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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,196 miles

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2006 GMC Canyon engine problems

engine problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 212015

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 81,196 miles


I noticed that I had no speed control and then found I also did not have any brake lights. Back in 2006 or 2007, GMC issued a recall on this issue. Also again in 2009, but in the form of extended warranty till 2014. I just wanted to pass to you the concern that this issue may still be a problem for the truck. I talked to GMC and they did not want to help with the fix since its outside the warranty date. I'm concerned that drivers would only think its a problem with the speed control, and don't realize they have no brake lights. In my investigation, I found that in most cases the brake lamp switch was able to fail the speed control. Most drivers would not go for the fix on the speed control and open themselves up to a rear end accident.

- Wellington, FL, USA

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