GMC Envoy owners have reported 33 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
Following an independence day baseball game and fireworks display, I went to the parking lot to load my family and some personal belongings. I opened the rear hatch and felt a slight baulking on the right side. In the next fraction of a second a shot gun sound went off and the window exploded in my face raining heavy glass into the back of the car and the parking lot. Miraculously, I received only a minor cut across my eyebrow, but a large chunk was cut out of the thumb of my right hand for which I had to go to urgent care and may have to consult with a plastic surgeon as it heals/ scars in order to retain flexibility in my thumb.
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The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was parked and unoccupied the contact noticed that his driver's side window was shattered and the door was melted. The contact climbed through the passenger side and also noticed that the inside of the drivers door was melted and charred. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection or diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The vehicle was remedied for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13v248000 (electrical system , visibility) in may 2013. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Rk.
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Simply driving down a smooth road, no bumps, and rear hatch glass shattered. I've read hundreds of complaints about this happening to other people's Envoys. At first I thought somebody shot out my window because who has ever heard of a window just exploding for no reason. Well, apparently GMC found a way to make windows, "just explode", and then weasels their way out of paying to fix this embarrassment of american engineering. From what I've read GMC has refused all cases compensation for this problem, so I came here to voice my frustration because I don't have $795 to fix my truck. I am wondering if this problem should be considered for a class action lawsuit. My 1999 vw jetta was part of a class action lawsuit because the ground effect trim would get caught on parking blocks and cause damage, but this window exploding is a much more serious problem. So I will call GMC on Jan. 2 when offices open back up, and depending on how that goes I might call up a buddy who practices law to see what the chances are for a class action suit.
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Vehicle wipers starting turning on when wipers were set to off. This problem has progressively gotten worse . It started as only intermittently and occasionally having the wipers turn on for a couple swipes and then shutting off. Now they (the windshield wipers) start swiping when the vehicle is started and you can hear the windshield washer pump running, the wipers will run until I turn the vehicle off. At times this is for 30 minutes or longer.
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After six months having purchased this used vehicle from a local dealer, I noticed that the driver's door was not working properly, nor were the power window devices, controls, power locks and also the visibility of driver's rear window. I noticed that the door would overheat and sometimes I can smell an odor similar to when something is burning. I have taken the vehicle to a mechanic and finding the solution to the problem has been difficult. On June 2013, I read on the msn website that the GMC Envoys for 2006 and 2007 were being recalled (recall #13v248000) in regards to driver's master power window switch. Since I am having this same problem, with my 2003 Envoy, I called GMC and explained to her that I am having that same issue with my 2003 Envoy. She indicated that GMC would pay for the diagnostic fee labor even though my car's mileage was not under warranty and that the recall was only for 2006 & 2007 Envoys. She connected me to keisha kennedy for an appt. With balise the following day. She assigned a case number 71-1219059371. The following day, August 28, 2013, I went to my appointment at 11 am. And left my car. About an hour later, I get a call from GMC indicating to me that she was sorry, but that GMC could not cover the cost of diagnostic fee labor. I said, "that is not what you told me yesterday" and she replied, "I am sorry, I was not authorized to tell you that". I said to her, "I wouldn't have taken time off from work, ask for a ride, be without transporation if you had told me that before". I also said to her, "how can you tell me you are covering the cost yesterday and today change your mind". All she responded was, "I am sorry". I asked to speak to her supervisor by the name of michelle and the supervisor just said that her employee was not authorized to say to me that GMC would cover the cost. I still have the same safety issue.
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver side power window and locks malfunctioned. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v248000 (electrical system , visibility). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.
We parked our GMC Envoy in the driveway the evening of 6/8/13 around 7:30 pm. I hadn't used the rear hatch at all on this day. My husband was outside and left and came back in his vehicle after midnight. So sometime in the early hours of 6/9/13 the rear window exploded. At first we though something or someone broke it, however there were no foreign objects found that could have caused it the break. It wasn't a nick or crack, the glass was completely shattered. Most of the glass was on the outside of the vehicle and all over the side walk with only a small amount on the inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was locked from the inside. After doing an internet search I found many other instances of the exact same thing happening to other GMC Envoys. In some cases people were near enough and some being inside the vehicle and incurred injuries with no known or apparent cause for the glass to be shattered. Thank goodness we were inside sleeping and there were no injuries. The problem comes in that I cannot afford to have it fixed even with my insurance as my deductible hasn't been met, so we have plastic over it. With all the reports of this happening to other people GMC claims to have never heard of such a thing. I'm going to take it in to a dealership this morning, but wonder if anything can be done to compensate replacing the glass.
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The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. Additionally, there was a burning odor in the vehicle. The contact was able to jump start the vehicle and take to it the dealer for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the door module was melted and would have to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 12v406000 (electrical system , visibility) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.
Rear wiper runs continually. Replaced switch on dash but that did not solve problem. Continual movement of the wiper blade is distracting to normal driving.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the rear window glass shattered in pieces while the window was closed. The contact sustained injuries to the right hand. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 123,009.
Driving along rapidly with rear defroster on and blade wiping with outside temperature of about 0 degrees and with a loud blast the rear window suddenly exploded loudly into hundreds of pieces flinging shards of glass into the vehicle causing me to almost loose control of the car into a snow bank or opposing lane. Now I am out $650 for a replacement but gladly no one got hurt.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the central power locks and window switches on the driver's side door would fail intermittently. A dealer was notified and informed her that the failure was likely caused by the switch panel. The vehicle was not included in any recalls and was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 137,000.
Driving at approx. 2:30 pm in intermittently rainy conditions- I suddenly found myself unable to control my vehicle and had trouble seeing my surroundings even though I had new rain-x wipers on. While I applied the brakes they did not work as effectively as they should. Additionally, after the first and second impact (multiple vehicles were involved)- no air bags deployed. I was the only person in the vehicle and still the drivers side air bag did not deploy. Resulted in two fatalities in another vehicle while I suffered a head injury, facial fractures that required surgery, and a broken collar bone from the seat belt that I could not afford the medical intervention required for repair.
Contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that smoke emitted from the driver's door panel while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The failure was located at the door module. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12v406000 (electrical system ,visibility). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 44,000.
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph smoke started to emit out of the driver side door. The contact mentioned that the window controls failed. The contact was informed of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 12v406000 (visibility: power window devices and controls). The dealer was notified of the failure who verified that the VIN was not part of the recall. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 106,000. Pmb.
The contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver side door buttons failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the door module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 84,600.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver's side door panel malfunctioned. The contact changed the fuse and immediately afterward, the door panel began to smoke. The fuse later blew and the smoke ceased. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised that his vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12v406000 (visibility:power window devices and controls). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The current mileage was unavailable. Kmj.
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.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated the drivers side window does not close and the doors could not be locked or opened automatically. The manufacturer stated the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12v406000 visibility:power window devices and controls recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage 51,005.
The contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the driver side power door lock and power windows were inoperable. The doors would not unlock or lock from the interior of the vehicle. The doors could only be locked with the electronic key fob. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12v406000 (visibility: power window devices and controls) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer (complaint number: #711099046011). The failure mileage was 51,500.
While driving a neighborhood street in maine, I first noticed my front, driver's side power window going up and down on its own. Then, white smoke started pouring from the power window controls. I pulled into a nearby driveway to pull the fuse, but it must have blown on its own because the window controls stopped working. I drove it straight to the dealership where the power window motor replacement was more than $500. Ouch! I'm just glad the entire car didn't burst into flames.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the front passenger side window failed. The contact stated that he tried to roll the window up but it would not move. The vehicle not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they file a complaint. The failure mileage was 129,000. Ap.
While driving I turned on my left blinker to turn. The wiper came on and it sprayed windshield washer fluid. I put it back into the neutral position and they kept spraying and would not stop. I pulled over turned the vehicle off and back on. The wipers came back on immediately and continued to spray wind washer fluid. Then my speakers started to play a distorted sound. I turned off vehicle again about 4 more times and every time the wiper blades and spray came back on. I had to stay parked on the side of the road for about 10 minutes then they stopped. Or so I thought, as I started to drive and hit 20mph the wiper blades came on and it started spraying again till it finished the entire gallon of wind washer fluid. As I pulled into my drive way the wiper blades kept on cleaning with no liquid. I turned off the vehicle and the wiper blades continued for a few more seconds then stopped. This seems like an electrical problem and I am wondering what is my next step from here?.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy ex. The contact stated that while driving approximate 25 mph, the windshield wipers activated without intent. The contact disabled the fuse and the windshield wipers became inoperative. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.
Beginning on 08-20-2011 my 2006 Envoy began turning on and off its wipers and spraying windshield washing fluid everywhere. It now does this regularly everyday it is driven. Makes it hard to see at times. I have not taken it to a garage yet, was looking to see if there was a recall as I'm sure this will not be cheap to fix :(.
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that the windshield wipers were defective and would not shut off. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,400 and the current mileage was 106,000.
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated the windshield wipers will not turn off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was contacted who refereed who provided no assistance. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04v046000 (visibility: windshield wiper/washer) and was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 70,000.
I bought the car used Feb. 2011 about March 2011 sometimes when it is started (no specific start time) the check engine light will be on (not always) and the car will die while driving approximately 25 to 35 miles per hour. This is not a all the time problem, and I cannot find a reason why some days it does this and some days it doesn't. Also sometimes the cruise control works and sometimes it doesn't. . Also sometimes the wipers stop in mid swipe.
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The contact owns a 2004 GMC Envoy xl. The contact stated that he was unable to open the driver's side window due to the master door switch malfunctioning. The contact stated that he had already replaced the switch twice previously. The manufacturer had not been notified. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.
I took my car to jay auto mall in columbus GA. And was told they would not repair the flap on the washer flap that covers the hole that delivers the windsheild wiper fluid to clean the windsheild. I was told that they would have to breakdown the complete delivery system of the wiper fluid to fix the problem. The delivery system works fine for the passenger side. All I need is a repair of the wiper flap on the drivers side. Can you help me?.
The windshield wiper pump that came with the vehicle started running continuously after washing the windshield. The pump would not shut off when vehicle was shut off. After a few minutes the washer pump overheated itself and cause a small fire, I was lucky enough to get out quick. I replaced with a new washer pump and it still ran continuously, I uninstalled immediately. . . Right now I have no way to wash my windshield and the bigger issue is the fire that we were lucky to escape any major incident.
Windshield wiper problems as outlined in recall NHTSA #ea04002. My dealer says my vehicle is not in the recall but the problems are exactly as described. I have purchased a wiper motor I did not need.
Recalls that are seriously affecting the car's safety that cannot be repaired because the service call has closed, but was bought that way without knowing. The wiper motor works when it wants on the driver side, preventing clear safe vision during rain, the 4 wheel drive is stuck in 4 wd, the front suspension possibly cracked, the headlight doesnt face straight on the road, the air bag on the passenger side has defect that if deployed can cause bodily infury to the passenger, license plate only works when its slammed shut, and have issue with the electrical under the dash that apparently fails to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standards no. 101, "control location, identification, and illumination" and no. 208, "occupant crash protection. . But yet gm wont repair it !!! all of these are prior recalls, but because I wasnt the original owner and didnt take the car in when they were first announced, gm refuses to make my Envoy safe from causing me or my kids harm. Because the first owner didnt do it, or because its too late. If a year make and model of a car has a recall, why does it matter when the issue surfaces, its obviously a cause for concern, why not repair it?.
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|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||
|Rearview Mirror problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||