really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,593 miles

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2006 GMC Envoy steering problems

steering problem

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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

Aug 012015


  • 111,111 miles
Envoy GMC 2006 power steering becomes difficult at low speeds. Must use two hands to turn wheel. Power steering fluid not the problem. Engine light inadvertently comes

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #7

Dec 262014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
While driving at highway speeds. I tried merging on to a different lane to take my exit and I realized that the steering on my vehicle was very stiff. As soon as I got off the highway I tried turning on to a side street and found that steering the vehicle was nearly impossible. My car has been in park for the past few days since I am unable to drive it. I waited on taking it to a mechanic because a friend of mine said there may have been a recall on the power steering hose on this vehicle.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #6

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 #5

May 212014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Power steering went out while driving. Pulled off the road and saw underneath vehicle was leaking fluid. Checked power steering fluid, was low so added more and babied vehicle home. After some investigating underneath vehicle, found a crack in a line that goes to the rack and pinion. Replaced the line for $200. Began to drive vehicle again, vehicle was acting normally. Then, 3 weeks later same exact thing happened. Was driving, power steering went out, pulled off the road and fluid was leaking from the exact same spot.

- Atoka, OK, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Aug 092013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 91,275 miles


Power steering high pressure pneumatic pipe rusted through at clamp. All the power steering fluid leaked out into the front driver side wheel well. Steering pump made a super loud noise.

- Lebanon, NJ, USA

problem #2

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 #1

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

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