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:
27,076 miles

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2006 GMC Canyon lights problems

lights problem

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2006 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Nov 192011


  • miles
Sometimes the truck will start sometimes it wont, lights on the panel fade in and out, sometimes half will be on and the other half out. We took it to the mechanic, he said its an electrical problem somewhere, hes working on it now trying to figure out where its coming from. I've looked on line and seen where several are complaining of the same problem, I've also called GMC.

- Bearden, AR, USA

problem #1

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

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