2019 Chevy Colorado transmission problems

The Chevy Colorado was first introduced in 2003 and the first generation stayed on the market from 2004 to 2012, as did its sister, the GMC Canyon. From 2012 until the latest 2020 model, The Chevy Colorado was in its second version.

Here are the real user reviews about 2019 Chevy Colorado transmission problems for the audience to be able to know it more clearly.

Shifting, Vibrating and Shudder Problems

According to Coloradofans.com:  he truck had 62 miles on the odometer when I bought it 1 and half weeks ago. Beginning 4 days ago, after leaving the truck in the driveway overnight on a cold start the truck jerked so violently between 1st and 2nd that, had I not been wearing a seatbelt, I would surely have hit the windshield. I’d read a little about the adaptive transmission, and since it didn’t display any more symptoms for the remainder of the day I took a mental note, but nothing else. The following morning, after a cold start … the same thing, and then again on the third day. I also noticed on the 3rd day a slight shudder to the vehicle between 45 and 55mph so I took it into the dealership. They’re currently looking into the problem but it wasn’t encouraging when he sales manager immediately said, without blinking an eye … “sounds like the torque converter.” Fortunately NC has a lemon law so if this thing drags on I’m getting my money back or a new car.

One Edmunds user wrote, “My vehicle is a 2019 Colorado WT with the V6 3.6L engine and 8 speed transmission. It’s been 29.5 years since I bought my first Chevy Silverado truck and in this time I am completely amazed that Chevy can’t or won’t fix the 8 speed transmission correctly (or ditch it for the 6 speed tranny) as my new 2019 Colorado now sits in the dealer’s service shop with two warranty items that now make my purchase a complete waste of time and money. First off at 1800 miles the tranny refuses to shift from 3rd gear to 4th gear normally.

Another Edmunds reviewer reached 12,000 miles and began experiencing a rumble and vibration issue that seems to be common with Chevy trucks. They had the transmission flushed and replaced the torque converter under warranty, but neither solution fixed the problem. This reviewer conducted research and determined this to be a common issue. They’re still waiting for a response from General Motors since the dealership could not fix the problem.

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Some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2019 Chevy Colorado Transmission Problems:

AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OF ABOUT 60-65 MPH THE TRANSMISSION IN MY 2019 COLORADO ZR2 V6 AUTOMATIC (THE TRUCK HAS ONLY 5700 MILES ON IT) HAS A SHUDDER OR SHAKING PROBLEM WHICH SHAKES THE WHOLE TRUCK. IT ALSO CAUSES A LOUD LOW FREQUENCY BOOMING NOISE. WHEN IT STARTED HAPPENING IT WAS ALARMING.

TRANSMISSION JERKS AND JUMPS GOING UP A GRADE, OR WHEN APPLYING POWER DURING ACCELERATION. IT IS LIKE DRIVING ON A RUMBLE STRIP, SHUDDERS AND VIBRATES THE CAB. HAVE APPOINTMENT WITH DEALER NEXT WEEK, VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED NEW AND HAS 3600 MILES.

AFTER REPLACING TRANSMISSION FLUID PER TSB 19417577 TRUCK OCCASIONALLY DOES NOT COME OUT OF GEAR WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO A POINT WHERE ENGINE GOES UNDER 500 RPM WHERE GAS IS APPLIED TO KEEP FROM STALLING. THIS SURGE WHILE BRAKING UNDER 10 MPH THEN REQUIRES HARD PRESS ON BRAKE WHICH DOES SEEM TO DROP TRANSMISSION OUT OF GEAR WITH HARD CLUNK. STOPPED JUST INCHES SHORT AT LIGHT FROM CAR IN FRONT OF ME STOPPED AT LIGHT. DEALER CAN NOT IMMEDIATELY REPRODUCE WITH SHORT TEST DRIVE, AND WILL NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO TROUBLESHOOT. BEEN TOLD TO BRING BACK WHEN IT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN.

EIGHT SPEED TRANSMISSION SHUTTERS AND VIBRATES UNDER NORMAL ACCELERATION. MORE NOTICEABLE ON HILLS OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD. CHEVY DEALERS ANSWER: THEY ALL DO IT!! AFTER EXTENSIVE ONLINE SEARCHER, I FOUND THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN ONGOING FOR 3 TO 4 YEARS WITH NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS AND DISSATISFIED OWNERS! THEY FAIL TO TELL YOU THIS WHEN YOUR BUYING VEHICLE. CHEVY HAS A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN # 16NA175 ON PROBLEM, BUT WILL NOT RESOLVE PROBLEM. OF ALL THE VEHICLES I’VE OWNED OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE NEVER HAD A DRIVEABILITY PROBLEM THIS SERIOUS.

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