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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,550 miles

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2005 GMC Canyon suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162008


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Canyon. While driving 30 mph on a wet road, the wheels spun and caused the vehicle to tailspin. The contact crashed into a tree and damaged the rear end of the vehicle. He took the vehicle to a body shop and they repaired the rear end of the vehicle. There were no other repairs done to the vehicle. At the time of purchase, the contact asked if the vehicle had post-traction. The dealer stated that it did; however, the contact later discovered that the vehicle did not have post-traction. Whenever he drives the vehicle in the rain, he has to drive approximately 20 mph to avoid tail spinning. The current mileage was 38,000 and failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 10/16/08 updated 10/21/08.

- Paterson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 272005

Canyon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles
2005 GMC Canyon. When the vehicle moved either fast or slow it shook a lot. The vehicle pulled to the right, and it was an half to one inch to the right. When I turning the truck it seemed something was sliding in the rear of the truck. Took the truck to dealer for repairs, and the dealer was closed. The next day the truck was totaled in an accident. While driving 45 to 50 mph, the car in front slammed on the brakes at a red light. Also, consumer slammed on the brakes, but the truck brakes locked, and the truck slid to the right. Spoke to the insurance company, and the truck was towed to the dealer, and they were investigating. There were no injuries. S a police report was filed.

- Cape Carl, FL, USA

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