2007 GMC Envoy Reliability - 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 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 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

Bushings

"Replaced 1 Aframe bushing. Replaced 2 rear suspension bags due to a sagging problem."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"The rear suspension uses air bags. They started leaking. Factory bags were >$300 EACH. Found aftermarket bags for <$200 each. Did the installation myself - a piece of cake!"

Anonymous, AB (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Front A frame bushing and rear suspension airbags"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"air leaks out of rear suspension. have not found leak yet"

Anonymous, PA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Factory installed rear suspension air bags replaced because of air leak. Cost around $600"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"they lose air overnight"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"This Envoy eats tie rod ends for breakfast. This is the 3rd or 4th time they've been replaced due to wear. I do not believe it is caused by poor driving."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Front outer Tie rods were worn and required replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"A tie rod was replaced by the previous owner in 2012. We had them and the ball joints replaced in 2015. This vehicle is driven on the street and rarely driven off road"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 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)

"Loose intake manifold bolts and 1 other easily fixed issue via google researsh"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Evaporative control Solenoid malfunctioned. Had to have replaced to pass emissions test"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Intermittent sensor issue with fuel evap recovery sensor causing check engine soon light to come on. Has been going on for the past several years. Many mechanic checks came back with no trouble found. Finally replaced the sensor which seemed to solve the problem but after about 9 months, captured another trouble flag for the same issue"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"It is P0496 Evap Emission System High . Will replace part"

Elizabeth V., NY (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"engine light on, chugging sound, sluggish acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"throwing a code that appears to be a leak in the Evap system and appears to be a vac leak on the fuel sending unit"

Anonymous, NH (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Driver side front axle seal has had to be replaced twice in 80,000 km, no other axle seals had an issue"

Brandon J., AB (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"General squeaks and rattles I assume to be associated with the age of the vehicle"

Brandon J., AB (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Car rattles more than it should."

Steven T., WA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"It sounds like a tail pipe or muffler is loose and makes a noise when going over a bump"

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wind noise

"We get a fair amount of wind noise on the driver’s side. Weather stripping is failing."

Steven T., WA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

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

"fuel gauge was not working until gas tank float was replaced"

William K., CT (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"After very frequent use, 230,000 km and 10 years, the seat heater on the driver's side finally failed. Dealer replacement of the element was reasonably priced"

Anonymous, AB (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor quit working on one tire only. Not worth fixing it because I can check easily with a manual pressure gauge. It is just a nuisance to have it displayed very time I drive."

Anonymous, OH (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Light with picture of engine stayed lit. No problem with engine."

Carol J., SC (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer quit working. Problem with switch not the motor. Gradually wiper speeds went out until only the fast speed still worked. Repaired by replacing the multi-function switch on the column. It is very expensive, over $400 parts and labor."

Anonymous, OH (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Water pump replaced but did not have thermostat. Still having problems and took to have checked by different repair shop. Thermostat was not working stuck open"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Water pump

"Had to replace the water pump"

Anonymous, UT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump failure at over 120000 miles. Replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The water pump was loose and worn; it was replaced in 2015"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Found large puddle of liquid in garage. Had car towed to dealer and they replaced the water pump"

Anonymous, NE (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 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

"became uundrivable"

G J., WY (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)

"awd actuator needed replacing"

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Differential

"We only found out about the differential because a bearing went out"

Anonymous, IN (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"Failed sensor"

Anonymous, CT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Traction control

"The speed sensor in the right rear wheel would indicate a problem then go away. They found a code indicating the problem, replaced the sensor and it is fine now. Also the starter died after 135,000 miles, but that is pretty good to last that long"

Anonymous, MA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Veh is stored from Oct. to May. We are both retired and this is our second veh used for the summer in Maine. Also easier to fit in tighter places to park."

Anonymous, ME (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Again, same as Yucon. Brakes were found to need replacement when rotors were machined."

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"Rotors were worn beyond life; replaced all four rotors with new parts"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Same as the Yukon. Pulsating upon braking."

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 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

"Hasn't worked in 18 months, have attempted to have it repaired but it doesn't last"

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Envoy Unsure 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"outside air temperature sensors quit working properly causing the A/C to think it was below freezing and therefore the A/C would not cool."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan controller that sits in the airway failed and all functioning of the AC/heat system stopped!"

Anonymous, WA (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"recharged system with leak stop 134a"

Anonymous, PA (2007 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

"The gear selector cable broke, but it was able to be repaired quickly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"gear selector cable"

Ralph B., FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"At a stop sign, the vehicle would not move in forward gears. Was able to reverse it and get out of the roadway. Towed to dealer where it was repaired"

Anonymous, NE (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

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

"Quit working"

Mark C., KY (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS is dependent on CD player. CD player quit working, therefore rendering GPS disk inoperable"

Mark C., KY (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"Speakers in the Back no longer working. has a short."

Anonymous, ME (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Doesn't want to reset on its own"

Anonymous, UT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Mounts wore out and were replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold gaskets leaked air causing the "check engine" light to come on."

Anonymous, FL (2007 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"THE ENGINE BLEW UNEXPECTEDLY."

John C., LA (2007 GMC Envoy 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

Spark plugs or wires failure

"Misfiring caused by old spark plugs"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

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.

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Recalls
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VISIBILITY
Sep 24, 2015
The protective coating may not eliminate the risk that the circuit board could short and result in a fire, even while the vehicle is unattended.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy vehicles, and 2006 GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT vehicles. Fluid may enter into the driver's door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board, causing window switches to become inoperative. Previously, the affected vehicles may have had their master power window switch module treated with a protective coating, instead of having it replaced.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new driver's door switch module, free of charge. The recall began on November 2, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15700.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V599000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9932
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Aug 14, 2015
Headlamps that do not illuminate reduce the driver's ability to see the roadway and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL, 2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7x vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HDM, free of charge. The recall began on May 17, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14291.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V519000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 429170
VISIBILITY
Jul 02, 2014
A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury. A fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles. Fluid may enter the driver's door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the part number on the door module, and install a new door module if necessary, free of charge. Parts for the remedy are not currently available. An interim letter was mailed to owners in August 2014. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), 1-800-955-9007 (SAAB), and 1-800-255-6727 (Isuzu). GM's number for this recall is 14309. NOTE: This recall provides a new remedy for all vehicles covered by recall 13V-248. Vehicles whose modules were modified but not replaced as part of the previous recall remedy must have their vehicles remedied again under this campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V404000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 184611
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY
Jun 13, 2013
A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury. A fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles. Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.
What should you do:
Owners will be contacted and dealers will test the driver's door module. If the module is functioning properly, a protective coating will be applied. If the module is not functioning properly, it will be replaced. These repairs will be done free of charge. GM will notify Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners, Isuzu and Saab will contact their respective owners. The recall began on August 2, 2013. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463, Isuzu owners at 1-800-255-6727, and Saab owners at 1-800-955-9007. GM's campaign number is 12180. This recall is an expansion of recall 12V-406.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V248000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 193652
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, VISIBILITY
Aug 16, 2012
A short in the circuit board could lead to a fire, increasing the risk of personal injury. A fire could occur even while the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the remedy has been made.
Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender vehicles, originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Fluid may enter the driver's door module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board. A short may cause the power door lock and power window switches to function intermittently or become inoperative. The short may also cause overheating, which could melt components of the door module, producing odor, smoke, or a fire.
What should you do:
Parts for this recall are expected to available in March 2013. GM will notify Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC owners when parts are available. Buick owners may contact the owner center at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet owners at 1-866-694-6546, and GMC owners at 1-866-996-9463. Isuzu owners will be notified by Isuzu Motors when parts are available. Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at 1-800-255-6727. SAAB owners will be notified by SAAB Cars North America when parts are available and for inquiries, owners may call SAAB customer service at 1-800-955-9007.
For more information:
GM's campaign number is 12180.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V406000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 278174
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