What GMC Envoy XL recalls are there?

Hey, so I have a GMC Envoy XL that used to be my grandma’s, but I’ve just heard that there were some recalls on this model. Should I be worried? What recalls were there for the Envoy XL?

Brittni Brinn · Answered on Feb 14, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s always a good idea to check a model’s recall history—especially if it’s a car you’re just starting to drive! There were five major recalls for the GMC Envoy XL taking place in in four model years:
  • 2003 Envoy XL: Windshield wipers were reported to suddenly stop working or fail to turn off, and in some cases, the washer pump experienced a short circuit due to corrosion. Faulty windshield wipers could cause obstructions of the driver’s view, leading to a car accident.
  • 2004 Envoy XL: Due to vibration and heat, the brake light was reported to loosen and flicker, eventually turning off entirely. An inoperative brake light could lead to collisions, as the vehicle behind would not be aware of the driver’s intention to stop.
  • 2005 Envoy XL: Two recalls are listed for this model. The first is a mislabel on the tire, requiring a request for new labels to ensure the tires are properly identified. The second has to do with an inappropriately-sized steering hose, which could lead to problems with steering and the brake system, and even cause an engine fire.
  • 2006 Envoy XL: This recall was due to corrosion of the power window switch. If fluid gets into the module, the power window switch may be rendered inoperable.
There are a few ways you can check if your Envoy XL was repaired or replaced after a recall. The easiest way is to look up the vehicle history using the vehicle identification number (VIN). You can request a full vehicle history or simply look up your VIN on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, Kelley Blue Book, or another reputable online service.
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