Ignition Switch Problems of GMC Envoy
GMC Envoy owners have reported 18 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
The car was a 2005 GMC Envoy. 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. It was July 29, 2009 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#2 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy
The vehicle was a 2005 GMC Envoy. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKET12S05_. Speedometer failure ignition switch failure (multiple times). This ignition switch problem happened on December 22, 2010.
#3 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car was a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. Transmission not shifting correctly, abs light, brake light, emergency brake light, 4-wd drive light, heat/ac crusie control not working. Found pi report, ignition switch replaced, fixed problem. This problem occurred on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2005.
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#4 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
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. It was Wednesday, July 1, 2009 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#5 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2004 GMC Envoy. 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. This ignition switch issue occurred Thu., Nov. 30, 2006.
#6 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
The car involved was a 2004 GMC Envoy. 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. The failure date was 05/04/2007.
#7 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GKDT13S54_. 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. It was Wednesday, September 5, 2007 when this ignition switch issue happened.
#8 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKES16S93_. Intermittent electrical problems caused by ignition switch failures. In April 2004 at 15,000 miles and again in April 2005 at 33,000 miles, the ignition switch on my 2003 Envoy xl failed. The symptoms in each case were abs/brake/traction lights staying on, no hvac fan, and no cruise control. The symptoms occurred once every dozen starts, and finally reached a hard fail. In each case, the dealer mechanic identified codes set for multiple systems and replaced the ignition switch. With the most recent failure, the mechanic commented that they replace quite a few of these switches. It was Apr. 13, 2005 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
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#9 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKET16P83_. Ignition switch failure 2nd time. The vehicle will not shift out of first gear. Then you could not put the car in park. This issue happened on July 5, 2006.
#10 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle is a 2003 GMC Envoy xl. Crash happened when the problem occurred. 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. It was 02/15/2007 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
#11 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is 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. This ignition switch problem happened on Aug. 1, 2006.
#12 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved was a 2003 GMC Envoy. 1) sequence of events - nothing happens when we try to start. -battery voltage ok, auto-headlights on, bright - instrument panel completely dead -2 hours later, instrument on the miles per hour instrument is going wild, back and forth finally sets at zero, now engine will start. Check engine light is on for the first time - radio looses preset station memory 2) it started about a week; we had problems starting the warm engine. 3) automatic climate control is working sort of, sometime not 4) the check oil came on, at that time there was plenty 5) the backup mirror option is always loosing the input 6) transmission problem light was on for a day some time ago while driving in sb and in 2 wd, called your service and was told to ignore the dealer replaced the ignition switch, a superficial fix as it turned out later when the ignition switch was replaced again. The cause of the problem was not identified. It was Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 when this ignition switch issue occurred.
#13 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The vehicle involved is a 2003 GMC Envoy. The vehicle was in service 3 times within 14 days, gm says the problem was the ignition switch, I say the source of the problem has not been fixed. Engine stalled 6 times in moving traffic, the "abs" warning light is on, some time the "check engine soon" light comes on. Dealer replaces throttle body injection assembly. Next day the vehicle stalls again with same symptoms. Dealer replaced ignition switch again. !4 hours later engine stalls in moving traffic. Dealer installs event recording device, engine stalls and identified low ignition voltage (6. 7 vs 13. 6 vdc). Source of problem could not be identified, dealer says vehicle is safe to drive. We filed a lemon law claim. This ignition switch issue occurred Nov. 15, 2005.
#14 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy
The VIN of the car is 1GKDT13S33_. The reporting person 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. This problem occurred on Fri., Mar. 7, 2008.
#15 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The car was a 2002 GMC Envoy. The VIN of the problem Envoy is 1GKDS13S52_. Purchased Envoy 05/18/2002 drove home 8 miles put in garage. 05/19/2002 4:30p. M. Went to start up to go to work key wouldn't turn no power of any kind no brake lights no onstar(which is for those kind of things I thought) couldn't get key out of ignition. Nothing of any kind worked. In shop as we speak. This ignition switch issue occurred 05/19/2002.
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#16 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The car involved is a 2002 GMC Envoy. The VIN of this Envoy is 1GKDS13S22_. Vehicle's air bag light keep flashing/ vehicle running on high rpm's. Air bag sensor replaced and calibrations had to be updated. Additional problems included faded window moldings, loss of power and steering. Ignition switch and fuse block was replaced. Inoperative power mirrors. Parts had to be ordered. Consumer was upset with the number of problems experienced with vehicle and the number of recalls on this new SUV. This ignition switch problem happened on May. 29, 2002.
#17 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GKDS13S12_. 2002 GMC Envoy has problems starting. The dealer replaced the ignition switch. This problem occurred on Fri., Apr. 1, 2005.
#18 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 GMC Envoy
The car involved was a 2000 GMC Envoy. Transmission slips when going into a higher gear, manufacturer has attempted to repair on 5 separate occasions without success, vehicle shudders, hesitates, surges, and bucks. Ignition switch failed.
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Other Electrical System related problems of GMC Envoy:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||263|
|Instrument Panel problems||183|
|Dashboard Failed problems||25|
|Ignition Switch problems||18|
|Dash Wiring problems||11|
|Horn Assembly problems||8|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||7|
|Battery Dead problems||6|
|Ignition Module problems||5|
|Car Will Not Start problems||4|
|O2 Sensor problems||4|