hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,243 miles

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2005 GMC Envoy fuel system problems

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #159

Aug 052014


  • 136,460 miles


Fuel sensors affecting proper read out on fuel gauge. Window an door lock switches on driver side door does not work properly. Works when it wants to. Clips on headlight an grill assembly constantly coming loose.I have contacted GM. About wrong fuel readings they told me the problem is fuel sensors in the tank but will not pay for repairs due to closed recall. This problem has resulted in running out of fuel multiple times. Even though this problem and other problems has just recently started.the cost is over $600 dollars that I should not have to pay.....

- Elkton, KY, USA

problem #158

Dec 262013

Envoy 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
After filling my vehicles gas tank, the gauge shows empty, an the lo E fuel level warning light is engaged. Initially, this only happened when the fuel level was above half of a tank, then the level would show correctly from one half of a tank and lower. Eventually, it never showed correctly and always as empty with low fuel warning.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #157

Jul 212013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 106,756 miles
Fuel light came on, speedometer stopped working, engine cut off. Before that, the muffler started making rumbling noise. I had just fueled the vehicle. Findings by aaa: ABS bad had to be replaced 1056$ and realignment. 2. exhaust manifold and pipe replacement 400. Don't know about fuel system yet brakes /ABS is 3rd time since buying the car in 2006. 2nd time for engine issues. Car started overheating on beltway this week and blower motor not working right. Also have issues with window passenger side front wont work now and rear wiper stopped working. Holy you know! think I got a lemon!

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #156

Dec 092013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,914 miles


At lees than 1/4 tank of fuel the gas gauge is close, after refueling, the fuel gauge goes way past full and will stay like that until fuel is below 1/4 tank. Last time the truck took $19.85 gallons in a 20 gallon tank until it started working correctly again. One tank it worked fine and next fill up it was way beyond full again. At the same time when fuel gauge is wrong, the speedometer will be off. Many times freezing at 35mph while traveling 65mph. After many resets of ignition, the speedometer will come back. Also when all of this is happening with the speedometer and fuel gauge, the radio has no audio. Every now and again, the radio will come back and work on one speaker. Most of the time it is out. When weather is warmer, all 3 functions seem to work regularly. Below 50 degrees, all malfunction.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #155

Dec 312012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
The fuel sensor on this vehicle fails prematurely.

- Brooten, MN, USA

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problem #154

Nov 012013

Envoy 8-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
Seems that the fuel gauge reads empty even after I fill it up. It will chime, illuminate the low fuel light and read --- for range left till empty. This has been a known issue. After you drive and use about 5 gallons it will then go from F to E every few minutes and then the check engine light comes on with code P0463. This has been a known issue. GM stated that they did send out at one time a offer to pay half of the associated cost if we chose to fix this and it was only available for a short time. I was deployed overseas at the time so I never got that mail and I would not have been able to do anything at that point in time anyway, however they could have allowed me to do it upon my return, nope!!! they said that there is nothing that can be done now, and it is viewed on a case by case basis. They told me to see their liaison at my local dealership, he will then call the GM rep. It has now been over a week and still no reply. When I called GM back on my own, it seems they closed my case but did not have a reason why it was closed and I was placed from one supervisor to another. I have repaired or replaced so many thing on this SUV in excess of 7K already its not funny.( power pedal relay, and module, self leveling suspension, ac control head, fan clutch motor, ac accumulator, entire fuse block, entire short block of engine and half the top end.)now the heat and ac system are giving me issues with the actuator door as well as the control box where no air comes thru the dash vents only the floor and GMC stated that is a known problem that has affected many but that there is no recall on that either. Of course now I am over the allotted mileage and warranty. Some of us live in rural areas where its not a quick trip to a local store but a 17 mile round trip just to get to a small store.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #153

Jun 282011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


The gas tank sensor went out. Lately received a letter from GMC for repair but with 2 criterias. First : vehicle must be under 120.000 miles and second criteria less than 10 years. My personal situation only applies the 10 years. I talk to gms and GMC in turn says I have deal with the local dealer and local dealer says GMC must authorized the repair. I further investigate the issue that there are many similar situations and GMC knows that it's a defective part. I think it is in danger if I forget to gas up my car.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #152

Aug 312009

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Fuel sensor no longer works on vehicle. Although this doesn't appear to be a safety issue per SE, its a manufacturing defect with the vehicle that GMC has recognized however they continue to put stipulations around vehicles that have this issue that they are willing to fix. For example, the vehicle must be under 10yrs of age or under 120,000 miles whichever comes first. This is ridiculous. I think that GMC should be required to fix this known problem regarding of how many miles or years of age is on the vehicle.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #151

Aug 102013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 94,400 miles
I filled up at the local exxon gas station and when I started the car the fuel gauge reads empty with the yellow light illuminated. Tried starting the vehicle several times, to no avail.carried car to a mechanic and diagnosed the problem as the sending unit in the fuel tank. Repair cost roughly $800 - $1000 dollars.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #150

Aug 112011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The fuel level sensor stopped working.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #149

Jul 142013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles


We were driving at night and the head lights went out leaving us in the dark. We have checked the fuses but they are all fine. The fuel gauge does not come off of empty even though we fill it up.

- Paris , IL, USA

problem #148

Oct 122012

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 119,224 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the fuel level gauge would fluctuate abnormally and the contact was unaware of the exact level of gasoline in the vehicle. The contact also noticed that the check engine warning light was illuminated for some time. In addition, the speedometer also failed. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that they would cover fifty percent of the repair costs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 119,224. The current mileage was unavailable. Updated 12/11/12

- Bernie, MO, USA

problem #147

Jun 042012


  • miles
2005 GMC Envoy out of the blue my speedometer works intermittently and my gas gauge reads empty with light on even though I have a full tank of gas! additionally the factory speakers work intermittently. This vehicle has electrical issues!

- Muscatine, IA, USA

problem #146

Apr 022012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I received a letter from GMC approximately a year ago stating that there was a recall to the fuel gauge on my vehicle. I didn't think anything of it since I had not experienced the issue and the letter stated not to take it to the dealer unless you currently had the problem. As of a week ago the fuel gauge stopped working. I fueled up until the tank was full and the gauge reads as if the tank is empty and the low fuel light is on. In addition the speedometer has is having issues now as well. It sticks at highway speed and then just goes to zero and stays there. If it weren't for my gps I would have no clue what rate of speed I am traveling. I have contacted GMC customer service as well as the dealership and the repair for the fuel gauge will cost me $240 with GMC paying the other half. It seems to me that they were aware that there was an issue before I did so why am I now stuck with the repair bills" why was this not fixed before the vehicle was sold to me since I purchased it used from the dealership? something should be done about this.I should not be held accountable for GMC's errors! in addition there are recalls on the other GMC models for the cluster gauge that affects the speedometer. The Envoy was not included because there were not a sufficient number of complaints. Once again why should I be stuck holding the bag on faulty equipment? what can be done to get this resolved"

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #145

Apr 122011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The gas gauge started failing. It started marking random fuel values which were completely incorrect. It would mark half a tank when it was full. It would randomly jump to different setting after each start. And finally it got stuck on empty with the empty light on.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #144

Mar 012012


  • miles
2005 GMC Envoy. Attorney writes on behalf of the client in regards to fuel level censor that may wear prematurely the attorney stated his clients vehicle service engine light illuminated and the fuel gauge read empty after filling the tank. Ultimately, the sensor wore out, which caused the fuel gauge to stop working.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #143

Dec 032011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
The gas gauge on my 2005 GMC Envoy has begun reading incorrectly. The gauge reads empty when I fill it with fuel. After a couple of days the tank appears to return to what I believe is a normal reading. Then, on it's own, it will fluxuate dropping to empty, triggering the low fuel light and alarm and then return to it's previous position. At this time, I cannot trust the gauge to be accurate.

- Lasalle, MI, USA

problem #142

Jan 162012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The gas gauge on my 2005 GMC Envoy slt has began reading incorrectly. The gauge reads empty even when the tank has fuel in it. After a day or so the tank reads normal, then it begins to fluxuate from correct to empty. Then the check engine light will begin coming on, and will go off again with no resetting.

- Guyton, GA, USA

problem #141

Feb 062012


  • miles
After filling the tank in my 05 Envoy the gauge reads empty for a while, then goes up and down.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #140

Jan 122012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 77,471 miles
Fuel gauge shows empty when tank is full. It will work again at about half a tank, then when we refuel it will go to empty again. Then it will start to go up to about 1/8 tank, then go back to empty. Sounds like this is a major issue with GM vehicles.

- Loveland, OH, USA

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