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 1 of 7)

problem #134

Jan 302016

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


Hi, I have a problem with the gas meter on my GMC Envoy 2006. It has 38,000 miles. The gas gauge shows that the gas tank is empty even though I fill it up. When I start the engine the gauge goes shows that the tank is full, after a few minutes of driving it goes all the way down to empty and I get the signal that the tank is empty. My concern is about if there is any recall on that because it only has 38,000 miles. I was also checking online and found a lot of complaints for the same problem. I believe GM should be responsible for this matter because it is a sign of a defected part. This problem started happening on January 30, 2016; my main concern is getting stuck in traffic and possibly get in an accident due to the gas gauge is misreading. Thank you for taking the time to read my complaint.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #133

Dec 192012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 83,560 miles
One evening I was driving on the main highway and my inside lights came on. I pulled to the side of the road to check the switch but it was on auto. I turned it off but the lights stayed on. They were still on when I got home and parked turned off the ignition the lights were still on. The next morning my car couldn't start because it had ran my battery down. Another incident was my headlights went off one night while I was drive on the highway. I am also having problems with my gas gauge. My gas light comes on like I am out of gas. The last time I fill my car up with gas it hesitated. It didn't want to start. The light stays on when my car is full of gas. I smell gas. I sat at the gas station for an our because my car didn't want to start. The sound of my radio goes in and out. My lights continue to go on and off when driving or when not driving. One morning I got up to go to work, went to start my car and the headlights were on but the switch was off. I couldn't get the lights to go off when I got to work. They stayed on at least for 4 hrs. Sometime the lights doesn't come on when I put them on. I really have some weird things go on with my vehicle. I did get the module changed and they did some re-wiring in the door. One year before the module, I got them to check my car for a short and I was told from them that my wires were over heated. I paid about $900 to fix it. I strongly think it is a detect some wheres or something that would cause my wires to over heat.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #132

Jun 032014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 88,428 miles
The fuel gauge stated that I had 300 miles till empty. While going down the road, it went all the way down to empty. I stopped and turned it off and waited a few minutes and turned it back on. It took about 5 minutes but the mileage and gas hand went back up to where it was supposed to be. This morning I filled the tank up and now the computer is reading low fuel and the gas hand is below the red line. Also the check engine light is on.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #131

Apr 202014

Envoy 8-cyl

  • 111,860 miles


Fuel sensor/gauge reads empty even though fuel tank is full. Needle continues to fluctuates while driving providing an inaccurate read of duel state.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #130

Aug 122013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 85,250 miles
Fuel gauge reads empty even when tank is full. First noticed issue several months ago, after filling the tank. The gauge would begin reading correctly after driving for a while. Ran out of fuel in Feb. Due to inaccurate reading. Currently gauge has been reading empty for 4 weeks, even after several trips to the gas station.

- Anderson, SC, USA

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problem #129

Sep 052013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Wind shield wipers would go on.now they won't go off. Engine light wont go off feels like the car is going to stall out. Mechanic said it will get worse and will start stalling out. I see a lot of complaints on these cars about the same thing I have going on. My gas gauge wont work. I brought my car for the recall for the drivers door last year and now my keys won't unlock the doors. Only the remote will open it. When I called about the doors and windows not working they said my VIN wasn't under recall I called you and you got it fixed for me. I think they need to check the electrical problems on the Envoy. I have the same complaints so something is wrong with these vehicle.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #128

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 #127

May 272013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
I was driving down a hill at approximately 45 miles per hour, when suddenly my Envoy just shut off. The vehicle did not accelerate when I pressed on the gas, so I pulled into the first side road to avoid being stuck on a main roadway and when I turned, I had a difficult time turning because the vehicle was off, actually I turned into the wrong side of the road ( thank god there was no incoming traffic). I let my Envoy glide as far as it would go until I felt it was some what safe. Parked the Envoy, then tried to turn it back on, the engine would turn over, but would not turn on. I had the towing co. Stop at autozone to look into the lit check engine light and they came up with code P0463, failed fuel sending unit. This was a very scary situation for I could of gotten into a fatal accident!!!

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #126

Apr 202010


  • miles
Erratic fuel gauge problem started at 110,000 miles on 2006 GMC Envoy sle AWD and was noted on a dealership visit. Unfortunately now has 150,000 miles when the. Vehicle has run out of fuel on freeway with wife and children, and almost caused several accidents. It has required numerous aaa calls for fuel over the past years and has created a many hours of inconvenience and lost of work. Me and my wife have been stranded on the roadside over 15 times due to faulty fuel readings. Problem has been too costly to repair so we have to now rely on resetting the trip odometer. This is a safety concern that should be more than a safety bulletin for only vehicles up to 120,000 miles. This is a farce to the GMC and Chevy owner community. Is the NHTSA waiting for people to die before making this a total recall to pay for repairs for all owners of these products? this is a failed design that must be corrected for public safety sake. Please work with the manufacturers to address this issue fairly, equitable, and honestly. Thank you. And may god have mercy on those with the power to make the right choice to do the right thing for the consumers of these products. Thank you again.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #125

Apr 182011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Last year my 2006 GMC Envoy lost power and the engine light came on while I was driving. I had to quickly move out of the way of traffic to avoid a car accident. GMC also took my money for repairs that should have been covered under the warranty. Recently,04/17/12, I filled my gas tank up and the fuel gauge went to empty after filling. Every time I fill the tank, it goes to empty and then after driving a bit the gauge starts re-registering, 52,000 miles on the vehicle now. Now I believe these two incidents are related and GMC is not being cooperative: To fix at no cost a repair that involves hundreds of thousands of their vehicles. What if I did get into an accident with my family last year? GMC needs to step up to recall a know defect to the fuel system failures.

- Kingston, MA, USA

problem #124

May 032011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 147,000 miles


The fuel gauge reads empty after fill ups.

- West Milford, NJ, USA

problem #123

Mar 012012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Inaccurate fuel gauge reading resulted in vehicle stall (disabled) while driving. Fuel gauge shows more fuel available than is actually in the fuel tank. Gauge reading may jump up and down during driving.

- Shadow Hills, CA, USA

problem #122

Aug 272007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact started the ignition and the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading even though fuel had been dispensed into the fuel tank. While driving, the fuel gauge reading fluctuated which caused difficulty in determining the actual fuel tank level. In addition, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously whenever the vehicle was operative. There were also electrical issues which contributed to the radio not to function and the instrument panel cluster lights would not illuminate. The fuel sensor was replaced previously by the dealer and the failure recurred three years later. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent fuel gauge malfunction. There were no repairs performed in relation to the other failures. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. Updated 4/2/12 the consumer stated the fuel level sensor failed twice. Also, ai =R bag warning light was fixed by moving the SRS wiring under the driver's sat. The radio and dash lights were replaced as well, due to inferior parts. Updatd 04/16/12

- Ormond Beach , FL, USA

problem #121

Oct 012011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
Air bag warning light on. Fuel gauge sensor malfunction.

- Ormond Beach , FL, USA

problem #120

Feb 062012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Gas gauge reading was sporadic and finally went to empty with the out of fuel warning light and out of fuel warning buzzer on.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #119

Jan 072012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 74,300 miles
Fuel gauge drops to empty even if tank is full. Will also fluctuate at any time so accurate level is unknown. Danger of running out of gas with no warning while driving!!!!

- Livonia, NY, USA

problem #118

Dec 202011


  • miles
I recently smelled gas fumes in and around the vehicle and I do an a visually inspection of the fuel system of my vehicle. I found a leak of fuel coming from the fuel tank; just from the fuel tank neck. I am really worry about it because most part of the time I am traveling with my son. Recently I do a research and found NHTSA action number PE07014 about a recall from GMC about the 2002-2004 GMC Envoy and Chevy trailblazer about the same problem just happen to me.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #117

Oct 122011


  • 70,100 miles
Gas hand reads empty and does not move from empty when tank is full of gas.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #116

Sep 032009

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
The vehicle started to mark empty fuel tank and sometimes full tank, until the check engine light came on, after that the fuel gage marks empty, I took the vehicle to the dealership on October 2009 and their response was that the truck was out of warranty and if I need the repair I would have to pay. I contact GM on their 1-800 number but their automated response denied any claims. A few months ago I received a letter from GM acknowledging the problem and willing to share half of the cost for the repair. Why should I pay for their failure and bad quality? the parts should have been tested at least a million cycles, but apparently not, and my vehicle failed at the 78th time of fill-up the tank, what a shame....

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #115

Nov 122011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Low fuel warning light does not come on. - this is the third time that I nearly ran out of fuel without any warning. The engine stalled; however, I was able to restarted it and there was just enough fuel for me to limp into a gas station.

- Poolesville, MD, USA

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