Notes: While the 2005 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2005 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012008


  • 45,000 miles


Rear brake shoes bad at 45,000. Replaced drums and shoes. New drums warped after 2 months and 2,000 miles. Replaced drums and shoes again, squeaks very loud, drums bad again. Replaced drums with GMC drums, brakes bad again after 1 month. Took to an independent mechanic after dealer would not fix issue. Independant replaced left rear hydraulic and new shoes. Stated the emergency brake must be defective. Brakes are now squeaking again after 1 month. Also slight locking up when backing up after rain, cold, moist weather.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 212006

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that he has a safety recall on the breaks of his 2005 GMC Canyon (no. 06030). The contact stated that on many occasions his brakes have locked up on him when backing up. The contact stated that the high humidity in Texas where he resides 6 months out of the year is what causes his brakes to lock up. The contact stated that the brakes usually lock in the evenings when it is very humid, and are still in that locked position the following morning. The contact also stated that the brakes squeak and squeal. The dealership looked at his car and said that there is nothing wrong with it, so the contact has not had any repairs.

- Nonno, UT, USA

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