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Chevrolet Colorado Parts and Chevrolet Colorado Accessories

Interesting Facts about the Chevrolet Colorado

  • The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the S-10, putting an end to the S-10's 22-year run in the Chevrolet truck lineup. Although it was still classified as a compact or mid-sized truck, the Chevrolet Colorado is bigger than the S-10. It's also the fifth all-new truck that Chevrolet has produced after the Avalanche's debut in 1999.

  • The Chevrolet Colorado is the first truck in its class to be equipped with optional roof rail side air bags. Aside from that, it was also the quietest and smoothest pickup truck in its class. It was also equipped with head-protecting curtain side airbags covering all seating rows-a feature that is available on a GM pickup for the first time.

  • Japanese car and heavy truck manufacturing company, Isuzu, participated in the production of the Chevrolet Colorado. In 2005, Isuzu came up with its own version and sold it with the name i-Series.

  • The Series 490 Light Delivery chassis cowl is the Chevrolet Colorado's great grandfather. It was the first pickup model introduced by Chevrolet in 1918. Powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Series 490 had a top speed of only 50kph.

  • In 2010, pickup trucks dominated more than 40 percent of Thailand's auto sales while the midsize and compact trucks sales in Thailand has surpassed the sales in US. That is why the second generation Chevrolet Colorado debuted at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand in 2011.

  • For the next generation of Chevrolet Colorado trucks that could be the first diesel mid-sized trucks to be sold in the United States, production will be held at the General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, MO. The automaker has reportedly shelled out $380 million for the expansion of 500,000 square feet plant where both the Chevrolet Colorado and Canyon will be built.

  • The all new Chevrolet Colorado pickups are equipped with Duramax engines. These engines were developed and produced at the new and state-of-the-art $200,000,000 engine power plant in Rayong, Thailand. This engine plant that can produce about 120,000 engines per year has a fully-automated, computer-guided sequence for gauges, and employs lasers for high-level precision.

Chevrolet Colorado Articles

  • Common Problems with the Chevrolet Colorado 17 January 2013

    The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced by General Motors in 2004 together with its counterpart, the GMC Canyon. Since then, this mid-size pickup truck by the American carmaker has gained a lot of following due to its improving style and performance through the years. However, there are a couple of things that car owners should watch out for with the Chevrolet Colorado.


    Exterior lighting

    In 2006, GM has recalled 2004-2009 Chevrolet Colorado pickups that are having problems with their exterior lighting. The recalled vehicles were originally sold in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Utah. Due to a contamination in the switch, the brake lamps of these vehicles either stop functioning permanently or they stay illuminated at all times. This problem with the brake lamp usually affects the center high-mounted stop lamp and the cruise control. Aside from that, this problem also causes the trailer brake lamps connected to the pickup's brake lamp wiring to mimic the brake lamps. This might confuse the driver and cause a rear-end crash without prior warning because the driver wouldn't know if the brakes have already been applied.


    Suspension

    The suspension system is another problem area for the Chevrolet Colorado. GM has recalled model year 2011 of the Colorado pickups for its suspension problems. Because they were not properly heated, the rear axle cross pins have a tendency to get fractured and displaced within the rear axle. In the event that the pin shifts out of position, it could lead to an interference that will cause the rear axle to lock. As a result, the driver might find it hard to maintain control on his direction and a crash could occur without warning.


    Fuel system

    The consumers have also encountered a problem with the Chevrolet Colorado's fuel system. The Chevrolet Colorado was one of the 27,188 vehicles recalled by GM for this fuel system problem in which water is able to seep into the fuel system control module. This is caused by a separation in the adhesive between the room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) seal and the housing. When water seeps into the module, this could result to an open or short circuit. It may also illuminate the service engine soon lamp, and set the diagnostic trouble codes. Aside from stalling, this will make the engine difficult to start or not start at all, increasing the risk of an accident.