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Latches/locks/linkage Problems of GMC Envoy



GMC Envoy owners have reported 32 problems related to latches/locks/linkage (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 06/18/2014

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.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 07/26/2012

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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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2011

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 05/18/2011

2004 GMC Envoy xl, rear passenger door latch fails to engage preventing door from staying closed.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 05/15/2011

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.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 04/20/2011

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 04/09/2011

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 12/24/2010

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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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 10
Failure Date: 10/12/2010

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.

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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 09/10/2010

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 07/03/2010

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 06/15/2010

Rear doors (back seat) malfunction, either they do not open or they do not latch and close.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 15
Failure Date: 02/09/2010

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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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2008 GMC Envoy 16
Failure Date: 01/16/2010

Hello: 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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car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 17
Failure Date: 11/05/2009

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 07/27/2009

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 06/20/2009

The left rear door latch assy broke and door could not be closed. Had to replace complete assy at a cost of $191. 79.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 03/02/2009

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 01/09/2009

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 10/03/2008

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.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 23
Failure Date: 08/23/2008

The drop gate actuator stopped working. The gate wont open.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 08/15/2008

Prob #1 driving down street rear door came open and wouldn't close. Already replaced the door latch on pass rear door. If I had children in the car this would've been extremely dangerous. Talking to others this is not an isolated incident. Problem #2 fuel gauge just stop working, low fuel light beeps constantly. Never know how much fuel is in car. Cost to replace over $500!.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 06/01/2008

Rear glass door came unglued at hinges damaging the struts and almost falling on my head. Dealer was contacted and replacing the glass door was suggested at $1500. 00. Repairing attempted using glue and glass door came loose again. It was a near miss, could become a fatality. Main rear door struts were damage and the door almost hit me again.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 26
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

I am writing in regard to a full sized family vehicle that I leased in 2006. I leased a 3 row 2006 Envoy denali xl by gm. I already had a 14 year old son and did not think I was able to have more children. However, I happily discovered that my husband and I were expecting in March of 2007. The issue with my vehicle is that it does not have the latch system available in the center of the second row, which is where I believe the carseat is safest. Ironically, my husband has a 2000 GMC extended cab which has the latch system in all three seats of the 1/2 second row. I have contacted the dealership, gm directly, etc. No one has a solution to this issue. My argument is that if in a cash with the current vehicle specs, the side airbags could deploy, thus harming my daughter in the side position. However, I believe this lack of the latch system in the center is an obvious defect that should be corrected. I would appreciate any support you could provide.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 27
Failure Date: 02/09/2008

1) fobs stopped working and had to be reprogrammed 2) tailgate switches stopped working both at the same time 3) speedometer stopped reading accurately when the vehicle was driven in the rearing or had the underbody sprayed while washing.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 28
Failure Date: 11/18/2007

I purchased a 2004 GMC Envoy xuv preowned in 2005 still under warranty. It began dimming the lights in the dash board and at the radio area, I took it in to GMC for service and was told that they didn't find anything wrong with my vehicle. On another occasion my car would get louder underneath the hood if I sat idling for a few minutes in a drive through for example, I took it in once again and was told that it was normal nothing was found to be wrong. Now my odometer works off and on as does my oil gauge. Now that my warranty is out I would have to foot the bill to a few problems that I have pointed out to the GMC dealer ship on more than one occasion. I have even gone as far as to ask if there were any recalls and was told no there were not. At one point my middle window fell down while I was driving I took it to GMC to find out the problem and was told it was the regulator, insurance did not cover this and the warranty had run out. Approximately 2-3 weeks later my back window would not go up or down therefore the tailgate would not open, back to GMC I went and was told it was the regulator once again, at this point I asked again about recalls and why both regulators would go bad within weeks of one another, I was told it was a coincidence. Just as recent as July 24 my power locks began locking and unlocking on there own even while I'm driving down the street. I had the battery checked and it all checked out fine. At this point I would not recommend GMC to anyone or buy another! help.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 29
Failure Date: 08/24/2007

The rear driver door popped open and won't close. The fan clutch failed 2 weeks after I purchased the vehicle. I thought the transmission went out because it was winding really high and not driving normally. Also the rear passenger doors on both sides have malfunctioned. The window on the passenger rear went out. I have not corrected the failures as of now.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 30
Failure Date: 10/26/2005

Car switches into all 4w and higher by itself. I had been to a dealership 3 times in one year for which they were unable to find the problem. Now my warranty is up. After that I took it to a transmission shop where they supposedly fixed the problem for over 800. $ a week later it did it again. Now I have the 4wd disconnected for safety reasons. I would be driving on the freeway at 60-75 mph and if would switch and not come out no matter what I do. I have owned this vehicle for almost 5 years and it has done this the whole time. I am a single mom and I drive my 17 and 7 year old around in this car. Even with it disconnected it still tries to switch. There is no specific time, temperature, or other reason this happens. It has happened when I turn on the car and sometimes I can go a couple of weeks and other times it happens daily. I also have had my lights not go on for no reason and also the doors lock and can only be unlocked by using the key. And the hatchback will not open at all when this happens. Electrical?? help!!.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 31
Failure Date: 12/29/2004

While sitting in a drive through window at a restaurant with the vehicle in drive two men entered the rear of the vehicle, shot the consumer, and took the vehicle. Consumer was concerned as to how the men entered the rear of vehicle since the vehicle was in gear, and all doors were suppose to be secured. After receiving the vehicle back dealer made the necessary repairs, and told the consumer that the automatic locks were programmed by the consumer, even though the manual stated they were programmed from the factory. Consumer programmed the locks, and they worked for three days. Then, consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, and they programmed the locks. It lasted for three weeks, and then changed again, allowing the rear locks to allow entry when the vehicle was in gear. This process continues, and the vehicle locks were still defective.

car image   Latches/locks/linkage problem of the 2002 GMC Envoy 32
Failure Date: 01/16/2003

Consumer is having problems installing the child seat in the back seat. The latches , locks, and linkage system is not safe to use in this kind of vehicles. Manufacturer has been notified. Please provide further information. Ph.


Other Common Latches/locks/linkage related problems of GMC Envoy

Problem Category Number of Problems
Latches/locks/linkage problems
32
Door Latch problems
30
Hatchback/liftgate Lock problems
3
Tailgate Latch problems
2
Hood Latch problems
1