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Wiper Problems of GMC Envoy - part 1



GMC Envoy owners have reported 38 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 1
Failure Date: 01/22/2015

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the windshield wipers activated independently impairing their vision. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the windshield assembly needed to be replaced. The failure had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 2
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

I picked up my kids and niece from school and was visiting at my brothers house for a few hours (3 to be exact) when my kids and I went to leave my rear window was shattered. I filed a police report and the officer could not see any reason for my window to shatter like it did.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 3
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 GMC Envoy. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v404000 (visibilty) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeds a reasonable amount of time for the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure. Kw.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 4
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 5
Failure Date: 05/29/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 GMC Envoy denali. The contact stated that the windows opened and closed intermittently. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 14v404000 (visibility) but the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The dealer informed that the door module failed and the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Djr.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 6
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

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.


car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 7
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 8
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 9
Failure Date: 08/27/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 10
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

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.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2005 GMC Envoy 11
Failure Date: 06/10/2013

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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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 12
Failure Date: 06/10/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 13
Failure Date: 04/02/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 14
Failure Date: 03/08/2013

Headlights failed causing lights to go out while driving. Only the bright lights will work. Some kind of electrical malfunction. From my research, there have been many others.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 15
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 16
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 17
Failure Date: 12/25/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 GMC Envoy 18
Failure Date: 12/10/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 19
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 20
Failure Date: 10/13/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 21
Failure Date: 08/27/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 GMC Envoy 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 GMC Envoy 23
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 24
Failure Date: 07/01/2012

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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 GMC Envoy 25
Failure Date: 06/21/2012

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.