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2003 GMC Envoy repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 143 repairs.
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2003 GMC Envoy repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (32%)

Chart based on 112 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

Engine not specified

GMC Envoy in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013
Sep 2013

137000 mi

US $80
Driver door seal ripped at several places along bottom of door. Bought new seal and replaced it. Right dashboard vent broken. Found used one on eBay and replace it. right dashboard Bose speaker blown. Found used Bose speaker on eBay and replaced it. Drivers seat bottom leather torn along door edge. Found upholstery guy to replace torn leather at my house. Restained two leather panels to match the seat. Engine idling rough. Had throttle body cleaned and engine control module reflashed to clear errors. 

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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 Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Nov 2011

150000 mi

US $400
replaced water pump 
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

137100 mi

US $323
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
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. 
GMC Envoy in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2016 - May 2017
Nov 2016

230520 mi

C $850
Worn tie rods. New CV joint for transfer case 
Jan 2017

231040 mi

C $1500
Front diff actuater was not engaging. 
GMC Envoy in Illinois, United States
Jul 2015 - Oct 2017
Jul 2017

141000 mi

US $80
Replaced electro-viscous fan clutch (common issue) 
Aug 2017

141000 mi

US $200
Water Pump & Thermostat (preventative, done as part of fan clutch repair) Replaced drive belts & alternator (preventative, done as part of fan clutch repair) 
Oct 2017

143000 mi

US $500
Replaced front stabilizer links & bushings Upper Ball Joints Replaced Replaced front / rear shocks Replaced front brake rotors & pads 
GMC Envoy in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2013

140000 mi

US $2641
replaced alternator, serpentine belt,  rear air bag assempbly, air compressor for air ride, replaced left from torc bolts 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

124000 mi

US $1200
water pump broke and caused leak in radiator 

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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 Kentucky, United States
Mar 2017 - Oct 2017
Aug 2017

190000 mi

US $300
Steering rack failed. Power Steering fluid leak. Known issues with the seals for the high pressure and return lines. 
GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Feb 2013

130900 mi

US $1200
Sway bar and tie rods replaced. Also replaced shocks and rear tires new muffler and tailpipe 
GMC Envoy in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

180000 mi

US $85
AC working fine, Driver-side dash vent only blows hot air, while passenger-side works fine. Replace "heater blend door actuator" on driver side. 
Jun 2014

185000 mi

US $2200
Replaced: Lower & Upper ball joint, Front Swaybar links, Front Struts & Springs. And New Battery. 
Dec 2014

192000 mi

US $524
Flashing engine light. Replaced number 4 coil and spark plug. 
Jul 2015

198200 mi

US $150
Charging System fault, replaced alternator. 
Nov 2015

204000 mi

US $75
Engine light flashing feels like misfire, produced P0300 code. Replaced Fuel Filter, no change. Reset Engine light second time it produce P0301 code. Replaced Cylinder 1 ignition coil. 
Jan 2016

194800 mi

US $20
Horn started a constant blurring after using remote to unlock vehicle. Remove "horn" fuse to stop blurring. Replaced Horn "Relay". 
Sep 2017

228000 mi

US $70
Horn not working and was randomly blowing its fuse. Replaced both "High Note & Low Note" horns. 
GMC Envoy in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

244000 mi

US $180
Driver door window motor 
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 $550
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. 
GMC Envoy in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

122760 mi

C $150
Thermostat too old 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Texas, United States
Aug 2004 - Jan 2011
Feb 2004

512 mi
The computer's fuel management system was malfunctioning, and as a result the engine was missing, the CEL and reduced engine power light turned on. This occurred only 3 days after purchase of the vehicle. The ECU was exchanged for a new one. 
Jun 2007

34000 mi
The radiator's fan clutch failed, so the engine started to overheat sometimes in traffic. The repair took two days, but a free rental was given and the cost of repair was covered under warranty. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

GMC Envoy in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Dec 2014

70000 mi

US $1490
Car made awful metal-on-metal noises when in 4WD. Mechanic said problem was due to faulty transfer case. 
Jul 2016

90300 mi

US $1030
One outer tie-rod was loose. Rack and pinion assembly was leaking. Damaged bearing on one wheel. All three replaced. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

GMC Envoy in Iowa, United States
- Sep 2009
Sep 2009

80000 mi

US $150
coolant thermostat needed replacement. 
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 had a bad job done in the tranny,used it 1 month and went total blank,like,nothing,mec no choice but repair it,but still giving me problems,sometimes when I accelerate too fast,it will slip,but recovers somewhat fast,and shifts. 
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

191200 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 Minnesota, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

154000 mi

US $1100
wheel bearing, vibration and noise over 35 mph. 
GMC Envoy in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

142000 mi
gear shift linkage bushing had to be replaced on shifter cable 
GMC Envoy in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 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

129200 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

140800 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 
Jul 2015

186000 mi
Plugged converter caused from thermostat not being a high enough temperature. Should run at 210 degrees. 

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2003 GMC Envoy 4dr SUV

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

GMC Envoy in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

100000 mi

US $3000
The service engine light was on and the ABS light would come on. A module and I forget what else needed replaced. 
Feb 2017

146000 mi

US $250
Replaced brake pads and rotors on the back. 
GMC Envoy in Indiana, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

83000 mi

US $7
Driver's side Headlight 
GMC Envoy in Ohio, United States
- Sep 2006
Aug 2003

6000 mi
Valve related to compressor on air conditioner. 
Sep 2006

45000 mi
Under extended warranty. Vehicle stalls occassionally. 
GMC Envoy in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

115940 mi

C $27
A/C evaporator freezing up and blowing warm air. A/C low pressure(cycling switch failed)Switch replaced successfully. 
Jun 2014

123380 mi

C $400
Front struts and rear shock absorbers replaced. Front sway bar links replaced 
Jul 2014

124080 mi

C $320
L/H front wheel bearing chirping and vibration. Both L/H and R/H front hub assy's replaced. 
May 2015

133260 mi

C $225
Replaced front pads, disks and calipers 
Jun 2017

145700 mi

C $44
Both front headlamps sockets burned and chipped. Sockets and bulbs replaced 
Aug 2017

146900 mi
Low pressure air conditioning switch failed 
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 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

137700 mi

US $60
fan clutch replaced, quit working 
Jan 2012

139500 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

123700 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 New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

111200 mi

US $200
GMC Envoy in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

88200 mi

US $1100
Tie rod ends, control arms, ball joints, alignment, stabilizer 
GMC Envoy in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
Oct 2013

166000 mi

US $135
replaced weak battery 
Nov 2013

166500 mi
Sputtering, needed new plugs (threw P0305 code) 
May 2014

170000 mi

US $84
Had to replace the coil pack on #4 cylinder due to water damage (common problem on the 6 cylinder Envoys). 
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 . 
GMC Envoy in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2017
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

144700 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

162300 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. 
Jan 2016

163500 mi

US $150
Rear washer fluid pumps failed. Replaced both rear and front windsheild washer pump, rear had failed replaced both while apart. Removed and cleaned throttle body/SD chamber. Corrected rough idle and hesitation as well. 
Feb 2016

180000 mi

US $400
GMC had been running rough for about 2 Months. Service Engine Soon light illuminated,, Took car to PEP Boys, 2 Codes for Cam position sensor and throttle body and the replaced the Throttle Body and Cam position sensor. Rough idle is now gone 
Aug 2016

183900 mi
Intermittent loss of power during cruising speeds. Fuel pressure was checked and there were no codes. Still have the issue but unable to find the source of the issue. 
Oct 2017

193000 mi

US $415
Finally, I have had intermidiant power failures for the past 13 Months. I have had several differant shops look into this problem and no one was able to duplicate the problem. It was a dangerious problem, if you had a speed set, you would lose power then in 2 to 5 seconds later, the trans. would kick down 2 gears, take off and throw you back int he seats. I had Leith GM, Wake Forest,NC. Look into the problem and they were able to duplicate the problem. They scanned during a test drive and it showed a "Flat line" upline O2 sensor and flagged rich and lean codes. Be advised that this O2 sensor NEVER shot a code as a failure. The O2 sensor was replace and 2 Flash software updates to the ECM and I am golden. I really like this SUV and I hope to dive it till the wheels fall off, knock on wood... or a sensor 
GMC Envoy in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

C $75
Replaced water pump 
May 2017

108500 mi

C $240
Rear shocks bouncing so replaced both Rear sway bar bushings replaced 

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