2008 GMC Canyon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 GMC Canyon

2008 GMC Canyon Problems

AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor

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.

Fuel Level Sensor Failure

The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump module assembly if this condition occurs.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

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

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2008 GMC Canyon Questions

Squeaky brakes why (2 answers)

When I turn the key the dashboard lights up but the truck will not start. (1 answer)

I have already replaced the battery. I can't locate the starter under the hood to even replace it. I am looking for other suggestions before I tear everything apart to find it. The starting problem happens frequently but not always.

I have a 2008 gmc canyon it keeps stalling out on me with no warning it is pulli (1 answer)

it is pulling code P0601 i took to dealer they gave me an estimate over 600. dolars and said the ptm has to be replaced. my question isnt this covered under a recall that i just herd about please let me know i dont want to pay for something that is covered under this recall. it happens after truc...

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2008 GMC Canyon Recalls

GM Recalls 2004–2011 Vehicles Due to Inaccessible Top Tether Anchor for Child Safety Seat

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.

GM Recalls 2004–2009 Vehicles Due to Defective Brake Lamp Switch

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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2008 GMC Canyon Reviews

96548 miles as of 29 august 11 plastic parking brake handle separated from parking brake cable assy at cable plastic snap end (one of two tabs broken off). no repairable. requires cable assy change. snap end molded onto cable. stop lite bulbs inop. found bulb wire contacts and bulb socket contacts corroded due overheat typical of high current draw. cleaned sockets and replaced bulbs as r...
Purchased new and to date w/60,000 miles this is a good dependable vehicle, good fuel mileage. The rear brakes squeak occasionally and with the high back rear seats vision is slightly obstructed.
I purchased my new Canyon in Dec. of 08. Firstly, I am extremely satisfied with the performance, relaibility, and versatility. It out performs any other truck in its class with great fuel mileage, and tow/haul capacity. This truck rides nice and handles perfectly. But it does have its faults. 1. I find that a lot of parts wear or fail too prematurely. This I find unacceptable. Things I h...

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