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Exterior Lighting Problems of GMC Envoy - part 1

GMC Envoy owners have reported 85 problems related to exterior lighting (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

The vehicle shows that the fuel tank is on empty shortly after being filled up. Also the engine will die at randoms times driving down the road. Also the head lamps fail at random times.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 06/19/2017

I received a letter from GMC in may stating there may be an issue with headlamp driver module (hdm) where the low beam headlamps will not work. At the time, my headlamps were working properly, so the letter advised me to not take my vehicle to my GMC dealer. However, two days ago my headlamps did not work at night while driving on the highway. This caused a severe safety issue as I could not see the road clearly. I took my vehicle and the letter I received to my GMC dealer. They advised me that GMC would not pay to fix the headlamp problem as I had more than 150,000 miles in a situation where customer safety is involved, I believe GMC should pay for the repairs. I had to pay for the repairs out-of-pocket. I strongly believe that this should be a safety recall notice initiated by the manufacturer to correct this issue. We should not have to wait for multiple accidents and traffic fatalities to prompt a recall for an important safety feature on a vehicle.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

I filed a complaint with NHTSA, complaint 10923972, on 11/3/2016 referencing my dim lights spontaneously going out at night driving down the highway. I had researched this problem and found there was a recall because of the headlamp driver module failing, but my 2008 GMC Envoy was not included. I received a letter from GMC the end of may 2017 providing additional protection for this problem and it was worded "if this condition "occurs" on your 2008 GMC Envoy within 12 years or 150,000 miles the condition would be repaired at no charge. " when I received the may 2017 letter my vehicle had 152,000 miles on it but when I filed the complaint in November 2016 it had 142,000 miles on it. GMC refused to repair my vehicle under the additional protection because of current mileage even though I had proof the condition "occurred" at 142,000 miles.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

I was driving at night and my low beam headlamps went out. They just went off. Panicking, I pulled off the road and tried turning them off and on. Testing, my high beams worked, but my lows were off. I turned the car off and waited a few minutes. Once turned back on, my lights worked. This the first time this happened, this has happened multiple times and there is no rhyme or reason and you never know when it will happen. I have seen this same issue with a year earlier and wonder if the problem extends to newer models. This recall should be extended to 2008 as it appears my vehicle is having the same issues. I have had diagnostics and replaced headlamps. . . The problem persists.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving 40-45 mph, the headlamps failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but the contact was informed that the headlamp driver module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

My dim lights have quit working recently while driving down the highway. Has happened 4 times so far. Last time was 11/2/16. Bright lights still work. I found a GMC recall on years 2006-2007 ref the headlamp driver module which causes this problem. It seems they should include this year also. Extremely dangerous situation.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

My dim lights have quit working recently on my 2008 GMC Envoy while driving down the highway. Has happened 4 times so far. Last time was 11/2/16. Bright lights still work. I found a GMC recall on years 2006-2007 ref the headlamp driver module which causes this problem. It seems they should include this year also. Extremely dangerous situation.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 11/01/2016

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beams failed to illuminate. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13v248000 (electrical system and visibility), 12v406000 (electrical system and visibility) and 15v519000 (exterior lighting). The dealer also replaced the window regulator due to the windows failing to go up and down randomly. The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for further diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 10/14/2016

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving 35 mph, the headlamps became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the hdm relay failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v519000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 106,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 10
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Headlamps and fog lamps failed while operating vehicle.


 
car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the vehicle's exterior low beam headlamp failed. The failure occurred without warning. The dealer was not contacted. The contact had previously independently replaced the headlamp relay independently. The failure occurred approximately three times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage 124,000. Kh.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 08/28/2016

My safety complaint is in regards to the gm safety recall 14291 low beam headlamps and drl could fail to illuminate. Ref no. 15v519000. I am experiencing the exact same problem described in this safety recall. My relay switch has failed and my low beam lamps do not function in my 2007 GMC Envoy. Luckily it happened when I was in my driveway and not on the street. However, gm and the dealer have stated that my vehicle is not included in the recall for some reason and they refuse to replace my faulty relay mentioned in the recall. I believe gm needs to extend the recall to include more 2007 GMC Envoy's. GMC customer service told me there is nothing they can do to help me. It is not safe to drive my car right now! please help.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 08/26/2016

For many, many, months my low beam lights have been going out while driving. All other lights including the high beams will work. It is very unsafe to be driving at night and have your lights go out. I have taken the vehicle to several different auto shops, but they can't find anything wrong. I have seen many complaints about this issue, so I know it is the vehicle. GMC needs to do the right thing and fix this problem. If GMC won't do it on their own, the NHTSA needs to get involved and get GMC to recall these vehicles and fix this problem. This is a very serious safety issue.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 08/20/2016

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving 70 mph, the low beam head lamps were activated, but failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer who diagnosed that the headlamp driver module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15v519000 (exterior lighting), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 15
Failure Date: 08/19/2016

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that there was a random electrical short and the low beams failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who changed the low beams, relay, switch and checked the fuses, but the low beams continued to randomly short without warning. The contact was unable to prevent the random failure. The manufacturer provided no solution. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 16
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was parked and turned off, the low beam head lamps continued to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000.

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car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 17
Failure Date: 08/05/2016

Takata recall was driving home at night lost the low beams they would keep going off having me with no lights at all the high beams would work but no low beams at all driving with high beams on is not safe and can get pulled over for this I have had this before and turned it in and nothing I would like somthing done about this it is safty issue and should be taken care of by the manufactures of this car or SUV.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 07/29/2016

Campaign id 14v-755. My VIN does not fall under this campaign or gm recall. I am having this exact same issue with the low beams shutting off at night and has happened twice. Vehicle was in motion.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 07/09/2016

Low beam lights went out while driving in motion. On the highway in the night replace relay and low beam light as instructed by dealership without success light still will not come on.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beam lights failed to illuminate randomly. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no repair solution. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who was unable to replicate the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the low beam headlamp and daytime running lamps failed to operate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the headlamp driver module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was repaired prior to the failure per NHTSA campaign number: 15v519000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated that the failure occurred after the vehicle received the free remedy repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 04/10/2016

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. While driving at any speed, the exterior lighting failed. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 15v599000 (visibility). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 23
Failure Date: 02/02/2016

The low beams went out at night while driving on a city street. This is very dangerous because the city streets are dark at night. This endanger me as a driver as well as pedestrians crossing the street at night.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 40 mph, the low beam headlamps seized. Occasionally, the headlamps would dim and then brighten. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v755000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired because the parts were not available. The approximate failure mileage was 95,720.

car image   Exterior Lighting problem of the 2009 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 12/20/2015

On December 20, 2015 we were traveling after dark (7:30 pm) and the head lamps went off. We managed to pull out of traffic safely. Could not figure out what happened. After sitting for approximately 5 minutes the lamps came back on and we were driving to our home and the lamps went off again. I took the vehicle to a chevy dealer and they could not help me. I then called the GMC dealer and got the same response. I then checked online and found out that gm knows of this problem which is caused by a headlamp module overheating. I know this problem is occurring to other people so why hasn't there been a recall. ? help.

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