GMC Envoy owners have reported 5 problems related to tailgate (under the structure category).
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.
See all problems of the 2006 GMC Envoy.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 GMC Envoy.
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.
See all problems of the 2004 GMC Envoy.
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.
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.