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2005 GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.
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2005 GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (44%)

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Chart based on 103 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 GMC Envoy

Engine not specified

GMC Envoy in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

103000 mi
Check engine light emissions problem was still unrepaired when it was traded. 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

80000 mi

US $2800
had to replace engine 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Envoy in Idaho, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2018
Jul 2014

107000 mi

US $94
Replaced rear shocks 
Aug 2014

107500 mi

US $350
Replaced both front struts Replaced drivers side axle seal because of front differential oil leak 
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $5
Vehicle experienced noticeable miss at idle, eventually throwing a check engine light for multiple misfire detected. Replaced a cracked spark plug. 
Mar 2018

140000 mi

US $200
Replaced water pump due to shaft seal leak. Also replaced ac belt and thermostat while it was taken apart. Replaced washer fluid pumps (front and rear), front was leaking and both were original so did both while it was apart. 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Envoy in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
May 2010

81500 mi

US $100
Battery died. Replaced original ACDelco factory battery (dated 2004) with new battery. 
Aug 2010

93000 mi

US $400
Replacement of water pump - was not yet leaking but was making squeaking noise. 
Jun 2011

107000 mi

US $220
CEL came on. Onstar diagnostic said cooling system problem. Local shop diagnosed defective thermostat and replaced. 
GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2010

83400 mi

US $68
Replaced left front wheel bearing. Replaced left front wheel bearing. 
Mar 2011

100000 mi

US $70
Rear window wiper motor replaced. Replace control switch for rear view mirror. Rear window wiper motor replaced. Replace control switch for rear view mirror.  
Apr 2011

101150 mi

US $50
Replaced left front upper ball joint. Used MOOG repair part,ball joint. A/C does not work,specialty shop diagnosed problem.rear A/C unit evaporator leaking freon. Replacement part costs $525 + tax.Did not have repair done,wait until I get fed income tax return! Replaced left front upper ball joint. Used MOOG repair part,ball joint. A/C does not work,specialty shop diagnosed problem.rear A/C unit evaporator leaking freon. Replacement part costs $525 + tax.Did not have repair done,wait until I get fed income tax return! 
Sep 2011

102000 mi

US $130
Complete replacement of ABS hydraulic valve module, replacement of master cylinder, new rotors,pads, front calipers.  I purchased the repair part cost $378 rear AC evaporator, labor $220. Front wheel bearing trashed, had to be replaced. This is number THREE wheel bearing in less than 2 years. Envoy in shop for annual PA. inspection. Bad upper ball joint, bad tie rod end both on front pass. side of car. Replaced with Moog parts. Had car aligned cost $60. Repair cost-$150 
Jul 2013

117500 mi
Power steering pump replaced, all fluid drained new fluid added topped off to proper level. Rack and pinion worn out.I have put a ton of money in this car for repairs. I'm 66 years old retired,frankly I cant afford to drive this heap of junk. This GMC Envoy is the worst car I have ever owned!!!!!!! 
Jan 2014

112000 mi
front brake caliper froze up ruined pads& rotor Rack and pinion worn out. 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Feb 2018
Jun 2008

58900 mi

C $600
Replaced front driver wheel bearing 
Mar 2009

73780 mi

C $650
Loud squeel noise due to AC compressor faulty clutch bearing. AC worked fine but the noise turned heads. $650.00 canadian for rebuilt including labour. Too bad, so much money just for noise. 
Dec 2009

89280 mi
Replaced headlight bulb. Changing it you don't even need any tools, just pull on a large tab and the entire assembly comes out outwards. I think that this is one of the better things about this truck. 
Sep 2010

102920 mi

C $174
Noticed bouncy ride over a year or more. Replaced rear shock absorbers. No more bounce, problem solved. Easy repair, half an hour. 
Jan 2011

114390 mi

C $15
Speedometer erratic or not working. Stepper motor ordered for $7.00 on e-bay. Will install this weekend. Using GPS as substitute for speedo. Removed instrument cluster and changed speedometer stepper motor. Repair took 2 hours at leisure. Tools: Screwdrivers, 9/16 socket wrench, soldering iron, masking tape, pencil, kitchen fork for removing pointers. 
Jul 2011

115940 mi

C $50
Most blower speeds inoperative. Replaced resistor module under dash front passenger side. A bit difficult to get to but easy repair for do it yourselver. 
Sep 2011

117800 mi

C $10
Driver side headlight socket melted from wires sparking and overheating. Replaced with new ceramic socket bought on e-bay for $1.78. New socket was slightly longer than original and therefore very tight fit. However repair successfull. 
Jan 2012

158300 mi

C $125
Front passenger side wheel bearing hub failed gradually. Was replaced with new hub by myself. Did the front brakes at the same time. Fairly easy job. Saved about $500.00 by doing it by myself. 
Apr 2012

128640 mi
Liftgate lock push button stuck in pushed in position. Removed door trim added lubricant and worked in and out until free. 
Jul 2012

130900 mi

C $450
AC compressor seized after 2.5 years in service. Was replaced with remanufactured unit. New accumulator was installed. The system was evacuated and recharged. 
Sep 2012

134540 mi

C $50
Engine trouble code for thermostat problem. Thermostat stuck open, low coolant temperature. Thermostat replaced. Idler pulley bearing loose play. Replaced Idler pulley. 
Dec 2012

141980 mi

C $7
Leaky radiator cap. Replaced rad cap. 
Mar 2013

148180 mi

C $450
Front tires wearing unevenly - Feathering. Diagnosed worn struts. Struts replaced and wheel alignment performed. 
May 2013

154120 mi

C $70
Rear Heater Core leaking. Cut unit out so don't have to recharge AC system. Purchased new unit and installed myself using copper unions to connect back into system. AC charge lost since last year. Leak in the system. 
Jun 2013

154380 mi

C $500
Refrigerant lost due to leak at the compressor connection. Gasket "o"ring replaced and re-charge to fix this. Labour was high because the alternator and more had to come out to get to the compressor. 
Nov 2013

163020 mi
Rear wiper not working. 
Apr 2014

166460 mi

C $450
catalytic converter plugged up and ineffective, reducing engine performance. 
Dec 2014

171120 mi

C $250
Replaced 2 front ball joints. 
Feb 2015

171740 mi

C $500
Rear windshield shattered on its own (exploded). 
Aug 2015

178540 mi
Spare tire would not come down. Safety restraint was rusty and would not release. Followed online instructions and fixed the problem. Cleaned the mechanism, lubricated and tested. Now it should be good for some time. 
Feb 2016

182280 mi

C $65
Replaced cooling system thermostat. This was a second time the thermostat needed replacement in 3 years. 
Sep 2016

187240 mi

C $65
Headlight relay R6100 failed and was replaced. 
Dec 2016

190960 mi

C $100
Water pump replaced. Ignition coil on number 1 cylinder replaced by owner. 
Feb 2017

192820 mi

C $100
Driver side front wheel bearing hub replaced. Fairly straight forward job with air tools, 35mm socket and torque wrench. 
Apr 2017

193440 mi

C $350
Replaced exhaust resonator and the tail pipe. 
Aug 2017

199640 mi

C $90
Headlight relay module replaced second time within 12 months. 
GMC Envoy in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2019
Jan 2014

135000 mi

US $1700
The catalytic converter failed due to an O-2 sensor problem. It was allowing unburned fuel to enter the converter and it caused it fail.The dealership replaced everything from the manifold to the tailpipe. 
Jul 2015

152340 mi

US $165
Replaced alternator 
Sep 2015

162000 mi

US $140
The blower motor and resistor replaced 
Jan 2016 Trouble code PO014. Camshaft Position. Just change the oil and see if that fixes. My SUV throws this code sometimes if the oil needs changed. 
Apr 2016

174500 mi

US $50
New Oil Pressure sensor 
Aug 2016

182000 mi

US $20
replaced wheel bearing hub assembly Headlights began to fail intermittently. I replaced the #46 relay and that solved the problem. 
Oct 2016

187000 mi

US $20
Water pump replaced Replaced serpentine belt tensioner 
Nov 2016

189100 mi

US $45
Replaced Variable valve camshaft timing solenoid 
Dec 2016

194000 mi

US $100
Replaced camshaft position sensor, replaced 1 coil pack and cleaned throttle body. The real problem is dimming lights whenever I accelerate up a hill. 
Feb 2017

196751 mi

US $70
Replace MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor 
Mar 2017

199518 mi
Alternator failed but part had warranty so it didn't cost anything for part. 
May 2017

202266 mi

US $437
Passenger side needle bearing, seal and CV axle replaced. 
Aug 2018

233000 mi

US $25
Shift cable came loose from shift lever and wouldn't stay on. I ordered a specialty repair kit and it provided permanent fix. https://www.atfspeed.com/shop/shifter-cable-repair-kits/92-09-gmc-envoy-shifter-cable-repair-pin 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Sep 2015

76000 mi

US $400
Car got stuck in park but showed it was in reverse. Dealer suggested neutral safety switch replacement, wanted 109 plus 119 just for checking what was wrong. At rockauto for 47. I now believe it was parking-prawl lock. My brother does not use the e-brake. 
Nov 2015

77400 mi

US $60
Just replaced battery, simple. 
Nov 2016

86100 mi

US $959
Intermittent non-start situation when warm. Also cut-out while driving after 20 - 30 minutes. They changed the electronic module board, cleaned and adjusted throttle body and did some minor rewiring. Repairs themselves took four days. 
Apr 2017

112000 mi

US $22
Transmission shift link bushing broke. Transmission was in neutral, but shifter was stuck in park. Vehicle would not start. 
Aug 2017

93000 mi

US $150
battery died again. apparently these cars eat batterries 
Apr 2018

96000 mi

US $1200
transmission rebuilt 
Sep 2018

98000 mi
would not go into drive. assume transmission was rebuilt again. was under warranty but took them 7-8 days to fix it 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Georgia, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

79000 mi

US $220
Problem was detected in the cooling system. Thermostat not opening properly, but engine was not yet overheating. Replaced thermostat assembly 

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2005 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

GMC Envoy in Washington, United States
Dec 2021 - Jun 2022
Apr 2022

155000 mi
I had a local shop replace the exhaust manifold. Replaced front struts 
Jun 2022

160000 mi
Replaced by myself rear shocks Replaced oil pressure sensor Replaced battery 
GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

135900 mi

US $1375
4 wheel drive was stuck in low, then the truck ended stuck in neutral. The transmission needed to be replaced. 
GMC Envoy in Virginia, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2018
Apr 2012

40300 mi

US $380
Water pump bearing failed causing noise like detonation. Entire water pump replaced. 
Apr 2015

84700 mi

US $200
Envoys have a common problem with the blower control module not functioning correctly. This is most prominent in extreme cold, where the heat will not come on. The blower motor is fine, however this control module is the failure part. 
Oct 2016

104800 mi

US $350
Jan 2018

121000 mi

US $500
Air ride suspension failed (losing air overnight) due to a dry rotted airbag. Replaced with shock/spring conversion kit 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2022
Nov 2009

63860 mi
Secondary air check valve rusted and stuck. Fuel gauge read 3/4 when tank full. 
Mar 2010

70680 mi

C $130
Front left wheel bearing noise. replaced both front wheel bearings . 
Aug 2010

76440 mi

C $170
HVAC blower intermittent or not working. Replaced module. 
Aug 2011

91760 mi

C $100
ABS system activated at rolling speed. Determined driver side front abs sensor bad. 
Nov 2011

95480 mi

C $1200
Left side upper and lower ball joints and right side upper ball joint found worn out. Ball joints were replaced. 
Mar 2012

103540 mi

C $137
Blower motor did not operate. 
Sep 2012

108500 mi

C $50
Drivers side wheel bearing. 
Dec 2012

112840 mi

C $130
Cooling fan Clutch .Code P0526 
Oct 2013

124380 mi

C $100
Engine did not reach operating temperature by the alloted time .ODBii code P0128 .Changed Thermostat and coolant Temperature sensor. 
Jan 2014

126760 mi

C $87
Windsheild wipers would not stop. 
Feb 2014

129580 mi
AC compressor would fail at high ambient temperatures. 
Dec 2014

141360 mi
Tailgate did not latch sometimes and would not lock. 
Mar 2015

145700 mi

C $430
Exhaust leak. Had muffler replaced. 
Apr 2015

146500 mi

C $90
Code P0410 Secondary emission control valve was bad.I purchased part at dealer and replaced valve. 
Apr 2017

167400 mi

C $50
ABS light was on . I scanned the system and determined it was the left front ABS sensor not operating. I purchased a new hub assembly. Removed and replaced the assembly. 
Aug 2017

168640 mi

C $200
Power steering oil cooler leaking.Replaced cooler. 
Mar 2018

169260 mi

C $115
Water pump noisy . Purchased new pump and installed. 
May 2018

169880 mi

C $1100
Upper control arms and bushings, Replaced backing plates on rear wheels. 
Oct 2021

175460 mi

C $400
Right rear upper control arm. Unit replaced. 
May 2022

178870 mi

C $80
Front right wheel bearing making noise and abs sensor was intermittent. 
GMC Envoy in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

45000 mi
code p0301 & other repairs needed to correct poor workmanship following code p0301 repair.. repair loose wiring, install new battery, evaluate vehicle operational condition. Fan wobbles, headlights flicker at night.. 
May 2010

45000 mi

US $657
Same as previous, visit. Problems yet to be fixed. 
GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $20
Had to replace both connections for low beam headlamps 
Jan 2013 replaced passenger side low beam socket(4th one) 
Mar 2013

114000 mi
The speed odometer never worked in the cold. 
GMC Envoy in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $235
Caliper was sticking, causing only inside pad to wear 
Apr 2015

81000 mi

US $200
Noisy front wheel wheel bearing 

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