Chevy Colorado Fender Flares Currently Unavailable10
Fender flares for the Chevy Colorado pickup truck are currently unavailable, GM Authority has learned. General Motors recently issued a stop order for the official Chevy accessory, which means they are unavailable to order either on new vehicle purchases, or as standalone accessories.
To be specific, the parts in question are the wheel flares for the Chevy Colorado, tagged with either RPO code SF5, or RPO code SF6.
It’s currently unclear what’s behind the stop order for the Chevy Colorado fender flares. However, Chevrolet has communicated with dealers that a solution is in the works.
The fender flares are available for all Chevy Colorado models with the exception of the ZR2, which means Work Truck, LT, and Z71 each off the flares.
Dealers will still be able to place orders for the Chevy Colorado, however, orders that include the Chevy Colorado fender flares / wheel flares are unavailable for processing at this time.
The Chevy Colorado fender flares are designed to protect the vehicle wheel arches from flying debris, while also adding a personalized, custom look. The flares are made from a strong UV-protected plastic material, and create a beefier, more rugged aesthetic for the pickup while framing the wheels and tires. Prior to the stop order, the flares were offered in either a primer finish ready for painting, or a painted finish to match the truck’s body panels.
As a reminder, The Chevy Colorado nameplate made a comeback for the North American market with the 2015 model year, slotting into the midsize pickup segment. The latest 2021 Chevy Colorado arrives as the sixth model year of the second-generation vehicle, offering a selection of updates and changes that bring it as close to a mid-cycle refresh as it gets without being a full refresh. Engine options include the 2.5L I4 LCV gas unit, the 3.6L V6 LGZ gas unit, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax. The Chevy Colorado rides on the GMT 31XX platform, with production taking place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.
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The flares are great for hiding the rust that will form from the inside out on the rear wheel arches after about 5 years.
Fact for 2008 HD. Both rear wheel wells rusting out to include both sides lower rear of cab corners.
Otherwise this truck is in immaculate condition inside and outside due to the meticulous care and maintenance this truck has had since new, i.e. wash and wax front and rear inner fender wells weekly when truck was hand washed. Shame when you pay that much for a truck and you are stuck with the same issues Chevy had back in the 70s. Embarrassing when people that know how well you take care of your vehicles ask you why it’s rusting out!
Debris falls through the pocket holes on the bed rails and ends up trapped there at the top of the wheel well arch. The debris gets wet and never dries and rusts from the inside out. There is no way to get it clean. I took extremely good care of my 2003 silverado as well, putting on 286,000 miles as a testament but the wheel well arches started rusting through after about 10 years. The new trucks are even worse. I’m not sure why I’m getting the downvotes, there is not a 10 year silverado here in the midwest that is not showing rust on the rear wheel arches.
Thumbs down= Lack of knowledge or don’t like to hear facts.
More cost, more useless accessories.
Well that’s not true cause it’s one thick piece it’s design different I put on my truck and I work at the Chevy dealer
JWL- they aren’t talking about a dodge.
Does anyone know why the fender flares are currently unavailable??? and if GM is redesigning them??? I was going to order them.
So they offer a ZL1 trim now? So does it have a supercharger too?
Folks the trim is taped on anymore so the rust on the exterior is no longer an issue. Dirt can’t get in due to the tape.
As for the lip out there is not a truck out there that is not corroding there. You even will see the Ford corroding there as even aluminum is not immune.
In a rust belt truck with care you can beget 12-15 years with out major rust. Sooner if you do not care for it.
The harsh reality is a truck starts to degrade from the day it is built. It is just like you. The older you get the more you degrade.
I recall not all that long ago in the 70’s cars even cared for rusting through in 3 years so today it is not so bad.
If you want to help the rear fender lips hose em out one in a while. You can hit them from the stake pockets with a nozzle.