really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,340 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 172014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


Leaving a restaurant I was unable to place my car in reverse or for that matter any gears. The tow truck driver showed me a little plastic peace that broke and advised me it was the shift linkage. I reviewed the information and was amazed to find that it is very common for this little plastic piece to break in the Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. I do not understand why the shift linkage is not one of many recalls with GMC as it is very dangerous when you are unable to place your car in park, reverse, neutral or any gears. I am a very dissatisfied customer and would like for GMC to held accountable for the problem. I should not have to pay a hefty fee for a cheap plastic part that can cause a major accident, injury and or death.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014


  • 83,000 miles
To start off, when you go in drive and start to move the truck lost power to the motor but still stayed running. Seemed like the truck didn't know if it wanted to be in 4X4 or 2 wheel. I took my foot off gas and min later it was fine. Keeps happening. The driver seat back support felt like it started to over heat the motor on it, now not working at all. And sometimes as I use my brakes and come to a stop easy it feels like I lost brakes as if ABS keeps going nuts.

- Indinana, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 252014


  • 157,000 miles
Accident on 4/25/14 after my 2006 GMC Envoy shut off completely while I was making an left hand turn. I informed GMC of it but got no response. The vehicle has been doing this for the past 6 months. I have contacted GMC since the accident and still have gotten no response.

- Montgomery , AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 182012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 110,550 miles
First, gas gauge started miss reading, then a month or 2 later it has been stuck on E with low indicator light on ever since. Second, last week my daughter stopped the vehicle, put the gear selector in park, car kept moving, dash indicator was still indicating drive and kept moving. Good thing she didn't get out of the car. I saw a big recall for GM multiple years but not my model for bad shifter cable and that is what broke. That could have been a very serious incident and could have caused someone to get seriously injured.

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #1

May 132012


  • 80,150 miles
While driving vehicle, started to rough idle and almost caused a vehicle accident because I was unable to stop the car while driving, engine shutdown while driving and lost all power and braking & steering ability, restated vehicle and got burning gas smell from vehicle exhaust pipe and check engine light on with code P0014, got vehicle serviced and had new sensor installed but now getting pinging sound from engine under load and while driving at speed and minor vibration while at idle. I feel this is a serious issue with this vehicle where almost feel unsafe driving vehicle due to running risk of engine shutdown while at speed and unable to steer or brake when engine stalls due to this condition with code P0014 in cars computer. Would really like to be contacted about this issue, GM should have a recall to inspect these systems and provide free repairs of any faulty sensors and provide a full service check on this vehicles. I felt real unsafe to drive this vehicle due to worrying about causing engine damage or having a accident because of this high end failure of this componet

- Vestal, NY, USA

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