28th Aug 2010, 13:37
I bought a 2005 GMC Canyon SLE in 2005, and after about a couple of years, the windows decided they wanted to roll up crooked, and then the brackets broke on both windows. Can't roll them down at all. And don't know how to fix them. Now it idles rough. Have given it tune up after tune up, and # 2 plug still misses. Could anyone give me advice?
29th Aug 2010, 11:41
Yeah, take it to a mechanic...
Also, why did you not get the windows fixed when it was a couple of years old and still under warranty? Now it is 5 years old and you are out of luck.
18th Dec 2010, 16:20
Well... I just bought a 2005 Canyon, and it drives perfect and all the stuff works great! A car is a car, and when you own one, it will have problems.. no car or truck is perfect...
I used to have a 1985 Honda, so a 2005 truck is an upgrade... my Honda had mega problems... but I dealt with it.. ask yourself, is there ANY car that is perfect? This lil truck has seat issues and other B/S, but... so does every car/truck I would buy... I think that car manufacturers need to make American cars or trucks maybe more heavy duty... better seats and make them more wear and tear resistant... but what the hell... owning a car or truck will have problems - like everything else we buy.
23rd Mar 2011, 16:34
It's definitely a mechanic's special! I had similar problems. Mine is 06 Canyon.
The dealership couldn't get the brakes right. So I took it over after the 60.000 kms warranty was done. Parts are expensive regardless:
Rotors - 100.00 dollars each.
Shocks - 180.00 a set.
Thermo-quiet brakes are the only way to go for brakes.
Rear brakes - 60.00 a set.
Front brakes - 80.00 a set.
Economy hub bearings - 280.00.
DIY is the only way to go!
The problem you have is a catalytic converter I bet. Later people.
rustywrencher @ hotmail.com
21st May 2011, 18:11
I like my 2004 Canyon with 37,000 miles. It has small problems, but is easily fixable.
2nd Sep 2011, 07:09
Yes, I have a 2007 GMC Canyon, had the brakes and rotors replaced; cost $600.00 dollars to fix the problem. Also the engine light came on with the sign reduce power; got that fixed, but it's doing again. Have to take it to the shop again. Also, when I fill up with gas, the reduce power comes on, but it starts. Not very happy with it. It has 190,000 miles on it.
2nd Sep 2011, 23:27
I have a 2007 Canyon, and mine did the same thing. Just found out the truck has had 7 recalls on it. It's not a fluke, it's real. Sat in a parking lot for 10 minutes, and it started right up.
21st Nov 2011, 22:23
I have a 2005 extra cab 4wd Canyon with the 5 cylinder engine and auto transmission. I converted to CNG at about 39000 miles. Burned up a cylinder head at 69000 miles. GMC dealer said CNG voided the warranty. GM itself said it didn't, and the Chevy dealer fixed it.
Now at 97000 miles, the replaced head is also burned up. It's at the dealer again, though they haven't committed to fixing it yet.
After the first warranty repair, they extended the warranty for an additional 30000 miles. However, they tried to give me the "CNG messed it up" routine. Makes no sense since a) GM sells entire fleets of CNG vehicles and b) the Internet is full of similar complaints about burned up cylinder heads.
When these trucks came out, I loved the looks, the size, and the idea of the 5 cylinder engine. Unfortunately, they just aren't really a very good truck. It has also had numerous electrical issues - more annoying than creating real functional problems.