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#438 of 515 2004 Envoy Battery Light staying on when not runing
Dec 30, 2011 (8:10 pm)
Well on the 2nd to the last day of 2011 my Envoy has now started keeping the battery light on even when turned off. I did the check with the IPC fuse under hood and low an behold it went out when I pulled the fuse out. But the vehicle cannot be run with this fuse out. I have contacted the dealer tonight but this started after they closed. I read that there might be a quiet recall for this vehicle for this problem. I am also a family member of GM employee at the Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri and this vehicle was purchased through GM Friends and family program. Can anyone help me with this issue, we don't have tons of money to get this fixed right now. Vehicle is not an XL model
#439 of 515 Re: 2004 Envoy Battery Light staying on when not runing [bearpdx]
Jan 02, 2012 (9:07 am)
If there is a recall associated to your VIN, we would be able to check into that. Send us the last 8 digits in an email and we'll look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
#440 of 515 Never buying GM again!!!
Jan 02, 2012 (4:13 pm)
I have an '05 Envoy xl and have experienced the same problems with the instrument panel and fuel guage. Had to buy a gps so I know what speed I am going. Just recently we have the additional joy of the Envoy not starting, it turns over but that's it. It has also died while I was sitting at a stop sign. Scary to know u have to drive ur children around in a vehicle that GM knows is a safey hazard. And to know they obviously have a BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS SAFETY!!!! Im willing to bet the GM Execs wouldn't allow their children to b driven around in the gmc vehicles from this forum. Hope those of u who have not had problems with ur engines yet don't in the future. Good luck to us all, we r gonna need it!
#441 of 515 Problem after problem
Jan 02, 2012 (9:20 pm)
I was a firm believer in buying American and therefore bought a GM product. Never again will I do that. I bought my envoy brand new in 2005 and have taken excellent care of it. This year alone I have spent $6000 in repairs. Everytime I fix something I think this will be it, but then something else happens. I have also contacted GM about these problems since it sounds like many of our complaints are similiar, but I have yet to hear back. GM should be doing a recall on the fuel sensor and the spedometer on these vehicles at the very least due to the number of vehicles that have been effected. This sounds like a lawsuit to me since they will not aknowledge those that are contacting them and the spedometer issues could be cause for fatal accidents.
#442 of 515 Re: Never buying GM again!!! [3kidsndngrcar]
Jan 03, 2012 (6:39 am)
I see that you have been experiencing multiple concerns with your Envoy, and I apologize because I know that that is frustrating. Have you worked with a dealership towards resolving these already? If you would like to, please let us know.
GM Customer Service
#443 of 515 Re: Problem after problem [jjturne]
Jan 03, 2012 (6:42 am)
I see that you have already gotten in touch with us - was it through email or over the phone? As we receive many emails from Edmunds, I am not the only Customer Service Representative responding to emails. I would be happy to follow up with my coworker to make sure that you hear back soon.
GM Customer Service
#444 of 515 Get off of your posteriors!!!!!
Jan 03, 2012 (8:42 pm)
Sarah, Chris, and the rest of you supposed GMC customer service agents. It is time you guys got off of your posteriors and go to your bosses and tell them that we are not buying the BS you guys are spouting about going to a dealership and having them involved in trying to solve our problems with our Envoys. Isn't 443 posts about this worthless piece of GM crap enough of a testament to you about all the problems people are having with this product? Get wise. If enough people quit buying GM products, how long do you think you will have a job? After all it is us the consumer that is paying your wages. Get wise people. Enough is enough. I have read every post in here, and all the complaints are similar. This vehicle is a P.O.S. I bet you wont even have the nerve to respond to this.
#445 of 515 Is the issue with the instrument panel or the fuel sensor?
Jan 04, 2012 (5:46 pm)
We own a 2005 Envoy XL that the speedometer failed about 9 or 10 months ago, additionally the gas gauge has now failed over the past 4 months. I was set for an appt. with the local GMC dealer but when I asked for a round about cost to fix the items my jaw dropped and I no showed the appt. I have had a misfire issue the couple weeks. When I brought it to a none GMC mechanic he noticed an error code for the fuel sensor in addition to the misfires. Will I have to replace the panel and the fuel sensor? Sounds like this should be a recall not a voluntary 50% bill out of my pocket that I can't afford. I use a TOMTOM for my speedometer and reset the odometer each time is get gas. Does this sound normal?
#446 of 515 Re: 2003 GMC Envoy XL [gmcustsvc]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:52 pm)
it seems that everybody I know have received a letter from GMC. I have not received anything from GMC. I own a 2003 Envoy. I purchased this vehicle 3 years ago. 2 years ago I replaced the starter, and today the car is doing the same thing. it wont start and the key doesnt come out. I checked the battery, and its good. Please Help!
#447 of 515 Re: Is the issue with the instrument panel or the fuel sensor? [rohrstir]
Jan 04, 2012 (11:18 pm)
#1 MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE! Report problems to NHTSA.gov! Find a NON-dealership you can trust and have them check your fault code(s) (I believe AutoZone will check this for free). This should provide an answer to your question. If you check post #198 and 212 you will see I have put my "2 cents" in on this one. Since my repair of the dash (approx $200)-a far cry from what GM will charge you I haven't had problem one (in reference to the dash only). In the absence of the panel, I secured a GPS in the opening where the instrument panel would have been to track speed. The other gauges provide feedback (fuel-fill up about every 250 miles and you won't run out). Shoot, if you don't own a GPS I'm sure you know someone who will let you borrow theirs. If not, buying one (and repairs costs) will still be less than half of what GM wants for the job. The GM reps. have yet to show on this forum that they have done ANYTHING. Don't believe me, just read the posts. Okay, maybe due to client confidentially they can't disclose what occurred. I can buy that, but people that are willing to use this forum would certainly be willing to share positive feedback-right? Anyway, if anyone would like to attempt removal (it's really not difficult) I am willing to share my photos and instructions. Even with a working instrument panel, there are NEVER-ENDING problems with these vehicles. If you have a "manual" (self selected vs. computer) speed fan selector (mine is "off" through 1-5) and some don't work (1 and 5 for me currently) there is a fix (if you're willing to try it yourself) for about $50. This is actually a huge problem because the wires sometimes fuse together (I haven't heard of any fires-YET) but again shows how poorly these line of vehicles were engineered. If interested, go to http://store.the-electric-connection.com/blower-resistor--repair-harness-combo--- manual-c172.aspx and http://www.sparkys-answers.com/2008/07/2005-chevrolet-silverado-blower-inop.html- and if you ultimately decide this is the problem with your vehicle here is where I found them cheapest at http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-973-405-Chevrolet-Resistor-Harness/dp/B003YLMQHC/re- f=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1325736397&sr=1-1-fkmr0 (if the link doesn't work just go to amazon.com, select automotive, then type in "gmc envoy blower resistor"). I am so frusterated for all of us! Many may ask "why keep your vehicle if you hate it and it has all these problems?" The answer is simple for me, the vehicle is still functioning (without danger to my family) and I can't afford to ditch it (and start a new loan)! In the meantime I live with the constant "service engine soon" light on my dash (at least I know the bulb works) because I still need to replace yet another $300 part (if I replace it myself I can knock that down to $180). Best wishes to all!