2017 GMC Canyon transmission problems: jerks, shudders, chugs and slips

Jerks, Shudders, Chugs And Slips

2017 GMC Canyon

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your GMC dealer.

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,400 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 GMC Canyon Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 212017

Canyon SLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had a 2016 Canyon with a skip in it. After complaining to GMC for a year they finally let me get a 2017 Canyon. After about 6 months having the new one the truck started skipping going up a small hill or downshifting gears. I am so tired of these issues, I am considering buying a Ford just out of spite, so tired of these problems on a new vehicles

Update from Jul 19, 2018: Exchanged for a 2017 Canyon.. Transmission shifting is all screwed up. Getting worse over. Time.Taking it to dealership next week to get a new converter installed. Hope this solves the problem. If not, my last GMC.

Update from May 13, 2019: GM fixed the skip by replacing the converter and changing transmission fluid. new troubles now the placing gear in reverse. GM has it now and are changing the transmission. this is the 3rd one and truck has about 23000 miles. been in shop for 2 weeks. sick and tired.

- Ted L., Warner Robins, GA, US

problem #2

Sep 192018

Canyon SLE 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,412 miles

The truck first started it around the 4th of July when I noticed it had a steady shake at highway speeds 55-65. I thought it was just the tires out of balance, so took it back to the dealer to have them balance them. Obviously this did nothing to correct the problem. As it went on the shaking got worse and worse to the point of making it very uncomfortable to drive any distance at all. I noticed it would stop shaking when you let off the accelerator and immediately realized it was in the drive train and probably the transmission.

I took it back to the dealer the next week which set up an appointment to "flush the transmission". I knew this was not going to fix this for any length of time. So threatening a Lemon Law action, demanded a new torque converter which "I thought" would fix it. Later found out it's the same torque converter as was taken out. I also voiced my concerns as to the damage already done to the transmission effecting the longevity of the truck. I am still concerned about this.

Since then I have found the supposed new torque converter does not fix the problem! I believe GM should give me a NEW truck with a GOOD transmission - not 8 speed - A TRUCK LIKE I THOUGHT I WAS BUYING WHEN I PAID OVER THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THIS ONE!!! OR GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK PLUS THE MONEY FOR THE TOW PACKAGE UPGRADE I HAD GM TO INSTALL PLUS THE RUNNING BOARDS GM INSTALLED, PLUS EXTRA FOR ALL THE HEADACHE I HAVE HAD TO ENDURE! ESPECIALLY WITH THE "KNOWING" ABOUT THE PROBLEM WHEN THEY SOLD THE TRUCK TO ME!!!

I cannot believe a company like GM would allow this to continue and just keep putting customers off with excuses until the warranty goes out; which is what is seems that they are doing. SHAME ON GM!!! Oh I realize it would cost them tremendously if they replaced all these vehicles; however it is going to cost them their business reputation if this continues and finally gets out into the mainstream news WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE!!! SO EVERYONE WILL KNOW WHAT KIND OF COMPANY GM IS RUNNING! They may not want to do business with them any longer. Trust is a big issue with something like the vehicle you trust every day to get you and your family from place to place along with using them for other necessary work. When the public loses their trust in GM then so goes the business. If I were them I would be very careful how they handle this as there are a LOT of people out there that "THINK" they can trust GM. When they find out about all the cover ups and lies that have been told on the VERY IMPORTANT issue (we are not talking about anything cosmetic or small problems) This is the TRANSMISSION for heavens sake - without which the vehicle will leave you and your family stranded no telling where in no telling what kind of area. Then there's the underhanded way of putting people off until the warranty goes out!!! This is shameful business practices and I hope it gets out to all the GM buyers and prospective buyers so they will know what kind of people they are dealing with here...

- Bible T., Pocahontas, AR, US

problem #1

May 182018

Canyon LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,372 miles

I had my 2017 Canyon in for transmission problems 3 times in 7 months. 5/25/18 8372 miles transmission fluid changed. 9/13/18 10828 miles torque converter replaced. 12/6/18 13647 transmission fluid changed. I was told by the dealer not to call or come back until April 2019.The transmission is still not fixed I am sorry I bought a GMC Canyon DO NOT BUY a GMC you'll be sorry you did.

- kink, Mountain Home, US

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