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Exterior Rearview Mirror Problems of GMC Envoy



GMC Envoy owners have reported 24 problems related to exterior rearview mirror (under the visibility category).

car image   Exterior Rearview Mirror problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 02/01/2007

The outside automatic adjusting mirror have a mind of their own and have to be reset each time for each driver they are programmed to. Once adjusted, you may look to change lanes and find they are not anywhere near where they were adjusted. I have come close to having a number of accidents due to this problem. The dealer reprogrammed the mirrors and they continue to do the same thing.

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Failure Date: 05/25/2006

2003 GMC Envoy has continuous malfunctions in the outside rear view mirrors. When using the curb assist option the mirrors do not return to the original position. When option is turned off the mirrors turn upward (toward sky) after vehicle is put into the drive position. Dealer says it is my problem and GMC said do what you have to do when I threatened to contact your organization.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2005

I have a 2003 GMC Envoy. I have had problems with my outside mirrors moving wildly upon starting of the vehicle. This is the second incident I have had with my outside mirrors. It started in the fall of 2004, with the passenger mirror moving wildly (I took it to the dealer who stated it had lost its "program"). It worked fine for a few months, then started again. Now the driver mirror is doing the same thing. I took it to the dealer who stated "mirror motors" need replaced for about $314. In researching this on NHTSA, it appears other consumers are having the same problems.

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Failure Date: 01/17/2005

: the contact stated the electronic mirrors re-adjust without warning. The mirrors should maintain the last setting, but require re-adjustment every time the vehicle is driven. Occasionally the mirrors re-adjust while driving making it difficult to change lanes. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer twice for repairs. The dealer replaced the mirrors and made adjustments to the electrical unit. The problem was only alleviated temporarily by the repairs and the mirrors began malfunctioning again a year ago. . . . The mirrors will self adjust the settings. While driving the contact looked in the mirrors to change lanes and they were out of adjustment. Had to constantly adjust the mirrors prior to changing lanes. Also, when shutting the vehicle off, and restarted it, had to adjust the mirrors. The mirrors will not hold the set adjustment. In addition, the tailgate could only be opened with the remote, there was no other way to open the tailgate. In a situation where the contact's only exit from the vehicle was from the inside, could not open manually from the inside.

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Failure Date: 12/06/2004

Exterior power rear view mirrors will not stay in same position. The mirrors are to automatically move into proper position when the key fob is depressed. Majority of the time the mirrors stop in the wrong position.

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Failure Date: 08/11/2004

Both power exterior mirrors moved while driving. They would not stay in place. This condition causes poor visibility while driving driving or parking. The dealer was notified.

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Failure Date: 04/09/2004

2002 GMC Envoy the driver side mirror does not retain memory setting for either driver. Could cause an accident by not being in proper position while operating the vehicle.

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Failure Date: 10/30/2003

Electronic side mirrors keep moving.

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Failure Date: 06/10/2003

Outside mirrors do not return to the pre-selected position set by the memory when doors are unlocked with the remote control key fob. They constantly searche for the correct position.

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Failure Date: 06/07/2003

Both side rear view programmable mirrors will stay in the proper position. They will change position at all times.


 
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Failure Date: 05/02/2003

First, rainsense windshield wiper equipped vehicle has windshield wipers stop and stutter at least three times on each forward and back cycle when in intermittent mode. Wipers now delay up to 30 seconds at top of cycle (straight up on windshield) and are getting progressively worse. Nearly caused a collision with vehicle in front. Dealer attempted to replace "pulse relay" which did not work and then tech stated they operate normally and customer does not understand function of rainsense feature despite owning vehicle for 2 years without prior issue. Second, right passenger outside mirror randomly changes setting creating a safety hazard during maneuvering of vehicle. Dealer states there is no problem despite fixing at least 5 times prior. Please note prior 19 complaints with NHTSA online out of 200 listed. This would seem to require a recall.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2003

Wind noise coming through driver and passenger windows. Molding was replaced and noise wasn't reduced. Dealer stated, gm knows about the problem and seem to believe that the mirrors are causing wind to be redirected to the window. Therefore wind is coming through where the glass goes inside the door.  not satisfied with this car, can't even drive with the radio turned down. Also the low-pressure sensor in the air conditioner unit was replaced, after a half-pound of freon was required. This vehicle has been in the shop four times!!!.

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Failure Date: 03/14/2003

Uncommanded movement of outside rear view mirrors. Drivers and passengers outside rear view memory mirrors wander and do not go back to a previously set positions. Pressing key fob to unlock doors, inserting key into ignition or pressing memory recall button causes mirror movement from preset positions requiring manual readjustments every time vehicle is driven. When using tilt in reverse function, mirrors do not return to initial driving position. Mirrors also drift out of position while highway driving for extended periods of time (mainly driver's side). Vehicle has been to dealer service department 6 times for this particular problem. Both mirrors have been replaced, passenger mirror currently operating properly after replacement. Presented service department with a copy of gm service bulletin 02-08-64-008 dated April 2002 during my last visit (Mar 2003) to have drivers mirror corrected. They stated several other customers have the same problem and gm has directed them to not replace mirrors despite the gm service bulletin. They could not provide any time frame they expect a resolution from gm if any and did not open a service ticket for my vehicles discrepancy during the last visit. Properly adjusted rear view mirrors are a required safety item for all vehicles licensed to be driven on public roads. Malfunctioning mirrors clearly jeopardize public safety and it is obvious from the information available, gm has a safety problem with their product requiring immediate attention and resolution. Any additional information and help resolving this safety issue will be appreciated.

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Failure Date: 02/20/2003

Vehicle 2002 GMC Envoy 1gkdt13s022266710 outside rearview mirrors adjust themselves to odd postions almost daily or every time I drive this vehicle. It is necessary for me to stop the vehicle and place the transmission in park and then push the memory button as many as 4 times to get the mirrors in proper postion, or adjust the mirror while driving using the joy stick control. The dealer has not been able to correct the problem except asking me to return the vehicle for the 3rd time. Incident date is every day the vehicle is driven thank you.

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Failure Date: 02/15/2003

The side mirrors worked at random, which made it difficult to see while driving.

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Failure Date: 02/07/2003

The 2003 Envoy we purchased gave us numerous problems, including a number of the ones other owners mentioned here, like the glass liftgate that does not operate properly, various electrical problems, but especially the outside rear view mirrors that move on their own no matter how many times they were supposedly fixed by service technicians. They do not stay in the position we set them in, and the fuel tank leaking is very dangerous as well as inhaling freon because of malfunctioning a/c system. Why is GMC doing nothing to solve these problems? I can't understand how they are getting away with this seeing that so many owners are having the same problems. What do we have to do to get some help?.

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Failure Date: 03/29/2002

Bothe side mirrors do not return to their set position when ignition turned on, returned to dealer to correct problem 3 times. Dealer reports there is no problem, problem still not corrected.

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Failure Date: 11/06/2001

While driving the exterior motorized rear view mirror, moves by themselves. This causes poor visibility, that can result in an accident. The dealership replaced the vehicles' main computer chip, but problem still occurs. Please provide more details. Ts.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2001

During normal operation of vehicle, engine check light illuminated, and then went off intermittently. Dealership has not been able to reproduce the problem. Consumer also stated that driver door mirror changes positons every time the vehicle is put into reverse, the memory does not retain setting position, gas mileage is poor.

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Failure Date: 08/20/2001

Engine non-start problems -- waiting 15-20 minutes seems to correct. Wandering side view mirrors. Rubbing noise when turning tightly. Driver's side door movement noise when turning over bumps. Side mirror air noise. The 1st. Two (2) problems have been ongoing, and the most concerning, since the vehicle was purchased new in 2001. It has been in for repairs to two (2) GMC dealers numerous times, and an ignition recall repair was done and the dealer assumed it would correct the non-start problem. It did until yesterday. More importantly however, shortly after this vehicle was purchased, GMC's owner assistance help has been sought for these (2) problems assuming they may inform the dealer of engineering fixes, but to no avail.

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Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Consumer complaint regarding scratches on glass and rotors corroded. The mirrors continuously lost their memory position.

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The exterior mirrors malfunctioned, when the vehicle was put into reverse, the mirrors moved downward, however when the vehicle was put into drive, the mirrors failed to return to its original position.

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Consumer stated that while driving both side mirrors will move on their own. They will go all the way backward and flat against the car and a lot of times they will go back half way, consumer is concerned about safety, consumer has been informed that the problem can not be fixed.

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While driving vehicle exterior mirrors will adjust far outwards, would be unable to see other vehicles besides or behind consumer eye sight. Mechanic stated there was an electrical shortage in mirrors motor. Mechanic has replaced mirrors twice.


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