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#445 of 520 Is the issue with the instrument panel or the fuel sensor?
Jan 04, 2012 (4:46 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 520 Re: 2003 GMC Envoy XL [gmcustsvc]
Jan 04, 2012 (5:52 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 520 Re: Is the issue with the instrument panel or the fuel sensor? [rohrstir]
Jan 04, 2012 (10:18 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!
#448 of 520 GM Envoys = Junk Grade!
Jan 08, 2012 (11:44 am)
Yep the so called customer service help here is just an illusion! I sent my VIN and have yet to hear a word from them I included ALL of my info and they have not contacted me in any form! All the do here is to ALLUDE that they want to help, when in fact they do nothing..As I stated before , all they do is suggest you take your vehicle to your dealer! I don't have the money or the desire to support the outrageous labor rates the dealer here charges. You also have to wait for HOURS. When my Envoy needed tires I bought them at the dealer and spent the day there!
The only reason these so called customer reps are on here is to try and steer you toward the dealers. GM does not give a rip about the people who have bought these piece of junk called Envoys and the other junk products. Mine is pathetic to only have 106k miles on it that I put on it. As some one else said , it has been taken care of..there was just no quality there to begin with.. we all should get together and stage a protest of some kind until GM listens!
#449 of 520 Air Bag light
Jan 08, 2012 (6:43 pm)
I just bought a 2003 Envoy maybe I wish I hadn't after reading ALL 448 negative comments.My problem, is the Airbag light is on The used carlot said it hasn't been wrecked and it probably is a sensor or something . My concern is being able to have the vehicle pass inspection in the future I welcome all comments but please don't bash me for buying an ENVOY !!
#450 of 520 Re: Envoy XL SLT Gas Gauge Broken [badenvoyxl]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:56 am)
I was wondering what was the repair to fix your "burnin oil" problem, as mine is doing the same thing
#451 of 520 GM Envoys = Junk Grade!
Jan 11, 2012 (5:07 pm)
I just wish I had found this forum before I bought mine new in 2006!! Live and learn, research, research... In spite of what problems there was with Toyota , their cars are still a hit with consumers..that speaks volumes!! Listening General Motors??????????
#452 of 520 Re: Is the issue with the instrument panel or the fuel sensor? [rohrstir]
Jan 14, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Excellent vehicle, I have been using it through the mountains, also in the city. Had no problems with it so far (been driving it for 3 years) .. The "check engine soon" light is always on, no matter what, tried to reset it, but it always lights up again "for some reason" .. Overall I am very satisfied with this car.
#453 of 520 Re: 2004 Envoy Problems [hvrealcmp]
Jan 18, 2012 (9:49 pm)
Why did you have to replace the rear hatch pistons? Just curious cuz I have an 03 Envoy SLT and my rear glass has busted out for the second time in 2 weeks! My husband is thinking it has something to do with hatch closing mechanisms but we haven't really had a chance to look at it. Both times it has happened its been 9-10pm so we can't see much. But both times I have been under it attempting to close it when it just shatters. And believe me, I have had a laundry list of problems with mine as well. Everytime I turn around something else is going wrong with it. I'll never buy GMC again.
#454 of 520 No more GMC Problems !
Jan 19, 2012 (4:00 am)
I bought a new Ford Explorer and I'm so glad to be rid of my 05 GMC Envoy. I practically had to give it away after I paid it off in Oct 2011. Engine light always on, fuel gauge inoperable and transmission slipping between 2nd and 3rd. The Envoy was nothing but a bad experience and net loss from point of sale to my recent trade in. Its too bad GMC responded so poorly to the fuel gauge issue as I might have considered buying another. But I bought that Envoy brand new and it did nothing but lose value over the life of the loan. My vehicle still looked pretty, but, when you run out of gas multiple times in a metro area and have to depend on AAA after paying $32K for a vehicle, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. Good luck all you Envoy owners, I'm sure you'll need it.
The new explorer is banging !!