GMC Envoy owners have reported 141 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of GMC Envoy based on all problems reported for the Envoy.
I had just drove my truck the night before headlights worked fine. I went to leave the next night and no headlights at all. So vehicle was stationary when I realized I had no headlights. I have to drive with my brights on at night. I have no regular headlights at all. Then my passenger side window just quit working as well.
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A while back, we noticed while driving down the interstate at night that our lights seemed to be flickering (low beams). It would do it occasionally, but we never knew when it would happen. Since then, we have had the lights go completely out while driving, and had to turn the fog lamps on to have headlights of any sort. Tonight, the lights went out, and I pulled into my driveway and was going to have my husband come out and see what was going on if he could. While I sat there with the car running and in park, after about 3 minutes, they came back on. I have read that there was a recall on the light modular for 2006+ Envoys, but mine is a 2005, and having the same problem that I heard the recall was for. I have also heard that the 2005 trailblazers were included in the recall, but not the Envoys????.
The car was on a recall back in 2016. Letter told me to wait because the part was being made and when it became available I would be notified to take it to a GMC dealer to have it installed free of charge. The headlights would and dash lights would dim, get bright or go off completely just prior to the part becoming available. I took it in on Jan 12, 2017 to have the recalled part replaced. On Dec 16, 2017 I had it back to the dealer for the same problem. They said they would have to do a diagnostic ($90. 00). I called GMC in Jan 2018 and talked with a service represenative and he refused to help me in any way. Told me my car is 12 years old (71,807 miles on it currently) and I was on my own. Even me explaining to him that the headlights are doing the same problem before the hdm module was replaced on the recall. That went in one ear and out the other. He basically told me to have a good rest of the day. I continue to have the problem and do not drive the car at night, so I am stranded in doing evening gatherings or festivities with family or friends. It wouldn't be unusual for the part they replaced to become faulty since they just had it made for the recall. Though he really didn't seem to care about my issue at all. The vehicle is in motion and headlights are on when the problem happens.
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The low beam headlights went out while driving 50mph on a highway because a relay in the fuse box overheated and melted the fuse box. I know there is already a recall on the trailblazer from the same year because they are the same car but there is not one for the Envoy.
Low beam headlights go off without warning. High beams still work. This has happened when moving on city roads and highways. The next time I drive the car the low beams may or may not work.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving 40 mph, the headlights failed to work. After a few minutes, the headlights automatically turned on and worked normally. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (williston motors, 1801 2nd Ave w, williston, nd 58801) where it was diagnosed that the fuse box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 888-988-7267 and stated that the VIN was not included in a recall. The manufacturer provided case number: 8-3395918942. The approximate failure mileage was 137,000.
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Last night I noticed at a stop light that I did not have low beam headlights on. Very disconcerting. After I made my turn to exit the busy street, the headlights did come back on. After researching the issue, it is a known issue with gm. In fact, many cars were selectively recalled on this issue. Mine was not. Granted, my car is 11 years old with 157,000 miles, I still believe gm at some point should have warned me of this serious and dangerous issue. It appears I can easily fix it myself with a $27 "module" from autozone. No issues on the repair and part. I just think highly irresponsible of gm to not notify me of the potential issue. Shame on gm.
The vehicles headlights keep going out at night will driving. I have been dealing with this problem for about 2 years, I am a certified mechanic and I believe the problem is the headlight relay that is overheating. This is the same gm part that is being recalled in other gm vehicles. Gm part # 15016745. So why has it not been recalled in 05 . The problem happens at random the light will go out while driving or parked it does not matter.
Both headlight low beams suddenly stopped working . High beams still work.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger headlights failed to work without warning. The dealer (courtesy Buick GMC lafayette located at 4750 johnston st, lafayette, la 70506; (337) 504-7342) was contacted and stated that the dealer would not work with vehicles over ten years old. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted at 888-988-7267 and stated that the vehicle was not under warranty and exceeded the mileage. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 151,000.
The contact owns a 2005 (na) GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed to illuminate. The contact was able to drive home with the high beams activated. The vehicle was taken to an independent body shop and the mechanic stated that the low beam lights needed to be replaced; however, the contact was not advised as to what caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07e014000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 129,000.
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Headlights continue to go out while driving city streets and highway. Windows hesitate to go up and make a grinding noise. At times smells like smoke and then dissipates.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC enclave xuv. The contact stated that while driving about 55 mph, the low beam lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where the failure was not duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure recurred four times while driving at various speeds. The dealer was not contacted. The failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was about 186,000.
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Envoy. When the contact started the vehicle, the low beam headlights did not work. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was driven home using the high beams. The contact also stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure two other times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but no failures were found. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 119,000.
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The contact owns a 2002 GMC Envoy. While driving 55 mph, the low beam headlights malfunctioned and stopped working completely. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact informed the dealer of the failure. The dealer stated that the headlights were included in a recall, but the contact's VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 180,000.
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I've had my 2005 Envoy for a little over a year and had my headlights flash on and off while driving on the road and freway. On one occasion while driving on a two lane highway ay night the lights went out completely for a few seconds. I was so scared wss really glad for no one behind me or on coming traffic. On another occassion I had to pull over on city street as my lights were going on and off and I could see the car ahead was a cop and I didnt want him to think I was flashing for help especially at 2 in the morning. Ive also had to exit the freeway because my lights started going on and off and on and wasnt sure if they would just go out completely while I was driving and since it was night time I didnt want to take the chance of causing an accident and hurting someone else or myself. I have a teenage daughter and am afraid to transport her and her friends in my car.
Takata recall- I was driving home on a busy city street at 6:30 pm it was dark both headlights malfunction at same time. When I arrive home the doom lights inside the car would not go off, about 45 minutes later they went off. I was afraid for my safety and others as I was driving home in dark.
Both headlights abruptly stopped working. Low-beam headlamps and daytime running lights did not function. While researching possible causes and solutions, I discovered a gm safety recall (no. 14291) which precisely described the problem. Upon presenting the vehicle for repairs, the servicing dealer indicated the recall did not cover my vehicle. Given no other viable options, I approved the repair, the cost of which was $278. I contend that my vehicle should have been covered under said recall and am asking NHTSA to review this matter.
Takata recall loss of low beams. Headlights will not go off. Loss of low beams happened while driving on the highway. Headlights stayed on while parked with the engine shut off.
Ive notice my front headlights have been getting worse for me to see at night. I don't see whats in front of me while driving at the last minute,anytime at night while driving I don't see turns, objects and other things till the last second. I haven't had a accident due to poor visibility. I feel GMC is liable for this problem,I feel the GMC Envoy was made a lemon and the whole SUV should of been recalled because us Envoy owners are stil having the same problem certain Envoy only had as GMC claims only Envoy with this VIN number or the year it was manufacturer in or state . All 2002 GMC Envoys xl 4x4 need to be reinvestigate again under the lemon law act.
While operating the 2008 GMC Envoy on an interstate I observed what appeared to be a lack of light when the low beam headlights were turned on. I drove to a rest area and confirmed that the low beam headlights were inoperative. The bulbs were removed and both bulb filaments appeared intact. Fuses, breakers and relays were checked for secure seating. The high beam headlights were operative and all other lights functioned. I am aware of documentation that covers the issue but only up to the 2007 model year. There are other complaints on file describing similar issues. The unsafe condition that resulted was the absence of forward lighting while operating a motor vehicle during times that lighting should be used. It is my belief that a solid state relay, delco part number 15016745, in the #46 position in the engine compartment fuse panel, is apparently the cause of the lighting failure. No injuries, or damages resulted from the in operative low beam headlight issue.
Low beam headlights failed during driving at night nearly causing a serious accident. Many lives could be affected because of this well known design issue not being addressed by GMC. There is a GMC recall for this same problem, but my vehicle isn't included. GMC needs to re-evaluate this issue and include more vehicles. They know the problem exists and should make efforts to include all affected vehicles.
Low beam headlights and daytime running lights have began failing intermittently. Vehicle was in motion. Low beams failed on an unlighted interurban highway at night. Scary! they stayed off for about 5 minutes, and then returned to operation. During this time I was driving, trying to vacate the highway, using high beams and fog lamps. Dtl failure noticed when entering garage. Headlight delay also fails at these times. Losing lights at 45 mph on a darkened road is very unsafe. Dealer service department says problem may be a light relay that is known to have issues.
Headlights are not operating correctly. While navigating and in motion, low-beam headlamps fail to illuminate. This issue self-corrects without any intervention. The period for self-correction seems to be random. High-beams headlamps, marker lamps, turn signsals or fog lamps are not affected. This happens at all speeds regardless of highway or street navigation.
As I was driving down I-75 at 10:30pm my headlights just randomly went off! I was driving approximately 70 mph and I was in an area that had no lights alongside the road. I slammed on my brakes to attempt to move to the side of the road. After I slowed enough to move over, my headlights went back on. I was so shook up, I'm not sure if my rear lights went off as well. This type of incident happened again this past weekend and I had to pull to the side of the road and actually shut off the engine and re-start my car twice before my lights went back on. Today, on my way to work, in the dark, just before I was puling into our parking lot, they went off again. I also have noticed that when I press on the automatic window buttons, my lights dim and then brighten. Another issue is the dash light for the gas cap turns on and off randomly while driving the car. In addition, my air bag light has been on for several months, does not go off and yet, it not included in the recall of the dangerous airbags going off randomly and causing accidents and injuries. All of the above issues have occurred while the vehicle was in motion. I'm not sure if these are related or not. All of the issues are very serious safety issues and need to be addressed.
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