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Exterior Lighting Problems of GMC Envoy



GMC Envoy owners have reported 34 problems related to exterior lighting (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 1
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.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 2
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.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The head lights go out while you are driving.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 18
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 19
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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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 12/03/2010

As I was driving the vehicle, the dashboard lit up and the odometer and all the information systems went to zero. This has happened often over the years. I took it to two GMC car dealerships and the first one said it was the kill switch installed by a buy here pay here dealership. The kill switch was removed and the dashboard continued to flicker. Then the car would not start, I took it to another dealership and was told they couldn't find anything. The car began to tribble, again I took it in and was told that I needed to clean the fuel injection system. I did that and bought a battery but that didn't help. The tow driver said it seems to be something electrical but the car dealership can't find a solution. Have you had this complaint before? not to confuse the complaint, I have several issues. 1. Dashboard lights up and the information panels shut down (all are at zero) 2. The odometer goes to zero and the instrument cluster is black 3. Tribble underneath while driving feels as if the car is shaking thank you for any assistance you can provide.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 09/09/2010

Almost dusk, high beams were on. Thought I saw a flicker. Got behind another car and saw that it was my lights. Looked to my panel and my voltage was swinging between 9 volts up to 18-19 volts. Turned all power draw off except my low beams. Needle kept swinging and lights kept flashing. Was 6 miles from home. I made it. There was a discharge to my system instead of continueing to charge. Took to dealer. Nothing found. 11-6-2012 it happened again. Has happened inbetween also. Very intermittant. Had batttery & alternator checked at least 3 times. Always good. After incidents, works fine until next time. Never happened in summer. Always when cooler weather. Now that it is December, afraid to drive after dark. There must a bullentin or recall??? too many complaints on this problem. Don't want to get rid of my car. Engine is good. Only 69,000 miles. Is dealer just acting dumb?.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 07/13/2010

Out of nowhere my front head lights went out. Its not the fuse or the bulbs, both front low lights went out. The high beams work. There is no power going to the lights and I have to buy a new switch. I also had to replace the engine almost a year ago because the o rings went up. The gas gauge is broken and my passenger window will not go down. I feel so stuck with this car!.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 23
Failure Date: 07/01/2010

High beams on vehicle project straight up to the sky. When weather is clear it is not noticeable but when raining, foggy or snowing visibility is affected a great deal. My internet search indicated a problem with an aftermarket headlamp assembly but mine are gm stamped. This is definitely a safety issue.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 06/10/2010

Fuel gauge just stopped working. Is always on e. Even when I fill it up. . Gas light constantly on and dinging. I know this is a problem in Envoys and I feel GMC should be liable for correcting the problem. Mileage range is huge so it is hard to travel and know when to get gas. Especially on the interstate when gas stations are not always in range.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

In six years my 2003 Envoy has had nothing but electrical issues. My lights are constantly being replaced. My head light wiring has shorted out and now the whole wiring connection needs replaced. The latest is an electrical system problem that is draining my battery and not allowing it to properly charge.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 26
Failure Date: 02/23/2010

Throat of gas tank leaking on a 2003 Envoy. Reviewing internet, found many similar problems on the Envoy's and stated in 2007 that NHTSA was investigating. Mechanic stated very unusual to leak in that spot. Also, have replaced both head light sockets due to burning up. Have talked to many Envoy owners with the same problem. When bulb burns out and the recommended bulb is put in place the socket and wiring gets so hot that the socket is charred and is no longer functional. Wires have to be cut and a new socket wired in.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 27
Failure Date: 10/15/2009

Windshield wipers when turned, even if the mist or wash is selected will not turn off without shutting the vehicle off for approx. 15 minutes also both head low beam head lights will not turn on with or without the switch.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 28
Failure Date: 08/11/2009

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. She experienced failures with the abs system. The fuel gage registered empty when the gas tank was full and also the seats and windows electrical switch. While driving at night on August 11,2009 all lights failed. She will take the vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 41,590.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 29
Failure Date: 04/03/2007

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving with the head lights activated, both lights would intermittently become dimmer and then increase brightness. The contact indicated that the defect was repeated each time the head lights were turned on. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 11,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 30
Failure Date: 02/02/2007

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving at an unknown speed, the interior and exterior head lamps failed simultaneously without warning. As a consequence, visibility is significantly reduced, which increases the risk of a crash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times, but they cannot determine the cause of the failure. He is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 26,000 and current mileage was 46,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 31
Failure Date: 10/26/2005

Car switches into all 4w and higher by itself. I had been to a dealership 3 times in one year for which they were unable to find the problem. Now my warranty is up. After that I took it to a transmission shop where they supposedly fixed the problem for over 800. $ a week later it did it again. Now I have the 4wd disconnected for safety reasons. I would be driving on the freeway at 60-75 mph and if would switch and not come out no matter what I do. I have owned this vehicle for almost 5 years and it has done this the whole time. I am a single mom and I drive my 17 and 7 year old around in this car. Even with it disconnected it still tries to switch. There is no specific time, temperature, or other reason this happens. It has happened when I turn on the car and sometimes I can go a couple of weeks and other times it happens daily. I also have had my lights not go on for no reason and also the doors lock and can only be unlocked by using the key. And the hatchback will not open at all when this happens. Electrical?? help!!.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 32
Failure Date: 07/05/2005

General quality failure. Just a few of the problems 1. All of the recall notices 2. Front end bushings 3. Rear end bushing 4. Air conditioning replacement 5. 4 wheel drive engagement. 6. Door steps fall off 7. Love the vehicle except that the dealer shop forman gets to drive it more than I do. Had a 1999 blazer prior to this and it had quality issues also. Definitely go Honda or Toyota next time.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 33
Failure Date: 06/15/2005

2004 GMC Envoy 4x4.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 34
Failure Date: 08/09/2004

Consumer states: have a recall for tail lamps/stop lamps bottom lights , they were replaced, however, the top lamps are bad also. It was intermittent sometimes the top lamp would work and other times it would not.


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