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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,500 miles

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2004 GMC Envoy XL cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 GMC Envoy XL Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192008

Envoy XL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


Well lets just say after receiving the Envoy back from the dealer for replacing the gears in the transmission in which GM did not find to be at fault for not checking the transmission @ 31,000 miles when I had problems with it not shifting correctly. So over the next months following this my transmission went out @ 52000 miles, so GM had me pay a 500 deductible. Now my service engine light is on for the coolant system according to on-star, so back off to the delaership for not checking all the codes for the service engine light. I have already had to replace the fuel filter inside the gas tank, the gas tank neck, the battery @ 38,000 miles, and tires @ 28000 miles, brakes @ 38000 even when I asked the dealership to check the brakes and complained 3 times about the brakes. As I further investigated complaints regarding this vehicle, I found that the problems that I have had others have had reported to lemon law, nhsta, BBB. These items have happened from the start of purchasing this vehicle up until March of 2008.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Envoy XL 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Engine, check gadges light appears, SUV stalls, radio lights and steering lights keeps failing. I have taken my 04 envoyxl into the dealership over 7 times for the same problem in which they have not yet been able to fix/resolve. My envoyxl check engine and check gadges lights keep popping on and the vehicle continues to cut off/stall the dealership has not yet fixed the problem, I have taken the SUV in over 6 times for this problem. From 2004 until now 2007 the problem continues. The lights on the dash board keeps going out. They have replaced the lights at least 2 or 3 times but they keep going out. These lights are on the radio part, the buttons which operate the radio and switches the station. The panels seems to get very hot. The lights are currently out now after being replaced 3 times and now the vehicle is out of warranty. The paint on the SUV is very dull and the leather on the 2nd row seat is cracking, completely worn and very cheap. I complained to the dealership 1 year after I purchased the vehicle that the leather is worn out too fast, nothing was done about the 2nd row leather seats. The paint on the exterior is dull and spotty, I complained to the dealership before the 36,000 mile warranty expired and nothing was done about the paint either. This SUV is a lemon, it continues to cut off although many attempts has been made to repair the problem, I think they should buy this vehicle back since it can't be fixed. There is a defect in the electrical system since these lights on the instrument panel continues to wear out very fast and the radio had to be replaced already but the lights continues to blow out on the instrument panel and the steering wheel which also controls the radio and other components.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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