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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,767 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 GMC Envoy suspension problems

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2002 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 112016


  • 206,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the lower control arm camber on the front and rear tires were worn down on more than one occasion causing the tires to have to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to be diagnosed where it was concluded that the lower control arms needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact stated that the headlights failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 206,000.

- Wilmington, VT, USA

problem #9

Apr 022012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Everything started April last year and its one thing after another since. First my engine started stalling, while driving. One incident, I lost half a tank of gas within a 15 minute ride, which I have a 17 gallon tank. Then while driving on an expressway, it suddenly dropped from 70 to 20 before I could get over two lanes to get out of the way of traffic. Ive cleaned the throttle body, ive cleaned the camshaft actuator, ive replaced the air filter, fuel filter, and the oil twice within a 8 month period, and yet it still continues to stall. Now I recently change the water pump to see if that would help, even though my car was not over heating, now its stalling even worse; I cant even make it through a drive through without having to start it twice. Second and even scarrier issue, I hit pot hole one day and before I could make 15 miles, I heard grinding. A cv joint had to be replaced, then two days after that the other cv joint broke off and broke my front axle disconnect assembly. Did I hit anybody? no thank god I was in the right hand lane and could get over without hitting anyone or causing injury to myself. Ive replaced both cv joints and the assembly now and even did the struts while I was at it, but have also been told I need control arms now. And still my car is stalling, grinding when I turn and I cant get the check engine light to clear long enough to get it inspected. My drivers side windshield works when it wants to and now the car is starting to vibrate unbelievably. Ive kept my oil changed, ive kept my filters changed, ive never taken this thing off road and have had it over 7 years and just in the last year I have dumped more money in this car than I have since ive owned it.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 192013


  • 143,000 miles
Vehicle was sitting low to the ground and bouncing around taking it to the shop looks like airride out. Just happened over night.

- Arlington , WA, USA

problem #7

Oct 162012


  • 132,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the rear shocks were leaking, causing the rear of the vehicle to drop onto the wheel well. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer and the dealer replaced the air lines. The air line replacement only remedied the issue temporarily. The contact did not take the vehicle back to the dealer or a local mechanic for further repairs. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Many, LA, USA

problem #6

Aug 262011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Rear suspension from factory is a airbag system. I found the rear of my car one day dropped to the floor. I drove it to the dealer and found myself not being able to go the speed limit cause driving the vehicle dropped was causing a lot of bouncing around. I was told by the dealer this is not a recall so I would have to pay out of pocket. This is a engineering problem not a service call.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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problem #5

Apr 152003

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,254 miles
While driving 70 mph vehicle began to wobble and pulled hard to the left. The consumer took the car back to the dealership to be fixed but no work was done. The consumer wrote letters made complaints. Even suggested to be fully refunded for the vehicle. Dealership lack of concern caused the consumer to go to another service dealer and paid $63.15 for repairs.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #4

Sep 262002

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,420 miles


Consumer states the vehicle will slip out of overdrive and into first gear, which results in the vehicle losing power. There is a warning light that will come on which will read reduce engine speed, the dealer replaced the PCM/vcm but this did not correct the problem, front end squeaks when turning and driving, .

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 092001

(reported on)

Envoy 4WD

  • miles
Antenna was broken off @ the dealer, towing or storage company where also flat front tire, door ding, bumper ding, shift boot broken, car squeals from the front right (very annoying)

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At certain times felt vehicle was tilting to left when passing another vehicle. Also, when making a sudden move or continous curving vehicle felt it was tilting. The dealer has used faulty parts at the time of fixing the recall causing the vehicle to tilt to left side.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 152001


  • miles
When attempting to make a left or right hand turn a grinding sensation is felt in wheel. Dealer has been contacted for this problem. After vehicle was inspected consumer was told that two parts of engine are rubbing together, causing friction in engine. Dealer is refusing to remedy problem at this time.

- Topeka, KS, USA

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