hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,937 miles

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2003 GMC Envoy Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 182016


  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While the vehicle was parked and turned off, the low beam head lamps continued to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000...updated 10/18/16

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #11

Oct 302015


  • 188,343 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. After parking the vehicle and attempting to exit, the driver and passenger side doors failed to unlock. In addition, while driving 45 mph, the headlights blinked on and off and failed to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 188,343. The VIN was not available.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #10

Aug 082015


  • 192,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While driving at 55 mph, the low beam headlights were activated and unexpectedly failed to illuminate. The high beam headlights were engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the low beam headlight module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 192,000.

- Lottsburg, VA, USA

problem #9

Mar 102015


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the brake lights stopped working on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the tail light stop lamp assembly needed to be replaced; however, the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V527000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Fort Wayne, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 242012

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 108,234 miles
Headlights stopped working (low beams only) while driving car at night. High beams continue to work after outage. Occurs at all headlight settings, almost every time the headlights are used and does not resolve itself upon turning car on/off.

- Aldie, VA, USA

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problem #7

Jul 012011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact activated the high beam exterior headlights. The contact noticed the interior lights on the instrument panel also failed to illuminate simultaneously. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Edenton, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 282011

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles


2003 Envoy drivers side headlight bulbs keep burning out. Wires are burnt and terminal has melted. This past week both headlights have gone out while driving took vehicle to dealer they said they knew there was a problem with the headlight socket but my vehicle wasn't one of the of the 308 others that were recalled.

- Trego, WI, USA

problem #5

Feb 192011

Envoy 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Riding on freeway and headlights suddenly went off in dark area. Cut on fog lamps and headlights came back on after couple miles of travel. They have not went off yet again but would be dangerous on curve road. Problem maybe in turn signal control. Cruise went out day before and came back. All located in same switch. Called GMC and told them of problem. Have not went off again yet. Talked to dealer and they want to see it with problem.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 232010

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
Throat of gas tank leaking on a 2003 Envoy. Reviewing internet, found many similar problems on the Envoy's and stated in 2007 that NHTSA was investigating. Mechanic stated very unusual to leak in that spot. Also, have replaced both head light sockets due to burning up. Have talked to many Envoy owners with the same problem. When bulb burns out and the recommended bulb is put in place the socket and wiring gets so hot that the socket is charred and is no longer functional. Wires have to be cut and a new socket wired in.

- O Fallon, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 152008


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. While driving at any speed, the headlights on the vehicle will suddenly shut off. The high beams do not fail when the headlights shut off. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The current mileage was 129,087 and failure mileage was 127,000.

- Lanett, AL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Aug 092004

Envoy 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,663 miles
Consumer states: Have a recall for tail lamps/stop lamps bottom lights, they were replaced, however, the top lamps are bad also. It was intermittent sometimes the top lamp would work and other times it would not.

- Newark, NJ, USA

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