GM is stopping all shipments and deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups due to a pending investigation about a faulty airbag sensor.
According to Automotive News, a note was sent to dealerships notifying them that an investigation with the National Highway Safety Administration has been opened regarding an airbag flaw that could cause problems with the normal deployment of the driver-side airbag. The fix is reported to be a simple software patch.
The new Colorados and Canyons went on sale just two weeks ago and fewer than 50 sales have been recorded. The stop-delivery announcement is the first glitch in the introduction of the newest members to the midsize pickup segment. GM CEO Mary Barra has stated that these types of small-volume safety recalls are likely to occur more often as GM's new recall and review policies catch issues like these earlier in the production process. So far this year GM has ordered 71 safety recalls affecting nearly 30 million vehicles.
GM has announced pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and it's safe to say that direct-competitor the Toyota Tacoma can expect to face some challenging terrain in the midsize pickup landscape. The 4x2 extended-cab Colorado starts at $20,995, including destination charge, and comes equipped with a 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the nearly identically equipped Canyon starts at about $1,000 more.
Get the preliminary pricing details at PickupTrucks.com.
Cars.com photo by Evan Sears
Join PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams for a sneak peek at Chevrolet's redesigned-for-2015 Colorado. Highlights of the all-new pickup include a more dramatic looking front end, higher-quality interior materials, a versatile cargo bed and three available engines, including a new 2.8-liter turbo-diesel. Check out the video for more details, and go to PickupTrucks.com for the full story.
Pickup truck buyers who aren't interested in full-size trucks need more choices and Chevrolet's new Colorado should prove to be a compelling option, says PickupTrucks.com editor Mark Williams. The new-for-2015 truck is a combination of GM's best designs and solutions from the 2014 Silverado 1500 and the heavier-duty new global Holden Colorado, Williams says.
GM will unveil the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. For the rest of Williams' in-depth report on the new Colorado, go to PickupTrucks.com. For more photos, check out the gallery below and click on any image for a larger version; all photos by Cars.com photographer Evan Sears.
GM is recalling 118,800 model-year 2010-12 versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks due to problems with the trucks' hood latch system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were manufactured from Nov. 9, 2009, through Aug. 28, 2012 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb) and could be missing a secondary hood latch. If the main hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners starting Jan. 17, 2013, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected hoods for free. Owners can call Chevrolet 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
While Ford and Dodge have confirmed that they’re scuttling their smaller pickups for America — the Ranger and Dakota, respectively — Chevy announced today that it will hold steadfast with its Colorado midsize pickup for the U.S. (The vehicle made its global debut last week in Thailand.) Production details, timing and pricing will be announced at a later date, but you can expect the Colorado to be more fuel efficient and affordable compared with the full-size Chevy Silverado. No word if the GMC Canyon — a virtual twin to the existing Colorado — will also survive the redesign process. For more info, continue reading at PickupTrucks.com.
It's Official! The New Colorado Is Coming to the U.S. (PickupTrucks.com)
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