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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,929 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 202007

Envoy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Drivers side brake light continues to loosen or burn out. We have replaced multiple times within the last year and within a month the light does not work again. There was a similar recall, 04V527000, on XL models, but GMC states this did not affect my model. The recall should be opened again and be extended to all Envoy, as I see many on the road with the left brake/tail light out.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #6

May 042007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,500 miles
I own a 2002 GMC Envoy and brake lights just quit I checked bulbs, fuses and changed brake switch they still do not work.

- Huntington, IN, USA

problem #5

Jun 302005

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
The third brake light burned out, a recall was issued on tail light but not on the third brake light although it seemed to be related. The consumer can not pass inspection without it.

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 032005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


Consumer was unable to have the repairs on the brake light recall done since the parts have not been made available to the dealers in the consumer's area.

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 112005

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall campaign 04V525000 concerning brake lamp failure. Consumer unable to get the dealer to honor manufactuerer's recall notice due to no part being available. Manufacturer was notified, and informed the consumer that the parts were on national back order.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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problem #2

Oct 222004

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Taillight bulb holder is failing. Have been through three. When a parts man at kelly Chevrolet was asked about this, his response was buy them in bulk"???" called GMC customer service. Was told I would have to pay for a diagnosis(file # 1-270417936) I notice alot of Envoy on the road with brakelights out. I think it warrants a redesign and recall.

- Worthington, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082004

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
After reading the following article, I check and my rear break light bulb driver side was burned out. Please, move forward with this recall!! I have a 2002 Envoy slt that is at 40K miles. Also, my rear driver's side electric window mechanism unexpectedly broke. Some cable inside. The dealer wants to charge $500 to replace the whole assembly. Can you say highway robbery? like mileage has anything to do with window usage.

- Fenton, MI, USA

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