2 Common GMC Envoy Problems

A list of some of the most common issues Envoy owners have to deal with.

  1. Sudden Low Beam Headlight Failure

    The 1st generation Envoy and Envoy XL have low beam headlights can suddenly shut off even though the lights themselves are perfectly fine. The issue is a a defective headlamp driver module which is responsible for distributing power to the …

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What Envoy Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

Envoy Generations

The Envoy has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 2nd generation (2002–2009).

Envoy Key Numbers

  1. 398 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,405 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 28 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.