Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: While the 2004 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. redesign the fob so it doesn't break at the key ring hole (1 reports)
2004 GMC Canyon accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012006

Canyon 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


The key fobs on all Canyon's, Colorado's and Isuzu I-370's are seemingly purposely designed to break at the key ring hole. There appears to be planned obsolescence in order to charge for an expensive replacement and reprogramming of a replacement key fob. The current charge for just programming the key fob (which MUST be done at a dealership or locksmith runs about $50-$100. Even if you buy a relatively cheap replacement off E-Bay at about $10, you must still pay for reprogramming of the new key fob.

This, and the problems I've had with the theft deterrent system disabling me from starting my truck without a 10-15 minute wait, makes me mad enough to refuse to ever buy another new GM or Chevrolet vehicle.

- , St. Paul, MN, USA

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