hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,572 miles

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #4

May 252015


  • 117,400 miles


The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving at 45 mph, water from the rain entered the door module resulting in a short in the circuit board. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact confirmed that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V406000 (electrical system, visibility). The vehicle was taken to the dealer who refused to perform the recall repair. The dealer stated that the contact needed a notice that was addressed from the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 117,400.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 162013

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Low beam relay (headlamp driver module (hdm) burned out--same thing happened 4-9-2015. This time melted the fan relay and fused the two relays together. 2006 & 2007 Envoy were recalled for the same identical problem. The hdm overheated and caused headlamp and daytime running lights to fail and not illuminate. GMC plans to charge approximately $800 for entire new set up because box is not sold without all relays. Was told possible further expense if electrical problems are found.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 212015


  • 242,423 miles
My car was parked in the driveway of my home. My neighbor alerted me that my rear window exploded. I went outside and subsequently observed glass everywhere inside, on top, the bumper of the vehicle. Apparently, this is a problem with this particular GMC model there is whole blog dedicated to it on edmunds.com.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 122,467 miles
We parked our GMC Envoy in the driveway the evening of 6/8/13 around 7:30 pm. I hadn't used the rear hatch at all on this day. My husband was outside and left and came back in his vehicle after midnight. So sometime in the early hours of 6/9/13 the rear window exploded. At first we though something or someone broke it, however there were no foreign objects found that could have caused it the break. It wasn't a nick or crack, the glass was completely shattered. Most of the glass was on the outside of the vehicle and all over the side walk with only a small amount on the inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was locked from the inside. After doing an internet search I found many other instances of the exact same thing happening to other GMC Envoy. In some cases people were near enough and some being inside the vehicle and incurred injuries with no known or apparent cause for the glass to be shattered. Thank goodness we were inside sleeping and there were no injuries. The problem comes in that I cannot afford to have it fixed even with my insurance as my deductible hasn't been met, so we have plastic over it. With all the reports of this happening to other people GMC claims to have never heard of such a thing. I'm going to take it in to a dealership this morning, but wonder if anything can be done to compensate replacing the glass.

- Appleton, WI, USA

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