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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122009

Canyon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles


The contact owns a 2009 GMC Canyon. While pulling into a parking space at 10 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor when it was depressed. The contact believed that there was air in the brake line, and that the air should be bled from the hydraulic system. The mechanic stated that other vehicles were experiencing the same issue and bleeding the air out of the hydraulic braking system would not repair the failure. The mechanic further stated that the vehicle was designed to operate in that manner. Currently, the brakes continue to fail. The failure mileage was 50 and current mileage was 955. Updated 07/01/09 the consumer stated when the brake pedal was depressed below the gas pedal, the brake did not go all the way to the floor. The consumer stated on 6 occasions, when the brake was applied, his foot would also press the accelerator. Updated 07/06/09.

- Daden, PA, USA

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