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2003 GMC Envoy Problems and Repair Histories

51 TrueDelta members own a 2003 GMC Envoy. 21 of these members (41.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 86 repairs to 2003 GMC Envoys--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 GMC Envoy problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 GMC Envoy problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 GMC Envoy problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

40% of the 2003 GMC Envoy repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 1% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 86 repairs.

2003 GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 GMC Envoy repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 3% cost less than $100, 54% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, and 15% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Transmission slips then bangs into gear - found 2 - 4 bands shot, clutch worn and metal shavings in pan. Dealer installed new transmission, under Warranty  
0 Replaced evaporator vent solenoid under Warranty  
0 Emerg Repairs @ GM Garage (Leonardtown, Md), Would not start or shift from Park. Replaced ignition switch & fuel tank pressure sensor, also found left outer tie-rod with excessive play. Replaced tie-rod and performed alignment. Warranty  
0 Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 1st occurrence - May 2004, 29372 miles Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 2nd occurrence - 32624 miles 
0 Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 3rd occurrence, July 2005, 49845 miles. Dealer covered as warranty item due to repeated failures 
0 Replaced Catalytic Converter, Y-Pipe, Gaskets, O2 Sensor & Road Tested - All covered as Warranty Items  
227 Replace VICM - Updated OnStar.  
0 Emerg Repairs (Brandywine, Md. GM Dealer) - Would not run, Performed Diagnostic & replaced #3 spark plug (cracked). Md dealer reported 1/2 plugs/wires were original, GM Dealer (Pa) absorbed cost  
0 Pa. GM Dealer Installed new Plugs & Wires (from prior svce charged / originally reported as completed but NOT performed)  
122 No Power Controls (Int Lites, Radio, Door, Window, Seat, etc.). Replaced Master Fuse, performed annual state inspection plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
262 Replace Blower Motor Resistor, Fixed Air Bag Light (Air Bag Light problem still exists) plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
442 Replace A/C Belt & Line, plug Rt front tire plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
136000 238 Power steering unit cooler leak, replacement with new cooling unit 
138700 1913 hard miss/vac lk suspected - diag, repair air intake cowling, replaced oil press & fuel lvl sensors, replace wtr pump & hose, flush radiator, replace serpentine belts check engine soon light came on again and hard miss from prior visit continued, only worse. dealer now found vac leak in lower intake manifold gasket. dealer replaced gasket. 
157000  

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

GMC Envoy in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 114000    
127000 1100 The airbag leveling system was leaking and compressor had to keep filling. Replaced airbags in rear springs. Also replaced front brakepads amd turned rotors during visit. 
135000 850 Heater blower was intermittent. Dealer replaced sensor. Problem reappeared within 2 weeks. Took to dealer again and they stated it was actually heater blower motor - which was replaced and fixed the problem. 
149000  

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Puerto Rico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 165000    
169000 570 The whole front suspension for my Envoy was done for.Only cause for the good of God I survive that week. 
175000 910 trannys 3rd gear went loco on me,mec told me to use it till i get repair money,rebuilt and running, $910.00 somolians cost of repair,ahh,and because im a friend.thank God 
189000 950 just a bad job all together. had to repair a burned out tranny, pump, gears, drums etc, even the torque converter 
191300 600 I repaired that tranny, last year,round may, in march 13, it started leaking tranny oil, end up dropping it and repairing pump, 
192000  
GMC Envoy in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
217 Replaced trans cooler line. 
550 Replace instrument cluster 
275 Replaced trans shift cable 
160 replace thermostat 
112000 1000 Rotted gas tank, crack was leaking gas. Replaced tank. 
GMC Envoy in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 80000    
90000 100 Bad Thermostat per service engine soon code Water pump bearings making rumbling noise 
95000 300 Water pump bad 
114000 500 Engine light on- replaced gas cap. Replaced 4 sway bar links and 2 tie- rod ends- worn radiator cap leaking- replaced. 
129000 475 Replace both rear axle seals Check engine light on- replaced purge solonoid Grinding noise coming from right front- replaced right front bearing hub 
141700 500 Front wheel bearing making noise- replaced Replaced rear sway bar bushings 
160000  

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

GMC Envoy in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 129000    
132000 0 Viscous fan/clutch assembly replaced Tech bulletin. I was having problems with AC cooling at stops. Coolant Thermostat and hoses replaced that were needed. The Coolant and needed hoses were replaced at 110,000 as well. Timing chain and entire timing assembly including exhaust valve actuator replaced. Cam position sensor replaced, leaking at the connector. Water pump replaced. Oil pump and pan assemble rebuilt/cleaned. Intake manifold / Mass air flow disassembled cleaned and gaskets replaced, Small gasket leak around coil # 2 was found. 
141000 0 I have had an on-going problem with the communication link for the 4 wheel drive system. It requires a restart to clear. There is a technical bulletin on this as well. Rear glass hatch shocks will need to be replaced soon. 
145000 150 Upstream O2 sensor was replaced. no code was thrown, replaced on systematic low gas mileage around 13 MPG. Used a scan tool and saw the upstream O2 sensor voltage readings was not moving. 
148000 720 Replaced front struts and rear shocks. 
156000 600 Replaced all rotors, pads and rubber brake lines to include parking brake pads. Replace all brake fluid. 
162000 100 Low pressure cut off switch, recharge. 
GMC Envoy in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
125 replace front wheel bearing,  
250 replace two coils for firing engine 
0 air suspension bag in rear, air compressor motor went out, to expensive to replace right now, fill air bags with inlet in the storage area for jack, I fill to 65 lbs, that will ride for about 2 months, then I have refill 
135000 0 removed cluster panel, install new stepper motors, this was a recall items, but mine started acting up after having to many miles for warranty, or extended warranty on this item got a popping noise in right rear hub, act like something is trying to catch on it and then let go. got to investigate 
138000 60 fan clutch replaced, quit working 
140000 65 replace bad thermostat, replace temperature sensor 
142000 100 power steering pump went out 
142300 20 belt tension started rattling 
144000 170 had to replace the windshield wiper motor 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 101060    
101680 320 Oxygen sensor one of four not working and replaced. 
104160 1800 exhaust manifold cracked and was replaced cooling fan clutch noisy and replaced 
105400 620 Transmission lines rusted out and leaking causing a transmission fault code due to slippage from loss of fluid. New lines installed by dealer & fluid topped up. 
GMC Envoy in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 87000    
88000 250 Cruise control works intermittently; repair included placing map sensor; less then two weeks later cruise control still working intermittently; will be taking car back to repair shop in two days 
91000 48 When A/C on, RPM fluctuated. It was diagnosed the throttle body sensor was not working. Replaced with used part (extended warranty did not want to pay for a new part at $322). It appears new part also fixed the cruise control problem. 
121000 1500 leak in front differential; then found that bearings needed to be replaced 
123300 430 dash lights very dim and speedometer went crazy. Replaced cluster to fix both problems. Ignition not working on a few occasions. Replaced faulty ignition switch. 
128000  
GMC Envoy in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 58900    
60760 500 speedometer not working properly 
80600 500 air conditioning recharged rear shock absorbers changed 
96720 800 The fuel pump was leaking. Bad fuel smell from the back. Fuel pump was replaced . 
 

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