1st Nov 2007, 22:34

I just bought a 2006 Canyon SLE 18,000 miles IL5 a week ago and is already in the shop. I tried to start it and it would crank, but not start. I thought it was just water getting into something because it started right up an hour after it stopped rained. The shop left it out in the rain and said it didn't happen when they tried so "it was just a fluke". Next day I get off work after a nice rain (its Florida) and guess what no start. Now the shop says they are going to keep it for a week to see if "they can find anything". They have no clue what is wrong with it and they probably think I'm lying. If anyone has a answer to the problem please email me at Joel22190@yahoo.com.

Its not a battery problem, fuel injector, spark plugs, or computer problems. I believe it has something to do with water, but I'm not sure and the shop doesn't either.

5th Nov 2007, 18:53

My engine on my GMC canyon failed 2 days ago. It only had 21,000 miles on it. They said that the middle piston seized up, and for what reason? I think it is not stable because you have uneven cylinders, there has to be one doing more work then the others. For this reason, I am thinking the one doing the most work will be the first to become defective. Am I right on this? It would be better if it was a inline 6 because all the cylinders will even out. Also, my transmission skips on warm days, they told me the computer needed a download. What is going on here? I still have not receive my vehicle from the shop yet, they told me today it would be another week before I get my canyon back. Gm should be ashamed!

30th Nov 2007, 21:12

I bought a 2005 Canyon new, and it has been in the shop. I tried to start it and it would crank, but not start. I got the recall on the head and took it in, they said they fixed it, #4 intake was leaking, they said they replaced the head, no charge. It still ran crappy, like it was going to die when I came to a stop. They cleaned the injectors and fuel line. Charged me $287.00.

Today it was raining and it cranked, but would not start, even though I was parked in a parking structure out of the rain. I waited 10 minutes, tried it again and it started. This is about the 5th time it has done that. Each time wait a while and it has started. Have no clue what is wrong with it. I guess if it does it and never starts, then they can fix it. If anyone has a answer to the problem, please email me at antiquesusa@yahoo.com

21st Dec 2007, 17:43

I bought an 05 Canyon crew cab new and have had no problems with it. Gas mileage could be better, about 18mpg. I wrecked it 2 weeks ago in a snow storm. The last 2 winters I have not even spun or had it slip, especially in 4 wheel high. But I was going down a grade, in 4wh and just lost it, the rear started fishtailing and I went over a large ditch, across a field and into a telephone pole. No injury at all, but also no airbags, (which I thought was weird). I simply put it in 4wd low and drove out. I even drove it for a few days until the garage could get it in. I really like the truck. It has 22,000 miles on it and I think I'll get some better tires for it as I can't figure out why I lost control during the wreck. Any Tire recommendations?

5th Feb 2008, 13:14

I bought a 2005 Canyon (Regular Cab/ 2WD/ 4 cyl.) in July of 2005. I just recently traded it in for a '07 Sierra in November '07. It had 39,000 miles on it when I traded it in. I am somewhat surprised when reading all of these negative comments, I did not have many problems with the truck at all. The drivers side window handle broke at one point and the dealership replaced it no charge, and I had a CD player installed at Best Buy and that started giving me problems a few months before I got traded it in. The reason I traded it in was that it was just too small in the interior and in general, and I wanted a bigger truck. I started having buyers remorse about the Sierra because of the money I am spending on gas, but reading these reviews I'm actually glad I got rid of the Canyon. Plus, the interior was so cheap looking and plasticy, I couldn't stand it. So, my experience with my '05 Canyon was pretty good for the 2 1/2 years I had it, but I am much happier with my Sierra, and I am thinking if I would have kept the Canyon, problems were just around the corner.

19th Feb 2008, 11:54

Just purchased a 2005 Canyon Z71 four wheel drive with the 5 cylinder engine from a GMC dealer. The same night I got it the engine light is going off & now I notice the thing will not idle. Two days later I go back to the dealer and they are sorry, but the head & valve springs are bad! Now the 50/50 limited warranty applies. I'm done with purchasing trucks from big dealer ships. The corner buy her pay here with a good Toyota will work for me. Way to go GMC building a piece of junk and knowing the parts are bad!

9th Mar 2008, 10:29

I have 05 Canyon Z71 4x4. You guys should check out coloradofans website; they have the vins affected by head issue and repair codes, and words used to make warranty trip more pleasant.

8th Jun 2008, 19:43

I bought my 2005 Canyon in 05, fresh off the truck. It worked great till last year, when the fly wheel broke. I have been having issue's with key-less remote; they say it works fine, and now my blow motor for my A/C has gone out, plus my windshield wipers don't work.

I had a Sonoma back in 95, and had trouble with that one. I thought they fixed everything with this model; boy was I wrong, and now I'm stuck for 3 more years.

16th Jun 2008, 18:08

I have an 06 Colorado for a work truck. I also had the ABS engage when it should not have and resulted in an accident. I read in an earlier comment about this happening to someone else (no comment about an accident??)

Has any one else had this problem???

17th Jun 2008, 14:33

I've got a 2005 Canyon. It's in the shop right now at 3 years, 48,000 miles because the transmission is shot! I can't believe it. I'm really upset. Clutch might be an issue too. I've still got 2 years to pay on it. I feel like I got scalped.

26th Jun 2008, 20:03

I own a 2005 Chevy Colorado 5 cylinder Automatic. I have had the check engine light coming on. I took it into the dealer and was told that number 5 cylinder misfire was detected. The truck has 55,000 miles, but the dealer said that they would replace the cylinder head under warranty. The guy at the service department advised my that he had already replaced several other cylinder heads for the same model truck under similar circumstances. I've seen other people mention a GM service bulletin regarding this issue. Can someone post that site where I can access that bulletin. THANKS!! I still love my truck, had it 2 years now.