hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,754 miles

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2008 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 182016


  • 92,000 miles


"takata recall" when I first start the car and begin to accelerate the traction control system activates causing lose of power - very dangerous when pulling out into traffic. I have to disengage the system on the shift handle to prevent this from happening. I am also experiencing the ABS problem of activation when coming to a stop in all conditions. It is already a recall for GMC vehicles up to 2004 but obviously not corrected. The traction control system activates every time after first starting the car. The ABS system is sporatic. No warning that it is about to happen. These systems fail daily without exception.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 012014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
There are times when I don't know if my vehicle will start. I put the key in and sometimes it starts right up and other times, I have to keep turning and turning and wait until it will catch on. There were times where I had wait up to an hour for my car to start. I never know when because I don't have an indicator when the vehicle will decide to start. There have been times when it would work fine for one month with no incident, then it will not switch on. Seems like when I take it to the shop, that is when the car decides to act right. And the service stabilitrac light has been on since I purchased the vehicle only to find out that I need a rack and pinion. I really think the ignition switch should be recalled. I contacted the dealer and they informed me that my vehicle was not on the recall list. Updated 09/15/15

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 172014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
On or about Dec 17, 2014, we were leaving a school function around 7 pm. The low beam lights went out unsuspecting; we only had access to high beam lights. We stopped several times to check connections but no result. We also turned the vehicle off/on to try and reset but no result. Have not had another occurrence. We learned via news that a recall has been issued for this problem on 2006-2009 GMC Envoy. Colonial auto center GMC dealer (charlottesville) is advising there is no recall...they were called on 01/21/15. Also, a "service stibi control" message always appears. It has been checked by a couple dealers. Colonial changes a booster and message continues to come on...

- Zion Crossroads, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 292014

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 67,331 miles


My stabilitrac light keeps coming on. Took it back to dealer was told it is a common problem. Why hasn't GMC issued a recall.

- Westbabylon, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 232014

Envoy 8-cyl

  • miles
Low beam headlights on my 2008 GMC Envoy denali randomly turn off by themselves for extended periods of time and then turn back on the next day only to turn off again. This happens when driving at different speeds. Also stability track signal comes on for no particular reason.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 152014

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 99,214 miles
My service stabilitrak and air bag lights has been on since I purchased the vehicle. I have taken it to a mechanic and they stated that they did not see a problem. I was wondering if this is an on-going issue and if there are any recalls for this.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 152012


  • 28,000 miles


In January, 2012, after a day of making several stops (church, visit family, movie), we stopped for a late night dinner). The restaurant was closing, so we returned to the vehicle in less than 5 minutes. When we returned to the vehicle, the car would not start. After several unsuccessful attempts, we had to have the truck towed. Since it was late night, we had to have the vehicle towed to the home and then to a repair shop. After being in the repair shop for several days and after several diagnostic tests, , we were told the ignition switch was replaced. Since this 1st incident in 2012, this has occurred at least 10 times. After one incident in 2013, we bought a new battery. After 2 weeks, the new battery was dead and we received a new battery. However, the vehicle not starting occurred at least another 3 times. After replacing the battery twice, we heard there was an ignition switch recall for GMC vehicles. When I contacted GM, they told me the recall was for other makes and models, but not on the Envoy. My concern is we don't know when the car will start or not. We have also had the starter checked several times & was told it's not the starter. It appears no one is able to determine why the vehicle does not start and when it will happen. I am concerned for my safety - when it's going to happen, where will I be., if I am close to home or not and will we have to incur another towing charge.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Dec 022013


  • miles
Pump for emission control system malfunction, all wheels bearings are bad, .

- Kincheloe, MI, USA

problem #2

May 302008

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Our SUV has been in the shop so many times for stability trac control electrical window switch, two steering columns out side temp reading, new shock, new converters.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 222009


  • miles
I having problems with my stabilitrak system the engine lights comes on and I just had the thermostat sensors change which took them three time to find the problem and my drivers window sensors was replaced and there a sudden thumb when you brake as thought you have been hit from behind.

- Folcroft, PA, USA

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