Notes: While the 2006 GMC Canyon doesn't show any major complaint trends, it's mechanically-identical counterpart is the 2006 Chevy Colorado which has some engine problems.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10 miles

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2006 GMC Canyon accessories - exterior problems

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 142008


  • miles


Passenger door has no exterior door lock. Just who is the brain trust that decided to remove the exterior door lock ? ahhh, but you guys compensated by placing a lock on the tailgate. Had I noticed this at time of purchase, I would have bought a Toyota. My first truck was a '85 S-15.... loved it. That is why I returned to GM for this truck. Well, just as soon as I run this one into the ground, I won't be back.

- Slippery Rock, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012007

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31 miles
I have a 2006 Canyon and in the last year I have had to replace tail lights, three sterios,4X4 buttons, windows, wiring has been repaired severial times, the truck is excessivly hard on gass, and as soon as my inline five cylinder engine hit 31.000 km I had to take it back to the dealer once again, this time for a new engine. Apparently there only good for thirty thousand and then need to be replaced. Hard to believe this truck cost me almost forty thousand dallors. Dont get what you pay for with a next truck will be a Toyota and this Canyon has convinced me to never buy another GM product again and hopfully I can save some people from making the same mistake I did.

- Darmouth, 00, USA

problem #1

Sep 132006

Canyon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On vehicles without remote door locks there is no way to unlock and enter the vehicle from the passenger side. This is a safety hazard for those of us with small children we need to secure in a child seat and for those of us who have infirm and elderly parents we Transport. It is especially bad in inclimate weather. Access to the locked passenger side requires the driver to go to the driver's side, unlock the door, crawl in and reach across the seat during which time the driver's door springs fully open into traffic, unlock the door, get out of the vehicle, go back around to the passenger side, secure the passenger in the child seat or seatbelt the older adult in the vehicle, shut the door and go back around to the driver's side to enter. There are many opportunities during this process for the unattended passengers to wander off and become injured before being secured in the vehicle and danger to the driver and the vehicle when the door pops open into traffic.

- Cardiff, CA, USA

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