Notes: While the 2004 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


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

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2004 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 192005

Canyon 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Concerns regarding no key lock on the passenger side of the 2004 GMC Canyon. This vehicle has manual door locks, an a key lock is no longer provided on the right door. Consumer states this could be a problem in the event that emergency access were required.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 202004

Canyon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 34 miles
I recently purchased a basic 2004 GMC Canyon (I.e., no power windows/locks). I was not informed that the passenger door did not have a keyed entry. I recently saw another complaint regarding the same issue on the NHTSA website and have seen other comments on other websites. Additionally, a friend also bought a basic 2004 Colorado and was not informed of the lack of this feature. Aside from the nuisance in not being able to open the door directly, I agree with the other complaint on the NHTSA website that this is a potential safety issue if the driver's side door is blocked and a child or other person becomes injured or sick and you cannot open the passenger side door. Personally, I believe that GMC should offer to correct this problem on these basic trucks or at least offer the modification at a reasonable price. I E-mailed GMC regarding this issue but the response basically skirted the issue. I also included the above comments to GMC on the customer satisfaction form.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 232004

(reported on)


  • miles
There is no key lock cylinder on the passenger side door.

- Silver City, NM, USA

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