Brake Abs Warning Light problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

13 problems related to brake abs warning light have been reported for the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado based on all problems reported for the 2004 Colorado.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

Problem # 1: had to replace the hvac resistor and its wiring harness. Resistor plug and the harness plug was burned and melted. . . Fire hazard! this safety hazard could have burned up my vehicle. Problem #2: the abs warning light keeps coming on and when this happens (every day or so) the brakes do not work properly. This seems to happen when the vehicle is not parked on a level surface. The fault occurs once the vehicle moves forward from the parked position.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 2
Failure Date: 09/18/2012

Abs fault light went on. Turned off engine, restart, light off. Goes on and off randomly.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 3
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

My abs fault light is coming on and the brakes are grinding as though I am sliding across an icy road. I just put on new brake pads at a dealership in March and no one mentioned that I had a problem. From what I heard the problem can be pulling the abs plug or spending thousands at a dishonest dealership. It is very dangerous and I have read on forums that this abs fault issue is a wide spread serious one. I love my truck and it has lot of mileage but this was going to be a problem on my chevy Colorado no matter what so it seems to me this should have been a recall.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 4
Failure Date: 12/12/2011

Abs kick in when vehicle is cold in the morning, then disable along with an abs fault light on the instrument panel, then goes away in the afternoon. The abs kicks in and the brake pedal will not go down.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 5
Failure Date: 11/15/2011

Sometimes when braking the abs will come on till the vehicle stops,and the abs warning light comes on till you turn the car off. When the car is restarted the warning light is off till the abs comes on again mostly when coming to a slow rolling stop,ie. Red light ,stop sign. I have talked to other owners of this vehicle who are having the same problem.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 6
Failure Date: 01/04/2011

Abs fault warning lights up on completely dry roads causing temporary lack of stopping force, espically at slow speeds. Have had near miss due to this fault.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 7
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

Brakes have started to malfunction. Brakes will be applied and abs light or traction control light on dash will go on. Brakes will function but sometimes abs will sound at slow speeds. Occurs sporadically.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

After driving vehilce a short distance from the house, the abs system activated as if on a slick surface as I braked to stop at stop sign. I eventually had to press extremely hard on brake pedal to stop my vehicle before stop sign. The trucks abs fault light immediately showed up on the dash along with the abs light. During short drive to work, the abs fault message continued to show. After restarting the truck after work, the same process of abs activating as if on slick surface and warning message showed.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 9
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

The abs fault light comes on periodically, then the brakes do not operate properly. The brake pedal becomes hard to push and the vehicle does not respond.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

No crashes or injuries yet. My complaint is about the abs wheel sensor on my 2004 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 LS z71. It is not functioning correctly. After I start the truck the abs light will come on with a tone plus a message in the d. I. C. "abs fault". I have discussed this problem with my local Chevrolet dealer. They have informed me that my abs wheel sensor is not working properly. As far as I can tell that means that my abs brakes (safety feature) is not working. My truck is up for inspection in February 2009. I'm pretty sure that it will not pass because of this problem. My truck has less then 44,000 miles as of today. I asked my local dealer on a rough estimate on fixing the problem. They informed me that it would be in the $700-$800 range. Yes, my warranty is up. But I feel that this problem is more of a safety issue. The abs is a safety feature on all newer vehicles today. I could not purchase this truck without this feature. Therefore sense I did not have the option to purchase the truck without abs. I feel that general motors should take responsibility to fix the problem.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 11
Failure Date: 10/13/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. While driving between 20 to 50 mph, the abs activated without the brake pedal being depressed. The abs warning light illuminated and the broadcast system indicated that there was an abs error. The dealer would not repair the system because there was no recall. The abs has been deactivated. The abs is a part of the hub and sensor, and must be replaced as one unit. The ring is located between a thin piece of metal and water is able to enter because there is nothing blocking the open space near the sensor. The contact is aware of the design flaw and the safety risk involved. The ring dislodged and caused the abs to actuate. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 71,000. Updated 5/6/08 updated 05/06/08.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 12
Failure Date: 10/17/2006

: the contact stated the abs warning light illuminated with the message; abs traction fault. The brakes failed and the vehicle coasted through a stop sign at 10 mph. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer 3 times but was not repaired. The service dealer was waiting for parts. The manufacture was not notified.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 13
Failure Date: 05/02/2005

Dt: standard braking was fine but when the consumer needed the abs it did not work. In normal braking the wheels started to lock up and it released but it never reengaged. The abs trouble light as well as a information center on his dashboard illuminated indicating a problem with the abs. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined there was a problem with the front abs sensor. The dealer didn't have the part to repair the problem. Gm is pending the outcome of the investigation. Gm indicated the faulty abs would not have caused an accident at this time.

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