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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,923 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 GMC Canyon windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 222011

Canyon 4-cyl

  • miles


Safety hazard- windshield wiper motor failed-- original delco part was replaced- old part is available for inspection-.

- Melrose, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 222011


  • miles
Safety hazard- windshield wiper motor failed-- original delco part was replaced- old part is available for inspection-

- Melrose, FL, USA

problem #5

May 142011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Canyon. The contact stated the windshield wipers stopped working. The failure occurred intermittently; however, the wipers have failed completely. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 91,000.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 092010


  • 24,000 miles


Driver side sun visor failure. Visor loosens and drops to cover visual field in front of driver; visor falls off while vehicle in operation creating hazard by landing on steering wheel, arm, face of driver. I have owned 3 GM vehicles with the same part that fails in the same way. Present vehicle: Part was replaced and the new visor failed in the same way. GM refuses to acknowledge this as a repeat problem of the same part, but it is. I am original owner on 2 and second owner on the third of these vehicles. I have not gone in yet and have the part; this is a safety issue and needs to be addressed. GM isn't addressing it. Present vehicle: 2005 GMC Canyon; prior were GMC safari and Pontiac Grand Am. All three had the same visor design and points of failure. All failures occurred while driving and created safety hazard without causing accidents, though high potential for it.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 242008


  • 48,000 miles
My air conditioning suddenly stopped working except for on 4 (the highest speed) dealership told me it was the"blower motor resistor assembly, they repaired it and within 10 days the same problem occurred. They had to keep my truck overnight each time so they could order the part. I had to pay $200 to get this repair done.

- Rome, GA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 32,460 miles
Air conditioning fan abruptly stopped working on all fan speeds except "4", the highest position. Checked internet for possible solutions and found that there have been numerous failures exactly like mine. All involved the "blower motor resistor assembly, connector and/or wiring harness" shorting out. Scortching the connectors, resistor assembly and causing the plastic to melt/burn. GM parts at local dealership had replacement parts and I was able to resolve the problem. Speaking a GM service advisor, he confirmed that there are numerous repair problems with these parts on the GMC Canyon/ Chevrolet Colorado 2004-2007. But no explanation for why they are failing. Numerous internet reports with photo's showing damage and explaining problem most requiring multiple or repeated repairs. Old parts are available.

- Castaic, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062005

(reported on)


  • miles
Rear view mirror sight line is severely restricted to a small centered tunnel like area. The consumer stated, when the rear bench is folded down, the head rest makes contact with the drivers seat, which does not create a flat platform as designed. Moving the front seat forward to accommodate the rear folding seat, comprises the drivers position by making it extremely uncomfortable and cramped. Consequently, the feature doesn't work. There was nothing in the manual stating there was an option to remove the head rests. The consumer was not getting the correct mpg. At night, when the clock and radio dash lights are on, the blue/green horizontal display light reflect to the rear window. The image is then reflected into the rear view mirror as a vertical blue/green line.

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

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