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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,243 miles

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2005 GMC Envoy fuel system problems

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #99

Nov 012009


  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge would display an empty reading when the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the sensor in the fuel tank was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact back to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Bronx , NY, USA

problem #98

Jun 012011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I bought a 2005 GMC Envoy used but in good shape. After about 5000. Miles the speedometer started to read 120 mph. It reset itself a couple of times but now it's completely stuck at the 120. Also the gas gauge sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't. I can fill it up and it will ding and the light comes on and it won't show a drop of gas on the gauge. Then a day or so later it will be fine. Also the check engine light is on. I replaced the gas cap since the owners manual said it could be a faulty gas cap. It helped for a few days but it's back on. After reading all these reviews and complaints I'm sorry I bought it. I don't have the money to keep getting it fixed. It cost a $100 for the dealer just to hook it up so they could tell me it needed a speedometer head.(?) that will only cost $468. But that won't fix the check engine light or the gas gauge. I'm worried that I'll get a ticket because the speedometer doesn't work or run out of gas when the gas gauge isn't working.

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #97

Jun 242011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 62,153 miles
1. gas odor for last 3-4 years. 2. now gas hand in vehicle has quit working. 3. nothing done yet just happened.

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #96

Jun 262011


  • 89,980 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed an empty reading after refueling. The fuel gauge began to display a normal reading the following day. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: DP10001 (fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system) that may be related to the failure. The contact also stated that one of the settings for the fan stopped functioning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the wiring harness for the blower motor was melted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 89,980.

- Watertown, WI, USA

problem #95

Dec 062010


  • 85,000 miles
One day I filled up my gas tank and it read empty when I drove away. It has read empty ever since with the exception of moving slightly above E for a few mininute while driving or after filling the tank again. I have seen all the complaints on here and am hoping for a recall. I fill up every other day just to be sure I don't run out of gas. This first happened about 6 months ago. My Envoy is a 2005 with about 85K miles.

- Conroe, TX, USA

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problem #94

Jun 222011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Sitting at a rr crossing awaiting train to pass, my fuel gauge came on that I needed gas even as the tank was over 1/2 full when it happened. Has not read correctly since goes from full to empty and to a 1/4 tank, to 1/8th to 1/2 tank. Does not read accurate has just turned 49000 miles 2005 GMC Envoy.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #93

Jun 222011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


Just as I just filed a complaint yesterday my car for the first time turned off. I was the must scary thing that ever happen to me. My 2005 GMC Envoy has been having problem with the gas gauge. I would fill up but it would show empty. So this was what happen yesterday. I was leaving work around 3pm and just as I ease pulling out of the parking lot I felt something was wrong. I step on the gas pedal the car didn't go as fast then out of no way the car got harder to drive. The steering wheel got harder to turn. I knew I had to get out of the streets before someone hit me. I turned to make a turn into the gas station but as I was turning my car completely stop half way into the gas station. So just picture my car in a turn position in the street trying to pull up into the gas station. I was then truly thankful three stranger came out to help me. I don't know what I would have done, especially being a young women, and a mom. I also glad my son was not in the car with me especially if something bad would have happen. I'm just glad I was not on the freeway yet or at night. Please help me figure out why my car is doing this.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #92

Jun 012011


  • miles
I have a 2005 GMC Envoy. Within the last few weeks my gas gauge tells me I have no gas even after the fact I just filled up. I even tried turning the car off and on hoping it would reset itself, but no. So til this day my gas gauge say empty. I'm the original owner of the car, I bought it new, no accident. I also taken to the autoshop and I when I took it in the gas gauge when up alittle but then when I turned car off it when back to showing empty. It has continued to get worse. It now fluctuates up and down, but if tank was recently filled, will remain on E for a while.I feel this is not safe for me to drive like this because I never know if I have gas or not.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #91

Jul 312009


  • 78,000 miles
In July of 2009, my fuel gauge stopped working, it was reading empty all the time. Even after a fill up. I went to the dealer and they told me that the fuel sensor was not working any more. They would have to drop the fuel tank and replace the sensor. The dealer stated that it wasn't necessary to fix. So I have been getting gas every 300 miles. Today I took the car in for a oil change and was told that the fuel sensor problem was putting a strain on my computer for the car. The computer controls everything in the car. That eventually I would be paying a lot more if something happens to the computer.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #90

Mar 092011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 64,950 miles
2005 GMC Envoy gas gauge reads empty when recently filled up and constantly fluctuates up and down. Apparently the fuel tank level sensor is defective and could result in the vehicle unknowingly running out of fuel, stalling and being rear ended by another vehicle.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #89

May 012011


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was parked a warning sound began to indicate to the contact that the fuel tank was empty and the fuel gauge reading indicated that the fuel tank was empty. The contact stated the fuel was added to the vehicle before the failure occurred. The fuel indicator also displayed a reading that fluctuates and does not show the accurate amount of fuel in the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer was contacted and stated the fuel level sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: DP10001 (fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system). The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #88

May 152011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I have a 2005 GMC Envoy and the gas light and fuel tank gauge are malfunctioning. When we fill up with gas the empty gas remains on for several minutes and then only moves to 1/4 of a full tank. Later it will move up, but will driving it will just drop to empty.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #87

Jun 242008


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed. The contact ran out of gas while the fuel gauge displayed inaccurately that the fuel tank was half full but was actually empty. The contacts mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the tank and sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 19,000 and the current mileage was 31,000.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #86

Oct 302010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
The gas gauge is malfunctioning in my 2005 GMC Envoy (VIN # [xxx]) whereas it does not register the correct amount of gasoline.....I can fill it completely up and it will show past the empty mark and other times it will show 1/4 tank right after I fill up. I have ran out of gas 3X (fortunately not on a busy thoroughfare), but this can be extremely dangerous not ever knowing for certain how much gas I have in my tank or not. It is so annoying and frustrating and not only that but my gas gauge 'dings' off and on all the time indicating that I am low on fuel even after I have filled the vehicle up. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #85

May 152009


  • 40,631 miles
A fuel gauge stopped working. I had to pay to have the GMC dealer replace the fuel level sensor.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #84

May 062010


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated after refueling, the fuel gauge displayed a reading of empty. The vehicle would also perform as if it were going to stall. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #83

Mar 102011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated after refueling the fuel tank to the full capacity level, the fuel gauge would register an empty fuel tank. The inaccurate reading was consistent. The independent mechanic was notified of the faulty fuel tank and they advised that the vehicle be taken in for diagnosis. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000. Updated 06/17/11 updated 06/30/11

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #82

Mar 052011


  • 70,000 miles
Fuel gauge does not work correctly. The reading on the fuel gauge does not reflect the amount of gas in the tank. Gauge mostly reads empty even after filling up. Sometimes it will show there is more gas than is actually in the tank.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #81

Mar 182011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Gas gauge does not work.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #80

Jan 142011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge malfunctioned and would not move whether the fuel tank was empty or full to capacity. The contact had not taken the vehicle to the dealer for repairs or diagnostic testing. The contact stated that the faulty fuel gauge could potentially cause the vehicle to run out of fuel without knowing and could cause a crash. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Hobart, IN, USA

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