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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,886 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy fuel system problems

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #54

Mar 022011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


I own a 2006 GMC Envoy. The gas gauge is reading empty even when it is full. I have researched this and found many people are having the same issue. I feel that this is a safety hazard because if I run out of gas while driving it could result in a rear end collision. Not to mention that this car is new and shouldn't have these type of issues.

- Longview, WA, USA

problem #53

Jan 012011


  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2006 GMC Envoy and just started having a problem with the fuel gauge. When I fill the gas tank, the gas needle drops to empty, the fuel low indicator comes on and it stays on until I turn the car off, then turn it back on or it moves up some, but the light continues to remain on. I contacted GM customer service to notify them of the problem and I have a an open complaint with them. I have also contacted a local GMC dealer and they said that there is no recalls on this truck for a gas gauge problem. I was also told by GM customer service that they have no record of any of these types of complaints and will have to research it. The information that I have found is that this problem is very common with Envoy's, GM has been notified of this problem but they refuse to acknowledge it and have not given owners any resolution. This is a potentially dangerous problem, an annoying issue and a costly repair for owners and there should be some type of compensation on replacing these known problems.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #52

Jun 092009


  • miles
2006 GMC Envoy. Fuel sensor is not working. While gauge usually stays at E even after filling the tank, occasionally it will fluctuate between empty and full. I have run out of gas several times because of this. Running out of gas on the highway or busy streets is dangerous.

- York, PA, USA

problem #51

Jan 012008


  • 40,000 miles


I've owned this car since it was brand new in Feb 06. My fuel gauge hasn't worked in 3 years. It constantly reads empty with the light on. I have to refuel every 300 miles to ensure I don't run out of gas. I was quoted $500 to fix it and I don't have that kind of money. Therefore, it continues to be faulty.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #50

Oct 012010


  • 60,000 miles
Gas tank sensor failed October 2010 on 2006 GMC Envoy slt. Shows tank empty regardless of amount of gas put in tank which results in the 'check engine' light coming on 99% of the time. Cost to repair is approximately $600. Mileage on car was about 60,000 miles.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

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problem #49

Oct 152010


  • miles
My gas gauge started off fluctuating between full and empty back in October 2010. Now it's just stuck on empty all the time, and as soon as I turn the car on, the low fuel bell dings, the panel tells me I have low fuel (even if its full), and the check engine light comes on.

- Etters, PA, USA

problem #48

Aug 012010


  • 107,000 miles


My gas light comes on and stays on. Even if I fill my car the gas stays on empty and the light is on, it used to go back up and then drop but now it doesnt move. The engine light is on too.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #47

Jan 072010


  • miles
Driving at normal highway speed, the fuel gauge would register full, then would register empty, the low fuel warning light would illuminate, and the fuel gauge would not work again. The check engine light would come on and when I took the car to a mechanic, I was informed that I had a bad fuel sensor. This is a common problem and urge the safety administration to force GM to issue a recall. The safety factor, is running out of fuel with no warning on a street or highway and no safe way to pull off the roadway out of harms way.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #46

Jun 012010


  • miles
Check engine light on... fuel gauge says empty... bell indicates no fuel. This comes on right after I fuel up.

- Magalia, CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 122010


  • miles
2006 Envoy. Sending unit failure. Gas gauge fluctuates between full and empty. Immediately following a fill up, the gas light comes on and the gauge is on "E".

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #44

Jan 072011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 98,491 miles


The gas gauge on my 2006 Envoy starting acting crazy going from empty to full and mostly staying on empty all the time. This has been a command problem with this model and other GM vehicles and should be recalled. I haven't been left on the side of the road or rearended yet from running out of gas, but it's certainly a concern.

- Flora, MS, USA

problem #43

Jan 032011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,801 miles
The gas gauge on my SUV stopped working. I went to the gas station with 1/4 tank to fill up. Once I was done and started my SUV the gas gauge showed empty and it continues to read empty even after other fill ups.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #42

Jun 012010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
1) fuel gauge reads empty- has been like this for about 6 months. Began as an intermittent problem, but now is always on empty. 2) power steering: Makes a whirring sound when I turn the steering wheel - beaman GMC service in nashville has the detailed records, but I brought it in before for this, and it was repaired temporarily, but the sound has been back again for several months.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #41

Oct 202010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My wife and I were on a trip driving on the interstate in our 2006 GMC Envoy, the gas gauge read between 1/4 tank and "E" and I planned to get off at the next exit (aprox 12 miles) to refuel. While in heavy traffic and passing in the left lane, our Envoy just died! with no power anything (brakes, steering, ect.) I desperately made my way to the right shoulder to try and figure out what had happened. We had run out of fuel even though the gauge read plenty to make the next exit. Stranded for hours awaiting a tow, out trip was ruined. Since then the fuel gauge on our Envoy has not worked properly, it will read "E" for days just after we fill up then jump all over the dial never giving us the same reading each time we start the car. We have been told by the local GMC dealer this will cost us $600 to fix or live with an unreliable fuel gauge, of course what the don't tell you is this is a huge problem with GMC Envoy that you will only hear about when searching the internet.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #40

Nov 282010


  • 61,000 miles
The gas gauge is not working properly on my 2006 GMC Envoy. It reads 1/4 tank when I fill up. Then it will go up after driving it for an hour.

- Colona, IL, USA

problem #39

Nov 202010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Fuel gauge on 2006 Envoy reads empty all the time after functionally fluctuating for some time. This is a dangerous situation driving long distances as it is impossible to guess accurately the amount of fuel in the car. Repair is expensive and this is apparently a common defect in these vehicles.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #38

Sep 182010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,818 miles
After filling the gas tank the fuel system gauge would go to full the go all the way to empty, 1/2 full then back full and repeat same action. What if I was to run out of gas, and get hit behind? 8tr

- Bessemer City, NC, USA

problem #37

Nov 192008


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that when she fueled the vehicle, the fuel gauge still registered an empty tank and the fuel light was still on. She drove two miles and the vehicle registered full and then it would move back down to empty. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the fuel sensor was replaced. The fuel system functioned correctly for two years and failed again. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 80,000. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Beulaville, NC, USA

problem #36

Oct 262010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
I purchased a 2006 Envoy in August, 2009, with 36,000 miles on it. On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, while driving to work, I noticed the fuel gauge started to read 1/4 tank full. When I left home 45 mins. Earlier, it read 3/4 tank full (I work approx. 7 miles from home). By the time I got to work, the gauge read "E" and the fuel light came on. When I fill the tank, then the light goes out. Gauge fluctuation began around 1/2 tank full. I read many, many complaints about the 2006 Envoy fuel level sensor, and me and hundreds of other consumers believe there should be a recall immediately from GMC!!!! my thing is why wait until some unfortunate event happens, as someone being stuck on a road or worse, a life being loss!!

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #35

Oct 262010

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
I was at 1/8 of a tank of fuel, filled up and upon restarting the car, the low fuel light came on and won't go off.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

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