hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,671 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy lights problems

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2006 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jan 012015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving at 30 mph, the contact was made aware that the driver side rear lamp failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the light bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #13

Feb 102015


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving 25 mph, the low beam head lamps were activated but failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Whigham, GA, USA

problem #12

Mar 102014


  • 65,000 miles
The low beam headlamp does not work, there is no power going to fuse box to get to the fuse no power from source! I have saw were others have had fuse box issues! headlamp assembly ok, lamp ok, fuse ok no low beam headlamp because no power source! there are many complaints on line about lighting and fuse box! thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spencer, IN, USA

problem #11

Oct 012014


  • 155,500 miles


One evening while driving my vehicle on the highway, my headlights cut off. At first I didn't realize it until everything just appeared darker than usual. I had to switch to my high beams to finish the travel to my destination. This has happened continuously since then. Lights will come on at the start of the vehicle but shut down in no specific amount of time. I have taken it to three mechanics including a GM dealer and the vehicle lights stayed on during diagnosis. As of last night the lights did not come on at all. I will be returning to the dealership in the a.M in hopes that I may find a diagnosis and the solution. I can no longer drive my vehicle at night because I have already been pulled over by the police for this issue.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 052014


  • 155,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beam headlights intermittently failed to activate. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,500.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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problem #9

Nov 012014


  • 115,500 miles
Headlights go out. Has happened several times while driving and 1 time would not come on when vehicle was started at night. If we had not had fog lights, we could have a bad accident or at very least been stranded on the side of the road.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 202013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,450 miles


While driving my headlights have begun to cut off for about 5 to 10 minutes, then come back on. If not for my fog lights I would not be able to see.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 022011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Both headlights stop working simultaneously. Replaced relay which fixed problem. Both headlights again stopped working September 2014. Brights work but not low beam. Very dangerous situation.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Apr 252014


  • 88,000 miles
While driving on the expressway at about 11pm, going 70 miles per hour, my headlight just went out. I turned the control switch on and off to see if they would come back on but they didn't. I pulled onto the side of the road and check to see if my other lights were working (blinkers, flood lights, brights) and they were. My headlights however weren't. I tried turning the truck on and off to see if they would come back on but they didn't. after sitting there with the car off for about 10 minutes, I started it back up and they came on. I had to turn around and go back home in fear that I couldn't finish my trip because I didn't know if my lights would go out again. Since this first incident, my light go out on a daily basis and at random. They have gone out while my truck has been in park as well as while I've been driving. I have taken it into the shop and after them having my truck for 9 hours, they told me they worked the whole time while they had it (go figure). I took my truck back in this morning because it was happening again and I was able to show to them that my switch was registering my headlights as being on when they weren't. I have contacted GMC to file a complaint and was told at this time there wasn't much they can do and that I just need to get it repaired. Hard to do when no one will acknowledge the problem. I am beyond frustrated because I am limited when I can drive my vehicle due to this major issue that can happen at anytime without any warnings.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 062013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 66,841 miles


Safety issue: While driving home last night both low beam headlights went off. Pulled over and stopped the vehicle as it was dark. Turned head light switch on and off, but could not get lights to work. Bright lights worked and so did driving lights, therefore I drove on home. I checked the GMC web site and found no callbacks. However under problems with Envoy vehicles from General Motors there are reports that this same electrical problem is being considered for a callback.

- Taampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 062010


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the headlights failed. Th contact took the vehicle to the dealer who advised that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified who advised that she take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test and offered no further assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Clarkston, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102010


  • 62,500 miles
Driving on freeway at night and both headlights went out at the same time while traveling at 55mph. Was told my 2006 Envoy had a history of electrical problems.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 112009


  • 41,590 miles
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. She experienced failures with the ABS system. The fuel gage registered empty when the gas tank was full and also the seats and windows electrical switch. While driving at night on August 11,2009 all lights failed. She will take the vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 41,590.

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

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