2005 GMC Envoy Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
The GMC Envoy has a good basic design with roomy, quiet accommodations and a compliant ride. But handling is less than agile overall and sloppy at the limit. Braking isn't very good, either. We also found the front-seat-mounted safety belts uncomfortable. Stability control was made standard for 2006, which improves handling considerably in emergency situations.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags available until 2004. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2006.
Road Test

The GMC Envoy has a good basic design with roomy, quiet accommodations and a compliant ride. But handling is less than agile overall and sloppy at the limit. Braking isn't very good, either. We also found the front-seat-mounted safety belts uncomfortable. Stability control was made standard for 2006, which improves handling considerably in emergency situations.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
4WD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter 6 (275 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 GMC Envoy owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Both upper ball joints had to be replaced"

Robert S., MI (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Worn, loose, Tie rods. Upper & lower control arms ball joints"

Anonymous, OH (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"the suspension air bags developed pin hole leaks. Mech says sort of a normal thing on a vehicle this age. $1400 dealer quote. 300 at local garage. getting the proper ride height was a long hard process. There are several different systms for 05"

Dave C., FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Air suspension bags developed leaks and the air suspension was replaced with heavy duty conventional suspension"

Edward S., MA (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Severe leakage in the rear air support system"

Linda G., IN (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"THE POWER STEERING RAD HAD TO BE CHANGED"

Denis C., QC (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"had to change steering rack. pita"

Fred B., NB (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 5.3-L V8)

"Power steering leaks - both due to a pump failure and rack/pinion failure"

Dan G., CO (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"on rough road 32 miles the power steering had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"experienced stiff steering the day before engine light prompted service. Was told nothing seriously wrong with steering pump fluids, but after service, car was returned with major whine. Need to return for recheck"

Donna V., CA (2005 GMC Envoy)

"Power steering cooling system failed suddenly leaking coolant onto pavement. Emergency repair"

Braden M., ON (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"Airbags in suspension had to be replaced for second time. Converted to standard steel springs."

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering link was bad mabe due to bad roads & shocks and struts being weak , they were factory"

Anonymous, MI (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Tie rods

"when car was turned for servicing steering stiffness, was told issue was from the tie rods needing to be replaced. have no idea why they would have become damaged after only 40000 miles"

Donna V., CA (2005 GMC Envoy)

"Worn/loose ball joints"

Anonymous, OH (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tire cups were from weak shocks & struts"

Anonymous, MI (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"wheel bearing hub was making noise and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"I've had to replace both front wheel bearing 3 times"

Sam K., OH (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Just didn't cool down"

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)

"Blows hot air then air may cool down, then shut off completely"

Anonymous, TX (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Not sure if in conjunction with the fan issue"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Compressor bearings failed"

Eric W., PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"A/C DOESN'T COOL. MECHANIC SAID DEALER MAY HAVE TO RESET COMPUTER CONTROLS"

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Turning blower to 3 and/or 4 and blower stops working. Have to either go back to 1, 2, or up to 5 position."

Kim D., FL (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"burnt"

Anonymous, LA (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Fan worked intermittently and then not at all. After the fix it works fine but is very loud"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"the AC quit working all together. i took it in and they fixed it the same day."

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The resistor controller failed in the on position"

Perry S., KY (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Burnt electrical wiring"

Anonymous, LA (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Heater system

"Resistor pack on the fan motor went out for the second time in eight years. The replacement part is not expensive but the fan motor is placed behind the glove box making it very labor intensive to get to it to change the part"

Michael S., OH (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant had to be recharged"

Robert S., MI (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"fuel gauge warning light would come on randomly many times when tank had just been filled"

Anonymous, WA (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"This was a recall item and they fixed it, but it is starting to go bad again some times it works and others ???"

Wally F., CA (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Fuel guage not receiving the signal"

Anonymous, ON (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"fuel gage does not work at all. I can't tell when I need to buy fuel by the gage"

Geraldine C., NJ (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Fixed a recall before before it was announced"

Eric W., PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"It stopped working"

Frank V., TN (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"the fuel level light comes on any time, even when the tank has just been filled up. The gas gauge is erratic, going from full to low"

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"After highway speeds for over 10 minutes the mil flashes, no resolution as it stops after slowing down"

Fred B., NB (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 5.3-L V8)

"Check engine light came on . I had code read at advance Auto . Purched correct sensor and installed myself. Light For check engine went out ! ,"

David W., OH (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Check engine light repeatedly comes on/off and says various sensors are bad, dealer says they are not bad. Engine idles roughly"

Anonymous, CO (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"It is erratic and shops can't ascertain for certain if it is the sensor or something else"

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"Fuel gauge is erratic. After I fill the tank, the fuel warning light comes on, the gauge is on empty and the message "Low fuel" displays. The only way I can judge how much gas I have in the tank is by keeping track of the miles traveled"

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"stepper motor in speedometer is failing"

Gerald H., BC (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Headlights

"headlights dim for a moment and then come back up,does this unexpected several times and then stops.Have had this checked several times over the years and noone can figure out what causes this. I have heard from other GM owners that they have had the same problem"

Michael S., OH (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Headlights and interior lights dim at times while driving. Still working on it and think it is the alt. problem"

Anonymous, IN (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"They would go out and not come back on until the car was stopped turned off and then restarted"

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"LIGHTS SOMETIMES TURN OFF WHILE DRIVING"

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy XL)

"Drivers Front headlight had a "BURNOUT" -- not with the light, but with the plug, it looked like it had caught on fire and burned itself out. GREAT MECHANIC fixed me right up!"

Cheri F., IL (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Low beam lights would not work, but high beams did"

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"CANNOT TURN WIPERS OFF. MUST REMOVE THE FUSE"

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Electronic board went bad. Easy to fix."

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"There is a grounding issue with the abs module that my mechanic has not been able to locate"

Jeffery P., FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Car Had 100,000 miles on these brakes"

Anonymous, TN (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"ROUTINE REPLACEMENT ON A CAR WITH 98000 MILES"

Frank V., TN (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"new rear brake pads and resurface brake drums"

Tommy T., WI (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Parking brake

"hand brake cable stretch"

Anonymous, CA (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Apparatus completely rusted out and had to be replaced"

Jos C., NJ (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Rotors

"nOT EXACTLY SURE IT WAS ROTORS BUT WAS EXPERIENCING A BARELY AUDIBLE ROTATIONAL NOISE THAT COULDN'T BE TRACKED DOWN BY A COUPLE OF MECHANICS. i HAD THE ROTORS REPLACED AS A LAST RESORT AND THE NOISE WENT AWAY"

Anonymous, BC (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Repeated rusing of rotors caused grinding noise when turning"

Sam K., OH (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The ECM has what seems to be thousands of connectors in three plugs. In it (somewhere) is an issue I can't find that will NOT allow the vehicle to start at all. I have replaced all of the coil on plug units, the plugs are fine, I replaced, the fuel pump, the throttle body, the variable valve timing solenoid and several other parts I can't remember at this time. The success? Zero. The blessed 2000 series of the GMC Envoy with the 4.2litre engine is known to have major electrical issues and I have no recourse for help with the repairs and I am out of ideas short of pushing it off of a cliff."

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Engine shut down while driving. Problem in the master fuse panel. Engine compartment heat played a part"

Jeffery P., FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"dealer could fix problem, private mech fixed with new fuel regulator"

David D., CA (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Rear main seal is leaking. Front differential input shaft is leaking."

Jennifer K., WA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"We had pot hole chunk fly up and create an oil filter leak. Once we found it replacing the oil filter corrected the problem"

Anonymous, IN (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"seal on transfer case has to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Started seeing oil drips on driveway. First place I took it to said rear main gasket. Took it to a GMC dealership for work. They replaced it for $2800. Got car back but still had oil leaks. They said front cover seal also leaking, So back into the shop. Did some research and found out that the Northstar engine is notorious for gasket problems. I love my Envoy Denali and know it still has another 15 left in it so I am getting it fixed."

Frank S., FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Have had to have trim replaced on window and door."

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Rear hatch upper trim broke. Poor mounting design causes trim to bind with snow/ice build-up on the roof."

Jennifer K., WA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"cracking door trim"

Anonymous, TX (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"SEAT PANEL ASSEMBLY BROKE OFF, PLASTIC PARTS CHEAP CONSTRUCTION"

Anonymous, FL (2005 GMC Envoy XL)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"clear coat on driver side door only...flaked off"

Anonymous, OR (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"General motors used a aluminum head that leaked and the engine light kept coming on, I asked GM to repair and replace this but they did not, so I had to pay over $2400 to get the engine fixed, now it runs like a new car again"

Wally F., CA (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Has not been repaired yet because of cost and value of vehicle after repair. Engine failure at 90000 or less. Has been out of service for two years."

Donald C., NJ (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Oil distribution issue which lead to overheated cylinder #8 and broken piston ring"

Dan G., CO (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)
Head gasket

"Had a consistent oil leakage problem that was hard to diagnose. They replaced some gaskets but it still had some leaks. I was very upset with dealer and they agreed to fix the problem for cost of parts only. Got fixed but was in the shop almost two weeks."

Anonymous, (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"My head gasket is blown and my coolant keeps getting lost and could not figure this out for minths"

Tinh P., TX (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery would not hold a good charge"

Anonymous, MN (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Coil

"replaced all coils due to bad seal near back of firewall"

David D., CA (2005 GMC Envoy XUV 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Spark plug misfire"

Anonymous, IL (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Starter

"Intermittently wouldn't start when hot."

Anonymous, CA (2005 GMC Envoy Denali Unsure)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD won't eject"

Anonymous, NC (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"didn't work well from the start. 06 purchase. Dealer blamed it on the map cd but wound not warranty the disc and wanted over 200.00 for new cd. The unit also skips when playing cd's.. so I think it is the unit. The garmin for 79.00 works great!"

Dave C., FL (2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"It's REALLY STRANGE, but when it is RAINING, the drivers' front speaker gets this really weird squealing screeching sound in it, it's so bad that I have to turn the radio off until it stops, which is usually a day or so"

Cheri F., IL (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Shop says it needs replacing but as long as I use premium fuel and/or a fuel additive, such as Seafoam, especially, it doesn't hesitate or jerk. it is supposed to use regular fuel but it will not run properly except with premium or mid-grade with Seafoam."

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

"There were really no indication this was this issue. Engine light keep indicating something else"

Tinh P., TX (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"Several manifold bolts sheared off. Risky and expensive procedure to repair"

Braden M., ON (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water container for windshield washer unit cracked. We opted to have private mechanic seal crack instead of having expensive complete unit replaced by dealership. They are outrageous and will not REPAR....only REPLACE...at a ridiculous cost"

P H., FL (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Fan in rear A.C. unit broke and pieces made noise. They were removed and we opted to shut fan off instead of paying $500 for complete new unit. No problems since then and AC works perfect"

P H., FL (2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Seems very noisy in cold, lots of random squeaks for no obvious reason"

Anonymous, CO (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"It didn't fail until 166,000 miles which I guess is pretty good, but I had 280,000 miles on my previous Trailblazer. I bought the GMC thinking it would last long than the Chevy. I'm not sure it will"

Anonymous, PA (2005 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Transmission failed at 134,000 miles and had to be totally rebuilt"

Anonymous, OR (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Ongoing problems with getting tailgate to work."

Anonymous, GA (2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Tailgate lift actuators underdesigned"

Donald G., WA (2005 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Transfer case

"Wouldnt go into 4wd. Took it to a mechanic"

Jill W., CO (2005 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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