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We don’t have time for this! The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins have a stop-sale order. At least General Motors caught this truck problem before they were delivered, potentially avoiding a massive recall. However, these 2024 Chevy Colorado and Canyon delays have been relentless.

The 2024 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon have a stop-sale order.

General Motors issued a stop-sale for 2024 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks because of a mysterious software issue. The problem impacts roughly 15,000 trucks that have reportedly been shipped to dealerships.

General Motors’ Vice President of Global Technology Communications shared that intermittent quality issues were detected during the vehicle validation process. A fix has been identified and implemented into the vehicles that have been shipped to a few dealerships already.

Reportedly, the software issue isn’t related to any safety tech. Also, none of the 2024 models have been delivered to customers yet.

While the trucks entered assembly at the Wentzville plant in Missouri, they haven’t been delivered yet due to other quality issues.

The 2024 GMC Canyon off-roading
2024 GMC Canyon | GMC

But the current generation launched in 2023, and various issues should have been caught and corrected by now. For 2024, the Colorado gained the off-road-oriented Bison ZR2 trim and some feature shuffling.

Also, upon releasing an over-the-air update in 2023, many Chevy Colorado and Canyon owners found that there was an issue that drained the batteries. That problem was corrected by another update for the Engine Control Module and Serial Data Gateway Module.

It’s unclear if the 2024 models will receive an over-the-air update or if they need to be fixed by hand. At least it seems like the solution is simple.

General Motors is in the midst of dropping Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while creating its own software, ‘Ultifi’ because reportedly phone mirroring apps can be distracting.

Ultifi has a full suite of Google-integrated apps for navigation, Google Assistant, Spotify, Audible, and more. Plus, it will provide more driver and vehicle data.

Using its own software can also benefit quality scores as people often report frustration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which may lower ratings.

Personally, using phone mirroring apps for my preferred podcast, navigation, and music apps makes driving feel safer, but I’ll be happy to give Ulitifi a spin.


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