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GMC Canyon, Truck
Feb 28, 2006 (6:00 pm)
I purchased a new 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 2WD with 5 cylinder in March 2005.
I have had only 2 problems with it so far after 36,200 miles. First problem that appeared after 12,000 miles was from tires that were feathering around the edges, and I took it to the dealer. They incorrectly said that it needed a front end alignment. This did not fix the problem. Later, I took it to my trusted mechanic, and he said that the problem was caused by the tires not being balanced correctly. Second problem appeared after about 6 months and 20,000 miles. It was a squeaking noise that occurred when the fan was spinning. The dealer replaced the fan motor because the bearings were bad. They actually had the part in stock which surprised me since this is not something that is normally stocked which leads me to believe that it is a common problem. Other than these two issues, the truck has ran flawlessly. In fact, I bought a new 2005 Honda Odyssey EX in May 2005, and it has had way more problems than the Canyon which really surprised me. I plan on trading in the Odyssey in 2 years or 60,000 miles whichever comes first. But, I plan on keeping the Canyon until the doors fall off. It is very handy for towing a boat and trips to Lowe's and Costco--for oversized items and bags of mulch. The truck is a little noisy when accelerating briskly but the ride is quiet and refined once it is at freeway speed. The factory General tires suck. They have no traction on wet pavement and corner poorly. Overall, happy medium between hauling/towing and fuel efficiency for a truck--21 to 22 fwy and 17 to 18 city. This is at about 2000 ft above sea level.
#172 of 199 Re: Problems [gsp9]
Feb 28, 2006 (6:19 pm)
"I have an 05 Canyon Crew Cab 4x4 with 12,000 miles on it. Has anyone had any luck in GM buying their truck back? I've had mine for 6 months now and it has had several problems both major and minor. As of right now, it is in to have the valvetrain and cylinder head replaced. The third week I owned it the internal clutch and transmission went. Plus I have had electrical problems and the usual tire promlems due to the General tires. All totaled it has been in the shop for about 3 weeks out of 6 months. "
Well I rest my case. Your experience is exactly one of those I read too often on here, and too close to my own experience with American cars the last 20 years. I'm not mad at the world and I'm not gonna "get out" of the US. It wasn't my choice to be borned here. If they'd let me immigrate to NZ or AU I would... but they don't want poor dumb americans
And most of the 52 vehicles I've owned were GM products. I've had 10 Corvettes, 2 GTOs, 2 442s, 5 ElCaminos, 3 Silverados, 2 Tahoes, and I won't bore u with the rest of the list. I even sold Chevrolets from 71-74. It's not like I don't have experience in what I'm saying. Most of what I've owned the last 20 years have been Hondas and Toyotas, but I test the water every so often and buy another american vehicle, only to be disappointed. I don't keep cars 200K miles, because when someone comes out with something new and fun (which is what they do to get you to buy a new car), I'm in line to buy it.
And my 6 cylinder Envoy got 22 MPG consistently at 80 MPH, and one 300 mile trip I got 26 MPG... and one 60 mile trip I got 28 MPG... so why would I want a 5 cylinder? I actually liked the vehicle, but every month GM kept giving another $1000 rebate which just furthered my already bad resale value... and it was approaching the end of the 3 year warranty... and the dash had already been disassembled twice for HVAC problems... and I wasn't gonna own it out of warranty. I had it 30 months and 22K miles, and sold it for $10,000 less than I paid for it (not counting tax, license, etc.) and felt lucky.
My nephew just bought a new (leftover) 2005 Canyon with the I5... couldn't get rid of his 2001 Deville any other way but to trade it in (I won't bore you with the list of problems that made him get rid of it). I haven't taught that kid anything
#173 of 199 2007 Horsepower
Mar 04, 2006 (12:46 pm)
GM ups HP and TQ on the 2007 Cols and Cans from 220 to 235 and 225 to 260 respectively....possibly just a revised software...any confirms, as no physical changes to I-5's was mentioned.
#174 of 199 Windshield Grainy
Mar 04, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Has anyone had a problem with their GMC Canyon windshield? I have an 05 and I noticed tonight graininess in the windshield. It looks like grains of sand in the windshield. I first thought it was dirty and tried to wash it with the windshield fluid. Then I thought something had been sprayed on it, but not so. It feels smooth to the touch.
#175 of 199 Re: 2007 Horsepower [granola1]
Mar 04, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Where'd you read the news about the HP increase for 2007? I'd read before that the Colorado/Canyon was due a redesign in 2009; this HP increase strikes me as stopgap measure to maintain/increase momentum for the vehicles until the 2009s arrive.
#176 of 199 Re: 2007 Horsepower [granola1]
Mar 15, 2006 (11:39 am)
Couldn't wait, so I added a K&N intake and a Magnaflow catback exhaust so far...on order is a 2/3 lowering kit, 18" wheels, and belltech sway bar....
2005 regular cab SLE I-5
#177 of 199 Re: Problems [superglide]
Mar 16, 2006 (10:04 am)
wawawa, I had 53 cars, someone crown me king of the forum. I also got 28MPG out of a trailblazer, down hill with a tail wind, drafting a semi. But who needs those facts when I am spinning my stats.
#178 of 199 Re: check engine light...not just a misfire!!! [canyonblues]
Mar 20, 2006 (4:01 pm)
Well, my vehicle is still in the shop!!! 10 of the last 11 weeks!!! The shop has replaced the injectors, computer, o2 sensor twice, exhaust valve springs, 2 coils for the #2 and #5 cylinders not knowing each time if that would fix the problem. They are now replacing the head as the valve seats are eroding in the #2 & #5 cyl! GM has put out a service bulletin stating that if there is a p300 misfire code in the #2 and #5 cylinders (vehicle is running lean), it's a good chance that this head replacement should fix the problem, if not, they said that they are going to replace the engine. If that doesn't work, well, they don't have an answer for that...what?!
#179 of 199 Re: check engine light...not just a misfire!!! [canyonblues]
Mar 23, 2006 (12:46 am)
I would go lemon law on this. It will not be the same after they have done that much to it.
#180 of 199 Re: check engine light...not just a misfire!!! [temj12]
Mar 23, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I can't. I fall within the 2 year part but not the 18,000 mile portion of the lemon law. Hopefully this works or an engine is next! After that, who knows. Either way I will be back on to let this forum know.