really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,353 miles

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2004 GMC Envoy body / paint problems

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2004 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 222015


  • 128,000 miles


Vehicle was being driving approximately at 55 mph. Engine loss power, gas pedal lost resistance and went all the way down to the floor board. Vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and engine was stalled and all the dash lights were flashing one and off. Engine started to have white smoke coming from under the hood. After a few minutes, the white smoke turned into black smoke and the engine caught on fire. Vehicle was engulfed in flames after a few minutes.

- Ham Lake, MN, USA

problem #6

Apr 142016


  • 75 miles
I was in the highway tail lights weren't working in was headed to Idaho due to that im still in North Dakota also like a month ago I was pulled over in the city for no back lights it's happen 4 or 5 times two on a 15 hour road trip.tailgate has open twice once in city and on highway now it doesn't shut at all its been like that for 5 months now and it started to not want to open or close the roof part as well it sound as if its jam.I worry about my safety and public as well. Just paid over $2400 for rebuilding trany, power steering, and my gear shift as well it would not shift it snap off.transmission went out 6 hours before I got to my destination.it was towed to a trany shop around Nov.12/2015 picked up Feb.23/2016 hoping they would fix all the rest of defects it has. You name it this Envoy has it or has had it from headlights bulb being replaced every so often and melting were light bulb goes, A/C and heater don't work properly driver side is hot and passenger cold or vice-versa. The passenger back sit I would not know.midwindow doesn't work it doesn't roll up or down or that latch that comes down to haul stuff as well it doesn't work. When I roll my power windows my headlight and engine idle powers goes down as if there is an electrical problem.I've invested on this Envoy a week later when I drove it out of the yard. I have all my receipts from professional mechanics.its been a bad experience.I hope my trany doesn't go out after I'm done fix all this other problems. I read after someone had rebuild the trany 13 months later he had the same problem again with his Envoy. It's not safe to operate a vehicle with so many issues especialy with no back lights going from good to not working.every time I have to be checking if I have my rear lights are working or in front and also my front low light I have no visibility what so ever.they are so dull.

- Watford City, ND, USA

problem #5

Sep 092015


  • 100,398 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was at an independent mechanic for the gear shifter replacement due to corrosion, it was discovered that the subframe was corroded. The mechanic advised the contact that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,398.

- East Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 082006


  • 208,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. While parked and attempting to open the window, the rear hatch window exploded. The contact mentioned that the failure had occurred various times. The contact also discovered a whistling sound from the back of vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the window molding and the hatch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 208,000.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 122014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 290,000 miles
Car slid into right guardrail and then slid to left in ditch on expressway. The airbags did not deploy. Impact was significant enough to bend the front passenger corner of frame. The frame is also cracked underneath the middle of vehicle as result of crash. Car is no longer driveable. Driver suffered whiplash.

- Albion, MI, USA

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problem #2

May 292013


  • 42,000 miles
While driving another motorist saw smoke coming from rear of vehicle and got vehicle stopped on side of road at which time the engine compartment was engulfed in flames. Called fire dept and police. Fire spread through the hearer box into the vehicle and across dash until it began burning the headliner. Fire dept put out fire but was a total loss. There was no indication on instrument panel of any problems (all gauges showing normal readings).

- California, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Engine stalls when you slow down and the air conditioner or widow defogger is on. I have also had power surging. I had to replace the map sensor twice and the bracket and it is still showing bad. I also replace the cam shaft position sensor and the thermostat. Also the wiper on the rear will not spray any water or washer.

- Wellsville, OH, USA

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