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: The GMC Canyon is mechanically identical to the Chevy Colorado.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,041 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.

2007 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012009


  • 17,272 miles


I took my truck in to the dealer because the rear brakes would stick the when depressed and released doing normal stop and go in my neighborhood at intersections with stop signs. The deal service advisor informed me that there was a service bulletin on my rear brakes. The did the repairs as stated in the service bulletin and that I would not have a problem with my brakes. I told the service advisor at the dealership that in order for the proper repairs done that both sides if my rear axle brakes should have new parts installed, not just one side. On the day of June 20th 2011 with only 25277 miles on my 2007 GMC Canyon the brakes started to stick and squeal again just like when I had the first work done as stated in the first service bulletin. Now the service advisor informs that I must pay the labor charges for these new repairs to install parts and the rear axle brakes even after the fact I informed them that I purchased the "extented warranty coverage" because at the time I purchased this warranty I was told that if any mechanical failed I would be covered and I could drive my new truck "worry free" of any problem after the original 3 year or 30,000 miles, which ever comes first, ran out.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 202009


  • 44,851 miles
I have a 2007 GMC Canyon pickup and recently the rear brakes have excessive grab, aggressive drag, and the rear drums lock up cautioning an unsafe condition. After the vehicle has set for a while, during the first few stops or before you get heat built up in the brakes, it feels as though the brakes are grabbing excessively. In addition, the tires chirp and/or leave skip marks during braking. The condition is very unsettling to the driver and I believe the excessive brake grab could cause an accident. I have searched technical bulletins and found the following GM service bulletin (07-05-24-001B). I have contacted my dealer that I bought the truck from and they have indicated it is not under a safety recall and the repair is going to cost $240. I believe this condition warrants a recall and the cost be absorbed by the manufacturer. Due to economic conditions at this time, I believe I am among most consumers who cannot afford a major repair such as this at this time. I also believe that the initial condition with the rear brakes will increase the brake wear on the front brakes.

- Fort Payne, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 172008

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Canyon. The contact had to use excessive force to depress the brake pedal and stop the vehicle. Upon brake application, he heard a loud squeaking noise. He took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions, but they could not determine the cause of the failure and provide a remedy. The failure mileage was 4,000 and current mileage was 20,000. 4/01/09 updated 04/09/09.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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