pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
7,550 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. turn off tcs (1 reports)
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2016 GMC Canyon engine problems

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2016 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 272016

Canyon SLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,544 miles


The problem occurred after stopping for a stop light. When the light turned green I accelerated to 40 mph over a reasonable distance, approximately a block. I then eased off the gas pedal to maintain the current speed. When I went to accelerate there was nothing, the truck just hesitated. I eased off the gas pedal and applied it again a little further and the truck accelerated.

What makes this a pain in the ass is that you shouldn't have to play footsie with the gas pedal to get the truck to go down the street. And it certainly shouldn't be unresponsive when the gas pedal is applied. I'll investigate further to determine if this is an issue with the electronic throttle control. My other thought is that the truck is going thru the gears to fast, and the RPM's get too low.

Update from Nov 6, 2016: Recommendation from auto dealer was to turn off traction control system. Of course you have to do this every time you start the truck.

The truck is more responsive now. Also read in the manual that when using cruise control it will disable TCS as well. This makes sense because the truck accelerates and drives great when cruise control is turned on.

Update from Nov 6, 2016: Turn off TCS.

- Craig S., Seal Beach, CA, US

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