really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,831 miles

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2003 GMC Envoy electrical problems

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2003 GMC Envoy Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Oct 032003

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


October-03 to March-04, between 800 and 3000 mileage: Several dual automatic climate control system problems. Temperature would run berserk (very hot in cold weather when set at 55F, no ac in hot weather). The radio would loose its preset stations. Dealer could not identify problem (no code was set) and told me to return when condition repeats without turning off the engine. He finally found a code indication communication interruption and low battery voltage. No action was taken. The problem resurfaced temporarily again in summer of 2005.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 282005

Envoy 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,200 miles
The contact stated while driving, the reduce power engine and oil pressure low, check engine ights illuminated. The vehicle stopped, although, the enginewas still running. The dealership was unable to diagnose a problem, but replaced the tank gasket, gas pedal, and computer chip. This caused the contact to rear end another vehicle.

- Monte Bello, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 012005

Envoy 6-cyl

  • miles
Safety problem regarding control of driver's rear view mirror on 2003 GMC Envoy. There had been a strange combination of electrical events centered around the accessories in the left front of the vehicle and the left door mirror. Other problems: The seat would move erratically when starting and shutting down, the driver's side door did not lock in sync with the others, the locks would click 4 times after driving one mile, and the control button lights on the drivers arm rest was coming off.

- Lewisburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 062003

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The consumer took the vehicle in for the instrument panel not working. The odometer did not show a reading. The side mirrors moved on their own. The radio was inoperative, there were problem with on star, the A/C freon was going into the vehicles interior, fuel leaked from the tank and had run down the left side of the vehicle/door, the bell light and message warned low fuel when the tank was at its capacity, the liftgate would not latch.

- Ashland, AL, USA

problem #3

Apr 142003

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Problems with the software. Driver 1 and 2 remotes dont always work. Mirrors change by just unlocking. Sometimes the electric seat release puts the seat into driver 2 position. Transfer case on occasion, all lights start to blink and you can hear the transfer case switching.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 232003

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,412 miles
Engine stalling with vehicle in motion or when stopped. 5 stalls occurred within past 1000 miles. Sometimes vehicle, chugs/skips just before stalling. Vehicle has been serviced 3 times for this problem since October 27th and still not corrected as of this writing. Usual stall speed is around 20 mph. One time was driving at 65 mph on interstate, all dashboard warning lights came on vehicle hesitated but did not stall. Cruise control always stops working immediately following stalling incidents. Has stalled upon stopping at stop light/sign. Vehicle has had many electrical problems since approximately 800 miles including windshield washer system failure (twice), ABS light illuminating, airbag light.

- Gorham, ME, USA

problem #1

Jan 302003

Envoy 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 574 miles
Purchased a 2003 Envoy XL on 27 Dec 02 - since that time it has been to the garage two times - no clamp on one end of the power steering line (luckily it blew off while still in our drive way - god help us if it had let loose at high speed on a crowded highway) second time was for a bad cam sensor. And we haven't made the first payment yet. First cass number from GMC is S1-68773551 - second case number I don't have yet as I just reported it this morning. Needless to say that my wife and I have no trust in this car now - what else will go wrong next.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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