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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,369 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Dec 272010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles


Speedometer stuck at 60mph while traveling. Didn't matter if stopped, accelerating, decelerating, or turning vehicle off. Turning off the car and restarting it seemed to cause the speedometer to decrease, some, finally getting it to register 20mph. Upon restarting the vehicle in the morning the speedometer still registered 20 mph and upon acceleration the speedometer fluctuated finally settling at 80mph. We were unable to tell how fast we really are traveling because the speedometer is wacko. Stopping and turning off the vehicle does not help. The speedometer does not reset to zero it is now stuck at 80mph. Our local GM dealer advised that no recall has been issued but an extended warranty to 75,000 miles was offered on the vehicle for this particular problem. Our vehicle is over the mileage for the warranty. GM is aware there is a problem with wacko speedometers hence the warranty extension. One would assume being able to monitor ones speed in a vehicle is an important safety concern.

- Lyons, NE, USA

problem #17

Oct 212010


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the speedometer indicated an inaccurate speed. When driving at 20 mph, the speedometer may show a reading of 80 mph. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The contact spoke with the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The current mileage was approximately 81,100. The failure mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Jessup, GA, USA

problem #16

Oct 152010


  • 98,795 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the speedometer did not register the correct speed while driving. While driving 30 mph the gauge was registering 100 mph. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 98,795.

- Johnstown, OH, USA

problem #15

Jun 202010


  • 112,000 miles


My 2005 GMC Envoy is experiencing a problem where the speedometer will not slow down. It does however accelerate. So now when I am parked my vehicle shows that I am doing well over 120 mph. I have to use my gps unit to check my speed, this is a huge safety concern and something needs to be done about this. I have done research on the internet and this problem is afflicting many people. Seeing as I helped keep GM from going out of business shouldn't they help me?

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #14

Feb 242010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
2005 Envoy faulty instrument cluster contacted GM customer service and was informed that there is nothing they can do at this time for this year model. Not covered by bulletin: GM speedometer "special coverage adjustment" 07187A 07187B. Just purchased this vehicle used and because the dealership I purchased it from does not believe that it is a safety issue they will not cover it.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #13

Feb 072010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 90,442 miles
The speedometer stops working periodically. Sometimes it doesn't work at all and then days like today, it goes all the way up to 120 mph when I am only going 50-55 mph!

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 012008


  • 55,000 miles


I have GMC Envoy 2005. The speedometer is not working. Basically sometimes it gets stuck past 120, sometimes at 0 or in between. I could be driving 30 mph and the speedometer will be showing 110 mph. This is a known defect on GMC 2005 Envoy, but the company is only taking a responsibility on models 2002-2004. I have called around dealer shop and they said GMC is only willing to fix if the car is between 2002 and 2005, eventhough this is a known problem. Almost about everyone I talked to, who owns GMC Envoy 2005 indicated to have this problem. I really think GMC should own to its defect and take care of this issue.

- Columbia Heights, MN, USA

problem #11

Dec 152008


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. He stated that the headlights, dashboard lights and rear lights shut off while driving approximately 35 mph or various speeds. The high beams immediately activate when the headlights shut off which distracts drivers. The failure mileage was 28000 and the current mileage was 58000.

- Standford, KY, USA

problem #10

Jan 102010


  • 60,500 miles
Speedometer failed. It now either displays no speed or an inaccurate reading.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #9

Dec 282009


  • miles
I own a 2005 GMC Envoy and the speedometer stopped working about 3 weeks ago. I took it to the dealership for repair and was advised that they did not know what the issue was but since they had removed the battery and re-connected it that the speedometer should work correctly. I worked correctly for 2 days.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #8

Aug 152009


  • 51,000 miles


2005 GMC speedometer failure. Stops working and gets stuck on the 120miles point even when the car is off and not just driving. Occurs after about a few minutes of driving and, after online and offline research, it turns out a lot of people have these problem with some GMC trucks, especially the GMC Envoy models. And GM is not doing anything or refusing to fix it since it is a manufacturers default. There hasn't been any recalls to address this issue and there are even lawsuits in some states about this. My truck is not even old only 52,000 miles and I don't drive a lot just to work and home.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 172009


  • 40,000 miles
The speedometer on my 2005 GMC Envoy XL started acting erratically and at any time can show that I'm doing 70 when I am stopped, be pegged, or sometimes it works. I have to use my gps to determine my speed. I took it to a GM dealer to see if there was a recall regarding this issue because I had heard that there was for vehicles up to 7 years old or up to 70,000 miles. The dealer told me there were no recalls for the vehicle and that it would cost $400 to replace the entire gauge cluster.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 012007


  • 52,000 miles
Problem just started with no warning. Speedometer reads 60 mph while vehicle is parked with engine off. When you crank the vehicle. Speedometer indicator drops down approx. 5 mph (55 mph) then when you drive the vehicle the speedometer indicator (needle) goes past the 120 reading on the speedometer. I feel this is very dangerous because you cannot determine the true speed vehicle is really going. Vehicle odometer and trip odometer are not affected (checked by mile marker on interstate). Failure is consistence. Occurs everytime vehicle is operated. Notified dealership and they said (no recall). Vehicle has approx 52,000 miles.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #5

May 022009


  • 54,027 miles
2005 GMC Envoy has erratic speedometer. Not safe to drive when speedometer keeps getting stuck.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 232005


  • 96,160 miles
The GMC Envoy's speedometer stopped working and GMC is aware of this issue and only solution they have is 450 + labor which doesn't guarantee the issue is resolved...I have researched numerous articles as well as websites where other GM victims have reported their vehicles to do the same thing....the speedometer is something very important which shouldn't be a common problem, serious if not life taking accidents happen when drivers aren't able to be aware of their speed. I would hope that this complaint will follow with others and there will be some type recall that takes place.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 102007

Envoy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Speedometer malfunctions showing various speeds. The needle gets stuck for a moment while the car speeds up. The needle will also stay at one speed while the car slows down, thus giving no true reading of speed at any given moment.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 202007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Speedometer stopped working correctly.

- Penn Hills, PA, USA

problem #1

May 302007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Reported earlier gas odometer broke when fueling vehicle on 2 seperate occassions, first time fixed, then again while fueling gas, it broke. Failed to mention my problems with the speedodometer. It was fluctuating all the way up, then all the way down irratically before it dropped down to the middle.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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