really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 10
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,017 miles

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2007 GMC Envoy electrical problems

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2007 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #40

Sep 012015


  • 130,000 miles


I attached a letter below.

- Sodus, NY, USA

problem #39

Jul 052016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beam lights failed to illuminate randomly. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no repair solution. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who was unable to replicate the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Rockbridge Baths, VA, USA

problem #38

Oct 032011


  • 38,659 miles
Window power module caught fire, shut down engine, stranding us. Recall replaced the module but GMC will not address the fact that the high current draw never blew a fuse first to prevent the fire and not shut down the engine. Car started up and we started driving when smoke came out of door and engine stopped. Calls and E-mails to GMC have not been answered other than the basic recall to replace the module then later added sealer on 2nd recall. No electrical fixes. Electrical issue killed my remote engine starter but they refuse to reprogram or replace as it was an after market remote starter that came with the car..their electrical problem killed it, then they should be responsible and replace it.

- Atkinson, NH, USA

problem #37

Apr 022016


  • 83,000 miles


On Saturday 4/2/16 our area eastpointe (detroit) mi a snow storm was in the area. As I entered my vehicle snow fell on the drivers side window door module. I bushed off the snow and proceed to drive my vehicle. After about 5 minutes while on I-94 at 70 mph all four power windows started to go up and down. After two or three times of this action all four windows stayed in the down position. At that time I noticed sparks and smoke coming from the switch positions on the module. I pulled over to side of the expressway and since this module is just a snap in, I removed it and disconnected the cables. Since the passenger side window was conveniently down and module was still smoking and emitting sparks I tossed it out the window into the snow. After about five minutes I retrieved the module and drove the secondary roads back home. Part number on the module label is 25811557. I did receive a recall on this vehicle (12180) and it was taken to the dealer for repair on 04/11/13. The work order indicates the recall was completed, but no indication of what was repaired or replaced. After contacting GM customer service and explaining what happen (case number 8-1915535761). I received a call from the dealer (ed rinke). The gentleman explained that the drivers door module on my vehicle was already repaired and that recall 12180 did not apply to my vehicle. Since there are a total of five recalls for this module on the 2007 Envoy's I would hope that this module would be covered.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #36

Aug 012015


  • 105,000 miles
My exterior head lights do not work correctly. At dusk, they do not come on. Went online, nhsta shows a recall # 14291. Went to my local dealer, who ran a report stating my vehicle not on recall! I have the exact problem that your company described. Of course, the dealer offered to diagnose the concern for $120

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #35

Aug 282015


  • 103,000 miles
I was driving and started smelling like something was burning in the car so I attempted to let the window down and could not. No windows will go down and I pulled over to check underneath hood to see if anything was burning and didnt see anything. I was afraid to drive the truck any further so I tried to lock the doors and was unable to lock any of the doors. The entire window panal is non functioning. I called the repair shop to find out that there was a recall on this part but I was never made aware of and when I go online to check it says recall list closed which I never heard of. I want this problem fixed and GMC needs to fix this problem I am afraid to drive because of risk of fire.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 012015


  • 109,000 miles


Faulty ignition switch caused vehicle engine to stall making all operation to fail car loss of control very dangerous while stalling on highways faulty code given is P1682 short circuit in ignition throttle and gas pedal also probable cause of faulty ECM, PCM also window module caught on fire while at a drive thru on a raining day GMC did not honor a recall for faulty window module nor the faulty ignition I have repaired the ignition and throttle body but problem still occurs and the car is deemed unsafe for my family

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #33

Aug 082014

Envoy 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,129 miles
My driver side power window / door regulator assembly cable frayed and the window would not move up or down until repaired. This happened to the driver side door window in August 2014. Now in March 2015, being 7 months later the same issue has happened to the front passenger side door window / door regulator assembly. I use this vehicle for less than 5000 miles a year, I feel this issue needs to be looked in to for the defect of faulty cabling / poor quality. This will be the second time that I will pay out of pocket for the same issue within a year.

- South Park, PA, USA

problem #32

Apr 182013

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,591 miles
There have been 3 recalls on this vehicle. The module was "fixed" but was not replaced during the first recall. I have not received any further recalls from GM for this problem. Each time I check the VIN on the computer or with the dealer, it comes up "no further recalls on this vehicle". the "fix" only lasted about 11 months!! (and that was less than 9000 miles, since I do not drive much).

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #31

Mar 082013

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Headlights failed causing lights to go out while driving. Only the bright lights will work. Some kind of electrical malfunction. From my research, there have been many others.

- Mooresburg, TN, USA

problem #30

Dec 072014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


Smoke from driver door control. Vehicle parked. Windows, door locks now inoperative.

- Rindge, NH, USA

problem #29

Jul 052014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,687 miles
On 7/5/2014, our house was destroyed by fire. Investigator determined the fire started in the garage where our 2007 GMC Envoy was parked (10:00pm). On 8/8, we were watching morning news over coffee, and it was announced that GM was recalling 2006 and 2007 Chevy trailblazers and gomc Envoy, and owners where advised not to park their vehicles near any structure as the vehicle may catch fire. We notified our insurance company of the recall, provided them with the recall itself, which arrived at our home on 9/6. our complaint is that General Motors took far too long to announce this recall, and in so doing cost us our home, our garage, our car, my woodworking shop and all the tools contained therein, and our storage shed, or in other words, everything we owned.

- Sunriver, OR, USA

problem #28

Feb 012014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
February of 2014, gas gauge started to go haywire. After approximately 100 miles, needle of gas gauge goes to empty and low gas indicator light comes on. November of 2013, passenger air bag indicator light stays on. Does not matter if seat is empty or occupied. July 2011, right/front window regulator cable broke-replacement cost me $340. At this time shop found that front differential case leaking. This was replaced at no charge. Have not owned a GM product in over 15 years, now I know why. Come on GM stand behind your products, no matter what year they were manufactured. You claim that your vehicles are on the road for years and years, really...kind of hard to drive and trust a vehicle that does not function properly.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #27

Jun 202013

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The check tire pressure light is always on. It doesn't matter if we have put air in using a gauge or if a mechanic has done it. When the vehicle is first turned on every single time the indicator light is lit and the message reads on the information screen. This is very aggravating and I am afraid that if the tire pressure really does need to be checked we won't do it because that light is always on.

- Marshall, MI, USA

problem #26

Aug 072014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Recently had the door lock windows switch issues repaired and now have intermittent door lock issues can't lock or unlock doors.

- Gainesville , FL, USA

problem #25

Jun 152012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
My husband and I purchased a 2007 GMC Envoy slt since about a week after we got it the rear wiper comes on by itself, the only way to turn it off is to turn it on all the way and turn it off. While driving especially at night the headlights just go off which is very scary especially on dark roads. Service stabilatrak comes on while driving, tire pressure monitor comes on when there is nothing wrong with my tires.

- Haughton, LA, USA

problem #24

Jun 062014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
I got into the truck to leave work shifted into reversed half way thru the turn the wheel locked up and truck shut off. I put in park and restarted no problem the next day same thing at a red light wheel lock needs to be restarted. It sounds like the same issues on the recall but my truck is not on the list.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #23

Jun 082014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 128,443 miles
Inaccurate fuel gauge caused the 2007 GMC Envoy to unexpectedly run out of gasoline and stall as the vehicle was turning at an intersection. The engine shut off and the power steering failed to operate as other vehicles were approaching the intersection. I was not able to get the vehicle completely off of the road before it stopped. This could have caused a serious crash. GM needs to be held accountable for correcting this serious safety related defect. Why has there been a recall covering certain vehicles under NHTSA campaign number 14V223000 but not in the case of this 2007 GMC Envoy when the end result of the defect can also cause this vehicle to run out of fuel and increase the risk of a crash?

- Lewes, DE, USA

problem #22

Mar 202014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 92,400 miles
To whom this may concern, on March 20th 2014 I was driving on a busy street when my 2007 GM Envoy stopped running, my gas tank was nearly full and my battery nearly new was reading 14 volts on the dash gauge, I was able to run off the street, nothing damaged, no warning lights showed up, it restarted back up with no problem, I was just getting on a busy highway I-70, the reason I am notifying you is if this happened minutes later I would of gotten run over by a other traffic, I drive this busy stretch of I-70 between St charles, Missouri and wentzville, Missouri, 40 miles a day during rush hour. Yes I will spend more time in the slow lane from now on. Thanks due to recent safety complaints of ignitions with other vehicles I was better prepared of what to do if this sort of thing happened being an owner of a GMC product.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #21

Feb 032014


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was parked and unoccupied the contact noticed that his driver's side window was shattered and the door was melted. The contact climbed through the passenger side and also noticed that the inside of the drivers door was melted and charred. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection or diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The vehicle was remedied for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V248000 (electrical system, visibility) in May 2013. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

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