really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,570 miles

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problem #18

Dec 272018


  • 118,000 miles
Radiator and transmission went while driving on a highway. My mechanic told me the part that failed never fails and he was shocked that it did.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #17

Jul 012017


  • 130,000 miles
The vehicle shows that the fuel tank is on empty shortly after being filled up. Also the engine will die at randoms times driving down the road. Also the head lamps fail at random times.

- Maynardville, TN, USA

problem #16

Aug 082017


  • 200,000 miles
While driving down the highway and or while coming to a stop the engine just shuts itself off without warning. Everything in the inside stays on, but you have to put the vehicle in park and re crank. This is an extreme safety hazard and needs to be looked into.

- Elmore, AL, USA

problem #15

Feb 152016


  • 165,000 miles
For more than a month my truck has cut off completely as I begin to break when I I am coming to a stop or when I am making a turn into a parking lot or at a corner. Sometimes it happens several times in a row during one trip. It always happens when I am in motion but once I turn on the hazard lights, put the car in park, turn off the ignition and restart it, it cranks right back up. I was told, based on my description that it could be a manufacturers defect in the turndown solenoid switch or sensor associated with the automatic transmission. This is a safety issue but I need my vehicle. This problem always occurs when I am on a city street. It has never happened on a highway/interstate when I am in perpetual motion.this is the only vehicle I have and I can't afford to leave it for more than a day at a shop, nor do I think I should shoulder all the responsibility for paying for repairs if it is a defect inherent in the vehicle. Please advise me as soon as possible if there is any recourse I can take against the manufacturer so I can have these needed repairs done immediately. I have already had the gear shift cable replaced about two months ago thinking that this was the problem. That was a $250 job with parts and labor.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #14

Oct 152013


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine compartment of the vehicle. In addition, the contact noticed corrosion on the front passenger's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced and that the sub frame needed to be welded. The engine was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Mohawk, NY, USA

problem #13

Aug 012015


  • 111,111 miles
Envoy GMC 2006 power steering becomes difficult at low speeds. Must use two hands to turn wheel. Power steering fluid not the problem. Engine light inadvertently comes

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #12

Nov 272014


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. When starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Dolovan, WI, USA

problem #11

Sep 232014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
Was driving and my car shut down.had no control of brakes, steering.lucky I was going straight.this is the second 3rd time this has happened.

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 062013


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that when coming to a stop, the vehicle would shake violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the cylinder head valve seats were wearing out prematurely and as a result, the cylinder and the valve seats needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 138,000.

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

problem #9

Jul 062014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #8

Jul 102013


  • 208,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, smoke emitted inside of the vehicle. There were no flames visible. A certified mechanic inspected the vehicle and noticed that the front driver's side window and door housing control box had been burned. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the vehicle exhibited a constant stalling and would restart moments after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 208,000.

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #7

Feb 232012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Driving on the highway the vehicle suddenly read empty on the fuel gauge, then the panel said low oil pressure shut off engine. I ran out of gas on a busy highway passing lane almost causing a bad accident with my 5 year old in the back seat as I could not tell my fuel level. The fuel gauge would work sporadically over the next few days and the low oil pressure would go away and come back. When I had this checked out it was thought to be the oil sending unit so it was changed along with the fuel sending unit. The fuel sensor was resolved at a cost of $300 but the low oil pressure came back on even though oil was well maintained. Suddenly on 3/1/2012 the engine ran load when started up. I had towed to the shop where (GM where they determined the engine was no good. I had it towed to another shop that determined the engine was no good as well. I had to pay to replace the engine almost $5000. I then looked online for this issue and found a website trailvoy.com (represent Chevy trailblazer and GMC Envoy). Here I found 1000's of post of people having the same issues looking to file law suits and wondering why we can have no recall on this dangerous vehicle. There ore 1000's of people having low oil pressure, dead engines with low mileage vehicles, run out of gas on busy roads such as myself and much much more. The GM issues we've experienced and are experiencing has been here long before the current issues of GM vehicles. How can we get someone willing to have this vehicle and issues on the recall list and get reimbursed for the 1000's of dollars spent to repair this very defective vehicle. If a petition will do it please shine some light on this. I had received post on the forum from numerous people willing to join a class action suit and many were consulting attorneys on how to move forward with this. This is a major issue that we desperately need the NHTSA to look into.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

May 242010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Submission from constituent re recalls-2006 GMC Envoy. The consumer stated, her husband was driving, when suddenly the vehicle stalled. He was able to coast safely to a stop. However, the vehicle would not re-start, and the vehicle had to be towed. According to the invoice, the ignition cylinder was replaced. Also, on numerous occasions, the air bag light illuminated, and remained on for days. The consumer referenced recall # 06V417000. Updated 06/10/14 updated 10/14/14

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #5

Jan 022014


  • 122,000 miles
On 12/23/13, while parked the vehicle died. When restarting, it was a little slow but did end up starting. On 12/24/13, I had the battery tested and it showed that the cca's just needed a good charge so I let the vehicle run for 45 minutes. A few hours later, the vehicle would not even turn over. On 12/25/13, removed the battery and reinstalled it. The vehicle started fine and ran well for a few days. On 1/1/14, vehicle stalled while driving. Ended up restarting but I had to give it gas to do so. On 1/2/14, I started the car to warm it up and it started fine. I let it run for 20-30 minutes before attempting to drive it. When I got in the vehicle, it said that the brake system was not working and the stabilitrack light was flashing on and off intermittently. I had to get a cab to work & have it towed to the shop. I'm hoping to hear back tomorrow in regards to what is going on. Also, had to get a rental vehicle in the meantime for transportation.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #4

Oct 202012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
I had just purchased my Envoy a few days prior and was on my way to get gas. The fuel was low but the fuel light was not on. When I stopped at a red light, my Envoy died. This happened at every stoplight until I put gas in it. This has happened multiple times since then. It happens anytime my vehicle is between 1/4 tank & empty. The fuel light is not on when this occurs. It almost seems as if there is not as much gas in it as the fuel gauge reads. It has only stopped one time while I was actually moving (as I was coming down a ramp to get on the interstate). It did not start back up immediately when I attempted to restart it that time, but took several tries before it started. It will literally die every time I stop until I put gas in it. There have also been a few times where I have slowed for a red light, then the light turned green so I went to accelerate and the vehicle either sputtered and felt like it was not getting gas, or died completely. Luckily, most times I can put it in neutral & get it to start right back up without having to pull over. However, I feel that his is a serious safety issue for myself & the other motorists traveling behind me as I travel very busy roads on my way to and from work. I have learned to keep the fuel above 1/4 tank but the way this thing burns gas, it does get low from time to time before I get to the gas station. I don't know if it's a fuel system issue or if the gas gauge is incorrect but this needs to be recalled because it is definitely a hazard for myself and others. Additionally, everytime I start my vehicle since it has gotten cold, it idles very high - like a loud high pitched whirring noise. It then goes very low and almost sputters. It does this several times before leveling off and sounding 'normal'. again, I don't know if this is a gas or engine issue but I feel like it is not getting gas.

- Colona, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 062012

Envoy 8-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
While driving my vehicle without any notice whatsoever it will just shut off right in the middle of traffic. This has happen on several occasions. After a few hours of sitting it will start up immediately. They have not been able to diagnose the problem. We have had the fuel canister, ignition switch and evap sensor all replaced it is doing the same thing. By the way I've had the engine replaced, the transmission replaced the leveling boots replaced and still making payments. There was a recall on the fuel sending unit and they told me because of the mileage they couldn't replace it, but they had evidence at 79000 miles that it was bad because I had it diagnose for that same problem. From the time I purchased this truck it has been nothing more than a nightmare. I pray somebody could get me some assistance on this truck.

- Cairo, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 232012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
While traveling on the interstate this morning, the speed on my 2006 GMC Envoy dropped suddenly and I had to pull to the side the road where the car completely stopped. I notified onstar, who performed a diagnostic test and indicated there was an issue with the fuel delivery system. The car would start up again, but only momentarily and the engine would die again. I had it towed to my home and am contemplating what to do at this point in terms of repair. There was another issue just over 2 months ago when the fuel gauge was not working and it ran out of gas. No indicator light ever came on. There was at least 15 gallons of gas in the vehicle today, as I had just filled it up a few days ago and had not traveled far. I have filled it up every weekend since the indicator light incident. About 2 years ago, I had to replace other parts related to the fuel..possibly called a fuel regulator?? which was mounted to the gas tank. This occurred at 37,000 miles. I was denied an inspection sticker because of an issue with emissions and had to replace that part as well.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #1

May 132012


  • 80,150 miles
While driving vehicle, started to rough idle and almost caused a vehicle accident because I was unable to stop the car while driving, engine shutdown while driving and lost all power and braking & steering ability, restated vehicle and got burning gas smell from vehicle exhaust pipe and check engine light on with code P0014, got vehicle serviced and had new sensor installed but now getting pinging sound from engine under load and while driving at speed and minor vibration while at idle. I feel this is a serious issue with this vehicle where almost feel unsafe driving vehicle due to running risk of engine shutdown while at speed and unable to steer or brake when engine stalls due to this condition with code P0014 in cars computer. Would really like to be contacted about this issue, GM should have a recall to inspect these systems and provide free repairs of any faulty sensors and provide a full service check on this vehicles. I felt real unsafe to drive this vehicle due to worrying about causing engine damage or having a accident because of this high end failure of this componet

- Vestal, NY, USA