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2006 GMC Canyon

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2006 GMC Canyon Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

Engine -- Verified

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The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacement of the cylinder head may be required to correct this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The CD player in the radio may fail. Our technicians tell us that the radio will need to be removed and sent out to a radio repair shop to correct this condition.

Maintenance -- Verified

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70,000 miles.

2006 GMC Canyon Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 18, 2010

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General Motors is recalling certain 2004–2011 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Isuzu regular and extended cab models without a rear seat and equipped with a 60/40 front bench split seat for failing to comply with federal safety standards on child restraint anchorage systems. The top tether anchor for the front center seat is not accessible and the manual provides no instruction on its use. In order to correct the problem, dealers will cut a hole in the back panel trim cover to allow access to the top tether anchor and will provide supplemental instructions on the use of the top tether.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Electrical & Lights, December 5, 2006

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The brake lights may fail to illuminate, or illuminate at all times. In this condition, the cruise control will not function. If towing a trailer connected to the brake lamp wiring, the trailer lights will also be affected. A following driver may not know when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash. Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly. The recall began December 5, 2006. The GM recall number is 06030.

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Electrical & Lights, August 2, 2010

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General Motors is recalling various 2004–2009 models in twelve Southern and Southwestern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to contamination in the brake lamp switch, which may cause the brake lamps to fail or stay on continuously. This could lead to a crash since other drivers may not be aware of the operator's intentions. Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components free of charge. For more information, call Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

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2006 GMC Canyon Questions and Answers

Kenr, 2006 GMC Canyon, 2.8L 4 Cylinder, Sweeny, TX

Received a letter from GMC regarding Valve Seat wear. I would think codes would be generated causing the Service engine lite to come on. I would like to find out what codes would be generated tha...

lps99, 2006 GMC Canyon, 2.8L 4 Cylinder, Pasadena, MD

i got the service engine light at 50k miles.took it to auto zone got it diagnosed i have replaced the camshaft and crankshaft sensor all 4 plugs and cyl 1 coil pack. it still runs like crap and it ...

lps99, 2006 GMC Canyon, 2.8L 4 Cylinder, Pasadena, MD

i had my crankshaft sensor replaced and the service engine soon light was reset. i picked the truck up n within 2 min the light came back on. the mechanic said i had to reteach the comp. to read th...

Visitor, 2006 GMC Canyon, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Kailua Kona, HI

no code 4times in the last month. Engine cranks but does not fire. Wait couple min. try again. 2-3 times. then starts up no problem

katinthehatt, 2006 GMC Canyon, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Beverly Hills, CA

When turning left or right, say around a corner, drive power is lost until i straighten the wheels back out. Why?

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