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2006 GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (37%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.
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2006 GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (27%)

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Chart based on 77 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 GMC Envoy

Engine not specified

GMC Envoy in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

144000 mi

US $360
Replaced thermostat 
GMC Envoy in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

83080 mi
Check engine light on - replaced sensor then found out was gas cap that had deteriorated 
GMC Envoy in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

24000 mi
Gas gauge sensor 
GMC Envoy in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2009 - Apr 2011
May 2009

37200 mi

C $350
Air conditioner compressor bearing was worn and entire unit required replacement as I was told parts are no longer made for newer air conditioner units.  Driver and passenger side doors required alignment and tightening to reduce wind noise when driving at highway speeds. Doors adjusted and 95% of wind noise eliminated.  
Apr 2011

58900 mi
When sold needed repairs to steering column as it was making a noise when travelling over rough surfaces, like Regina roads. 
GMC Envoy in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

90900 mi

US $235
PCV valve malfunctioned causing oil to burn out thru exhaust. 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Nevada, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
Jul 2012

125000 mi

US $260
Replaced the rear air ride suspension shock/airbag. Found correct part at GMC parts Depot on the internet. 
GMC Envoy in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

76000 mi

US $152
Oil pressure switch had to be replaced 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

GMC Envoy in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2016 - Jan 2019
Aug 2016

139500 mi

US $550
Replaced inner and outer tie rod ends... replaced sway bar end links 
Dec 2016

152000 mi
Replaced defective end link 
Mar 2017

161000 mi
Inner/outer ends replaced - warranty 
May 2017

169000 mi

US $600
Replaced rack 
Jul 2017

169000 mi

US $600
Transmission rebuild Replaced front struts 
Oct 2017

178000 mi

US $310
Faulty end link Replace steering cooler 
Dec 2017

181200 mi

US $2800
Replace engine Took 2 engines to find a good one 
May 2018

196000 mi

US $850
Struts and shocks 
Jun 2018

196000 mi

US $580
Pads and rotors 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

GMC Envoy in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

116000 mi

US $400
Bearings roaring 
GMC Envoy in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2015

115000 mi

US $700
stabilizer bar replaced 
Apr 2017

125000 mi

US $100
replaced caliper bracket and pads 
Sep 2017

130000 mi

US $700
thermostat and thermostat sensor replaced- still having check engine light come on. Believe issue to be electrical 
Oct 2017

130000 mi

US $100
Pass wheel bearing went out pass tie rod end needed replacement 
GMC Envoy in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Jan 2011

65720 mi

C $320
Starter failed, replaced starter. Took a week because dealer had to order part. First starter they got was defective, so had to order a new one. Was getting CEL due to throttle errors and misfires. Dealer indicated throttle body needed to be cleaned, charged $90 for a cleaning. Fuel sensor had been replaced on previous visit. Fuel gauge did not go all the way to full. Dealer had to replace sending unit again as the one they originally put in was defective (had been replaced but never tested by dealer). 
Feb 2011

65720 mi
CEL flashing and vehicle shaking badly at a stop. Advised by OnStar not to drive and have it towed (constantly misfiring). Dealer replaced camshaft solenoid and position sensor. 
GMC Envoy in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
Mar 2011

63000 mi

US $1000
suspension pump failed. this car is biggest piece of crap ever built and I will never buy a GMC or Chevy product again..its falling apart. 
Dec 2012

89000 mi
tailgate struts two stabilitrak sensors 
Jun 2013

97000 mi
ignition switch rear AC unit 
Aug 2013

98000 mi

US $4500
having lots of problems with computer now as well as many other problems in last 2yrs 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
May 2014

164900 mi

US $700
Air lift system wouldn't hold air. Replaced rear air springs with coil springs. 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

GMC Envoy in Wyoming, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $115
#7 cylinder miss fire at 97,000 miles, part of cyramic was missing near tip of spark plug and near fouled. Had to replace spark plug wires since a couple tore. Very hard to get to #1 on driver side and all of passenger side. 
Jun 2016

108000 mi

US $130
Water pump leaking, so I replaced it. 
Nov 2016

113200 mi

US $50
Ignition relay went out causing a no start situation. 
Dec 2016

114000 mi

US $200
Starter went out. 
Mar 2017

119000 mi

US $39
#7 spark plug packed full of carbon our something and started misfiring after only 26,000 miles since all plugs and wires were replaced. Wheel bearing went out. 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Sep 2019
Mar 2015

63240 mi

C $1100
Power steering fluid leak detected. Rack & pinion steering rack assy started leaking from the driver's side end seal. Rack, $635, + R&R labour + fluid + alignment + 13% sales tax =$1108. 
Jul 2015

65300 mi
Clunking noise in front end. Was bad inner tie rod on rebuilt steering rack. Warranty repair. 
Jan 2016

63260 mi

C $3200
Forward sprag clutch failed leaving require full trans rebuild. Shifter cable also replaced. Also small upgrades added (vette servo, pinless accumulators, hd sunshell etc.). Base rebuild costs was $2500+tx. Uncommon failure for mileage. 
Aug 2016

80840 mi

C $250
Clunk noise was identified as a worn inner and outer tie-rod. The inner was replaced under warranty due to recent steering rack replacement. Alignment required. 
Dec 2016

86180 mi

C $350
The power steering rack (that had been replaced once and been worked on a few times already) failed (leaking). Replaced under warranty which didn't cover labour or alignment. Fuel gauge erratic, would show empty when full and start to function properly when the tank level dropped some. CEL P0463 set. These are classic symptoms of a failed level sender so it w/fuel pump was replaced. Didn't solve problem/symptom. 
May 2017

89280 mi

C $500
Refer to previous issue noted in December, fuel gauge non working properly. It was determined that the part (fuel pump assy) I was sold was the incorrect one and didn't include the fuel level sender. How the mechanic missed this upon swapping it out is beyond me. Anyway, the dealer installed the level sender and all was fine. Included a diagnostic fee. 
Jun 2017

89900 mi

C $385
The rear auto-level air-ride suspension system uses rubber air bladders instead of coil springs. Due to normal aging these air springs were slightly leaking causing the rear of the truck to sink over night. The air springs were bought from Arnott (good after market) and installed. 
Jan 2018

97340 mi

C $300
Oil pressure gauge suddenly displayed zero pressure. Failed sensor, part replaced. Recommend preventative maintenance to replace oil filter screen (behind oil pressure sensor on 5.3s) 
GMC Envoy in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

52000 mi
Crank was worn, engine was replaced 
Mar 2011

52000 mi
new engine shipped to shop without updated valve covers. Gm has service bulliten from 2008 that special valve covers are needed because of new lifters that supply more oil. Oil was being sucked into the intake. 450 miles lost 2.5Q oil. 
GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2018
Feb 2010

54900 mi

US $800
Water pump leaking - replaced water pump. 
Mar 2011

64000 mi

US $450
Fuel level sensor in gas tank failed. 
Feb 2014

89600 mi

US $350
Rumbling noise coming from front wheel. Replaced wheel bearing. 
Feb 2016

120000 mi

US $500
Rear air ride suspension completely failed. Rear of car riding on bump stops. Replaced rear air bags with traditional steel coil springs. Repair done by owner saving about $500. 
Jan 2017

135000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt idler pulley was making noise. Replaced it along with the tensioner and a new belt. 
Mar 2018

155000 mi

US $85
Replaced front upper control arm. 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

291-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Georgia, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2022
Mar 2008

22000 mi
Fuel tank level sensor module failed. Replaced under warranty. No problems. 
May 2008

25000 mi
Engine misfiring. Problem traced to ignition coil(s)for cylinders 1 & 2. Coils replaced. Fault no longer apparent. 
Mar 2009

33000 mi

US $315
Intermittent noise and feeling, best described as a "Thunk" when at idle after driving (like at red lights) Transmission hard-shifting intermittently. Not smooth at all. Not occuring in conjunction with idle issue. Carbon build up affecting performance. De-coke and injector cleaning carried out. 
Apr 2009

34000 mi
Return trip to address previously unresolved problem. Drive shaft removed, checked, lubed, and refitted. Fault no longer apparent. Return trip to address unresolved issue. Symptoms disappeared when another drivetrain issue was resolved. Brake calipers removed, cleaned, refitted, and set-up. Symptoms no longer apparent. 
Mar 2013

59000 mi
Transmission selector grommet failed, rendering vehicle stuck in reverse. Fortunately it happened at home. Online forum provide answers, so was able to use materials at hand to fashion repair, and fit it. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi
AC beagan blowing warm. Investigation revealed cluctch not engaging. By-pass LPS, clutch engaged and blowing cold. System recharged. Fault no longer apparent. 
Aug 2013

61000 mi

US $53
Tailgate lift supports no longer holding tailgate up. Researched replacement parts on Trailvoy.com. Purchased parts locally, and replaced worn items. Simple task. 
Aug 2014

74000 mi

US $914
Rear air-bags leaking. Had to be replaced. Vehicle had GM recall items addressed at same time. 
Nov 2014

75500 mi

US $2277
Hard shifting, particularly between 1st &2nd. Gearbox rebuild, torque converter replaced, shift cable replaced, engine and transmission mounts replaced. Work carried out by Aamco. Fault no longer apparent. 
Dec 2014

76000 mi

US $600
Slight vibration felt through wheel under braking. Front wheel hub bearings, rotors, and pads replaced. Fault no longer apparent. Center console lid popping up on bumpy surfaces. Lid replaced, fault no longer apparent. At same time, steering wheel replaced for half-wood item. No issue, cosmetic reasons. Vibration in vehicle at idle. Fan clutch and water pump replaced. Fault no longer apparent. 
Feb 2015

78000 mi

US $57
Emissions Evap. System. Fault codes P0445, P0449. Got Code P0445, and "tighten filler cap" message. Replaced filler cap. Got code P0449. Replaced Evap canister solenoid. Fault no longer apparent. 
Sep 2016

82000 mi

US $586
Level switches for rear If suspension failed. Had to be replaced. 
Oct 2017

90000 mi

US $700
OBDII codes indicated the thermostat required replacement. Due to awkward location on this vehicle, I elected not to do it myself. also indicated front O2 sensor was failing. This is an easy replacement, but as it was going to the dealer, I had it done ny them. While in dealers another issue was diagnosed, and I authorized getting this taken care of too (can't remember details). 
GMC Envoy in Oklahoma, United States
Jan 2018 - Oct 2019
Feb 2018

80200 mi

US $900
Right front wheel bearing had roaring noise. Both wheel bearings were making noise. Replaced both. 

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2006 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

GMC Envoy in Virginia, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

128000 mi

US $1900
Transmission rebuilt after main seal failed 
GMC Envoy in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2014
Oct 2012

162300 mi

US $170
fuel level sensor replaced 
Jul 2014

246000 mi
Fuel level sensor again and accessories relay switch again 
GMC Envoy in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2009 - Nov 2011
Sep 2011

78120 mi

C $300
Steering hose was replaced. 
GMC Envoy in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2013
Oct 2011

84000 mi
Wipers turning on & spraying by self. Found heavy corrosion. Installed cover kit & replaced wiper module assembly. GM fixed on a one time only goodwill from GMC Division. 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jan 2022
Apr 2017

122760 mi

C $1200
Two wheel bearings and two front quick struts. 
Aug 2017

125860 mi

C $135
Drivers headlight dim. Turn Signal would flash all lights but mostly on drivers side. If you put on high beams and left turn signal, it would stall. Bad ground on inner fender so lights and fuel pump for fighting for a ground. 
Dec 2017

133300 mi

C $800
Sway bar links,  Power steering lines and put on snow tires 
Aug 2021

156240 mi

C $900
Brakes all around, Pads, rotors. 
Oct 2021

155000 mi

C $300
Fan clutch replaced in my driveway. Bearing seized on the old one. 
Nov 2021

156860 mi

C $1200
Gas smell but no leaks could be seen. Was the fuel pump assm that had corroded beyond repair and was leaking fuel into the depression at the top of the gas tank. Tank was removed, new fuel lines and pump installed. During the same time the 4x4 actuator was repaired. The fork replaced for $150 part cost the rest was cleaning it out and getting it working properly. 
Dec 2021

159340 mi

C $1200
Rack started to leak so it needed replacement. I had the lines replaced also along with 1 tie rod end during alignment. 

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