Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon V6 To Receive Updated 6,800 RPM Tach8
General Motors will update the tachometers on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon to fix an error discovered by an owner of one of the midsize pickup trucks.
According to AutoGuide, Colorado owner James Bearing noticed the tachometer on his 3.6-liter LFX V6-equipped truck has a redline at 6,500 RPM, when GM advertises the engine makes 305 horsepower at 6,800 RPM.
Bearing inquired to Chevrolet about the matter, but they didn’t immediately respond. GM truck spokesman Tom Wilkinson has since sent out an email addressing the error, saying “the graphics on the cluster of the trucks are slightly off. The redline is 6,800, which is where the rev limiter is set. We are updating the graphics on future trucks.”
It’s unclear how soon GM will be able to apply the changes to the trucks, but were sure they want as little Colorados and Canyons rolling off the production line with 6,500 RPM tachs as possible. It’s also unclear if current Colorado and Canyon owners will receive updated tachs, or if they will have to make do with a 6,500 RPM redline.
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…could have have happened to any manufacturer, really. Any union manufacturer, that is.
Karl Marx’s birthday is March 5. Will that be a special day in GM land?
What I find disturbing is it took a customer to find this out. This was a major miss. I would like to hear how this all came about.
Granted with an Automatic the tach is pretty useless anyways.
My BU with the type engine has a 7,000 Tach.
The tach on the photo page of the Colorado web site goes up to 8000, its only the red marking that’s halfway between 6k and 7k. So the tach will go a little into the red, doesn’t seem like a big deal on an automatic with a rev limiter, but still, there should have been better communication between graphics and engineering. The 2.5 maxes out at 6300, maybe they just tried to have one tach cover both by going the middle???
Impala V6 lfx doesn’t even had a red line marker …. gauge goes up to 8,000 rpm.
That is no big deal. Hell my Bu Red Line is not even marked.
How can I track the build of the 2015 GMC Canyon I special ordered? The “GMC Connects” website doesn’t recognize my order number and my salesman tells me that site has not worked for 3 years. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ron