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:
97,998 miles

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2006 GMC Canyon fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 212011

Canyon 4-cyl

  • 67,500 miles


I bought this 2006 GMC Canyon in December of 2011. Yet they mysteriously couldn't give me tags for it until April 2012. They knew there was an on going recall for bad valve seats and seals and sold the truck to me anyway. I immediately began having engine problems as soon as I got it and had the truck back to motor city GMC here in bakersfield, ca. Three times under the limited 10,000 mile warranty missing three day's of work each time. Every time they never diagnosed the problem and told me all three times, 'we had a service adviser drive the truck around and couldn't find anything wrong with it.' And yet!!! as soon as the 10,000 warranty was up they suddenly will be glad to diagnose the problem for over a hundred dollars. How convenient. Now it will cost over $3000 to fix this truck that they would not fix under warranty. They should be investigated and sued by the county, the state and very unhappy consumers such as myself.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 042014


  • 128,497 miles
The 2.9 4 cyl. Engine in my 06 GMC Canyon dies intermittently. When it does, "reduced power" displays in the driver info center and the truck will not restart. The power is cut to the starter and fuel pump but all accessories still function properly. After a few minutes the system seems to reset and the truck will start and operate normally. Until the next time it decides to go out. I would say that under no circumstance should an engine die unexpectedly on the highway or at a red light and not allow restart for several minutes. This is extremely dangerous.

- Kileen, TX, USA

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