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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,176 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy lights problems

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Oct 252016

Envoy

  • 192,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As I was driving down I-75 at 10:30pm my headlights just randomly went off! I was driving approximately 70 mph and I was in an area that had no lights alongside the road. I slammed on my brakes to attempt to move to the side of the road. After I slowed enough to move over, my headlights went back on. I was so shook up, I'm not sure if my rear lights went off as well. This type of incident happened again this past weekend and I had to pull to the side of the road and actually shut off the engine and re-start my car twice before my lights went back on.today, on my way to work, in the dark, just before I was puling into our parking lot, they went off again. I also have noticed that when I press on the automatic window buttons, my lights dim and then brighten. Another issue is the dash light for the gas cap turns on and off randomly while driving the car. In addition, my air bag light has been on for several months, does not go off and yet, it not included in the recall of the dangerous airbags going off randomly and causing accidents and injuries. All of the above issues have occurred while the vehicle was in motion.I'm not sure if these are related or not. All of the issues are very serious safety issues and need to be addressed.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #32

Jun 012016

Envoy

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beam headlamp and daytime running lamps failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the headlamp driver module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was repaired prior to the failure per NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated that the failure occurred after the vehicle received the free remedy repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Tioga, LA, USA

problem #31

Sep 072014

Envoy

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the headlights failed to illuminate. The contact pulled the vehicle over, restarted the vehicle, and the headlamps resumed normal function. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not replicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V550000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Melissa, TX, USA

problem #30

Aug 162014

Envoy

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the head light failed to remain illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- St.Charles, IA, USA

problem #29

Nov 252014

Envoy 8-cyl

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled more than once and, after a brief moment, the vehicle was able to restart. The contact was unable to determine when the failure would recur so the vehicle remained parked at the contact's residence due to the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (electrical system and exterior lighting), but the repair was still not available for longer than two years. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.....updated 07/05/16 the consumer also stated there was loud popping noise, that would come and go, the lights, heat, air and back windshield wiper would come on and go off by themselves. Updated 07/21/16.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

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problem #28

Jan 252016

Envoy

  • 95,720 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 40 mph, the low beam headlamps seized. Occasionally, the headlamps would dim and then brighten. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired because the parts were not available. The approximate failure mileage was 95,720.

- Caldwell, ID, USA

problem #27

Dec 012015

Envoy

  • 64,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My low beam headlights will not stay on and sometimes cannot be turned on. Problem has existed intermittently for several months. Now it is a constant problem. Totally unsafe, especially since my car is silver and blends into the road. Dealer says my VIN is not included in current recall for this problem. I need it fixed.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #26

Jan 012015

Envoy

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the low beam headlights became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed but the failure was unable to be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #25

Sep 152015

Envoy

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact started the vehicle and the low beam headlights failed to illuminate when engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the headlamp driver module would need to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Harrison, OH, USA

problem #24

Aug 262015

Envoy

  • 114,000 miles
Low beam headlights fail to come

- Harrison, OH, USA

problem #23

Jul 042015

Envoy

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 65 mph, the head lamps burned out without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #22

Jul 172015

Envoy

  • 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 #21

Jul 152015

Envoy

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the remedy was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pensacola , FL, USA

problem #20

Dec 022013

Envoy

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving 40 mph at night, the exterior lights failed. The contact stated that the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Forestport, NY, USA

problem #19

Oct 252014

Envoy 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving at night, the headlights failed to illuminate without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was temporarily repaired, but the failure recurred. The repair details were unknown. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 09/01/15 updated 12/7/2015

- Batesville, AR, USA

problem #18

Jan 012015

Envoy

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer stated a remedy had not yet been determined to deter the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kenner , LA, USA

problem #17

Jun 182014

Envoy

  • 83,000 miles
Low beam headlights have stopped working.

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #16

Feb 182015

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 40 mph, the headlights shut off independently and resumed normal operation after the vehicle was restarted. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 8/19/15 the consumer stated numerous dealers were contacted but, none had parts available to perform the repair. Updated 9/30/15

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #15

Apr 092015

Envoy

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While turning, the left turn signal on the instrument panel blinked and then began to blink very fast without warning. When the left turn signal was engaged, the tail light failed. The failure recurred each time the left turn signal was engaged. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Bellville, MI, USA

problem #14

Jan 012015

Envoy

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving at 30 mph, the contact was made aware that the driver side rear lamp failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the light bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicago , IL, USA

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