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Exterior Lighting Problems of GMC Envoy - part 1



GMC Envoy owners have reported 40 problems related to exterior lighting (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 08/07/2015

I was driving down the highway after dark and my low beams completely went out. I could only get my high beams to work. Currently only one low beam is working and the other will not work even after changing the bulb or the fuse. I believe this is a huge safety concern especially having a young child. It was very scary going down the road at night and have your lights completely just go out. I have noticed that there are issues with 06-07 Envoys but I wanted gm to be made aware that 2005 models have been affected as well.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 07/17/2015

While servicing my vehicle at an authorized gm dealership, I was notified of the recent recall regarding headlamps which get hot and can fail. It has been nearly 8 months since that recall was issued, and yet there remains no identifiable remedy or solution as to how they will resolve the issue and repair / replace the defective components. . Entitled to safe vehicles, I am unsure as to how or why gm would believe that 8 months to not even have announced a solution is an absurdity. At this point, the period of time in which the manufacturer has had to develop and implement a solution is simply unacceptable as a consumer. I am under the belief that their solution to the problem is simple, they are going let the vehicles age a few more years and hope by that time, additional vehicles requiring repair will no longer be on the road and the issue will magically go away. As owners of this vehicle, I am entitled to the remedy as promised under recall gm 14291, and I do not think that it is acceptable for manufacturers to sit on open recalls for vehicles currently on our roadways which have been already been identified as having a safety defect in need of defect replacement or repair.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2015

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting); however, the remedy was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 07/04/2015

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 65 mph, the head lamps burned out without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving at 15 mph, the low beam head lamps and day time running lamps illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. However, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,924.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 05/16/2015

Low beam lights failing intermittently. Lights shut off twice @ 9:30 pm on 5/16/2015 driving on divided highway at 65 mph. The lights started operating normally after pulling off on the shoulder both times. Researched the web and found this is a problem with probably the headlamp driver modules or relay. Drove the SUV to the GMC dealer today and they said they had no record of a recall for this unit and any work done on the problem would be billed to me. I left the dealer and called GMC and had them pull up this unit on their system and got the same run around. They finally told me that some 2007 GMC Envoys are being recalled for this condition but not mine. This is a scary condition and due to an extreme safety concern I purchased the relay at an auto parts store today for $38. 31 and installed it myself. This problem is probably more wide spread than GMC has reported.


car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 02/10/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy . The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the low beam head lamps were activated but failed to function. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 ( exterior lighting) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 44,000. Oo.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy xl 370. The contact stated that the low beams failed to work. The contact mentioned that as an interim fix the high beams had to be activated each time the failure recurred. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting) and the dealer stated that the part was not available to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to provide a reasonable timeframe for the part to become available. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000. Pam.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The manufacturer stated a remedy had not yet been determined to deter this failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not yet experienced the failure. Az.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 10
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving at 30 mph, the contact was made aware that the driver side rear lamp failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the light bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.


 
car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

I was driving down the road from work all of a sudden my radio starts going up /down by itself,then the next day my windows made a clicking noise now they want let up/down . Also the back tailgate was working unitl this happen my window in back want let up/down nor will the sunroof controls want work. All this happen at once !!!!!! the fuses was check nothing found.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 10/12/2014

Parked the vehicle in a parking garage so I know the lights were working when we went in. As we were leaving approximately 3 hours later, the low beams would not come on at all. Had to run high beams; had several people look at the fuses, replaced bulbs, etc. But they could not find the problem. A couple of weeks later just before I was taking it to a dealer to look at the problem the low beams began working again. Approximately two months later the exact same thing happened only this time I heard a faint noise from the engine compartment and smelled a burning (seemed electrical) aroma for a few seconds when I realized the low-beam lights were not working again. After a week or so the lights came back on again.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy 360. While driving approximately 55 mph, the exterior headlamps and daytime running lights failed without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The head lights go out while you are driving.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 15
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the exterior lights would intermittently fail. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle failure mileage was 27,000.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 16
Failure Date: 12/16/2013

Went to replace head light bulb to find out that I had to replace the wiring do to it was melted. The filler neck on the fuel tank is cracked, causing an evap leak in witch I found out through a garage and 5 diff. Salvage yards. And last, 6 diff. Times will driving I lost power will driving. I had to turn the ignition off, wait about 3 sec. Before it would start and go. The first time was in the middle of an intersection and the rest happened while on a regular road. I explained to my wife what to do if this happens to her and it did once, the others while I was driving.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 17
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph at night, the exterior lights failed. The contact stated that the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where diagnostic testing was performed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. Pam.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

Noticed smoke coming from under the hood and then passenger side head light went out. Upon investigation I noticed the light socket for the head light was melted. I did some research and learned that this appears to be a very common problem, with some actually causing fire or accidents.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 08/12/2013

I have been reading many of these post. I can't believe all of the things that have also happened to my Envoy. I have had my back window blow out while driving, thank god that both of my kids that were in the back seat were not hurt, they were just scared and still ask if it will happen again. I also recently just had to have a piece on the gas line fixed which was almost $900. 00 money that I didn't have and had to borrow. I am still paying it back. Now as for last night my low beams are not working, I bought new bulbs and that didn't work, so it is back to the mechanic. Oh and I have a check engine light that goes on and off. They really need to get on all of these things. It would be nice to have the car working the way it should be. I may just print these things up and bring to the GMC shop and see what the can do about it. I mean I really to love my SUV but this is crazy. I am now kind of scared to have my kids in the car.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that the interior lighting on the front driver¿s side door would dim and illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 99,700. Updated 8/12/cn.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Bulb sockets for reverse lights are corroded and rendered unusable due to placement and lack of protection from road grime. Caused lack of visibility at night while operating vehicle in reverse. ## VIN failed ##.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

The low beams will not come on !!! this nearly caused an accident ! please I beg of you "recall".

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

The rear light, located at the top of the vehicle snapped off while traveling at a speed of 55 mph. Fortunately there was an accident as result, but very easily could have created one. Would like for GMC to cover the cost to repair.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

Exterior lights, interior lights flickering,,,cluster gauges changing state on their own,,,.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 10/16/2011

Exterior headlamps shut off while driving occasionally. Now I can not get them to come back on.

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