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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,773 miles

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2011 GMC Canyon lights problems

lights problem

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2011 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012016


  • 28,900 miles


The brake lights and cruise control have suddenly stopped working - see nthsa bulletin 06V139000. As evidence of a systemic problem with GMC Canyon vehicles. Was not even aware brake lights were out until I came across the NHTSA bulletin. Additionally, the electronically activated 4 wheel drive has sporatically started trying to engage when the vehicle is first beginning to move from a dead stop. This started a month ago when I first noticed the cruise control would not work. Discovered the brake lights were not coming on last night 12/16/16. Checked bulbs and fuses and that is not the problem. Believe there is an underlying issue likely related to NHTSA bulletin 06V139000.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 222014


  • 44,646 miles
The contact owns 2011 GMC Canyon. The contact was driving approximately 63 mph when it was advised that the brake lights were not operable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 06V139000 (exterior lighting) but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 44,464.

- League, TX, USA

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