GMC Canyon 2020 User Manual
The 2020 GMC Canyon is a capable midsize pickup truck that blends toughness, versatility, and modern features. The exterior of the Canyon is bold and muscular, which makes it stand out on the road and give it a strong and confident look. The Canyon’s cabin is comfortable and well-equipped for both the driver and the guests, with high-quality materials and the latest technology. The bed of the truck has a lot of room for cargo and new features like tie-downs and cargo management systems that make it perfect for hauling equipment and gear. The Canyon has a wide range of powerful engine choices and a great towing capacity, which give it great performance and make it easy to do hard jobs. With its high-tech safety features and connectivity choices, the 2020 GMC Canyon is a reliable and flexible pickup truck that does well in both style and function.
Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk that will result in serious injury or death.
Warning indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.
Caution indicates a hazard that could result in property or vehicle damage.
Keys and Locks
Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous and children or others could be seriously injured or killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition, and children or others could be caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave children in a vehicle with the ignition key.
If the key is unintentionally rotated while the vehicle is running, the ignition could be moved out of the RUN position. This could be caused by heavy items hanging from the key ring, or by large or long items attached to the key ring that could be contacted by the driver or steering wheel. If the ignition moves out of the RUN position, the engine will shut off, braking and steering power assist may be impacted, and airbags may not deploy. To reduce the risk of unintentional rotation of the ignition key, do not change the way the ignition key and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, if equipped, are connected to the provided key rings.
Programming with Two Recognized Keys
To program a new key:
- Insert the original, already programmed key in the ignition and turn the ignition on.
- Turn the ignition off and remove the key.
- Quickly, within five seconds, insert the second original already programmed key in the ignition and turn the ignition on.
- Turn the ignition off, and remove the key.
- Insert the new key to be programmed and turn the ignition on within five seconds. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed.
- Repeat Steps 1–5 if additional keys are to be programmed.
Programming without Two Recognized Keys
Program a new key to the vehicle when a recognized key is not available. Canadian regulations require that owners see their dealers. If two currently recognized keys are not available, follow this procedure to program the first key. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes to complete for the first key. The vehicle must be off and all of the keys you wish to program must be with you.
- Insert the new vehicle key into the ignition.
- Turn the ignition on. The security light will come on.
- Wait 10 minutes until the security light turns off.
- Turn the ignition off.
- Repeat Steps 2–4 two more times. After the third time, turn the ignition on; the key is learned and all previously known keys will no longer work with the vehicle.
- To learn the second key, turn the ignition off. Insert the second key to be learned and turn the ignition on.
Never allow children to play with the RKE transmitter. The transmitter contains a small battery, which can be a choking hazard. If swallowed, internal burns can occur, resulting in severe injury or death. Seek medical attention immediately if a battery is swallowed.
To avoid personal injury, do not touch metal surfaces on the RKE transmitter when it has been exposed to extreme heat. These surfaces can be hot to the touch at temperatures above 59 °C (138 °F).
When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter. Static from your body could damage the transmitter. Always replace the battery with the correct type. Replacing the battery with an incorrect type could potentially create a risk of battery explosion. Dispose of used batteries according to instructions and local laws. Do not attempt to burn, crush, or cut the used battery, and avoid exposing the battery to environments with extremely low air pressures or high temperatures.
Unlocked doors can be dangerous:
- Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. The doors can be unlocked and opened while the vehicle is moving. The chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash is increased if the doors are not locked. So, all passengers should wear seat belts properly and the doors should be locked whenever the vehicle is driven.
- Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle whenever leaving it.
- Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop the vehicle. Locking the doors can help prevent this from happening.
The door key lock cylinder turns freely when either the wrong key is used, or the correct key is not fully inserted. The free-turning door lock feature prevents the lock from being forced open. To reset the lock, turn it to the vertical position with the correct key fully inserted. Remove the key and insert it again. If this does not reset the lock, turn the key halfway around in the cylinder and repeat the reset procedure.
It is extremely dangerous to ride on the tailgate, even when the vehicle is operated at low speeds. People riding on the tailgate can easily lose their balance and fall in response to vehicle maneuvers. Falling from a moving vehicle may result in serious injuries or death. Do not allow people to ride on the tailgate. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.
The system does not have to be manually armed or disarmed. The vehicle is automatically immobilized when the vehicle is turned off.
The system is automatically disarmed when the ignition is turned from off to on.
The security light, in the instrument cluster, comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system.
When trying to start the vehicle, the security light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the security light stays on, there is a problem with the system. Turn the ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. It may be necessary to check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers.
A convex mirror can make things, like other vehicles, look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on the right. Check the inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes.
If equipped, adjust the power mirrors:
- Move the selector switch to L (Left) or R (Right) to choose the driver or passenger mirror.
- Press the arrows on the control pad to move each mirror in the desired direction.
- Return the selector switch to the center position.
Using the Outside Mirror with the Blind Spot Mirror
- Set the main mirror so that the side of the vehicle can just be seen and the blind spot mirror has an unobstructed view.
- When checking for traffic or before changing a lane, look at the main driver/passenger side mirror to observe traffic in the adjacent lane, behind your vehicle. Check the blind spot mirror for a vehicle in the blind zone. Then, glance over your shoulder to double-check before moving slowly into the adjacent lane.
Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke.
Children could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window. Never leave keys in a vehicle with children. When there are children in the rear seat, use the window lockout button to prevent the operation of the windows.
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