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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,982 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.

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2008 GMC Canyon drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252015


  • 138,000 miles


The transmission shift control cable became disconnected. When I stopped the vehicle and shifted to park the transmission remained in drive and I was able to turn the vehicle off and remove the key. Upon inspection the cable was hanging loose and whatever kind of retaining clip should have been there was gone. This is exactly the sa, E issue as recall #11181 for 2011 models.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092013


  • 75,963 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The avs warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,963.

- Oakview, CA, USA

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