GMC Envoy owners have reported 36 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy xuv. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the dashboard became hot and the air condition failed to work as the abs and brake warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty and had caused the vehicle to overheat. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000. Pam.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that when starting the vehicle all the lights illuminated on the instrument panel. After the light illuminated the heat and air conditioner failed and the key was stuck in the ignition. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Sr.
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Engine stalled a few seconds after starting, then would not crank, only clicked. I had the car towed in for service. Technician checked battery. It was fully charged and vehicle had full voltage. Diagnostics determined low voltage out from the ignition switch. Recommended ignition switch should be replaced. I had the ignition switch replaced twice already. I have had to replace three ignition switches in three years at a total cost of $817. I understand that gm has recalled ignition switches on several models but the Envoy is not part of that recall. Obviously my vehicle has the same problem as the recalled vehicles, why is it not part of the recall? the first ignition switch failed at 65-70 mph on the freeway. This is a very dangerous problem. Since the rest of the electronics are connected to the ignition I have no safety equipment such as air bags. If I would have been in an accident, it could have been fatal.
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The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy denali. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted after several attempts. The failure occurred numerous times. The dealer replaced the ignition switch. In addition, the oil gauge reading fluctuated. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.
Tl * the contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to 20 mph. The air bag and check engine warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle veered to the right. The speed returned to normal when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure occurred on ten different occasions. The manufacturer was notified. The dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving approximatley 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnose that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 108,656.
Tl-the contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the key failed to release from the ignition switch. The contact was able to release the key after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Djr.
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Luckily I stopped at a traffic light and the car quit. I put it in park and tried to re-start it but had nothing. A police officer pulled up behind me and radioed for a tow truck. They took it to the dealership and $300. 00 dollars later said it was the ignition switch. They gave me the old switch and I still have it. Now I would like to know what would have happened if I had been on a major freeway traveling at 75-80 mph and the switch were to go out? g m is just recalling certain vehicles, what about all the rest that still have the same thing wrong with them. Is it that you have to loose your or someone you love's life before they are made to fix faulty parts? maybe they should be made to produce parts up to american standards and not third world country standards. Thank you.
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GMC Envoy shut down while driving. All power lost. Vehicle came to a complete stop just a few feet before an intersection. Dealer replaced ignition switch, due to "multiple codes stored in the ecm. " ironically, almost 2 years prior, same issue with the vehicle happened on the express way. We were lucky to be able to get to the side of the road before the vehicle came to a stop. Ignition switch was replaced during that incident as well. Two ignition switches have been replaced in the same vehicle over the course of 2 years. I'm surprised that this vehicle isn't part of the gm ignition recall!.
I have had this issue 3 times -8/2012, 2/2013, 3/2014 - so I am on the 4th ignition switch in this car, mileage now approx 108,000. The 4x4, stabilitrak, abs and emerg brake lights come on then it beeps repeatedly. Sometimes concurrently, sometimes not the air blower stops working as well. This 3rd time, after the lights had been coming off/on for a few days, turning the blower on would trigger the lights to come on. For each of the 3 times, the GMC dealer has recommended replacement of the ignition switch (2x at my cost) on the most recent repair a voltage spike was acknowledged but the option to track this by installing inline fuses was not even offered until I had taken my issue to a higher authority. I declined as I don't care to put more money in a car that even one of the dealerships employees recommended I just sell and buy new. My concern is whether this car is a hazard to me and others? the service manager said when this occurs the ignition is essentially off and the car could stop but another person told me that no, it's another leg of the ignition and its okay. I don't know who to believe.
The SUV has shut off on me three times in the last 2 1/2 yrs (the time I have owned it. ) each time I was just driving on the city streets going about 30 mph. All of a sudden the car just shut off and all lights, etc just turned off. I am concerned wondering if perhaps there is a problem with the 2005 Envoy ignition switch as well? no, it was not the battery or anything to do with the servicing of the SUV. I take care of the vechicle and I don't drive 200 miles a month. I guess I am lucky that each time I was not gong fast and the SUV just slowed down and came to a stop, on the side of the road. However the 2nd time, I had 2 little girls in the car with me and it concerned me a great deal. Each time the SUV started back up and I was able to resume driving after about 2 minutes. What if I had been going faster ? what if I had been on a highway etc. If there is an issue with the ignition, please lets fix it before someone dies. I will make sure everyone in my family know about the shut off problems I have had with the car. Just in case something happens while I am driving it.
Cpsc: 2008 GMC Envoy. Consumer stated that this is the third ignition switch on the car and all three were disabled.
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I was driving on the freeway at 65-70 mph. The engine lugged a little like it was running out of gas but the tank was half full. The engine resumed running at full speed. A few seconds later the engine shut off. I was able to coast long enough to pull off the freeway. But without power steering and brakes this was not an easy task. Once the car stopped I turned off the ignition and put the car in park. I tried to restart the car but nothing happened. I called a tow truck but the driver could not get the car to shift into neutral in order to put it on the car carrier because the shifter is tied to the electronics. Without power it does not work. He had to call for another tow truck to pull the vehicle in for service. The service technician tested and found low voltage from the ignition switch. He replaced the ignition switch. Diagnostics, part and labor $307. This is a very dangerous problem. If I was not able to move out of traffic I would have been a sitting duck in the middle if the freeway. Since the rest of the electronics are connected to the ignition I had no safety equipment such as air bags. If I would have been in an accident at freeway speeds, it could have been fatal.
GMC Envoy shut down completely, with out warning, on the express way. Auto repair diagnosed the cause as a "faulty" ignition. Ignition was replaced. Another complaint has been submitted for the same vehicle. Two years later, the ignition switch was replaced, due to the same problem.
Driving along street and all engine lights went out and engine stopped. Lost power steering and had to fight to get over to side of street and safety. This has happened 3 times since the first time each time the ignition switch required replacement.
Speedometer failure ignition switch failure (multiple times).
There was ignition switch failure while driving the vehicle. The power steering and brakes gave out, the engine shut off, and all the lights on the dash came on. It resembled the car running out of gas without doing so. After I pulled off the road with great difficulties, I put the car in park and the vehicle got stuck in it. The engine would not turn over after this occurred and needed to be towed. There is no release switch which the tow truck driver said there should be so he could get it onto the truck, so the vehicle has to be drug with the wheels locked onto the flatbed and then pushed off in the same manner. We paid to have it fixed and it has now happened again 5 months later. There are many reports of this online and it is not just with the GMC Envoy denali it also includes the chevy trailblazer and possibly other vehicles manufactured by gm. There was one person online that said they keep spare ignition switches in the vehicle and the tools to swap it out because of how frequently it happens. The dealership replaced the part and it is not available as far as I know, because it was not returned to me. The vehicle was a 2005 GMC Envoy denali.
Bought my 2004 GMC Envoy in may 2009. After about a month and a half of driving it, all dash gauges started working intermittently, and the warning bell would go off, and all warning lights started flashing. Shortly after that began, all gauges quit working all together every other time I would start the vehicle. Took the vehicle in for repair, they replaced ignition switch and half way home from the repair shop, it all started over again. Been doing it ever since.
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Driving on highway in rush hour traffic @ approximately 55mph. Suddenly noted loss of power without warning, with no check engine lights on ( until mamaaged to get car to side of highway and put in park, then multiple icons lighting up). Had towed to dealership, they almost immediately told me a faulty ignition switch was the most probable cause. Of note, car went on to have ignition switch needing replaced @ 74,218 miles. This time I was again driving on the interstate at approximately 65mph, but this time suddenly felt car losing power, and no check engine light once again. I managed to get to berm, put in park, with multiple icons then lighting up, as if "shorting out". Shut ignition off, took multiple attempts to restart, had towed. -at 105,162 miles, again replacement of same part, after having fully lost power without any warning this time, though this time occured while going down my driveway. ******* note, I do not have a "heavy" key ring nor was there jarring from rough roads on any of these 3 occasions.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact smelled gasoline, but did not pay it any attention initially. His son entered the vehicle later and also smelled the strong odor. The following day the contact filled up the tank with gasoline and the smell intensified. When he arrived home, he noticed a fuel leak by the rear driver side wheel. A mechanic stated that the leak originated from the top of the fuel tank where the fuel pump connects. The contact dropped the vehicle off at the dealer the next day and they stated that the leak originated from the gas tank, and it needed to be completely replaced. The vehicle is still at the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 59,000. Updated 04/16/08. The transmission was slipping and would not engage in 1st gear. The air condtion was blowing hot air. The ignition swithc shorted out.
On-going issues with my 2004 GMC Envoy since purchase. Leave home, travel to destination, usually a short distance, when trying to restart vehicle all dash lights come on, radio works, windows work, etc. , turn the key to start and nothing happens, no attempt at starting what-so-ever. Makes no difference with temperature, time of day, rain/shine, etc. Often if you leave the vehicle to sit for an hour, it will restart, sometimes sooner, sometimes not at all. First incident happened when we had 308 km on the vehicle, now we have 68,000 km and problem still exists. They have changed the ignition switch numerous times, reprogrammed the settings for International vs domestic in regards to the apparent security system that I have, which we discovered has never worked either. Numerous issues with the abs coming on with dry pavement. Water in rear backup lights, they were drained and re-sealed. Rust on all interior door panels, back door and hood where joints meet, repaired. Water on the floor at the door when it rains, fixed seal at door. Drivers side door locked when you left the vehicle without locking it myself, reprogrammed. Interior door trim/seal repeatedly falls off from back right passenger door. 10 months left on our lease. . . . Can't wait to find a new vehicle. Completely not satisfied with the vehicle or by the service we have received.
When key was turned in ignition all lights would work ,but engine would not turn over. Speedometer would jump to 70 mph ,and tachometer would jump to approximately 2000 rpms even though engine was not running. Dealer diagnosed problem to be faulty ignition switch due to low voltage at position ignition one.
On 2/15/07 I was driving to work at approximately 50mph when all of a sudden the steering went out, brakes locked up, all gauges went erratic bouncing from side to side and the heater started blowing cold air upon this happening I nearly went into a creek however struggling did manage to safely get the vehicle off the side of the road in a ditch. I had the vehicle towed to the local dealer when upon diagnosis the service manager informed me that the ignition switch had failed and all of the above components were tied into the switch. I at my own expense had the ignition replaced and the rpm gauge still does not work. I contacted GMC the very day of the incident to make them aware of this safety issue only to be bounced around to several different offices, none of which have made this safety issue a top priority. I have notated every conversation with every person that I have spoken to and what was said. I do not want to have to take the legal route, however I am prepared to do so. When ignition switches fail it should not shut down a vehicle in the manner that it does. Although I was successful at not being injured or injuring anyone else that will not always be the case in this type of failure.
Upon attempting to start the vehicle, all the dash board warning lights and turn signal indicators came on and stayed on. All the gauges started acting erratically and all the needle indicators started jumping at random. When I turned off the vehicle and tried to start the vehicle again, the vehicle started without any problems. The very next time I tried to start the vehicle; it did the very same thing as mentioned above (gauges acting erratically, etc. ). I attempted to start the vehicle several more time each time with the same result. Finally the vehicle started and no further problems were experienced. I drove the vehicle for approximately 1200 mile over the next few days. Yesterday, I was driving home at a speed of approximately 35 mph when the vehicle suddenly and without warning quit. I coasted to a safe spot on the shoulder of the road. I tried multiple times to restart the vehicle. Each time the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as mentioned above e. G. Gauges acting erratically. After about 5 min. The vehicle started normally and I was able to drive home. In my driveway I attempted to start the vehicle several time. Each time the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as mentioned above e. G. Gauges acting erratically. Upon consulting with a local mechanic and a local dealer, I was informed the problem was most likely a bad ignition switch. The vehicle is currently having the switch replaced.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that the vehicle cranks, but will not start. The dials on all the instrument panel gauges move up and down. The dealer changed the ignition switch, but the failure recurred. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 74,000 and failure mileage was 34,000.
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|Ignition Switch problems||
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