Notes: The GMC Canyon is mechanically identical to the Chevy Colorado.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,003 miles

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2007 GMC Canyon electrical problems

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2007 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #10

May 152015


  • 76,000 miles


Heater controls quit working. Upon further investigation, the factory wiring harness main HVAC connector is burnt.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #9

May 292014

Canyon 4WD 5-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
The truck's security system and remote start stopped working. It consistently has to be reset for 10 minutes every failed attempt at trying to get the vehicle started. Have altogether stopped using the security system (which is not a good idea in an apartment complex). Now the auxiliary system still remains on if the only door used is the driver's side door. The passenger door has to be opened and closed to turn this off. This is not safe (especially when parked in a parking garage, a cold night, or parking away from a light).

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 182014

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 39,458 miles
Vehicle cranks but does not start. Security light flashing. After 10 minutes with key on and security light off after turning off then crank engine starts. Happened at least 15 times. Now, engine sometimes will crank itself in the "on" position and will not start and security light flashing. Happened three times and finally after three 10 minute key on wait cycles in a dark parking lot security light stopped flashing and started and made it home. Vehicle very unreliable now. I am tired of having a vehicle that thinks the owner is trying to steal owned vehicle. And auto crank in the on - not start- position without running. How do I bypass this awful system without another car payment to another automaker? this defect is dangerous and hazardous when stopping for fuel and have to leave engine on or holding up customers until engine starts. Also holding up vehicles on a ferry boat. Very embarrassing when friends and co workers have to wait till vehicle decides to start and run. And being late to work. I do not want new parts that will fail again, I want it bypassed. Send me a kit with directions asap!

- Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 302012

Canyon 5-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


Several occasions, I have had incidents with the ignition switch on my vehicle. I purchased it new, and the maker claims no problem with my particular vehicle, but it has kept the motor from running at times, and engine starter will engage with switch only in the "on" position, without turning to start. That's scary. Vehicle never did any of this while under warranty, (of course), but given the maker's track record with ignition switches, this certainly has me concerned.

- Bulls Gap, TN, USA

problem #6

Sep 032012


  • 84,000 miles
---issue with the passlock system--- sporadically, when key is inserted into the ignition and turned, the vehicle passlock engages and cuts off fuel to the vehicle. You must wait approximately 10 minutes for security light to quit flashing and then try to start vehicle again. The 10 minute cycle has happened back to back, as many as three times in my experience. The problem gets worse in temperatures below freezing or high humidity. The problem exist with brand new, never used, factory key as well as the normally used key. This issue is very inconvenient, but does raise very important safety concerns. This particular vehicle has a standard transmission. If vehicle is accidentally stalled in the middle of an intersection during shifting, and the passlock problem occurs, you would be unable to restart the vehicle. This would pose immediate danger to the people in the vehicle, as well as, any oncoming traffic.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 172010


  • 73,984 miles
On April 17 2010 I smelled burning wires under the dash board on the passenger side and then the blower fan stop working. I took it to the dealer on 4/21/10 for repair. Gmac Canyon 2007 truck. On December 29, 2012 the same odor was coming from under dash board and smoke too unplug a burning wire to prevent a fire, and the blower fan was working sometime and sometime it was not working at all. I have an appointment on Monday January 7, 2013 for the same problem. If I didn't act quickly my vehicle would have caught fire and burn at any time. I think this problem should be investigated to see if there a safety problem overall with the gmac Canyon 2007 trucks. Need to know if there were a recall on the 2007 gmac Canyon.

- Castleberry, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 212012


  • miles


Wire harness defect A/C blower connector burn up and melted under the dash. This could have resulted in a fire under the dash cause a crash or even death to the driver. There is a recall on the brake lamps inoperative or continuous illumination. If this recall is a wire harness issue then the connector on the blower should be included to this recall, as well.

- Greenville , GA, USA

problem #3

May 222012


  • 73,318 miles
There is a a problem with the window switch. Windows on passenger side and driver side are no going up.

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012009


  • 17,272 miles
I took my truck in to the dealer because the rear brakes would stick the when depressed and released doing normal stop and go in my neighborhood at intersections with stop signs. The deal service advisor informed me that there was a service bulletin on my rear brakes. The did the repairs as stated in the service bulletin and that I would not have a problem with my brakes. I told the service advisor at the dealership that in order for the proper repairs done that both sides if my rear axle brakes should have new parts installed, not just one side. On the day of June 20th 2011 with only 25277 miles on my 2007 GMC Canyon the brakes started to stick and squeal again just like when I had the first work done as stated in the first service bulletin. Now the service advisor informs that I must pay the labor charges for these new repairs to install parts and the rear axle brakes even after the fact I informed them that I purchased the "extented warranty coverage" because at the time I purchased this warranty I was told that if any mechanical failed I would be covered and I could drive my new truck "worry free" of any problem after the original 3 year or 30,000 miles, which ever comes first, ran out.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Canyon. The contact stated that the passlock system was defective. During cold weather conditions or when it was humid outside, the passlock system would blink which made it difficult for the contact to start the vehicle. The failure occurred four times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the entire computer system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired when the complaint was filed. The manufacturer stated that he would be responsible for diagnostic testing. The current mileage was 50,221. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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