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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

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2005 GMC Envoy suspension problems

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


I was doing preventative maintenance on my 2005 GMC Envoy and while I had the passenger side wheel off I had noticed a fairly large rusted hole in the side of the frame to the left of the shock tower. I couldn't believe that a 2005 vehicle had frame rust that went clear through the vehicle. I have a 1981 Jeep that I use as a farm vehicle doesn't even have frame rust through. I am sure that before this vehicle is paid off it will have a broken frame soon. I just checked the hole yesterday and it is getting larger. Very poor metal used in these frames. Not satisfied. A frame ought to last longer than that.

- Alledonia, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 262013


  • miles
In March 2012 I had motor mounts installed on my 2005 GMC Envoy at the dealership jay GMC Buick columbus Georgia. On August 26,2013 they are telling me I need new motor mounts because of the age of vehicle and miles they need to be replace. I guess parts are old and professional installing is old to. During this same time had a tune-up {major} and now have to have coil and plug install. This make it seem paying for professional serve is a waste of time. My fuel injector also needs cleaning again. In the future I can only expect 40,000 miles on anything fixed by dealer.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Repeat problems since car was purchased brand new at dealers. Air /O2 sensors defective/replaced. Defective fuel pump/fuel sensor/electronic gas gauge; flickering/dimming headlights; freezing/inability to control driver's side seat and controls. 1/4 of front instrument panel lights out; drivers side seat control lighting 1/4 out; check engine light and low fuel light on continuously since 1997. Tie rods both replaced as well as both front sway bars. Immediately following vehicle purchase, check engine light would continuously go off. I would call onstar at which point I was told to take car in for repair w/I 7-10 days (often told a problem w/powertrain or transmission). At dealers service dept, told over and over again after tons of worry, concern and time spent, that electrical system on this car tends to trip/trigger check engine light and they would just reset it so after awhile, I began to disregard the light as I was in the dealership almost weekly. Approx 2 yrs after purchase, filled up gas tank and fuel light showed "low fuel". went back up to full, dropped to 1/2 and back to empty. Went back to full after car was turned off and continued to do this. After about 2 weeks, constantly stays at empty. Called repair shop and was told approx $700-800 to drop tank and replace fuel sensor which I could not afford and began to track odometer and refill tank after 200 miles driven after fill up. Have been doing this for 5 years. Jan 29,2011, I go for emission test. Fail D/T low fuel and check engine light being on. Go to mechanic, approx $950 repair. Check engine light goes off...and back on next day. Read thousands of posts online and am finding many, many Envoy owners experiencing same problems as mine. These are safety issues and GM should issue a recall on entire fuel and electrical system. Please call for questions/clarification.

- Broadview Hts, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 092005


  • miles
Consumer lost control of 2005 GMC Envoy while driving. ** while making a right turn onto a highway the consumer suddenly lost control of the vehicle. The consumer attempted to correct the vehicle when it rolled over twice. The consumer and his wife were seriously injured. The consumer request that a safety investigation be initiated in reference to this problem. This was a rental vehicle.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

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