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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,973 miles

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2003 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #14

Mar 072012


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the fuel gauge malfunctioned and failed to provide the correct fuel level reading. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel sensor and the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #13

Nov 052011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
I was driving down the road and fist off, my speedometer went crazy. Then my fuel gauge went all the way to full, then to empty. Then it wouldn't work at all. There was plenty of gas in the tank too, I took to a mechanic and he replaced thermostat, but it didn't fix the problem. I'm still having the problem and heard there is a recall on the 2005-2007, and it appears I'm having the same problem on this 2003 that they are having now with the newer ones and the 2003 should be included in a recall. Please evaluate. I only have 107K miles on the truck. I was told, a recall could cover up to 120K miles, so I still have some way to go before I should not be included in the recall. My service engine light is staying on too, although it's been checked numerous times and it's always something to do with the fuel system and too expensive to get fixed. Now I am having major problems because of it.

- Delco, NC, USA

problem #12

Jan 202011


  • miles
Failure of 2003 GMC Envoy speedometer.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Sep 152009


  • 80,000 miles


The odometer has been malfunctioning for 2 years it will work and sometimes it will not. I would be going in speeds of over 50mph and the odometer would read 20mph. Or I would go about 30mph it would read100mph or over. It will erratically do this. Sometimes it works fine. I have not fixed the problem yet. It is working right now.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #10

Aug 292010


  • 65,000 miles
2003 GMC Envoy. The speedometer only works intermittently. It may stick in one spot. Other times it is consistently off by a given speed. The next day it may be working fine. This has been going on for over a year and seems to be occurring more frequently as the vehicle ages. The internet is littered with others all having the same issue. It looks like a us district court awarded owners of many other GM models with the same issue a settlement (see the Envoy was not included, although the issue is the same. Cost for repairing is apparently in the $700 range. As for consequences, I see 2 possibilities. I could receive an unwarranted speeding ticket. The other consequence is the major distraction it causes. The only way to tell if it is working at times is to watch it closely. If the needle isn't moving when I accelerate I know not to trust it. Drivers shouldn't be staring at their speedometer when driving.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Jan 212010


  • 57,000 miles
Speedometer on my 2003 GMC Envoy with 57,000 miles has not working with no warning signals at all.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #8

Jan 022009


  • 5,600 miles


Speedometer and dashboard failure on 2003 GMC Envoy occurring spontaneously at approximately 50,000 miles. GM dealer would replace for $350 plus labor last January when vehicle had less than $70,000. Unable to afford this cost after a general service, however the complaint is filed with GM dealership in Jan 2009. Car is now over 70,000.miles. I am realizing that this is not an isolated situation and there have been many complaints. Is there a commitment from GM that they will repair this issue for cars with mileage under 70,000.00? I believe this issue should be investigated for a re-call regardless of mileage. Please direct me with the appropriate action measures so that I may remedy this situation promptly.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #7

Jun 222009


  • miles
2003 GMC Envoy with 65,000 miles I have a speedometer that is erratic in reading speed. Gets stuck at 35 mph as "0" or registers -10 mph from actual speed. This problem varies from one to the other every time I restart the engine. I also have a weird clicking sound that comes from the dash area on occasion.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #6

Mar 042008


  • miles
Speedometer is working erratically on my 2003 GMC Envoy. Has been for almost a yr. This needs to be classified as a recall. I know several people with the same vehicle that are experiencing this very same problem.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 112008


  • 53,028 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 65 mph, the speedometer displayed inaccurate readings. There were no warnings prior to this failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing, which indicated that the failure was related to the odometer sticking. The dealer recommended that the instrument panel be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 53,028 and current mileage was 60,200. Updated 12/08/08. Updated 12/09/08.

- Winamac, IN, USA

problem #4

Dec 192007

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Speedometer does not work anymore. I can be sitting at a stop light and the speedo will be pegged at 120mph. Or when im driving it wont move at all. Sometimes...I'll start the car, and the speed will be sitting at 40 mph. Has been happening for 3-4 months now. And the dealership will not help me. They tell me I have to buy a whole new instrument cluster ($475+) to resolve my problem. This is a very common issue with these vehicles.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 082007


  • miles
Tach gauge for speedometer started be faulty. Read inaccurate to my speed.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 122007

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The Envoy speedometer registers 18 mph in the parked position. It will not return to 0. I have 45,000 miles on the cle and it has been regularly serviced by the same dealership.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
GMC Envoy 55,000 miles, speedometer no longer works. Erratic behavior, varying from reporting speed of 30 mph at idle, to 0 mph on the highway.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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