Automatic Transmission Problems of GMC Envoy
GMC Envoy owners have reported 52 problems linked to automatic transmission (under the power train category).
#1 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2006 GMC Envoy denali. VIN of the vehicle was 1GKET66M16_. 2006 Envoy denali. Consumer writes states gas needle stopped functioning
the consumer stated the gas needle began to fluctuate in the beginning and since that time, the needle has been stuck on empty, and the engine light illuminated as a result. In March of 2009, when the consumer stared the vehicle, it sounded as if there was something metal tumbling around under the hood. Upon inspection of the vehicle, it was determined the engine needed to be replaced. On June 10, 2010, the vehicle would not start and had to be towed to the dealer. An inspection revealed a starter was needed. Also, an alignment was done and the rear brake light was replaced. On June 12, 2010, the vehicle would not come out of park. After 25 minutes and over 50 attempts, it finally came out of park. The consumer drove to the dealer, but they were unable to find a problem. September 2010, the consumer noticed the rear of the truck was sitting very low. The rear end air suspension needed to be replaced. The air condition randomly worked. There were times where the air would just start blowing and no buttons were pushed. Also, the defroster stopped working. The consumer continued to experience problems with the vehicle not coming out of park. This automatic transmission problem happened on Sep. 1, 2008.
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#2 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
Consumer owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning and would not restart. The vehicle was then towed to a local mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. The transmission was replaced at the contact's expense. A letter was sent to the manufacturer who in return, called the contact and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 07/08/11
updated 07/18/11. This problem occurred on Fri., May. 13, 2011.
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#3 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy
2006 GMC Envoy denali purchased 12/05. Beginning at about 10,000 miles the transmission would shift abruptly into 1st gear after the car had stopped moving. This does not happen every time but when it does it feels as if the car has been hit from behind. Dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem but states that other owners have reported the same problem. It was Saturday, July 1, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#4 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy
I have had my GMC Envoy into the dealership on multiple occasions for a noise coming from the rear. I've been told that it is just a flaw in the design but it is a very annoying flaw. The noise is a constant squeal that only goes away if I take the vehicle out of overdrive. The dealership said from me not to drive the vehicle in overdrive because there wasn't anything they could do to fix it. As time goes on, the noise seems to be getting louder. It was 06/03/06 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#5 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy
The car is a 2006 GMC Envoy. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKDT13S66_. Lost 2nd and 4th gears yesterday. Only 56,000 miles on my 2006 Envoy and should not have to replace my transmission yet. Not happy!!!!. This automatic transmission issue occurred Oct. 18, 2008.
#6 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy
The vehicle was a 2006 GMC Envoy. 2006 Envoy only has 50,000 miles and the flywheel is going bad which may lead to future problems with the transmission there is also a fuel gauge problem where I fill up the car completely and it still reads empty. To replace this would be $800 dollars!!! I have found other websites where other people who own this car are having the same problems. There needs to be a recall!!!!!!! this is ridiculous. Thank you for listening. The failure date was Thursday, January 15, 2009.
#7 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GKDT13S15_. We purchased our 2005 GMC Envoy slt in Dec. 2004, which came right off the showroom floor. We had low fuel economy but thought this would get better with more miles. After 30,000 miles our transmission went out without warning. At no time did any internal sensor system detect a problem and we did not notice anything until it was to late. We took it back to dealer and luckily it was covered under warranty for repair. According to mechanic the problem was a small o-ring which was damaged at the factory and that the transmission came from the factory this way. They did rebuild the transmission but now I only have a 12,000 mile warranty on a rebuilt transmission. We feel this is unfair as the transmission was damaged at the factory and was not caused by anything we did. We paid a hefty sum for this SUV and now the value has depreciated even more because of this problem. Now we feel we have a lemon on our hands and no way to remedy the situation, not to mention the gas we wasted and the time it was in the shop for approx. 2 weeks. We thought we were getting a reliable vehicle!!!. It was Feb. 28, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#8 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
The owner has a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving 75 mph in the rain with the cruise control activated, the vehicle began to decelerate on its own. In addition, the engine began to rev. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and turned off. When the contact restarted the vehicle and shifted into drive, it would not shift into third or fourth gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer stated that they would call the dealer to find out the diagnosis of the failure and then call the contact. The current and failure mileages were 49,000. Updated 01/08/09 updated 01/09/09. This problem occurred on November 28, 2008.
#9 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2005 GMC Envoy. I was driving my car and lost the drive gear and had to down shift to 2nd gear although I owned an automatic car. I only had a car with 50,000 miles on it. I couldn't believe it could be my transmission already. I was able to up shift to drive but only after going into 2. When I arrived at my uncles house, he said the transmission was likely gone. It was Sat., Jul. 25, 2009 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#10 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle is a 2004 GMC Envoy xuv. VIN of the vehicle was 1GKES12S04_. Traveling on the interstate at 60 mph transmission shifted gears via cruise control and the transmission lost 3rd and 4th gears. When contacting onstar 3 different times they insisted it was safe to drive. Then the whole transmission died. It was Oct. 6, 2005 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
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#11 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 2004 GMC Envoy xuv. Speedometer dont work,gas gauge dont work, transmission is going out etc and I only had the vehichle for 9 months now but the problems have been for along time. This automatic transmission problem happened on May 12, 2010.
#12 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. I own a 2004 Envoy xl with a v-8 motor. I have complained to the dealer, who states they can't find a problem, that the transmission jerks extremely bad when it changes into 2nd gear and then again when it shifts into drive. I have been told by other Envoy owners that they have actually had their transmissions replaced, and one friend had even had his vehicle exchanged under the lemon law. The dealer had virtually done nothing to correct the problem. Other dealers in my area don't want to mess with the vehicle, and it only has 6500 miles on it. I'm beginning to believe that I've been stuck with a lemon. It was Tue., Sep. 21, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#13 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car involved was a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. Transmission not shifting correctly, abs light, brake light, emergency brake light, 4-wd drive light, heat/ac crusie control not working. Found pi report, ignition switch replaced, fixed problem. It was Thursday, April 7, 2005 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#14 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car is a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. While driving and approaching a stop for a red light, there was a very loud crashing sound from under the vehicle. The vehicle was no longer able to drive in 1st gear or reverse. The vehicle was able to propel itself in 'd', but was very sluggish as if trying to start driving a manual transmission in 2nd or 3rd gear. While the vehicle was in neutral it would still propel itself when the accelerator was depressed. It was no longer able to be moved manually by pushing, it would only move when driven forward or when the rear wheels where lifted off the ground when it was towed. The dealer has recommended a new transmission. This issue happened on September 15, 2004.
#15 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved was a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKES16S44_. Truck service engine light has continuously come on and off. The transmission went and lost all gears at 52,000 miles, after the vehicle had been in at 31,000 miles for the same reason. There have been multiple items in which the service engine light has been transmission several times but dealership could not find anything, fuel cap, fuel tank neck, internal gauge for the fuel tank, and only to get the vehicle back on 3/19/08 and for the service engine light to come on again. I swear this truck is a total lemon! I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle, and every time I have taken it to the dealership they can never find anything wrong. This last time was a total fight with the dealership regarding the transmission, along with no morals and respect for the consumer from gm themselves or the dealership. I believe that I have ended up with a lemon, and there is not a darn thing I have been able to do about it because no one seems to think that there is a problem. Contacted on-star to run diagnostic checks every time the service engine light has come on and they can not seem to find anything so I end up taking it to the dealer for 65. 00 an hour for diagnostic check and being told there is something else wrong with the truck and was assured that they ran all diagnostic checks and cleared all the codes after fixing the transmission. This is beginning to become very annoying, costly, and unreliable when transporting children in what I call an unsafe vehicle. I have put more money into this vehicle than what it is worth with such low miles!. It was 03/19/2008 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#16 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 2004 GMC Envoy. The VIN of the car is 1GKDT13S54_. 1. Engine will shut off when making a hard turn: after stopped at a stop sign, I was trying to make a hard turn (steering wheel reached the maximum turning angle) when the engine suddenly shut off itself. It happened three times either tuning left or right (today), but always after stopping and with a hard turning angle. It is such a huge safety defect with all the cars infront and behind you. No repair action has been taken. The problem may be reproduced. 2. Turning signals not working after emergency lights used: it happened two times. Turning signal lights (left or right) will not work correctly after the emergency lights were in use; instead both left and right turning lights will flash at the same time. It can be reproduced. No repair action taken yet. 3. Difficult turning at a hard turn with 4-wheel-drive is it is almost impossible to make a hard turn when the 4-whell-drive is on. It happens every time. No repair action taken yet. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004.
#17 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle was a 2004 GMC Envoy. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GKDT13S34_. When contact comes to a yield sign transmission jerks before going into gear. Later he was told this was a brake problem. When approaching a hill/downhill and applying brakes they lock and car slides. Dozens of times check brake, service 4 wheel drive lights have come on. Contact has taken vehicle to dealer over 12 times since it has been purchased. Due service lights, brakes and transmission. Consistently told by dealer that nothing is wrong. But dealer aknowledges check brake lights have come on. Dealer states that if computer diagnostic does not produce an error code, then there is nothing they can do. This automatic transmission issue occurred Friday, July 30, 2004.
#18 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 2004 GMC Envoy. I was driving in town and my speedometer stopped working at 0. The oil gauge is not working, pegged out at the max and my engine light is now constantly on. These events, particularly the speedometer not working, is a major safety hazard. Not driving at controllable speeds can lead to an accident and death. The parts and labor to fix this problem is $550. While researching this problem on the internet, I've found out that this is a common problem with GMC's in this year. There should be a recall with the cluster unit on 2004 GMC Envoys. GMC should try to prevent deaths that their products may create. This issue happened on Apr. 29, 2007.
#19 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car is a 2004 GMC Envoy. Bought "certified used" Envoy in October of 07. Transmission completely stopped at 57k miles 3 months after purchase. Check engine light comes on and off every couple days(have video, but sandy sansing of pensacola florida says there nothing wrong) vehicle jerks at stops and starts. After 3 trips to dealership w/ "nothing wrong" they finally decided that a O2 sensor was bad at 71k. Envoy had been back in the shop at a cost of 80. 00 bucks twice since then because of the "check engine" light and the brakes are failing, the "abs brake" light doesn't come on so they say it cant be the brakes. When trying to stop the brakes stop working and a second later they will catch and begin to stop vehicle, as if the brake system is obstructed and skips a few times. The check engine light flashes for those few seconds but doesn't stay on long and they say it isn't throwing any codes. Problem doesn't happen everyday so the dealership has said its a unfounded problem. The thermostats assembly with other parts have been replaced. Have all receipts and dates that I've taken this pos into the dealership. I will never buy another GMC vehicle. I have a 10 year old pickup truck also and has only been in the shop once. There's no excuse that we are driving these (expensive) unsafe vehicles!!. This automatic transmission issue occurred Sunday, October 21, 2007.
#20 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The VIN of the car is 1GKES16S93_. I have a 2003 GMC Envoy xl 6 cylinder. I purchased this vehicle new. Always serviced and only highway miles. My transmission gets stuck into 2nd and 3rd gear. It costs me $2300 to repair this issue. No support from dealer or GMC. This problem occurred on 01/04/06.
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#21 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. The VIN of the problem Envoy is 1GKET16SX3_. Transmission line mounted too close to catalytic converter resulting in rubbing action that resulted in a hole in the transmission line spraying fluid on hot exhaust parts. Had to pay to have hose replaced. Don't know if the eventual failure of the transmission at 73k miles was related, but had to pay $2700 to get a new one installed. This problem occurred on Tue., Aug. 7, 2007.
#22 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
Crash happened when the problem occurred. I own a GMC Envoy xl. The transmission will not hold the car on an incline. In drive, the car will accelerate backwards down a hill. It was October 8, 2003 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#23 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2003 GMC Envoy. Vehicle shifted gears without applying the brakes. This automatic transmission problem happened on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2004.
#24 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle was a 2003 GMC Envoy. 1) sequence of events - nothing happens when we try to start. -battery voltage ok, auto-headlights on, bright - instrument panel completely dead -2 hours later, instrument on the miles per hour instrument is going wild, back and forth finally sets at zero, now engine will start. Check engine light is on for the first time - radio looses preset station memory 2) it started about a week; we had problems starting the warm engine. 3) automatic climate control is working sort of, sometime not 4) the check oil came on, at that time there was plenty 5) the backup mirror option is always loosing the input 6) transmission problem light was on for a day some time ago while driving in sb and in 2 wd, called your service and was told to ignore the dealer replaced the ignition switch, a superficial fix as it turned out later when the ignition switch was replaced again. The cause of the problem was not identified. This issue happened on Sunday, October 3, 2004.
#25 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
Parked 2003 GMC Envoy at work. Left work, unable to start truck. Starter did not engage. Unable to move transmission from park to neutral with key in on position and foot on brake. Truck is stuck in park. This automatic transmission issue occurred 07/05/06.
#26 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 GMC Envoy xl 370. Sun shell replacement on 2002 Envoy xl. We had the same problem with this defective component. I worked for gm and had no problems having this defective component replaced at 100% dealer charge. We paid $0. 000 (nothing) gm knew they had problems and didn't' correct the problem. Ours failed 20 minutes after having a transmission flush/service with only 35k miles on our 2002 vehicle. I would fight with the dealer. There are service bulletins out there regarding the failure and replacement of this component. Ours failed when my spouse tried to engage the gear into reverse. Good thing this didn't' happen in an emergency situation where she needed to get out of a bad situation quickly. The local dealer paid for our this should be the same for all dealers across the nation as long as it's an apple to apple comparison. Owners in one state should be afforded the same replacement policy and pricing as owners in other states. The manufacturer and dealers should treat everyone fairly. This problem occurred on Saturday, November 18, 2006.
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#27 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The VIN of the car is 1GKDT13S32_. My 2002 GMC Envoy seemed to be running fine. One day on the way home, I heard a loud bang and my rpm's seemed to go up. It almost made me swerve into oncoming traffic due to the distraction. When I got to where I was going, I found out that I had no reverse, and it shifted extremely hard between 1st and 2nd gear. Dealer told me they never heard of it, but it needed a sun gear, approximately $2,000 to fix. I opted for the new tranny for $3,200. It was Saturday, October 15, 2005 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#28 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The car is a 2002 GMC Envoy xl. The VIN of the problem Envoy is 1GKDT13S32_. In 10 days, had the transmission go out ($3200), exhaust manifold gaskets start leaking ($400), 4wd switch ($250), automatic transmission park lock in steering column ($250) and now I have a 4wd service light on. The dealer has been totally unhelpful. Although I am an engineer at a tier 1 u. S. Auto supplier, I will be looking overseas for my next car. It was Oct. 16, 2005 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#29 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The car is a 2002 GMC Envoy xl. The transmission would "clunk" upon starting and stopping. One day while driving there was a bang and then the gears would not shift from 1st to 2nd without revving the engine very high and then letting off the gas. The next morning there was no reverse. The dealer said it was the reverse sunshell gear that broke. It was replaced. This issue happened on Sat., Jul. 26, 2008.
#30 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The car involved was a 2002 GMC Envoy. All these problems come and go, somtimes depending on the outside temperature. Some of it got fixed and came back again. The major problems are that the vehicle shuts down without any warning - no engine no electric nothing-, so its even not possible to call on star! the other thing is that the transmission start to shift gears while driving on a leveled raod at consistant speed. All this items got fixed and come back after a while. Dt. This issue happened on Friday, February 1, 2002.
#31 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle is a 2002 GMC Envoy. The VIN of the car is 1GKET16S92_. Transmission on cold start stays in first gear. Left rear brake appear to have hung up and is burning. Dt. It was November 18, 2002 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#32 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKDT13S12_. Complaint is for 2002 GMC Envoy. On three occasions, this truck stalled out while in motion, the last time at 55 mph on an interstate highway. On three occasions, the transmission in this vehicle switched, of its own accord, from 2 wd to 4 wd (low) nearly casusing accidents on two occasions. I listed the most recent occurrences of these problems below. This problem occurred on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003.
#33 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle was a 2002 GMC Envoy. Consumer was unable to shift the gear from park to drive.
Other Power Train related problems of GMC Envoy:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||52|
|Transfer Case problems||38|
|Transmission Failure problems||15|
|Differential Unit problems||14|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||13|
|Power Train problems||12|
|Transmission Noise problems||8|
|Noises During Shifting problems||7|
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||6|
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||4|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||4|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||3|
|Power Train Driveline problems||3|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||3|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||2|