2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2 from North America
Don't waste your money on a 2003 GMC Envoy!!!
1) Replaced brakes twice within 3 years and with less than 30,000 miles.
2) Replaced rotors and battery.
3) There is a clunking noise when making left turns only.
4) There is a creaking noise in the front end when you hit a bump.
5) Replaced A/C compressor.
6) Replaced fuel pump.
7) Emergency brake doesn't work.
8) Ticking sound in engine while running idle.
9) Only front speakers work, but all speakers work if there are 2 or more days of dry weather (no rain or snow).
10) Replaced blower motor resistor.
11) Driver door module is broken.
12) Check engine light constantly on.
13) Rear windshield wiper only works on 3 sometimes not at all.
14) At least 4 times a year the brakes fail for a few seconds (even after replacing with brand new brakes and rotors).
15) Recently experiencing power failure upon starting almost to the point where it wants to stall.
16) Oil ascending unit leaks.
I have easily spent over $3000 in repairs on this vehicle already and there are still problems that need to be fixed.
I am a middle age female who maintains this vehicle on a regular basis and doesn't drive it hard. I put a little over 10,000 miles a year on it. There is no reason why I should be experiencing so many problems.
Many of the features of this vehicle is what made me purchase it (3rd row seating, 4WD, power windows and locks, key-less entry, and appearance).
This SUV is comfortable and rides nice.
Other than that, it is a piece of crap and money pit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd June, 2009
16th Sep 2009, 23:24
You obviously got an incredibly abused USED Envoy. We purchased our 2003 SLE 4.2 brand new in early 2003. It now has close to 80,000 miles on it. So far it has had one battery, one set of tires and one light bulb.
I'm a mechanic and I put the car up on jack stands last weekend, checked everything from bumper to bumper and found NOTHING needing attention. The brake pads are original and still have wear left on them. All hoses, the drive belt and all suspension components are showroom fresh. It has never had a tune-up, as no new domestic requires one before 100,000 miles.
I seldom ever have to replace brake pads on ANY of our domestics before 100,000 miles (our Honda was a different story, it went through them like a kid eating candy).
Our Envoy is one of the most solid, well-built vehicles we've ever owned. I suspect yours was either wrecked or horribly abused by its previous owner.