Colorado/Canyon on the 20 LEAST dependable car list - Page 3 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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I like the Corvette, "premature brake wear", that's classic.
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I LOVE MY TRUCK. I think they are full of it. Mostly this has been best new vehicle I have had. Had a couple issues mostly related to hitting chunk if Ice/Snow with airdam, but that was fixed when I removed it. Sure there are a few recalls but so what they fixed them at oil changes hasn't cost me a dime except 2 sets new wiper blades.

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I LOVE MY TRUCK. I think they are full of it. Mostly this has been best new vehicle I have had. I have had a couple issues mostly related to hitting chunk if Ice/Snow with air ****. but that is removed. Sure there are a few recalls but so what they fixed them at oil changes hasn't cost me a dime except 2 sets new wiper blades.
I don't know if this was on purpose or not.

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This not the root cause.
Nor is this a place to discuss banned members.
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Their definition of "Reliability" is flawed.
I use the term to determine how often I would have to get a rental, bum a ride to work, or stuck waiting on a tow truck to show. Buggy infotainment systems, or air leaks surely wouldn't hinder me from getting from point A to point B. Sure it would be inconvenient to have to go get the issues fixed, but wouldn't impinge on it's primary task.
With only having a couple of legitimate instances reported, IMO the list reads like a build & electronic systems quality survey.
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The biggest flaw in CR is that they rely on survey data......and just like this forum......how many people are going to fill out a bugging survey if there is no problems.......not as many as those with problems........And even them...problems are a subjective thing....
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Now days no manufacturer build things in house (subsidiaries/vendors); now days are assemblers/integrators. The Infotaiment, if has a problem, is GMs fault or the vendor that makes them? Is assumed GM because is on the vehicle. Kind of the same deal with Ford and Firestone on the Explorer; they went on circles on that one.

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I read those reviews and saw the videos. OK, I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a $40K Tacoma when I pulled into the Chevy dealer and left with my new Colorado. I did it knowing full well that, although I liked the Colo's looks better, the interior better and the way it drives better, I wasn't going to get 200K miles out of it like I did the Tundra I traded in. So be it. We make trade-offs. I think this makes my 12th Chevy, thereabouts. I have a Corvette too which means double trouble according to CR.
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post #49 of 76 (permalink) Old 01-30-2016, 04:19 AM
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No, it is for the new twins. Came in at # 8 least reliable according to them.

Reported issues: "Infotainment screen went blank. Bad OnStar module. Rough or delayed transmission shifts. Climate system problems. Squeaks and rattles."

Consumer Reports' least reliable new cars include the Fiat 500L, Jeep Cherokee and Nissan Pathfinder | Newsday
In my Canyon I only wanted the basic infotainment screen (still has bluetooth), I have never used OnStar and never will, I don't drive like a idiot or expect to be driving a racecar - no transmission issues, and I cant think of any squeaks or rattles that have been bugging me.

Maybe mine should be on the most reliable vehicle list if that is all they are bitching about.
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My Canyon is approaching 10,000 in the first year of service and my list of complaints to the dealer are as follows:
1. Hey guys the factory listed but did not install engine block heater.....results: Dealer installed with big smile and red face.
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Well there you have all of my complaints, Love this truck and can attest to it traveling through 18" of snow without a tire spin, would like to see "4 wheel drive engaged" light in dash cluster because the knob is hidden by steering wheel and would like Homelink garage door opener.
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Have the same problem with #3.

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I should have written to CR when my 1946 Manley popcorn machine light switch failed.


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I love my truck but when asked I dont recommend it. I have a long list of issues, most have been resolved by a dealer but my time is worth something and I have spent way too much time sitting in show rooms waiting for my truck to be ready. It is a frustrating thing for sure and as a result I cant recommend this truck to friends. Still love it? Yes I do. Regret buying it? No Nervous about when the warranty runs out? Big time
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I love my truck but when asked I dont recommend it. I have a long list of issues, most have been resolved by a dealer but my time is worth something and I have spent way too much time sitting in show rooms waiting for my truck to be ready. It is a frustrating thing for sure and as a result I cant recommend this truck to friends. Still love it? Yes I do. Regret buying it? No Nervous about when the warranty runs out? Big time
I feel the same as you. My truck was in the shop for 3 weeks getting almost everything in the rear axle replaced. And it has developed a pretty nice clunk (I assume in the rear) when I go over bumps. Not to mention the rattles that seem to be everywhere in the cabin. Even after all of those I still absolutely love my truck, but the warranty expiring is a worry of mine. Especially considering that it's being raised 5.5 inches in May.
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Never trust "the toaster tester people". They have been in bed with the Japanese auto makers for decades. They hate Gm, Ford and Chrysler and even Mercedes Benz who hates them back. I agree, look at J.D. Power instead.
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How can they even figure that out when the truck is only a year old? So, it went from Car and Drivers " Truck of the Year" to least dependable in 6 months. Come On! Consumer Reports has lied about every appliance , car or truck, TV and stereo system I ever bought.
Maybe CR just went online and reviewed all the complaints and recalls on this site. Airbags, hoods, leaks, shifting, latches, missing parts, brakes, steering wheels.........

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I'm pretty sure, that Southern Fella got a job at "CR"....LOL
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You may not like the results, I may not like the results, but CR carries a lot of weight. The problem I have with their methodology is that they equate "issues" with "reliability".

I will use my Canyon as an example as I did fill out the CR survey. This is from memory so I may have the wording a little off. One of the questions was "Have you had an issue with body parts or hardware?". My Canyon came with badly aligned doors so I answered "Yes". "Was it fixed under warranty?" "Yes". Now I know from reading this forum that I am NOT THE ONLY ONE to have body panel alignment issues, or other quality control "issues", can anyone say "shifting", and those are big black check marks to CR. Does a misaligned door mean the truck is unreliable, probably not. But CR thinks there is a relationship with reliability hence the rating.

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You may not like the results, I may not like the results, but CR carries a lot of weight. The problem I have with their methodology is that they equate "issues" with "reliability".

I will use my Canyon as an example as I did fill out the CR survey. This is from memory so I may have the wording a little off. One of the questions was "Have you had an issue with body parts or hardware?". My Canyon came with badly aligned doors so I answered "Yes". "Was it fixed under warranty?" "Yes". Now I know from reading this forum that I am NOT THE ONLY ONE to have body panel alignment issues, or other quality control "issues", can anyone say "shifting", and those are big black check marks to CR. Does a misaligned door mean the truck is unreliable, probably not. But CR thinks there is a relationship with reliability hence the rating.

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What's a bigger reliability issue?

Door misalignment?
Shift Issues?
Frame rusts in half?

Door misalignment never prevents me from making it home, but if it leaks water, a bigger issue.

Shift issues - lot of complaints, but save a few failed transmissions that are unrelated to the shifting issue, I still can get home.

Frame Rusts in half - I am walking. Now that is a reliability issue.

Defining reliability can be difficult. A lot of the issues early on with the Twins was the MYLINK & Onstar failures. In the end, none of those would keep me from making it home.

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What's a bigger reliability issue?

Door misalignment?
Shift Issues?
Frame rusts in half?

Door misalignment never prevents me from making it home, but if it leaks water, a bigger issue.

Shift issues - lot of complaints, but save a few failed transmissions that are unrelated to the shifting issue, I still can get home.

Frame Rusts in half - I am walking. Now that is a reliability issue.

Defining reliability can be difficult. A lot of the issues early on with the Twins was the MYLINK & Onstar failures. In the end, none of those would keep me from making it home.
That is what I was trying to say. But they lump them all together and in their opinion more issues means less reliable. Just like an old GM ad for the full-sized pickups. GM made the claim that their pickups were the "most reliable" and then followed it with a disclaimer stating that "reliability based on percentage of trucks on the road after X years".

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