GMC Canyon - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

GMC Canyon owners have reported a total of 641 problems for their cars built in the 13 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the GMC Canyon. The 2005 GMC Canyon cars have the most problems reported (128 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for GMC Canyon

  Common problems of GMC Canyon

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for GMC Canyon cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (103 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (74 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of GMC Canyon

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
103
  Power Train
74
  Engine And Engine Cooling
69
  Service Brakes
59
  Steering
53
  Exterior Lighting
38
  Air Bag
32
  Equipment
28
  Structure
27
  Visibility
27
   
  Vehicle Speed Control
22
  Suspension
20
  Other Fuel System
17
  Electronic Stability Control
16
  Tire
11
  Latches/locks/linkage
11
  Gasoline Fuel System
8
  Seats
6
  Wheel
5
  Parking Brake
4
  Seat Belt
4
  Traction Control System
3
  Unknown Or Other
3
  Interior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the GMC Canyon of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Canyon model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a GMC Canyon model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Canyon Model Years

Canyon
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 513,8861    
0.36
  2017 1623,2502    
0.34
  2016 4943,7573    
0.37
  2015 11725,3564    
1.15
  2012 1713,6907    
0.18
  2011 156,5128    
0.29
  2010 88,3949    
0.11
  2009 258,61410    
0.29
  2008 5618,04111    
0.28
  2007 4918,39112    
0.22
  2006 7026,74913    
0.20
  2005 12839,14914    
0.23
  2004 8621,42915    
0.27

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the GMC Canyon is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Canyon
5
  2017 Canyon
9
  2016 Canyon
23
  2015 Canyon
43
  2012 Canyon
2
  2011 Canyon
1
  2010 Canyon
2
  2009 Canyon
3
  2008 Canyon
5
  2006 Canyon
13
  2005 Canyon
16
  2004 Canyon
9


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