2003 GMC Envoy XL 5.3 V8 from North America


I had my check engine light come on several times on my Envoy. Tried the gas cap, and many other things to no avail. Finally was able to figure out it was a bad gasket. The ones that come with the Envoy are cheap plastic one that crack and cause are to be sucked in. Replaced it with the metal version of the gasket, and have not had any problems since.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2010

2003 GMC Envoy XL 4.2 from North America




Problems with the Envoy have been many.

Battery has drained numerous times; replaced twice.

Gas gauge does not work.

Speedometer does not work.

Left rear rotor bad (@ 75,000 miles) due too bad brake pad, worn completely out, so replaced right side as well.

Had a local mechanic replace a control module in driver side door from GM, fixed gas and speedo, both not working again.

Tail light bulbs failing.

Clunking sound in the front end when going over any kind of bump/pot-hole.

Lower valance on front bumper lost the clips that secure it to the bumper on each side. (Not due to hitting a curb.)

There are some more, but those are the big ones.

General Comments:

When we bought the Envoy we were very pleased, but now not so much.

I like the power, the room and the third row, but the little things that were wrong turned into a big deal.

I hated getting jumped all the time with the battery issue, which has just "gone away".

I don't know what to think of this SUV, or GMC for that matter.

I have had a '03 GMC 1500 before, loved it, no worries.

Have to say overall that I hate this SUV, trading it off soon.

Wish I had my Audi TT back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th July, 2010

2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.3 from North America


Keep a warranty


Rear window motor quit 40,000 (rarely used).

Drivers side power seat module quit at 50,000.

Rear main seal required replacement at 60,000.

Gas tank needed replacement at 65,000.

Hub bearing replaced at 80,000.

Catalytic converter at 112,000.

General Comments:

This is supposed to be a top of the line model, but this year 2003 has a lot of little issues.

This is a dealers dream car due to all the expensive repairs, and had it not been for the extended warranty, I would have given up on this Envoy a long time ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th May, 2010

2003 GMC Envoy SLT from North America


I love my Envoy - other than the gas mileage now


When I first purchased this used Envoy, the mileage was great for that size vehicle & motor.

Just recently I replaced the fan clutch. The vehicle seems to be still having problems with the fan clutch (roaring long and loud) when first started, and the gas mileage has gone way way down. I have had it checked, and nothing shows up on the scope. There has never been a service light on at any time.

Does anyone have any help or information regarding this?

General Comments:

In general this vehicle has been great. I love the ride, comfort and safely feeling. I will keep this vehicle for awhile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd February, 2010

23rd Dec 2010, 21:34

You said you replaced the clutch fan, and you still have the roaring sound. You may have gotten another bad clutch fan. I just had mine in the shop for the same thing. Don't buy a GM clutch fan, go to Advance Auto and buy their life time warranty. GM don't offer lifetime warranties because of their junk fans, and their fans are 2x the price of Advance or Auto Zone. Make sure you plugged in the electronic part of the clutch fan also.

24th Dec 2010, 21:11

There are two different things that cause the "jet" sound from the vehicle. Try to see where the sound is coming from. On my Trailblazer it was coming from underneath and was a part on the tranny. Two entirely different problems.