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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,270 miles

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2009 GMC Canyon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032014

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


My airbag light came on unexpectedly and remained on. The cause was due to broken airbag (orange wiring in the extended cab drivers side rear door. Upon inspection, several wires (air bag (orange), a speaker wire (brown) were completely broken. This appears to be an extremely common problem with Chevy colorados/GMC Canyons with extended cabs and should be looked into further. The airbag shouldn't be compromised because of a poor wiring design in the rear door.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202014


  • 10,541 miles
The contact owns a 2009 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that while stopped at an intersection, another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side wheel. The contact's vehicle was spun approximately 270 degrees however, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered from minor bruising. A police report was not filed of the incident. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 10,541. The VIN was not available.

- Spring , TX, USA

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