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#163 of 704 GMC Canyon Engine Woes
Nov 24, 2007 (5:53 pm)
My 2005 GMC Canyon 5 cylinder with less than 20,000 miles has been in the dealer shop so many times that I fought and won an extended warranty. Cruise control malfunction, traction control issues, and cabin wind noise to name a few. The last straw was a head gasket leak. My latest troubles are an engine silouette check light that won't go off. Coincidentally, this occurred after I replaced my original spark plus with Bosch Platinums and a new K&N air filter (not the kit). The engine also whistles when I turn off the ignition. I am concerned the dealer will try to attach my self service to the engine troubles as my fault. Does anyone else have these problems?
#164 of 704 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Woes [robstuff]
Nov 24, 2007 (9:19 pm)
Wow, that sounds like you have a lot of problems. I haven't heard of any of these being common problems. I would like to say that Bosch Platinums are just about the Worst plugs you can put in any vehicle. I haven't had to replace my plugs yet so I don't know what the stock plugs are, but I DO know that if the stock plugs are not platinum, then you should not use platinum aftermarket plugs, this is actually one of the top 10 leading causes of Smog Check Failures in CA, and Bosch is the leading culprit. This could be the reason why your check engine light is on.
Just know that if the Truck is brought in for the same problem more than twice, find a good lemon lawyer.
#165 of 704 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Woes [tm4]
Nov 25, 2007 (5:22 am)
A lemon lawyer won't do him any good as they are only for the first year and his is a 05.
#166 of 704 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Woes [dmathews3]
Nov 25, 2007 (1:46 pm)
I never went the lemon lawyer route. Dealing with the GM representatives were not easy. When they asked what they could do for me, I asked for a new truck. First, they act compasionate and interested. Next, you get passed up the ladder to different levels of seriously. GM also tells you to take it or leave it because I asked for a new vehicle. Eventaully serious negotiations start and you need to learn how to say NO two or three times. Perserverance brought on an offer of more or close to tripling my year and mileage warranty. Good thing I have it now. I drive cars for 150,000 miles or more. Never had this much happen before 20,000 miles.
#167 of 704 Re: GMC Canyon Engine Woes [dmathews3]
Nov 25, 2007 (6:15 pm)
Lemon Laws vary by State. Some states the law is only good for the first year, but some states the lemon laws are good for as long as the manufacturers warrantee is in effect. I don't know what state you live in but the lemon law could apply for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
#168 of 704 Re: 04 Chevy Colorado- engine will not start twice STRANGE [llangley]
Nov 26, 2007 (8:34 pm)
My 05 Canyon would not start this morning. I called for a tow truck. About 10 minutes after making the call went out to take personal things out of the truck. I decided to turn the key one last time and it started right up! I did notice the alarm icon flashing but I thought it was just because of the position of the key in the ignition. Glad I tried to start it again. It saved me a $78 towing bill!
Thanks for posting your comments about the security. I was getting ready to replace my fuel filter thinging it may have gotten clogged up from the temp falling below freezing.
Dec 24, 2007 (10:08 am)
I have an 04 Crewcab 4 X 4 and want to change out the fuel filter as to take it to the dealer would be a 1/2 day job plus of course top dollar. Where is the filter on the Colorado located?
#170 of 704 Re: Fuel Filter [dmathews3]
Dec 25, 2007 (12:29 pm)
The fuel filter on the 2005 Crew is under the Cab on the inside edge of the Main Frame beam. I did mine in less than 15 minutes and I don't remember having to use any tools. I may have used a screwdriver to assist with a clip but it was very simple and the filter was less than $20. I hope this helps. I used an aftermarket filter from NAPA.
#171 of 704 Re: Fuel Filter [d_creed]
Dec 25, 2007 (4:31 pm)
Thanks and if I may ask, drivers side or passenger side. Being I'm in Mich. and it's cold and a little snow on the ground I don't want to hunt all over for it.
#172 of 704 Re: Should I buy on 07 or not? [tm4]
Jan 04, 2008 (2:31 pm)
Eh, not so fast. I bought an '07 about 11 months ago (Feb '07) brand new. Had it in the shop four times in the first three weeks for service bulletins, recalls, and starter issues. I've had to take it in at least four times since then for various issues as well, including a computer program error that currently has no fix, causing the check engine light to come on, the truck to run rich, destroying my mileage, and I had the injectors plug up at 35k. The dealership finally corrcted the problem best they could without the fix, it's behaving now at 38k, and the service manager assured me there's a case file with Chevy on my truck so that if the problem occurs again they can fight to have it covered even though my truck is now out of the origional warranty (Thank God I purchased the 5 yr/100k warranty when I bought the truck!). But now I have a wiring issue in the rear end brake lights that may or may not be related to the post-accident repairs they did last month, and I highly doubt Chevy will cover the $200 ticket I got last night that clued me in to the fact my brake lights were out. Now I have to sort out a ride to work til the dealer can see my truck tomorrow, which is involving my mom having to get off work early to take me in, and my bf picking me up to take me home (clear across town!) at 3am. Once I get this truck paid down I'm seriously considering trading it in on something else.