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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,035 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 GMC Envoy windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 282009

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. In rainy weather the windshield wipers are inoperative. When its sunny outside the wipers activate without intention. He has to restart the vehicle or manually reset the wipers as a temporary remedy. A dealer stated that his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall #04V046000 (visibility:windshield wiper/washer), therefore he would have to pay to have the windshield wiper module repaired. The failure mileage was 63,000. Updated 12/7/09 updated 12/08/09.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 GMC Envoy with a list of problems ** the consumer began to hear a knocking and pinging in the engine on cold starts and felt a hesitation when the automatic transmission shifted into gear. After many complaints, it was finally discovered the engine knock was due to shorter pistons in the re-designed engine and the hesitation in the transmission shifting required reprogramming. The consumer was told he would have to live with the engine knock, because it could be more trouble taking the engine apart. On a separate occasion, the engine stalled due to the battery dying. From April 2004 to October 2004 the battery failed several times and had to be re-charged. During that same time the engine light illuminated and each time it happened, the dealer would have to reprogram the engine computer. The radio was not functioning properly which primarily consisted of static. The driver information center control knobs as well as the radio knobs wore out. The front center console was loose. It was discovered that the engine light was coming on because the third stop light that's on the top of the liftgate malfunctioned. There was a short circuit in the stop light. The cooling fan broke, the brakes and the left front head lamp had to be replaced. The rear tail lights, directional and signal lights have been replaced several times. The lug nut broke while a replacement tire was being mounted on the vehicle. The front stabilizer linkage was replaced. The gas tank had to be replaced along with the fuel lines and a seal on the tank due to a leak. The seat belt was designed poorly and the belt cuts into the consumers neck. The drivers side door didn't close properly, the windshield wipers were replaced within the first 2 years.

- Kinnelon, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 282006

Envoy 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a recall on erratic wiper operation in my 2003 GMC Envoy. But because my VIN number wasn't included in the recall, they will not fix it. I have to pay for it, if I want fixed. Sometimes the wipers don't shut off if too much moisture gets in the wiper module. Should be an open recall.

- Selden, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 182005

Envoy 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer received NHTSA recall campaign 04V046000 concerning visibility:windshield wiper/washer. Since about a week ago consumer made an appointment for service but dealer has not had parts available.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #2

Nov 042004

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,212 miles
Recall 04V046000/windshield wiper assembly: After taking the vehicle to the dealer for this repair washer fluid failed to operate. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer and learned that the dealer failed to replace the assembly.

- Brewster, OH, USA

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problem #1

Oct 012004


  • miles
Windshield wipers failed intermittently. Motor required sealing or replacement. The consumer received a recall notice regarding the windshield wiper motor, however it took one month to get an appointment. When the consumer did drop off the vehicle he wa assured the vehicle would be ready by the end of bushiness. The consumer received a phone from the dealer stating the vehicle had not been looked at. The consumer stated a 15 minute inspection and possibly an additional 15 minutes it the motor required sealing or replacement would have been an extra day the dealer needed to perform the repairs.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

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