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Ignition Switch Problems of GMC Envoy

GMC Envoy owners have reported 31 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

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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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 09/15/2013

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!.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 08/07/2012

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 04/26/2012

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 12/27/2011

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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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 08/05/2011

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 10
Failure Date: 05/03/2011

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 12/22/2010

Speedometer failure ignition switch failure (multiple times).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 07/29/2009

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 07/01/2009

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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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 06/06/2009

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 15
Failure Date: 03/07/2008

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 16
Failure Date: 09/05/2007

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 17
Failure Date: 05/04/2007

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 02/15/2007

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 11/30/2006

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 08/01/2006

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 07/28/2006

2005 GMC Envoy. Consumer writes in regards to concerns that vehicle has not been included in the ignition switch recall. The consumer stated the vehicle suddenly stalled, while driving 70 mph. The speedometer went to zero, and all the lights went out. The consumer was unable to steer the vehicle. According to the repair invoice, the ignition switch dropped out voltage.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 07/05/2006

Ignition switch failure 2nd time. The vehicle will not shift out of first gear. Then you could not put the car in park.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 23
Failure Date: 11/15/2005

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 05/03/2005

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy xuv. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. After restarting the engine, the vehicle would operate as normal. The contact also stated that after turning the engine off and removing the ignition key, the instrument panel and gauges would continue to illuminate causing the battery power to drain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 04/13/2005

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 26
Failure Date: 04/07/2005

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 27
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

2002 GMC Envoy has problems starting. The dealer replaced the ignition switch.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 28
Failure Date: 10/03/2004

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 29
Failure Date: 05/29/2002

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 30
Failure Date: 05/19/2002

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 GMC Envoy 31

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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