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.

General Comments:

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.

2003 GMC Envoy LX from North America


Fan clutch and wheel bearings at 94,000 miles.

General Comments:

Another victim of the poorly designed fan clutch in my Daughter's 2003 Envoy. $250.00 at the local parts store and my time to install. 95,000 on the odometer. But obviously this could have happened earlier reading past posts.

Too bad for GM they're not retaining customers by ignoring this problem. I'll be holding on to my paperwork in case they decide to step up and do the right thing.

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

Review Date: 5th May, 2009

15th May 2009, 20:49

94,000 miles is a lot. By that time we had had so many problems with our Honda that I couldn't list them all. It didn't even make 100,000 miles and was sold for scrap at around 99,000 miles. Neither our 6-year-old GMC or our 9-year-old Pontiac has ever had anything except 1 burned out light bulb.

2003 GMC Envoy SE Standard from North America


Poorly build mechanics but overall a decent car


I've had the power steering cause me nothing but problems. This is the 4th time it's gone out and will be the 2nd time while no longer under warranty that it's happened. I called GM last time and asked THEM to foot the bill. It's obviously a manufacturing gliche that keeps causing it! They paid for it 100% last time. I got another service number and will ask the same. I'm not going to pay for a problem that KEEPS occurring less than every 10,000 miles. There is no excuse for it!

Boot, gear box, sway bars, power steering pump, and probably much, much more. Right now I've got power steering fluid pouring out everywhere. I love my truck, I HATE the manufacturer!

General Comments:

I love the Envoy, we just bought a fully loaded cherry red one in 2009 but I could do without all these hassles in steering issues. It's a safety hazard!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2009