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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2005 GMC Envoy

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2005 GMC Envoy, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Fuel Level Gauge System Failure

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP10001

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: January 07, 2010
    • Date Closed: May 23, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Other
    Fuel System, Other:Storage:Fuel Gauge System

    Summary: The Office of Defects Investigation has received 668 complaints alleging inaccurate fuel gauge reading while driving in model year 2005-07 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and Saab 9-7x vehicles.Of the 668 complaints, 58 incidents were alleged to result in a vehicle stall.Of the 58 stalling incidents, 43 complaints reported stalling because the fuel level reading indicated more fuel availability than what is actually in the fuel tank. One complaint alleged a vehicle crash after the vehicle stalled while exiting the interstate, became disabled, and was struck from behind.Summarily, the complaints show an apparent increasing trend, with most complaints received within the past year.A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect.

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