really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,817 miles

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problem #138

Jul 192020


  • 79,462 miles
While driving in a 40 mph zone I glanced at the speedometer and it read 70 mph! I immediately applied the brakes to slow the vehicle down before I realized that the speedometer indication was inaccurate. Upon coming to a complete stop the speedometer indicated 40 mph. This happened several times before resuming normal operation. Since then I have noticed the gauge "sticking" when letting off of the gas pedal. This is creating an un-safe condition for myself as well as the occupants of this vehicle. I do not know when the speed indication is truly accurate. I have since learned that this is a common defect on this vehicle as well as other GM models made during this time frame. There should definitely be a recall on this problem before an accident occurs.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #137

Mar 052014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at undisclosed speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the ignition switch was replaced. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer declined to offer assistance since the vehicle was not repaired by an authorized dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #136

Jan 032018


  • miles
The gas gauge stays on empty when there is a full tank of gas. There rear windshield wiper comes on by itself. The radio plays like it is in a tin box. Every so often it will play normal. But most of the time it doesn't. this happens when it is moving or in park.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #135

Dec 102018


  • 166,000 miles
Fuel light stays on constantly & fuel gauge always showing empty when vehicle running in motion or stationary

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #134

Aug 312018


  • 235,000 miles
I had just drove my truck the night before headlights worked fine. I went to leave the next night and no headlights at all. So vehicle was stationary when I realized I had no headlights. I have to drive with my brights on at night. I have no regular headlights at all. Then my passenger side window just quit working as well.

- Columbus Grv, OH, USA

problem #133

Dec 232017


  • miles
My 2005 GMC Envoy XL has the same recalled master window switch units as other recalls, both sides front driver and passenger doors burnt with a bad smell as I was driving. Why" why is my vehicle not included in the recall when everything is the same as other recalled vehicles ?? I was driving on the parkway when I noticed a burning smell with nowhere to pull over for a few miles in great panic with cars going past me at 65 mph plus as I was being cautious to get to an exit so I could figure out what the problem was. It was the door switch so I lifted it out of the door and unplugged it so I could continue my trip. Scary situation. Plus my mechanic can't get the answer if just replacing the switch will make it work or does it need programmed into the computer "

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #132

Aug 082017


  • 200,000 miles
SUV dies and won't start back until it cools down. I was traveling 55 mph on a five lane highway and the vehicle just died. I had the vehicle towed to the local dealer and it couldn't be diagnosed.

- New Haven, KY, USA

problem #131

Apr 132005


  • 31,657 miles
My seat covers were originally cloth but at time of purchase they were replaced with leather seat coverings and there is recall #06V417000 has me very concerned.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #130

Feb 142017


  • 149,000 miles
I've had my 2005 Envoy for a little over a year and had my headlights flash on and off while driving on the road and freway. On one occasion while driving on a two lane highway ay night the lights went out completely for a few seconds. I was so scared wss really glad for no one behind me or on coming traffic. On another occassion I had to pull over on city street as my lights were going on and off and I could see the car ahead was a cop and I didnt want him to think I was flashing for help especially at 2 in the morning. Ive also had to exit the freeway because my lights started going on and off and on and wasnt sure if they would just go out completely while I was driving and since it was night time I didnt want to take the chance of causing an accident and hurting someone else or myself. I have a teenage daughter and am afraid to Transport her and her friends in my car.

- Stocktion, CA, USA

problem #129

Jun 012016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled more than three times. The dealer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Ririe, ID, USA

problem #128

Jun 262016


  • 140,000 miles
Car was parked for 10 minutes when we noticed smoke coming from the interior upon opening the car door we realized the dashboard was engulfed in flames.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #127

May 012016


  • miles
Reading numerous complaints that compare to mine the fuel gauge, oil gauges, air conditioner are all malfunctioning in my car and I'm very upset because all of this should have been recalled. I purchased my car brand new in 2005 and I will never buy a GMC car again for this reason it's one thing to recall repair parts that were broken that to repair malfunction parts. Very disappointed. In short my gauges don't work, my air conditioner only works on one side and now my headlights low bean don't work. GMC needs to recall and repair.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #126

Mar 282016


  • 143,000 miles
Front passenger side door panel caught on fire while parked in the driveway.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #125

Feb 022016


  • 120,000 miles
Service airbag light goes on and off randomly. While driving the speedometer reads 0 oil pressure guage reads no pressure, all guages read 0, then speedometer reads random speeds.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #124

Jan 102016


  • 1,310,000 miles
Problem with both headlight low beam malfunction; going on and off. Problem started on 1/10/16 and continues until today despite replacing both headlight low beam fuses and relay.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #123

Jul 202015


  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving, the contact noticed that the front passenger side headlight flickered and failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the headlight and fuse; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Lasayette, GA, USA

problem #122

Aug 072015


  • 133,000 miles
I was driving down the highway after dark and my low beams completely went out. I could only get my high beams to work. Currently only one low beam is working and the other will not work even after changing the bulb or the fuse. I believe this is a huge safety concern especially having a young child. It was very scary going down the road at night and have your lights completely just go out. I have noticed that there are issues with 06-07 Envoy but I wanted GM to be made aware that 2005 models have been affected as well.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #121

Jul 012015


  • miles
While driving my 2005 GMC Envoy my speedometer will stop working and register as 0 mph even when I am moving. It also has shown me travelling at a much higher speed at times. There are many issues with this that I've found while searching the web. It is unnerving and dangerous to not know the speed you are traveling. I have started to use a gps system when I drive to show my speed.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #120

Jul 072015


  • 77,000 miles
Vehicle intermittently stalls/stops.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #119

May 272015


  • 130,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving 50 mph, the contact discovered a burning odor. The contact attempted to lower the window and noticed that the power switch from the window was hot. The contact disconnected the power switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed as a switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and referred the contact to call NHTSA. The failure mileage was 130,300.

- Melbourne Beach , FL, USA

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