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 2005 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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2005 GMC Canyon body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062005

(reported on)


  • miles


Rear view mirror sight line is severely restricted to a small centered tunnel like area. The consumer stated, when the rear bench is folded down, the head rest makes contact with the drivers seat, which does not create a flat platform as designed. Moving the front seat forward to accommodate the rear folding seat, comprises the drivers position by making it extremely uncomfortable and cramped. Consequently, the feature doesn't work. There was nothing in the manual stating there was an option to remove the head rests. The consumer was not getting the correct mpg. At night, when the clock and radio dash lights are on, the blue/green horizontal display light reflect to the rear window. The image is then reflected into the rear view mirror as a vertical blue/green line.

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

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