really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,929 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy brakes problems

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 152016


  • 165,000 miles


For more than a month my truck has cut off completely as I begin to break when I I am coming to a stop or when I am making a turn into a parking lot or at a corner. Sometimes it happens several times in a row during one trip. It always happens when I am in motion but once I turn on the hazard lights, put the car in park, turn off the ignition and restart it, it cranks right back up. I was told, based on my description that it could be a manufacturers defect in the turndown solenoid switch or sensor associated with the automatic transmission. This is a safety issue but I need my vehicle. This problem always occurs when I am on a city street. It has never happened on a highway/interstate when I am in perpetual motion.this is the only vehicle I have and I can't afford to leave it for more than a day at a shop, nor do I think I should shoulder all the responsibility for paying for repairs if it is a defect inherent in the vehicle. Please advise me as soon as possible if there is any recourse I can take against the manufacturer so I can have these needed repairs done immediately. I have already had the gear shift cable replaced about two months ago thinking that this was the problem. That was a $250 job with parts and labor.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #8

Jan 302015


  • miles
Purchased a pre-owned 2006 GMC Envoy from an authorized GMC dealer in columbus, oh, on 12/31/2014. Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, there were constant problems with the stabilitrak feature. The stabilitrak light would randomly come on, and then the ABS would engage causing the vehicle to brake for no reason, while traveling on the highway. This also happens at lower speeds when traveling on residential streets. We've taken the vehicle in for service several times, spent lots of money, and no one can find a problem. Due to the stabilitrak constantly malfunctioning, it is extremely dangerous to drive this vehicle. GM should be held responsible and issue a recall to fix this problem asap before someone gets killed in an accident as a result of this defect!

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 292014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 89,951 miles
Noticed a no traction in my cluster one month before the accident. When I turned the SUV off the light would go away. I had a code check on it and had codes for my ABS. Sensors where checked and tested. No fault in the sensors. The day of the accident as I was passing the person and switching lanes there was a red light ahead I applied my breaks and the no traction came on as I hit a small patch of ice. Traction did not kick on or ABS leading me out to M-24 from a neighborhood road getting hit on the driver side fender by a Chevy tracker. After much research and talking with ase tech's. a defective steering positioning sensor was defective and know in the 360 models to go bad. After the replacement no problem miles at 100097.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #6

Sep 232014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 141,000 miles


Was driving and my car shut down.had no control of brakes, steering.lucky I was going straight.this is the second 3rd time this has happened.

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 112014


  • 117,000 miles
I was driving about 65mph down I-35 in austin, Texas and suddenly my car dropped to about 40mpg and the "stabilitrak off" message appeared. A definite safety hazard because someone could have, and almost did, rear-end me. I had to get off the freeway and turn my car off for about 10 minutes. Restarted and made it home ok. Today, August 28, the same thing happened again.. it happens without any warning. There should be a safety recall on this. I'm surprised that there has not been a major incident when this happens.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 022014


  • 122,000 miles
On 12/23/13, while parked the vehicle died. When restarting, it was a little slow but did end up starting. On 12/24/13, I had the battery tested and it showed that the cca's just needed a good charge so I let the vehicle run for 45 minutes. A few hours later, the vehicle would not even turn over. On 12/25/13, removed the battery and reinstalled it. The vehicle started fine and ran well for a few days. On 1/1/14, vehicle stalled while driving. Ended up restarting but I had to give it gas to do so. On 1/2/14, I started the car to warm it up and it started fine. I let it run for 20-30 minutes before attempting to drive it. When I got in the vehicle, it said that the brake system was not working and the stabilitrack light was flashing on and off intermittently. I had to get a cab to work & have it towed to the shop. I'm hoping to hear back tomorrow in regards to what is going on. Also, had to get a rental vehicle in the meantime for transportation.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #3

Jul 032012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles


Stability control light constantly come on for repair, second repair on fuel system, diagnostic shows problem in steering and right wheel.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 133,410 miles
At the stop light vehicle stop running engine light stabilitrak light and loss power light came on. Got home twisted the fuel cap a couple of times cranked it up and it went of. This is the second time it has happened.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009


  • 50,000 miles
Stabilitrac and/or ABS system engages when not necessary such as driving on dry, straight pavement at highway speeds. Causes vehicle to decelerate suddenly and almost lose control when brakes activate and motor retards. Electrical system also fluxuates (altimeter bounces from low to hi) causing a loss of power with associated loss of steering, lights, braking controls, at any speed. Problem has been increasing (frequency & severity) from July, 2009 to present (Jan, 2010). Dealer shop did stabilitrac tsb firmware upgrade (and charged me) w/O correcting problem, also retested and "could not find anything wrong":battery is new but problem persists. 55,000 miles, mostly highway/improved roads. This occurs every time, literally, the vehicle is moved: 30-40 miles/day. 1/6/10 engine developed "low growl" noise and RPM dropped from ~800rpm to ~600rpm at parked idle w/O any apparent cause. Now idle at start is normal, but within 1-2 minutes drops and remains low with growl noise.

- Banks, OR, USA

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