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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,252 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 182015


  • 100,200 miles


When baking up the ABS fault code came on was going 5 mph or less. Turned the truck off and the code went away. It has done this a total of three times all while backing the truck up at a very low speed, other issues I am having the air conditioning will only work on high and sometimes the other speeds will work. The rear passenger window will not roll down. I am the original owner of this truck and have never received any recalls on any of these items and the braking system is a safety concern.

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #6

Jul 012014


  • 50,000 miles
Can no longer roll down the drivers or passangers windows. No longer have any control of the power locks from either door control or remote. Blower for air only works on high setting 1 2 and 3 work intermittently. The brakes will start to sound like they are pulsating and then the ABS fault comes on the dash and the brake light lights up.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 282014

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • 144,567 miles
Brake light went out. Brake switch was serviced 2 years ago under a recall for the exact same problem. GM will not replace the part unless I pay for a new one. How can a new part have the same exact problem as in the recall. The cruise control will not work.

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012013

Canyon 4-cyl

  • miles


The brake lights have stopped working, turn signals have stopped working, engine will not start, turnover, ABS brake system malfunctions.

- Crawfoedville, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 152008


  • 17,000 miles
ABS failure. 3 months after mfg warranty expired the ABS failure light came on. ABS system activates randomly even when not braking, buzzed, ABS and brake lights on, then ABS failure displayed. Stayed on until it randomly turned off by itself. Daily repeating of problem. Codes said ABS sensor failure. Had it replaced, no resolution. Problem kept happening. Had entire front hub assembly replaced with new ABS sensor installed at factory, still same problem. Had wiring checked, all ok. Persistent problem for years. Gave up on GM ever fixing it. Apparently on GM Canyon/Colorado forums this is a major persistent dangerous problem. Most users opt to disable the ABS system because GM cannot provide a solution. Sounds like another of GM's brilliant engineers design failures. Shocked no one has been killed yet. All these vehicles on the road with failing or disabled ABS systems and GM hasn't a clue.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 282011

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
ABS light comes on with no apparent reason, also traction fault also comes on from time to time affecting gas mileage. There is also a misfire problem.

- Willowick, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 182012

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The ABS fault light comes on and the ABS system starts trying to over work. This in my opinion is a safety hazard. I have had this looked at and have been told it's a known issue, however no recall. Second issue:HVAC system has a known issue where it keeps over heating and the HVAC harness has to be replaced, after being burned. This is also a safety issue. My vehicle is out of warranty now. Im sure you have other folks reporting these issues...just look at the forums on the internet...

- Henderson Nc, NC, USA

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