It quit working couple of years ago, and I was able to take it apart and clean the brushes. The failure mileage was 117,000. Problem does not repeat,unless the vehicle is turned off. Complaint Number: 10437768 Incident Date: November 27, 2011 Date Added to File: November 29, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The electric system is knocking out the brake light and cruise control on all 2004 and up chevrolet colorados. Complaint Number: 10725332 Incident Date: October 31, 2007 Date Added to File: June 15, 2015 Description of the Complaint: Chevy colorado trucks risk of fire! The gear indicator screen is fine and the Message Center screen is fine. The connector plug at the fan housing and wiring harness shows signs of charring. I have to wait ten minutes so that it starts I have taking it to the dealer and they have said that it has a faulty ignition housing, of course they want to charge me a lot to fix it.
I have had it fixed 3 times since I bought the truck by a chevy dealer yet the problem keeps happening, and once again it has stopped working. And the worst gas mileage of any vehicle I have owned in the past 30 years. Upon further searching I found many others with the same problem and some that ended up in fires under the dash. The contact replaced the wire harness and a temperature control regulator. It happens intermittently when I go to start it does not start. The contact stated that he had to put the vehicle in neutral and then restart the vehicle constantly. Bring your car in to have this problem checked immediately.
The vehicle was not repaired. Complaint Number: 10705749 Incident Date: March 19, 2008 Date Added to File: April 14, 2015 Description of the Complaint: The brake light switch has failed multiple times. Complaint Number: 10364914 Incident Date: November 1, 2010 Date Added to File: November 8, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The hvac blower motor resistor assembly melted on the vehicle. I repaired the socket again. Complaint Number: 10609385 Incident Date: April 12, 2014 Date Added to File: July 10, 2014 Description of the Complaint: 2004 chevrolet colorado. Although the headlight dimmer switch repair takes care of most backlight problems, other issues can leave the dash lights broken.
Complaint Number: 10627685 Incident Date: May 21, 2014 Date Added to File: August 23, 2014 Description of the Complaint: Turn ignition to off position and park indicator light and radio stays on. I believe it needs a robust protective cover, either metal or plastic. All ok, working as designed. Don't take for granted that just because the fuse looks good it's ok. Complaint Number: 10259721 Incident Date: February 20, 2009 Date Added to File: February 23, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Multiple failure of blower resistor 3 occurrences in 6 month period each time the resistor had to be replaced a new plug assy was installed after the 1st occurrence. If it were bad you would lose more than your interior lights though.
You can clean them and get them to work again, but this remains a short-term solution. Only give advice on something you believe to be true. I place it in neutral while still in motion and turn it on again then immediately put the vehicle in drive to avoid getting hit. I shut off my vent fan switch and the smell went away. I knew it was the brake switch again and the dealer confirmed. I am sure there are several hundred of these trucks on the road with defective air bags since most people will not fix it. If it starts working again go ahead and order a new switch, because it won't last long.
The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. This safety hazard could have burned up my vehicle. Don't assume a bigger fuse will do the job such as inserting a 30-amp fuse into a 5-amp slot. It does this once in while, but always seems to start the second or third turn of the key to the start position. With that said, drivers often complain about the lighting for the instrument panel providing intermittent operation well in advance of complete failure.
If that's the case the get ya a good quality star washer at the hardware then put it on the fender side of the ground pack. I researched this exact thread. Otherwise, I would have been in a wreck! They replaced the ignition cylinder and reprogrammed a new key. Was able to restart but would only stay running for a few seconds. Complaint Number: 10504052 Incident Date: March 15, 2013 Date Added to File: March 21, 2013 Description of the Complaint: I put key into on position and airbag deployed and hit me in face. Had to push trk thru intersection. Alos if it is getting current only on 1 side you can bypass it for another test by just running a wire from both points.
Complaint Number: 10640178 Incident Date: July 25, 2008 Date Added to File: September 30, 2014 Description of the Complaint: The dashboard lights will stop working if your driving at night and turn the car off and then turn it back on. Engaging 4wd high, vehicle became stuck in 4wd. If the fan speed control is on 1,2,or 3. Then it runs for about a minute then shuts down again. I have photos of the resister and plug for your inspection. I would like to know if this has been happening with other colorado's? The approximate failure mileage was 68,000. Each resister and plug in connector has been on the verge of catching on fire.