GMC Envoy owners have reported 35 problems related to latches/locks/linkage (under the latches/locks/linkage category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. After parking the vehicle and attempting to exit, the driver and passenger side doors failed to unlock. In addition, while driving 45 mph, the headlights blinked on and off and failed to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 188,343. The VIN was not available.
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The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy 360. The contact stated that the electronic door lock system failed causing the driver not to be able to unlock the front and rear driver and passenger side doors. The driver side window also failed to open. The doors and windows could only be unlocked manually. The contact also stated that the air bag and the stability control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v404000 (visibility) and 06v417000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 117,500.
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The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that after turning off her ignition, the doors locked leaving her trapped in the car. There was no warning prior to the failure. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 73,134.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver's side door interior panel was damaged and exposing wires. The contact was also unable to open the front driver¿s side door because the interior door handle was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the driver¿s side door needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 51,776.
The contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the automatic door locks failed to lock and unlock the vehicle. In addition, the rear hatch door failed to unlock when initiated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.
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Lock completely out of back hatch wire acts as if it has a short which shuts the whole back down I am unable to use my rear wiper at all interfere with my steroe shutting of when u turn off Envoy when it shouldn't have been locked completely out of the rear bottom and the glass hatch I do not use my hatch now because I don't want to be locked out again it has happen twice and this not under warranty have seen othe complaints online due to same issues has there been a recall on this I have only had this Envoy for 4 months and to be honest I think it messes with the air I have duel air and the passenger side gets colder quicker than the driver and never seemed to do this untill the wires g started messing up in the rear.
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I own a 2003 GMC Envoy. The drivers side rear door latch has become inoperable. The door latches maybe 1 in 10 tries. I found a recall but they are telling me mine is not covered under this recall even though it is the exact problem an I am in one of the states that it covers.
2004 GMC Envoy xl, rear passenger door latch fails to engage preventing door from staying closed.
2006 GMC Envoy: fuel tank sensor shows fuel then doesn't, bounces back & forth. I drive in the mountains and am now very paranoid that my car will run out of gas and leave me stranded on a mountain highway. . . . Very dangerous. Mechanic says error code is po463. I am so afraid to drive my car alone now. . . So I stop gong down & then back up the hill just in case I can put in more gasoline. My car also has a drivers' side master control window that burned. . . . Could have started a fire. When my mechanic took it apart, he showed me the burned areas,. . . Smells bad.
I have a 2004 trailblazer that the dash components (speed, gas, ect. . . . ) hasnot worked since 2008. It is a very expencive fix. I also have latch problems. I had a rear door stop lachting. . . I used a bunjy cord to hold it shut and then proceeded to a junk yard for a 35 dollar new latch. I am a single mom trying to make my truck last. In the past 2 months I have had a fuel pump go, my latch, my tailgate won't open and my sunroof doesnt open any more and my truck is rusting horribly? I also had a cooling issue with emmisions. It wasn't reading the engine tempature correctly. I have spent ver two thousand dollars in repairs on this vehicle for odd things. P. S. I put the door latch in my self to save money. I have two kids to protect.
One rear door swung open while pulling out of a parking lot with my daughter in the backseat (thank goodness she was in a seatbelt, but my purchase went flying out and spilled out all over the road). Since then I have noticed both rear door latches randomly stick closed even when the doors are unlocked and both latches randomly fail to latch closed causing door to remain open. After this happens, I try numerous times to close the door only to have it not catch. After playing with the latch, it finally works. I avoid opening the rear doors at all if I can. The latches do appear corroded and rusty. There is a recall for this on the 2003 xl model, but my 2004 model has the same exact problem! it seems others share the same complaint according to some internet forums.
The hidden weldment holding the rear liftgate strut broke causing the strut to become dislodged and allowing the gate to violently fall on my back, shoulders and head. While painful for me this could have catastrophic impact on a child. I took the vehicle to a gm dealer who said they couldn't repair this and suggest I talk to a body shop.
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In June of 2007 I could not close either of the rear doors on my vehicle. They failed approximately two hours apart. I was transporting two grand children at the time. Thank heaven they were young enough to require car seats. We were at the mercy of strangers on the highway. With donated rope to secure the doors we made it home. The dealer replaced both door lock assemblies. I paid $125 for labor only. The dealer must have replaced the door lock assemblies with the same faulty part. On 10/12/10 the left rear door failed again! after tying the door and using duct tape to secure it I drove the 30 miles to the nearest dealer. Although I had to pay $295. 35 to replace the left rear door lock assembly the dealer was able to do it immediately. I am now carrying rope and duct tape in anticipation of failure of the right rear door lock. My vehicle is well taken care of. Maintenance is followed religiously. (there is nothing in the manual to indicate door locks should be checked. Lubricated but not checked for possible failure. ) these failures are in no way my responsibility. This is a faulty design that can very well end in injury. I would have assumed that gm would have been concerned and if not issue a recall take responsibility for the defective locks. Have dealer service departments check these locks when vehicles are brought in for normal maintenance. Not only do they not take responsibility they actually replace the locks with the same lock assembly that is doomed for failure.
My 2003 GMC Envoy xl sle has a latch problem on the back doors, it has already been fixed but isn't resolved and the driver headlamp constantly burns out, 3 times in the last 2 months. I called on a recall but there isn't one. Its going to cause an accident at some point. The last time I tried to fix it the socket was burnt and plastic melted, that could've caused a major fire. I am very unhappy and don't know what can be done here, im going to get in big trouble because I can't put in another bulb it will cause more fire.
We have a 2004, GMC Envoy xuv, which we purchase brand new in 2004. Since last year winter, I noticed that my speedometer would get stuck and run erratically, which I thought at the time was due to the cold. Occasionally too, we'd come to the garage to find the rear window open and the tailgate unable to open. During those times, we were able to bring the window back up with the button inside the vehicle, as well as unlock the tailgate by locking and unlocking the doors with the remote. Also, the truck would stall during driving, especially at turns, but would start again. Just last week, my wife was just about to leave home last week, when she noticed the rear tailgate window had gone down by itself as usual; following which all electronic efforts to bring it up failed, and the tailgate or roof wouldn't open as well. Then, we heard some humming inside the tailgate. My wife left home only to have the truck's battery fail at the local mall. Since then, the instrument cluster has also continuously gone haywire, with the speedometer reading erratically as well as the oil pressure gauge. The dealership says there are no recalls regarding any of these manufacturing defects, and my research indicates these are problems most GMC Envoy xuv owners are experiencing, without recourse of having it fixed by gm at no charge. Now, we know why they have lost the market share to japan vehicles, because our next vehicle will never be a gm, unless all these problems are recalled and fixed. We'll also ensure to mount a lack-of-confidence campaign against gm vehicles with everyone we know, if nothing is done about ASAP by gm.
Rear doors (back seat) malfunction, either they do not open or they do not latch and close.
In six years my 2003 Envoy has had nothing but electrical issues. My lights are constantly being replaced. My head light wiring has shorted out and now the whole wiring connection needs replaced. The latest is an electrical system problem that is draining my battery and not allowing it to properly charge.
On February 8, 2010, I put my SUV in my garage for the night. When I went to get in it the next morning to go to work, the driver's side window was down. I went to turn the ignition key and nothing worked on that side of the door and the window would not go up. This panel controls everything, seat control, movement and heated seat, all windows, both outside mirrors, and now when I turn the key on the horn blows. When I leave the key in the ignition, the alarm to tell me I did, does not go off. I have to manually lock the drivers door. I had to drive it to a dealership, in a snow storm, 0 degree weather, with the window down, only to find out the master switch on the drivers door had burned up. The service mgr. To who I took it to tried to find the part by calling the GMC dealership and junk yards only to be told that this was happening all over the country and that a part was not available anywhere. Most of the doors we were told, were catching on fire and the service mgr. Told me he could smell where it had burned and I was lucky it didn't catch on fire in my garage. I am still waiting on a part to be found or to be manufactured. If this is happening all over the country, why has this not been on recall and how soon can I expect a part and could this still catch on fire. After a lot of work, they finally got my window up, manually so I can still drive it but it is a huge inconvenience. I am on a list at the GMC dealership but have no idea what is going on or when to expect it. Thank you.
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2008 Envoy. Doors lock automatically. Whether or not I want them to lock automatically they do and thus, do not open with the inside handle. (not speaking of the child lock feature on the rear doors. )
the system is not set up properly in my opinion. Regardless on how it works to make all the doors lock, the doors should open from the inside with the inside door open lever either for an emergency or for convenience. Please know this concern is separate and aside from the "child lock feature" for the rear doors. Please consider to rethink this and suggest that the manufacturer give the operator the choice whether or not to be forced locked in especially because some of us may not remember to hit switch a or lever b first to get out in a hurry. I have spoken with onstar as well as with service people at the dealers to no avail. Also, may I ask, do the unlock switches work during a battery failure? thank you for the opportunity to prevent a potential problem.
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I just experienced a safety defect that could have had very serious consequences. It involves the failure of the shift cable attachment to the transmission mounted shift lever. You unknowingly loose the ability to place the transmission into the "park" position, with the resulting vehicle movement of an apparently parked vehicle. Please contact me ASAP. -- thanks.
Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy xuv issue: rear door latches failed due to excessive rust build up. Problem is exactly like that found on 2002-03 Envoy. Road salt gets into latch and rusts out. Both door effected and required rem=placement.
The left rear door latch assy broke and door could not be closed. Had to replace complete assy at a cost of $191. 79.
Purchased the 2005 GMC Envoy xuv used in 2009 with 41000 miles. Within 3 months the Envoy started having rear door latch failures. The rear door and glass can be opened in a traditional side door mode or a truck bed mode. Frequently the electronic latches that operate to let the door function in either way would fail. The Envoy has been in several times over three years to have all the latches repaired and or replaced. Each latch has been replaced several times. When the latches fail, and they have failed in a configuration that when I tried to open the door in a side door way, three latches let lose and the door fell open with only one latch holing the rear door on. I was forced to have to lift the door back into the slots where the door pegs lock into the latches. One time three latches failed and I had to use bungee cords to keep the door closed so that I could drive it to the dealer to have the latches replaced. The dealer charges me 50 dollars per visit per the warranty, however the vehicle has to go in at least 3 times a year to have the latched looked at and repaired or replaced. They replace the fixed latches at no cost but I still get charged 50 dollars for the visit. The warranty is soon to be off this vehicle. Also the gas guage failed to operate correctly within months of owning the Envoy. The gas gauge would show more fuel then what I had, or show no fuel whatsoever even though I had just filled the gas tank up. The gauge needle would bounce back and forth all the time or get stuck full or empty as well. It was found that there was a bad fuel level sensor in the tank. It was replaced. I have also had to replace the front pinions of the Envoy twice during the three years I have owned it because they were leaking. I have also had to have the differential carrier overhauled because the front differentials were both leaking. These pinions and differential repairs were three different visits to the dealer, not at once.
1. Events leading up to the failure were normal driving in winter conditions. 2. Passenger door latches seize from corrosion. Passenger doors will not open, passengers could not exit vehicle after a 4 hour ride. There is no seal to prevent water, salt, debris from entering the inside of the door and the door latch mechanisms during normal vehicular operation. 3. Door latches were replaced.
I have a 2004 Envoy xuv. Since last year winter, I noticed that my speedometer would get stuck and run erratically, which I thought at the time was due to the cold. Occasionally too, we'd come to the garage to find the rear window open and the tailgate unable to open. During those times, we were able to bring the window back up with the button inside the vehicle, as well as unlock the tailgate by locking and unlocking the doors with the remote. Also, the truck would stall during driving, for no reason but would start again (big safety issue!!! I could not steer or brake well). Since then, the instrument cluster has also continuously gone haywire, with the speedometer reading erratically as well as the oil pressure gauge. The mid window no longer functions and my tailgate will not latch closed. I have had it swing open while in traffic (another safety concern!!!!! what if I have something back there and it falls out) the dealership says there are no recalls regarding any of these manufacturing defects, and my research indicates these are problems most GMC Envoy xuv owners are experiencing, without recourse of having it fixed by gm at no charge. Now, we know why they have lost the market share to japan vehicles, because our next vehicle will never be a gm, unless all these problems are recalled and fixed. We'll also ensure to mount a lack-of-confidence campaign against gm vehicles with everyone we know, if nothing is done about ASAP by gm.