GMC Canyon Repair and Maintenance

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

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GMC Canyon Problems

Reduced 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:

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.

Loss of One or More HVAC Blower Motor Speeds

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 Misfire Due to Worn Valve Seat

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.

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GMC Canyon Questions

Truck was left idling and ran out of gas. Now electrical 4 wheel shifter won't w (1 answer)

4 wheel shifter won't work. Truck ran out of gas while idling. Truck acted like battery was dead. Put fuel in jumped truck now electrical 4 wheel shifter will not work it is stuck in auto 4 wheel selection spot

2006 2.8 engine stopped running now wont start cranks back fires good spark and (1 answer)

changed crank and cam sensors checked coil packs new plugs checked injector plugs for power and tested injectors with tester all fire disconnected cat converter pipe incase plugged up engine cranks back fires every once in awhile then cranks on no start out of ideas help

Theres an motor oil leak that caused the entire engine to drain (1 answer)

While I was driving on the freeway, the engine started to smoke. I pulled to the nearest gas station and the engine wasn't overheated (I checked and it was half way) the oil spit out to the side of the right tire and towards the underneath of the truck. Even got on the tail gate and inside th...

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GMC Canyon Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The driver's frontal air bag may not inflate properly during the second stage deployment, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Power Steering Assist Fails

The power steering system may fail due to a poor electrical connection within the steering gear system. Dealers will replace the steering gear pinion sensor cover free of charge to resolve the concern.

Console Compartment Door Does Not Stay Latched

The latch for the console compartment lid may not operate properly and may allow the console compartment open. Dealers will replace the console compartment latch assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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GMC Canyon Reviews

My only problem in my 2009 canyon with 4cyl engine extended cab occured after 100,000 miles.For some reason the engine would not start.If I wait for 15 minutes the engine started.This usually happens once a month. I now have 150,000 after seven years. m m
I own a 09 GMC Canyon and I have had it in and out of the transmission shop since I have had it! it has a warranty yet after I get it fixed it starts shifting hard from first to high! I am so flustered about this. Thank you
I bought this truck new. Put the first set of front brakes on at 95k miles. Back brakes at 100k. Had a couple of glitchy electrical issues in 9 years, nothing serious. For some reason it eats lights. Have changed probably 6 head lights, and just as many brake, turning and running lights. Just hit 140k and had to take it to the garage for the first time. Totally my fault. Plugged oil return port...

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