Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint Problems of GMC Envoy
GMC Envoy owners have reported 4 problems associated with front suspension upper ball joint (under the suspension category).
#1 - Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKDT13S54_. The car had a crash. My 2004 GMC Envoy slid into a curb and rolled on its side. I believe that the accident was caused by ball joint failure. I could not get any assistance in the investigation, but I know that the accident was caused by mechanical failure and have pictures and witnesses for this accident. The vehicle was totaled as a result of this accident. This vehicle was purchased new and never had any repairs or work done on the drivers side front wheel. It was a 2004 model with around 20000 miles. I would any information that you can provide and would also like to go on the record with this complaint against gmac. I would hope to keep someone from losing their life due to this mechanical problem. The loss due to this accident was over 30,000 dollars. It was Sun., Oct. 10, 2004 when this front suspension upper ball joint issue occurred.
See all problems of the 2004 GMC Envoy.
#2 - Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 GMC Envoy. I was driving on the highway at approximately 70 mph pulling a 3000 lb. Boat and trailer. I felt something change in the front end as though the alignment changed as I was driving. I exited the highway, and after applying the brakes a very loud pop came from the left front wheel well. Upon investigation I found that the upper ball joint had completely separtated from the upper control arm. This apparently occurred after the bolt that secures the ball joint in the upper control arm either sheared, fell out, or was never there before the incident. There was little to no damage, and the vehicle is currently at the dealer awaiting parts. More specifically, I was told that they are replacing the upper control arm and upper ball joint. This front suspension upper ball joint issue occurred Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.
See all problems of the 2002 GMC Envoy.
#3 - Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problem of the 2001 GMC Envoy
The vehicle is a 2001 GMC Envoy. Consumer took the vehicle in to have the ball joints replaced at the dealer. After receiving the vehicle back consumer found that the horn no longer worked. Also, dealer examined the vehicle air bag module was defective. The failure date was Jul. 6, 2004.
See all problems of the 2001 GMC Envoy.
#4 - Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problem of the 1999 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 1999 GMC Envoy. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GKDT13W0X_. On July 2003 dealership replaced the upper and lower ball joints. Eight moths later, independent mechanic determined the need to replace the upper and lower ball joints again. It was Mar. 9, 2004 when this front suspension upper ball joint issue occurred.
See all problems of the 1999 GMC Envoy.
Other Suspension related problems of GMC Envoy:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||11|
|Rear Suspension problems||9|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||6|
|Front Suspension problems||4|
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||4|
|Rear Air Suspension Springs problems||3|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||3|
|Suspension Noise problems||3|
|Front Suspension Hub problems||3|
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||2|
|Front Suspension Springs problems||2|
|Sway Bar problems||2|
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||2|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||2|
|Rear Suspension Leaf Spring problems||1|