7th Feb 2007, 15:37
Hello, my truck is a 2005 GMC Canyon 2.8L 4cyl.
They had to replace valve springs at 30k. Now it will not idle at a steady rpm. They said it's normal.
My truck is a piece of crap. I wish you could sue car manufacturers for selling pieces of crap to people, and the car lots that know they're pieces of crap when they sell them to you.
When they fixed mine, they said gm had sent a bulletin out for this problem. If they know there's a problem, they should recall these rolling pieces of crap and fix them.
My warranty will run out soon, so I'm pretty sure my engine will blow the hell up shortly after.
I can't wait to get this truck traded off. I hate my truck and I wish I could burn it to the ground.
5th Mar 2007, 03:09
My roommate has a 2006 GM Canyon...SLE..It's been in the shop 3 times already to fix a front end issue. The first time the dealership did squat... so she took it to another dealership who did some investigation and found a small problem... that has been 'fixed' and then fixed again... and soon to be taken in again.
GM put out a recall on this model in November because of a frequent short in the brake lights... how can they notice a brake light problem and not a front end alignment/suspension problem?
Obviously this is not limited to one vehicle. I think that GM needs to step up their customer service... should they desire to lose a few less dollars.
11th Apr 2007, 17:32
American vehicles do have a higher percentage of repair problems compared to... you know, but the intial purchase price is less and you have purchased a rare truck that was problematic. I am sorry this happened to you, but I have had nothing happen to mine with 33,000 miles on it. The luck of the draw maybe.
13th Apr 2007, 16:48
GMC Canyon owner here and just passed 83,000 MILES with no problems. 3.5 SFI 5 Cylinder... I am a happy GMC owner here.
9th May 2007, 06:46
It's disturbing to read so many comments regarding the GMC Canyon. I purchased a 2005 model last fall with 19k miles (extended cab, 4cyl, off road package). Right off the bat I had to have the inner and outer tie rods replaced. Now at 28k miles it was in the shop for over a week after having had the cylinder heads/valves replaced, seals replaced on the front diff. shaft, as well as the windshield washer nozzles replaced. After reading all the above comments, it's no doubt then that I should purchase an extended warranty. Dare I even think of what could go wrong next?
15th May 2007, 18:40
I am sorry to say that I own a 2006 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Offroad. The cylinder head has been replaced and is now in need of another replacement. The door catch has broken and will go back to the shop tomorrow. The CD player does not work all time. THE TRUCK IS ONLY 10 MONTHS OLD!! I am stuck with it because I owe more than I can sell it for. No more domestic cars for me... I tried and I've gotten burned once too often!!
17th May 2007, 09:10
I have a 05 Canyon with 76 K on it and never had a problem with it. I am happy with my purchase. It is loaded with a 5 Cylinder engine which makes the difference in the world VS. up the 4 cylinder. Good job GM, keep up the good work!
29th May 2007, 17:28
I have a 2004 Canyon Crew Z71 automatic with 93000 k (58000 miles) and it's in the shop as we speak. I've been reading some of the issues that people have had with their truck and no one seems to have had my current problem... As I was driving down the highway, I noticed that it wasn't shifting into overdrive like it's supposed to once I pass approx. 80 km/h. I tried pulling over and shifting into park, turning the truck off and on again, but the problem was still there. Then I decide to try to put it in cruise control and surprise, that no longer works either. I'm almost positive that both these problems are related since they both stopped working the same day. I'm thinking it's probably a speed sensor or something trivial. Has anyone else had this problem?
3rd Jun 2007, 10:06
I replaced my beloved El Camino with a 2005 Canyon ext. cab and 5 cyl. Vortex engine. Completely pleased with minor concerns. The off road differential lock should not be used with ice as noted in the manual. Yes, original tires are not of the best quality, ride hard, but wear well. Two years and 33000 without going into the shop for anything. Mileage is not up to snuff, 17.5 is best on freeway long trips; a bit less around town.
The engine really produces when asked with heavy loads. Cruise control is the only problem so only use it on relatively flat highways. It surges through two and sometimes three levels of acceleration on rolling or hilly country. To go from 1800 rpm to 5400 is a bit exciting to say the least.
Am I pleased? Yes, think GM produced a great mid sized pick up. I think you would find more comments as this rather than the sour grapes from so few.
12th Jun 2007, 23:05
I just bought a new 2007 GMC Canyon. Went in the shop within less than a week. Strange noises from the passenger side front end. No wonder! These trucks have no grease fittings! Can you say sealed parts? Can you say cheaply made, can you say will wear out fast! It has more squeaks than a box of mice! Noisiest new truck I've ever owned! I've got a 2003 S-10 that's not this noisy!
1st Aug 2007, 01:07
I have a 2006 GMC Canyon with 18,000 miles. This truck has been amazing. I think there are many that love this truck, but are usually the ones that don't write about it. Great American truck is all I have to say.
15th Aug 2007, 13:23
I have a 2006 GMC canyon 50000kms so far no major problems. I had to replace the cheap OEM speakers with better units and install a transmission cooler. I also tow 4000 lbs. (20' enclosed trailer.) on a regular basis and it handles it extremely well. I am very pleased with this truck overall.
29th Oct 2007, 16:28
Hello. my truck is still a GM piece of rolling crap.
I now have to have the head replaced and valve springs again; yes this is just a wonderful american truck. There is nothing like having to miss work over and over again to get your great american truck worked on.
I have been waiting on my next round of parts for two months now. Has any one had the head actually replaced, and if so did it fix the god forsaken death trap. P.s. great american trucks do not stall out on you in the middle of intersections, only GM pieces of crap do that.
30th Oct 2007, 17:07
I traded my Canyon a yr ago for a Kia Sorento, thinking I was going to make a mistake, I am glad I did what I did. My KIA sorento has been more reliable then the Canyon. I never had to take my Kia to the dealer, Knock on wood. With the Canyon, I had the vehicle in the shop 14 times in 1 year. I am glad I got a Korean vehicle, the quality build is more solid. The Canyon's interior has a cheap plastic build. Overall, GM needs to refine their vehicles because the used-to-be-cheapo's(Korean imports) caught up and passed them in quality and reliability, etc.