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:
15,016 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012009

Canyon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Canyon. The contact attempted to start the vehicle but it would not start. The contact was able to start the vehicle within approximately fifteen minutes. The contact stated whenever it was raining or snowing the failure would occur. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V154000 (fuel system, gasoline) that was similar to the failure experienced but included the GMC Canyon but not the 2007 model. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 01/10/12 updated 01/27/17

- Fallston, MD, 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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