hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,127 miles

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2005 GMC Envoy fuel system problems

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2005 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

May 012012

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Gas gauge intermittent. Never giving a consistant reading with needle moving all over the place on gauge.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #20

May 012012


  • miles
Fuel gauge reads empty or fuel level low and I just filled up!

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #19

Feb 042011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Since February 2011 fuel sensor problems inaccurate reading fuel gauge displays full then empty indicator light turns on then off, driving on the 10 freeway East with grandchildren aboard very close to accident had to immediately pull off to side no fuel in tank. Reported problem to mark christopher auto center Ontario calf. Replace fuel sensor also recommend fuel pump module replace at the same time since fuel tank was off vehicle estimate for service $324.88 tax included to replace fuel pump module parts and labor $800. Very costly since on set income just service Envoy replace fuel sensor total amount due $740.34. Received letter from General Motors 8/9/2011 reimbursing charges of 50% only for fuel sensor charges paid. Year to date continual problems with fuel gauge reading, returned to dealership on February 10, 2011 did explain fuel gage reading were inaccurate, service technician placed on scope & scanned for malfunctions stated no problems found. Personally upset for the amount paid thinking GM only cares about labor charges and price on parts contributes to their profit no losses. Customer service is no longer their priority.today speedometer operates inaccurate reads over 150+miles, oil gauge is locked, RPM gauge inaccurate fluctuates back & forth, fuel gauge reads fuel present actually empty indicator light displays empty or inoperative stops suddenly confusing me adding fuel especially with todays price. Water temp gauge reads vehicle over 180 degrees so incorrect. Today disable service connected vietnam veteran also two family members unemployed on set income how in hell to get this problem resolved before a accident occurs on some isolate dark highway, everyone texts, cell phone usage, gps reading their screens little attention to the road ahead. Requesting help soon with my issue, notified General Motors of this today through mail.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #18

Sep 032010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


The fuel system started to malfunction around the first week of Sept 2010. I was going on vacation stopped to get gas, after filling up the gas gauge read empty and the warning light came on. After shutting the Envoy off and restarting it the gauge seemed to work. As the days went on the gauge completely quit working and the low fuel light has remained on. I reset my trip meter after every fill up, how annoying. I am not the only consumer with this complaint. I rec'd a letter that GM states its the fuel level sensor. The only fix a new fuel pump from a dealer at 50% off" who can afford dealer prices" this is obviously a defect that GM is failing to own up to. Any help would be appreciated.

- Greensburg , PA, USA

problem #17

May 122011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel gauge does not go above 1/8 tank. Speedometer "sticks" usually at highway speed and when stopped does not return to zero then when vehicle is moving again the new speed is accumulating on "stuck" speed. Sometimes speedometer "sticks" before reaching steady speed and when vehicle is stopped the reading is below zero in this scenario when the vehicle is moving again the "registered" speed is below actual speed. As I drive 1,000 miles a week, it is quite important to know how much fuel I have in my tank and of course how fast I am traveling.

- Lake Geneva, WI, USA

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problem #16

Oct 062010


  • 115,305 miles
Filled vehicle with gas and the fuel gauge registered empty. Fuel gauge no longer works.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #15

Sep 092011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles


"GMC Envoy fuel sensor may fail prematurely". I got this information from GM in a letter. They will pay 1/2 cost to have it replaced if the vehicle is less than 10 years old and has =<120K miles. My vehicle has 148K and is a 2005 model. GM tells me they will not help me with this problem due to the higher miles. I consider the fact that the fuel sensor may read empty even when full or full when in fact the tank is empty to be a safety hazard. I am asking for your help to have GM recall the affected models and repair at no cost to me or the thousands of others who in fact have the same problem. I have never filed a complaint before and hope that I have provided enough information for the board to take positive action.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #14

Sep 032009

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The wipers were the first to go. That needed a control module. The touch pads for the tail gate were next. First the drop down then the swing. Then the right side passenger door inside handle stopped working. Then the left side rear door outside handle doesn't work. Then the four wheel drive doesn't work. Then the fuel gauge doesn't work. Now the passenger's window doesn't open. 5th speed on the heater stopped working. What is the matter with GMC? that is a high end vehicle and as such should not be plagued with such problems.

- Perry, ME, USA

problem #13

Mar 152009

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Gas gauge and speedometer no longer work. Never know how much gas is in the car.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #12

Oct 282010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I bought a 2005 GMC Envoy roughly 2 years ago with 67K and am experiencing issues with the fuel sensor. When I fill up with gas the sensor reads tank as empty directly after and seems to fluctuate to whatever it wants the rest of the time. Upon researching the internet with this issue it appears that several other consumers are having the same problems and GMC is not willing to help because it's not a safety risk. I personally do see this as a safety risk, if you don't pay proper attention you could run out of gas and be stranded anywhere. When I found the link to this website and form and thought it was worth a shot to hopefully get this issue resolved for myself and the many others that spend their hard earned money on these vehicles.

- Salina , KS, USA

problem #11

Mar 252011


  • 65,000 miles


2005 GMC Envoy - gas gauge malfunction - the gas gauge will register empty even though you just filled up the tank. After you drive for several miles it starts to register slowly, but does not register accurately.

- Waxahachie, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 012009


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the vehicle fuel gauge was defective. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or a local mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance since there were no recalls for this specific failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 81,000.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #9

Jul 012010


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge has been misreading the correct amount of fuel that was in the vehicle for approximately four to five months. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 02/02/11

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #8

Sep 112010


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the rear window on the liftgate suddenly exploded. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed that the liftgate would not stay in the up position. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where it was being repaired. The contact also noticed that the fuel sensor light would illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was repaired by a local mechanic twice (the contact was not sure what type of repair) but the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current and failure mileages were approximately 120,000.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #7

Apr 162010


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated the fuel level indicator would inaccurately read fuel levels and would often read empty when the tank was full. When this happened, the check engine light would illuminate on the dashboard. The manufacturer was contacted and advised taking the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 40,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Jan 132009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed that the fuel light illuminated on the instrument panel. This indicated that the vehicle was low on fuel, but in reality, the vehicle was full of gasoline. The contact noticed that when the fuel tank is full, the gauge will display half of a tank. When half of a tank of fuel is in the vehicle, the gauge displays that it is empty. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer for inspection and no repairs were performed. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- Tallahasee, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 172008

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The gas gauge on our 2005 GMC Envoy XL has stopped working again. It was fixed once under warranty and now it has happened again. To think this is not a safety issue is a mistake.

- Clarksburg, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,456 miles
Right after the warranty ran out on my 05 GMC Envoy the gas gauge started beeping when you would fill up the tank. Then it started to not read full when it was filled. Now it never reads full and when the tank is half empty the light will come on. It will always beep when I first start it. This unit should not have went out after 36,000 miles. This is a faulty unit and I believe the manufacturer should replace it. If I was to replace it myself it would cost me over $500. Terrible product terrible product that should be investigated.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #3

May 302007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Reported earlier gas odometer broke when fueling vehicle on 2 seperate occassions, first time fixed, then again while fueling gas, it broke. Failed to mention my problems with the speedodometer. It was fluctuating all the way up, then all the way down irratically before it dropped down to the middle.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

May 152007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,900 miles
1) in both instances while pumping fuel. 2) gas gauge began to move erratically while driving. 3) first time the fuel level sensor was replaced by dealer, the second instance we were advised to use fuel additive and higher grade of gas, no difference has been detected.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

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