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CarComplaints.com 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.

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,733 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 GMC Canyon engine problems

engine problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 282011

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #6

Jan 202012

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 70,500 miles
Check engine light came on truck became ruff idling and shaking and powering itself off.

- San Pablo, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012011

Canyon

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that she saw smoke coming from the vents of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that too strong of an electrical current was flowing into the engine. As a result, the contact was advised to replace the motor. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure was repaired by an independent mechanic. The failure mileage was 123,000 and the current mileage was 124,000.

- Chestertown, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 212008

Canyon

  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that the engine would idle very roughly and he could feel hard vibrations. He received a notice from the manufacturer, which stated that they would extend his warranty due to the malfunction. However, once the warranty expired, the failure recurred. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure and make additional repairs. The failure mileage was less than 1,000 and current mileage was 21,000.

- Ochego, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 202006

Canyon 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,132 miles
I have a 2005 GMC Canyon with 44K miles on it. I have had to replace the cam shaft sensors and cam shaft solenoid so far, and today after only 150 miles after replacement of the solenoid I again have to have it replaced. GMC stocks this part which my mechanic tells me that means that they know that they are having problems with it. I took it to carl edwards Chevy but they were so rude that I left and took it back to my mechanic to repair. It has gone from 27 mpg to 16 mpg and I can smell gasoline. My mechanic informed me that it is pushing too much gas into the intakes and that it could cause a fire.

- Lincoln, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 072005

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,100 miles
I was driving at the time of failure. Engine light comes on and I took it to the shop to run a diagnostics. These are the codes P0106, P0300 and P0506 that are causing the engine light to keep coming on. This is the second time this has happen. First time the parts replaced were oxygen sensor and the computer back in Dec 2005. Now its Feb 2006 and I need to take it in again for same problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006

Canyon 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles
: the contact stated the engine stalled out while attempting to turn or in stop and go traffic at no particular speed. Although the engine stalled out, the vehicle was easily restarted. The vehicle was seen by a dealer. The head, exhaust, and intake valves were replaced by the dealer in an attempt to repair the vehicle, but the stalling continued to worsen.

- Pell City, AL, USA

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