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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,183 miles

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2006 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012007


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated and caused the brake to engage while turning, bringing the vehicle to a halt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure where a diagnostic was performed and located a failure at the ABS however, the dealer was unable to locate the source of the failure within the ABS system because the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000 and the current the failure was not 16,876.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 082013

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 43,170 miles
As we were driving on a smooth asphalt dry road the ABS light and the brake failure light came on along with an anunciator sound warning. We immediately pulled over and brought the truck to a stop. We tested the brakes by pushing on the pedal and we still had good brakes. We continued carefully on home and inspected the brake fluid which was ok. After turning off and then turning on the key and starting the engine, the ABS warning light came back on but the brake failure light was not illuminated. Yesterday, (11/10/2013) our grandson brought his computer analyzer out, hooked it up and determined the failure was in the left front wheel sensor. He did not clear the history from the vehicle's computer. It seems to me this is a problem as this truck has such low mileage. I bought this truck from a Hyundai dealer about the first of August 2013 and have put less than 2,000 miles on it. They told me it had never been wrecked nor does it show any evidence of having been repaired. The previous owner apparently had it serviced on a regular and proper basis and has this all recorded in the back of the book that came with the truck. I am the second owner.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 102012

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 75,378 miles
Brake pads wear out prematurely. A/C only works on high. Have had to replace brake pads 3 times over a period of 5 months. Mechanic mentioned that GMC is aware of the brake wear problem and offers various solutions. None of which work. Why is this issue not made clear when purchasing the vehicle!

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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