Tailgate Problems of GMC Envoy

GMC Envoy owners have reported 6 problems related to tailgate (under the structure category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Tailgate problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

I was in the highway tail lights weren't working in was headed to idaho due to that im still in north dakota also like a month ago I was pulled over in the city for no back lights it's happen 4 or 5 times two on a 15 hour road trip. Tailgate has open twice once in city and on highway now it doesn't shut at all its been like that for 5 months now and it started to not want to open or close the roof part as well it sound as if its jam. I worry about my safety and public as well. Just paid over 2400. 00 for rebuilding trany,power steering,and my gear shift as well it would not shift it snap off. Transmission went out 6 hours before I got to my destination. It was towed to a trany shop around Nov. 12/2015 picked up Feb. 23/2016 hoping they would fix all the rest of defects it has. You name it this Envoy has it or has had it from headlights bulb being replaced every so often and melting were light bulb goes, a/c and heater don't work properly driver side is hot and passenger cold or vice-versa. The passenger back sit I would not know. Midwindow doesn't work it doesn't roll up or down or that latch that comes down to haul stuff as well it doesn't work. When I roll my power windows my headlight and engine idle powers goes down as if there is an electrical problem. I've invested on this Envoy a week later when I drove it out of the yard. I have all my receipts from professional mechanics. Its been a bad experience. I hope my trany doesn't go out after I'm done fix all this other problems. I read after someone had rebuild the trany 13 months later he had the same problem again with his Envoy. It's not safe to operate a vehicle with so many issues especialy with no back lights going from good to not working. Every time I have to be checking if I have my rear lights are working or in front and also my front low light I have no visibility what so ever. They are so dull.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 05/11/2012

The tailgate will occasionally not open. The actuator has already been replaced. The electrical system seems to also "act"up when this happens. The remote takes several times to open the doors. We have replaced the battery several times, the dome light does not come on anymore, the stereo turns off immediately when you turn the engine off, instead of staying on until you open one of the doors.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2011

One incident where the door malfunctioned in a position where the door came completely off three of the lacthes and the door was only being held on by the non-elcectronic latch, the door fell into my arms and I had to hold the door up and manually place it into position so I could get it to close. Had I not caught the door, it would have fallen to the ground. It would have been damged. It could have been possible that the door fell out onto me, causing injury. On October 1st, 2011 the door came open while sitting at a red light, as the vehicle pulled away at a green light the door flung open in a tailgate fashion(truckbed style) and slammed against the stops causing the window to shatter on the road. Prior to this happeneing, we were loading groceries into the back with the door opened in the swing door fashion( to the side) when we attempted to close the door, it just bounced back and did not secure. We kept trying to secure the door and finally the door secured, but it would only secure with one electronic latch and the manual latch, the top left latch would not close. It showed ajar on the dash. As stated above when we pulled away at a green light, the door flung open like a truck bed style with the window up. The door is not designed to open truckbed style with the window up, the window needs to be in the open position before it will open truck bed style. Even if you were to activate the truckbed latch opener, the door would sense that the window was up and default to the side swing method. The tailgate door is a safety hazard due to the poor design of the door which allows water and dirt/sand to infiltrate the latches and cause un-wanted operations which could cause injury or death.

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car image   Tailgate problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 04/11/2011

The rear tailgate is not operating at all. It will not latch closed, it swings down on its own. It is currently being held in the latched position by a ratchet strap. It has also swung open on its own, while it was still latching properly and the rear window has dropped itself on its own.

car image   Tailgate problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 5
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   Tailgate problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 02/11/2008

End gate would not swing open. Glass lowers. Endgate opens flat. Emergency button does not work either. Since you can not swing open the endgate you can not access the hoist drive shaft hole to allow the underbody-mounted spare tire to be lowered. GMC dealer service tech diagnosed open in tailgate end switch. Replaced tailgate end switch on 2/21/2008.

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