Some 2023 Chevy Colorado owners are reporting on social media that the grille-mounted Bow Tie logo of their trucks is falling off unexpectedly, though others are reporting the badge is firmly attached and at no risk of working loose.
One owner posted an image of the Chevy Colorado Trail Boss logo after it detached from its mounting point, as can be seen in the photo below, borrowed from the original social media post:
According to the owner of the 2023 Chevy Colorado with the wayward Bow Tie, the incident occurred after taking the truck through a car wash, with the dryer at the end of the wash blowing the logo off the vehicle’s grille.
Other Chevy Colorado owners chimed in to corroborate the story with tales of their own experiences with various trim levels of the pickup shedding logos. One owner said that same problem happened to him only two days after taking delivery of a new 2023 Chevy Colorado, while another said his grille-mounted Z71 badge fell off.
The problem appears to be limited to certain trucks, however, since a number of other owners said their logos are solidly attached and show no signs of going abruptly AWOL. The logo is held to the grille with clips, though in the case of the car wash Bow Tie, apparently no adhesive was applied during production.
The slumping Bow Ties are not the only mishap to affect the 2023 Chevy Colorado and its Big Red cousin, the 2023 GMC Canyon. In mid-July, a failed over-the-air software update in the 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon starting causing the batteries of some trucks to drain as the infotainment system continues hanging after the update fails, resulting in a dead battery.
Even nature seemed to join the models’ run of bad luck. Back in May, a violent hailstorm struck the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri where the trucks are produced. A total of approximately 3,300 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon units were damaged by the icy missiles from the sky while parked outside the factory, adding to shipping and customer delivery delays.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 draws standard motivation from the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, namely the top 2.7L Turbo High-Output variant rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through the updated GM eight-speed automatic transmission, while the updated GMT 31XX platform is found under the body panels.