1st Generation (2004—2012) Colorado Problems

Colorado owners with a 2004—2012 model year have the most problems with the engine (23%), hvac (18%), and the electrical (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Check Engine Light Is On 13 complaints at an average of 72,730 miles in the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado.
  2. Engine Misfires 13 complaints at an average of 65,924 miles in the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado.
  3. Fuel Line Leak 2 complaints at an average of 36,575 miles in the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

What Colorado Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 17 2 768 7.71
2011 12 5 747 3.3
2010 10 2 733 6.27
2009 22 3 688 6.56
2008 26 2 629 4.77
2007 26 3 573 4.31
2006 57 4 494 14.09
2005 97 3 445 24.33
2004 103 3 456 19.21

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