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2003 GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

Chart based on 109 repairs.

2003 GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

Chart based on 52 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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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

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

GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2003 - Sep 2014
Oct 2003

16175 mi
Transmission slips then bangs into gear - found 2 - 4 bands shot, clutch worn and metal shavings in pan. Dealer installed new transmission, under Warranty  
Apr 2004

25717 mi
Replaced evaporator vent solenoid under Warranty  
May 2004

27905 mi
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  
Jul 2004

29372 mi
Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 1st occurrence - May 2004, 29372 miles Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 2nd occurrence - 32624 miles 
Jul 2005

49845 mi
Replaced faulty Fan Clutch Assy - Warranty 3rd occurrence, July 2005, 49845 miles. Dealer covered as warranty item due to repeated failures 
Aug 2006

64967 mi
Replaced Catalytic Converter, Y-Pipe, Gaskets, O2 Sensor & Road Tested - All covered as Warranty Items  
Aug 2007

79602 mi

US $227
Replace VICM - Updated OnStar.  
Feb 2008

89805 mi
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  
Apr 2008

91593 mi
Pa. GM Dealer Installed new Plugs & Wires (from prior svce charged / originally reported as completed but NOT performed)  
Aug 2009

108978 mi

US $122
No Power Controls (Int Lites, Radio, Door, Window, Seat, etc.). Replaced Master Fuse, performed annual state inspection plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
Dec 2009

112051 mi

US $262
Replace Blower Motor Resistor, Fixed Air Bag Light (Air Bag Light problem still exists) plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
Jun 2010

118134 mi

US $442
Replace A/C Belt & Line, plug Rt front tire plus routine Lube/Oil/Fltr service.  
Dec 2011

136000 mi

US $238
Power steering unit cooler leak, replacement with new cooling unit 
Feb 2012

138700 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2013

157000 mi

US $200
Replace Rear Pads & one rear rotor, required for state inspection regular customer mechanic and independent alignment shop specialist both advised against additional suspension system repairs as cost would exceed value of vehicle, both advised to retire vehicle. AGREED & purchased replacement vehicle. 

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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
Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

127000 mi

US $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. 
Dec 2011

135000 mi

US $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. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Puerto Rico
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013
Apr 2011

169000 mi

US $570
The whole front suspension for my Envoy was done for.Only cause for the good of God I survive that week. 
Sep 2011

175000 mi

US $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 
Jun 2012

189000 mi

US $950
just a bad job all together. had to repair a burned out tranny, pump, gears, drums etc, even the torque converter 
Apr 2013

191300 mi

US $600
I repaired that tranny, last year,round may, in march 13, it started leaking tranny oil, end up dropping it and repairing pump, 
GMC Envoy in Florida, United States
Feb 2006 - Apr 2011
Nov 2006

52500 mi

US $217
Replaced trans cooler line. 
Apr 2009

92542 mi

US $550
Replace instrument cluster 
Sep 2009

96000 mi

US $275
Replaced trans shift cable 
Oct 2009

97000 mi

US $160
replace thermostat 
Apr 2011

112000 mi

US $1000
Rotted gas tank, crack was leaking gas. Replaced tank. 
GMC Envoy in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2015
Aug 2009

90000 mi

US $100
Bad Thermostat per service engine soon code Water pump bearings making rumbling noise 
Feb 2010

95000 mi

US $300
Water pump bad 
Jun 2011

114000 mi

US $500
Engine light on- replaced gas cap. Replaced 4 sway bar links and 2 tie- rod ends- worn radiator cap leaking- replaced. 
May 2012

129000 mi

US $475
Replace both rear axle seals Check engine light on- replaced purge solonoid Grinding noise coming from right front- replaced right front bearing hub 
Apr 2013

141700 mi

US $500
Front wheel bearing making noise- replaced Replaced rear sway bar bushings 
Jun 2015

186000 mi

US $185
Spare tire carrier inoperative- replaced 

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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
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
Jun 2011

132000 mi
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. 
Mar 2012

141000 mi
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. 
Aug 2012

145000 mi

US $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. 
Dec 2012

148000 mi

US $720
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. 
Sep 2013

156000 mi

US $600
Replaced all rotors, pads and rubber brake lines to include parking brake pads. Replace all brake fluid. 
Apr 2014

162700 mi

US $100
Low pressure cut off switch, recharge. 
Jun 2014

164000 mi

US $1300
Compressor electrical clutch failed. Replaced Compressor and Accumulator. Ventilation damper module replaced due to MODE not functioning. Battery replaced with this trip. 
Dec 2014

169000 mi

US $165
Replaced Alternator and serpentine belt. I had a leak within the washer fluid reservoir area. Upon inspection found the Headlight washer pump had a crack at the bottom. At $75.00 replacement,I decided to plug the inlet to the pump and stop the leak, never was used anyway. 
GMC Envoy in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
Jun 2010

107000 mi

US $125
replace front wheel bearing,  
Jan 2011

116500 mi

US $250
replace two coils for firing engine 
Mar 2011

125420 mi
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 
Aug 2011

134000 mi
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 
Nov 2011

138000 mi

US $60
fan clutch replaced, quit working 
Jan 2012

140000 mi

US $65
replace bad thermostat, replace temperature sensor 
Mar 2012

142000 mi

US $100
power steering pump went out 
Apr 2012

142300 mi

US $20
belt tension started rattling 
Aug 2012

144000 mi

US $170
had to replace the windshield wiper motor 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

101680 mi

C $320
Oxygen sensor one of four not working and replaced. 
Jul 2011

104160 mi

C $1800
exhaust manifold cracked and was replaced cooling fan clutch noisy and replaced 
Aug 2011

105400 mi

C $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
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

88000 mi

US $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 
May 2011

91000 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2013

121000 mi

US $1500
leak in front differential; then found that bearings needed to be replaced 
Nov 2013

123300 mi

US $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. 
Jun 2014

131000 mi

US $101
replaced right front headlight bulb and connector 
GMC Envoy in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2008 - Jul 2013
Oct 2008

60760 mi

C $500
speedometer not working properly 
Jun 2010

80600 mi

C $500
air conditioning recharged rear shock absorbers changed 
Dec 2012

96720 mi

C $800
The fuel pump was leaking. Bad fuel smell from the back. Fuel pump was replaced . 

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2003 GMC Envoy Repair Histories

64 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 GMC Envoy. 26 of these members (40.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 109 repairs to 2003 GMC Envoys--an average of 1.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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