2010 GMC Canyon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 GMC Canyon
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2010 GMC Canyon ProblemsReduced Power and Check Engine Light
The GMC Canyon SLE and Canyon SLT uses a throttle position sensor (TPS) which is known to fail and cause:
- Check engine light illumination
- Reduced Power message
- OBD trouble code P2135
This issue is related to the throttle position sensor, and can be caused by faulty wiring to the TPS, bad connection at the TPS, or a failed TPS.
To correct this issue, the wiring harness, connector, and throttle position sensor must be inspected, tested, and/or replaced. The most common cause is a faulty TPS.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
2010 GMC Canyon QuestionsCruise control disengages when I hit a bump/ice. Should it be checked? (1 answer)
It only happens on a bumpy stretch or when I hit a patch of ice and the tires spin for a second. Otherwise it's never a problem
when shifting transfer case from Neutral to 2 wheel after towing, the gears do not mesh well. Makes a loud clunk.
What can be done?
2010 GMC Canyon RecallsThe Hood May Open Unexpectedly While Driving
The front hood is secured by two latches, the primary and secondary latch. The secondary latch prevents the hood from opening when the primary latch has been activated. These vehicles are being recalled because some may have been assembled without a secondary hood latch. With this latch missing, if the primary latch is not properly engaged the hood could open unexpectedly while driving. This could obstruct the view of the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the hood on the affected vehicles to correct this concern.
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.