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 2006 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the 2006 Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,466 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.

2006 GMC Canyon accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 222008

Canyon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Canyon. The vehicle was purchased on March 5, 2008 and two days later, the contact realized that there was no keyhole on the passenger side. The rearview mirror reflected the instrument panel instead of the rear of the vehicle. The rear window has no molding, which will cause major damage to the driver's head in the event of a crash. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they were unwilling to make the adjustments. The failure mileage was 22,900. Updated 06/30/08

- Windsor, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012007

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31 miles
I have a 2006 Canyon and in the last year I have had to replace tail lights, three sterios,4X4 buttons, windows, wiring has been repaired severial times, the truck is excessivly hard on gass, and as soon as my inline five cylinder engine hit 31.000 km I had to take it back to the dealer once again, this time for a new engine. Apparently there only good for thirty thousand and then need to be replaced. Hard to believe this truck cost me almost forty thousand dallors. Dont get what you pay for with a next truck will be a Toyota and this Canyon has convinced me to never buy another GM product again and hopfully I can save some people from making the same mistake I did.

- Darmouth, 00, USA

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