hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2008 GMC Envoy seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • 50,000 miles


Passenger front seat belt does not work properly after attaching to proper seat connector seat belt locks up and no forward movement is allowed in non emergency situations. Seat belt must be detached as it is in a locked position. Upon unlocking belt returns to normal action. Belt must be reconnected and positioning must be retried sometimes requiring disconnection yey again. Belt was replaced at owners cost. Replacement belt has the same issues but not as frequently as original belt. Total cost to owner approx. $500 and not much improvement if any. I feel this can be a safety concern issue. Vehicle can be stationary or moving makes no difference.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #2

May 202014


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph the rear passenger's side seat belt failed to release the passenger. The seat belt mechanism would not allow the seat belt to adjust and was cut in order to release the passenger. The failure occurred on four different occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who diagnosed that seat belt gear mechanism needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 47,000 and the current mileage 47,500.

- Salem, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 232012


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Envoy denali. The contact stated that the front passenger side seat belt seized and could not be released from the enclosure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised that the retraction mechanism failed and the entire seat belt assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 53,000. The current mileage was approximately 53,806.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

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