2006 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 9 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 (291 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 GMC Envoy owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Taillights have corroded multiple times needing replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Gauges

"Both the fuel gauge and the oil pressure gauge have failed. The fuel gauge 5 years ago the oil pressure gauge 2 months ago. Dealer says that probably more gauges will fail as history shows all to be faulty"

Anonymous, KY (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Idiot Lights and warning lights go off and on for no reason. This has been a problem the occurred just after 50,000 miles"

Anonymous, UT (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The warning lights on this vehicle have been wonky sine we got it 10 years ago. Finally resolved by a non- GMC mechanic, replaced starter"

Gennis Z., CA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Headlights

"lowbeam headlamps flicker intermittently. Dealer repaired under recall at no charge"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Sensor issue... Headlight would go out...this defect was covered by a recall...after we had it fixed. Had to jump through hoops to get a refund on this repair"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Headlights shut off for unknown reasons"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Driving down the road at night the headlights quit working. GMC had a recall for this but said it did not cover our car, so we had to pay for it"

Gennis Z., CA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Horn

"intermittent"

Steve G., KY (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Warning lights

"When the car is started ALL warning lights come on and the windows cannot be moved"

Ruth H., CA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Intermittent problem with Antilock brake system warning light coming on when car is started. If restart car, light goes out on restart"

Anonymous, CT (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper would come on and then you couldn't turn off!"

Anonymous, GA (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Wipers go on and off at random"

Patrick K., FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"windshield wipers would only work on high speed so I replaced module on motor"

Harry C., VA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

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

"I think needs to be replaced"

Linda R., WA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"computer? wouldn't allow A/C to operate"

William I., TN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Had an electrical failure and had to replace it."

Kerry R., PA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Ventilation only came out on the floor and defrost, not through the dash vents. Began at approximately 150,000 miles. Was repaired by a mechanic."

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Only 1st and 2nd Fan Speeds out of 5 will operate the cooling and heating system. Auto Electric Shop in my town could not get the other speeds to work. Irritating but certainly not life threatening."

Howard P., MS (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Blower was intermittent"

Anonymous, ME (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Front blower motor speed switch stopped working in all speeds, had to be replaced"

Steven B., MO (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Vent settings not working properly, no air on some settings"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Condenser

"Leakage. Needed to be replaced"

Les H., MI (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Blend door actuator failed when battery was disconnected and re-connected. No air flow to upper vents. Actuator was replaced and electronic module reset"

Les H., MI (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Windows and key alerts and door locks"

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"has an anti-freezes smell when first started seat heaters work part of the time"

Linda R., WA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 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

4WD/AWD components

"Mechanical gear shift linkage repaired recently costing 600 dollars"

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"transfer needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, AK (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 5.3-L V8)
CV joint

"Had to replace cv joints and control arms and ball joints due to wear"

William B., WI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"front wheel bearing assy"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Wore out along with left wheel bearing."

Anonymous, OH (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Ground cable connection to the frame stopped maintaining a solid contact with the frame. In an inconsistant way so it was very difficult to track down"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Fuel gauge failure"

Steve G., KY (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Sometimes stabilitytrac warning light turns on & then it turns off. The service manager at GMC asked if it feels different and I told him no, so he said he could fix it but since it is not permanent let it go until it comes on more frequently"

Michael W., MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"It took from July 2013 through to August 2014 to identify electrical short circuiting that affected the Stability control. 6 GMC dealerships failed to identify problem. It came down to an improper cable connection"

Anonymous, ON (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Service stability control message comes up often and have had it in shop at least once a year for this recurring problem"

Deborah O., ME (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Transfer case

"Front transfer case began leaking. Bearings and seals replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"transfer case replaced at 80,000 km dealer paid half"

Anonymous, AB (2006 GMC Envoy)

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

"They seem to be the weakest link in the suspension and need to be replaced every few years."

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"There was a popping sound when I turned. I had to have the ball joints replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The mechanic in CA claims I need all new bushings, ball joints, upper and lower control arms. My former mechanic in WA states that he has never seen an Envoy that needs upper and lower control arms, so I have not acted on it yet"

Scott L., CA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"air shocks failed, leaking air"

Anonymous, WA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"It would completely deflate for no apparent reason, randomly, and the ride became very jarring"

Scott L., CA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"I had to replace the rear air shocks. I replaced with traditional coils springs due to cost"

Michael S., MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"Replaced due wear and high mileage"

Kerry R., PA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Repeatedly break. We were told this was due to a design flaw"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Left wheel bearing was grinding. When repair shop checked, right side was bad also. According to repair shop wheel bearings are a common failure on GMC / Chev truck models"

Anonymous, CT (2006 GMC Envoy 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Had to do with the throttle body needing replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Had to replace left manifold because egr valve failed causing high oil consuption (3 quarts in 1100 miles)"

Anonymous, MO (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Check engine almost never goes off"

Anonymous, MS (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"No strap to hold cap while refueling"

Anonymous, MS (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"My mechanic replaced the fuel level sender. The new one was defective. The second new sender is OK. Additionally, the owner's manual doesn't know how much fuel this car can hold. Aggravating!"

Douglas H., OR (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"We received a defect notice and recall approximately 2 years ago, but they told us to wait until it failed. When it failed, GMC said the vehicle is now too old. I think this was a known failure that they would not stand behind, and I likely will not purchase GMC again because of this practice."

Anonymous, CA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Gas gauge stop working and had to replace sending unit"

Harry C., VA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"The dealer replaced the fuel sensor due to check engine light coming on. Not certain that was the issue. Still had light come on, think it was a fouled spark plug."

Anonymous, WA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Throttle body sensor went bad and had to be replaced. Cost 600 dollars"

Tim H., WA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

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

Alternator

"pully bearing failed"

Donald M., AZ (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Alternator failed, so was replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"alternator failure while driving"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Engine harness

"motor mounts failed"

Patrick K., FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Wires and plugs were replaced due to heat damage of the wires"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Starter

"Starter failed. Was third starter we had to replace"

Anonymous, MD (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"At times the car just clicked when trying to start. Uncertain if it is the starter or if it was the battery, which we replaced."

Anonymous, WA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"rusted solid pipe leaked intermittently and took a while to locate and expensive to repair."

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Cooling fan

"The cooling fan has now been replaced 3x, it finally works but hesitates a moment before it kicks in"

Anna S., LA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Recurring failure on some sort of sensor has caused dealer to provide additional warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Engine did not get up to correct operating temperature which caused the engine to develop sludge and made it difficult to pass emissions"

Robert B., WI (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Failure to keep at operating temperature"

Anonymous, CO (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Water pump

"Pump failed, had to be replaced"

Steven B., MO (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"water pump failed causing all fluids to be drained from system and over engine to over heat. had to get towed to a mechanic for new water pump and misc assemble"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

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

"Everytime it rains the front floorboard is soaking wet, which starts to smell as it is drying."

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"drivers side front door has bent hinges and will not seal completely"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Driver seat squeeks loudly since day one and the dealer can't fix it after multiple trips to dealership and other repair shops. Dealer repair says that engine and transmission should be good forever but every little thing around it will fail. He's ri"

Anonymous, KY (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"Certain directional winds cause a howling sound. It can be breif or last for several hours. Depending on wind speed and direction"

Anonymous, WI (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"door seals do not keep wind out."

Anonymous, (2006 GMC Envoy XL Unsure)

"Too much wind noise..forever..think from back door design"

Anonymous, OH (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Valves repaired, PVC valve repeatably replaced [complete valve cover each time] expensive to replace. Apoor design causing valve repair"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Major engine failure due to loss of oil through excessive oil burning"

William B., WI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Loss of lubricant resulted in main bearing failure"

Robert N., CA (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"The prior owner failed to change oil at the proper intervals and the motor sludged up. The oil pickup screen was 90% blocked with carbon buildup causing poor lubrication and engine failure. I bought it this way with intentions of replacing engine"

S E., IA (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Head gasket

"I had to have replaced when the valve body assembly plugged up/failed"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

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 will not eject and therefore renders the CD player unusable"

Anonymous, TX (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Radio

"Loud humming in radio/speaker system depending on outside temperatures mostly in cold climate conditions. Dealers have not diagnosed the problem and have referred me to independent radio repair shops. HELP!"

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"This vehicle has a Bose audio system. I griped to Bose that the base sounded 'muddy'. They said they didn't know what 'muddy' meant, which is BS. Anyone in the car or any other audio business knows what a muddy speaker sounds like. Anyway, in my case, replacing the battery 'fixed' the problem."

Douglas H., OR (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Radio speakers emit loud humming sound on and off - when a door is closed - more in colder weather"

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Left side speakers come and go...mostly they don't work"

Anonymous, TX (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 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)

"Caused by wiring harness failure"

Anonymous, ON (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes started grinding noises. Took to dealer replace rotor and pads"

Anonymous, MI (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Regular brake failure

"I keep my car running A-1 as much as possible. My Mechanic showed me my brakes needed work and had a lot wear on the rear discs, so I had him change it all. Why do a half ass job,do it right. Safety is No.1 with me. Why go back 6 months later and cha"

Anonymous, RI (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotors were worn down considerably,and they don't turn them down any more,so change them,that's it"

Anonymous, RI (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Everytime it rains the brakes squeak."

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy XL 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

"Every Envoy in America has this issue, a trim piece just above the rear hatch that comes loose or in my case completely blew off at speed. Have had it repaired 3 times. Fortunately found a reputable body shop that has stood behind the original repa"

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy XL 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The interior molding of the front passenger door fell off and can't be fixed. Had to be removed."

Gail F., AB (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Early 2019 I noticed the top coating on the front hood starting to peel. Thence, the paint began to fade & continued to be unsightly until I had the hood repainted."

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Rust

"Part of the frame underneath the vehicle on one side had a rust hole completely through."

Anonymous, NC (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"gear lever froze/locked ... Two separate times, 3 months apart. (2nd time due to defective part used to fix the first time...dealer did not charge to repair). I Also...the part that controls the shocks stopped working and to repair that was $600+"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Mechanical transmission shift linkage under the car broke. Car shift handle reverted to neutral when I stopped at a gas station after I had placed it in park when refueling. I had to apply the emergency brake to keep the car from moving. Cost was $600 to replace. I'm glad I wasn't on the expressway when it broke I would have been coasting in neutral."

Anonymous, IN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"would slip at lower RPM's"

Anonymous, NV (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"at 42000 miles transmission had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"At 96,000 miles I needed a new transmission. I was a good customer at GMC they paid 2/3 of the bill and they put a 100,000 mile warranty on it. The one before was 75,000 miles. Had a slight one time problem with the gear sticking since then"

Michael W., MI (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"The transmission had to be replaced at 90,000 miles and went completely out. No warning!"

Anonymous, UT (2006 GMC Envoy SLT 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

Doors or sliding doors

"The actuators for the rear hatch failed so that we cannot access the back of the vehicle except through the window and it's going to be very expensive to fix. I really wish they had just used a simple mechanical latch"

Nathan S., NH (2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Mirrors

"drivers side mirror won't move"

Gail F., AB (2006 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Sunroof

"sun roof will close completely, a plastic piece broke off and auto bodyshop said he had buy entire new unit because GM will not sell individual parts"

Anonymous, MN (2006 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

"Check engine light stays on, says it has a minor vapor leak"

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"oil pan gasket leak 1qt/750 miles or less. this repair is very labor intensive to replace. Oil is cheaper at this point."

Anonymous, MN (2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Took several attempts to figure out the problem and lots of money but it is all fixed."

Donna D., WA (2006 GMC Envoy XL 5.3-L V8)
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