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

4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,930 miles

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2009 GMC Canyon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082014

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 31,791 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

To start out I would like to say that this is my first brand new vehicle I have ever bought. I was on I 475 driving approx. 65 mph when I lost all power to my truck and was barely able to coast off to the side of the road. I had my truck towed to the nearest GMC dealership to determine the problem. I was told that it was the fuel pump flow control module. I researched this problem at home and found out that 2009 GMC Canyons were recalled because of this problem. The recall stated that the fuel system control modules have a condition in which an adhesive separation of the rtv seal between the seal and the housing may allow water to seep into the module. Water in the module could cause a short, illumination of the service engine soon light (which was on in my truck). Also the engine may be hard to start, may not start or may stall. If the vehicle stalls while it is moving, a crash may occur! hello, this happened to me but I was fortunate enough to not crash and die. So back to the recall on my truck. Guess what" my truck did not fall within the VIN #S that were recalled and I was required to pay for the repair. To make matters worse my warranty covered this problem if the truck was within 3 years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first. Well my mileage was only 31,000 so that would qualify but my truck was over 3 years old. This is sooooooooooooooo wrong!!! obviously there was a problem with 2009 GMC Canyons being built. How can you say it was just a certain few that had this faulty part put in it. My truck obviously had the problems stated in the recall and this was confirmed by the dealership.however after many aggravating hours to GMC they still denied the fix because it was not within the recalled VIN#S and that is wrong on so many levels. How many people have to die or get hurt before they do something about this"

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 282012

Canyon

  • 18,000 miles
This incident has happened on several occasions. When taking off from a stopped position and going through the gears when accelerating quickly, the accelerator has stuck even when my foot is taken off of the pedal. This happens as I am shifting from first to second gear, when I take my foot off the gas then push in the clutch and shift gear and release the clutch, the computer does not respond to my foot coming off the throttle. The truck continues to accelerate even with my foot off of the throttle. The only way to stop the acceleration is to repeatedly tap the pedal until it releases. The first time this happened I thought that I might have inadvertently hit the cruise control but this is not the case. It seems that I need to allow approximately a one second delay from when I remove my foot from the throttle until I push in the clutch to avoid this situation. Is this typical of today's computer controlled vehicles?

- Stafford Springs, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 202009

Canyon

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Canyon. The contact was driving 65 mph when the check engine warning light illuminated. The dealer advised that the fuel control modular would need replacing. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V154000 (fuel system, gasoline) and was advised that his VIN was not included with the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 105,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

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