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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,325 miles

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2012 GMC Canyon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152015


  • 39,650 miles


1/29/2015 no crank..displayed message "service stab sys traction fault" had it towed to dealer and they replaced ECU repair cost was going to be more than$500 until I contacted GM customer service it was then reduced to $100. Mileage was 33478. This was three months ago. And the no crank problem continued however turned key back to off for a few seconds then vehicle would.. today had this problem but when it started engine misfire and engine light came on along with the message "service stab sys traction fault reduced power". was able to limp home at 25 mph once there shut engine of then restarted seemed to be running ok then but the check engine light is now on. I have to take it to the dealer in the morning if it will start. I also contacted GM customer service again. Mileage now is 39650

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #1

Feb 112014


  • 39,000 miles
While driving, the security light came on. Engine power was reduced or completely eliminated. Headlights went out every thing reset in about thirty seconds. Power loss could be deadly if entering a highway from a side street if there is oncoming traffic.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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