes indicated low idle, problem with the fuel/oxygen mix, faulty thermostat. Sensor was replaced along with new plugs. 

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2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 5-speed manual RWD

93700 mi Computer bad & replaced. Diagnosis at time of computer failure indicates one or more valves seats are going bad. CEL comes on intermittently and rough idle, but other wise drives fine. UPDATE: bad valve seats must have been misdiagnosis. It is 40k miles later and it has never been fixed or gotten worse. 

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic RWD

49000 mi Oxygen Sensor- replaced under extended warranty 

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

186000 mi

US $280
replaced a leaky part where the fuel line connected to the fuel injection system... I think thats how to describe it. 

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed

220-horsepower 3.5L I5 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

103000 mi

US $25
Replaced the spark plugs. 

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