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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,444 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 172015


  • 153,645 miles


While servicing my vehicle at an authorized GM dealership, I was notified of the recent recall regarding headlamps which get hot and can fail. It has been nearly 8 months since that recall was issued, and yet there remains no identifiable remedy or solution as to how they will resolve the issue and repair / replace the defective components.. entitled to safe vehicles, I am unsure as to how or why GM would believe that 8 months to not even have announced a solution is an absurdity. At this point, the period of time in which the manufacturer has had to develop and implement a solution is simply unacceptable as a consumer. I am under the belief that their solution to the problem is simple, they are going let the vehicles age a few more years and hope by that time, additional vehicles requiring repair will no longer be on the road and the issue will magically go away. As owners of this vehicle, I am entitled to the remedy as promised under recall GM 14291, and I do not think that it is acceptable for manufacturers to sit on open recalls for vehicles currently on our roadways which have been already been identified as having a safety defect in need of defect replacement or repair.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 272015


  • 37,790 miles
After taking car in for recall for headlamp driver module the windshield wipers come on when the car is turned on even though the switch is in the off position. They will not go off until the car is turned off.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 052014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V404000 (visibility). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Sioux City, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 012013


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver side power window and locks malfunctioned. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V248000 (electrical system, visibility). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #6

Sep 022013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Vehicle wipers starting turning on when wipers were set to off. This problem has progressively gotten worse. It started as only intermittently and occasionally having the wipers turn on for a couple swipes and then shutting off. Now they (the windshield wipers) start swiping when the vehicle is started and you can hear the windshield washer pump running, the wipers will run until I turn the vehicle off. At times this is for 30 minutes or longer.

- Keeseville, NY, USA

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problem #5

Sep 052013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Wind shield wipers would go they won't go off. Engine light wont go off feels like the car is going to stall out. Mechanic said it will get worse and will start stalling out. I see a lot of complaints on these cars about the same thing I have going on. My gas gauge wont work. I brought my car for the recall for the drivers door last year and now my keys won't unlock the doors. Only the remote will open it. When I called about the doors and windows not working they said my VIN wasn't under recall I called you and you got it fixed for me. I think they need to check the electrical problems on the Envoy. I have the same complaints so something is wrong with these vehicle.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 122013


  • 95,409 miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, a strong electrical burning odor and smoke emitted from front driver's side interior door. In addition, the front driver's side power window operated on its own intermittently. There were no flames present, although both the power door lock and window control switch housing melted. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and towed to an authorized dealer. The failure occurred twenty four days after the recall remedy was performed. There was no defect prior to the recall repair. The NHTSA campaign id number was 12V406000 (electrical system, visibility). The vehicle was recently repaired for the second time under the same recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 95,409.

- Amhurst, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 022013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Driving along rapidly with rear defroster on and blade wiping with outside temperature of about 0 degrees and with a loud blast the rear window suddenly exploded loudly into hundreds of pieces flinging shards of glass into the vehicle causing me to almost loose control of the car into a snow bank or opposing lane. Now I am out $650 for a replacement but gladly no one got hurt.

- Vergennes, VT, USA

problem #2

Aug 082012


  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that she was attempting to open the front driver side window but to no avail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they needed to replace the power window devices and controls. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility). The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Muskegon , MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 272012


  • 84,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver side door buttons failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the door module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 84,600.

- Lacktort, IL, USA

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