definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,132 miles

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2003 GMC Envoy XL Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 262007

Envoy XL 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,827 miles


Left rear door latch failed, while being replaced, I was informed right latch looked as bad. I paid $542 for these. When I contacted GMC they told me the seals had been replaced and supposedly the latches looked ok then and no I'm sorry, old parts are unavailable.

- Indpls, IN, USA

problem #6

Apr 082006

Envoy XL 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,500 miles
: the contact stated on 10-14-04 both rear door latches were replaced because the doors were failing to lock. In 2-06 the contact received a recall letter concerning the latches/locks and linkages; NHTSA recall # 05V494000. On 3-13-06 the dealership replaced the weather stripping around the rear doors and inspected the vehicle for corrosion on the latches. The dealership determined there was no corrosion on the latches. On 4-8-06 while driving at 40 mph, as the contact was making a right turn, the passenger side rear door flew open, causing extensive damage to the front passenger door and to the rear passenger door. Both child safety locks were engaged at the time of the incident. The vehicle was towed to the dealership on 4-08-06.

- New Springfield, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 182005

Envoy XL 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,500 miles
Left rear door latch does not release 100% of the time, making it impossible to open door from outside.

- Salyersville, KY, USA

problem #4

Nov 012005

Envoy XL

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2003 GMC Envoy XL. I have to constantly replace head lamp bulbs as they continuously burn out. I also have a problem with the turn signal. If I have the heat on, the signal won't blink - just lights up. I am using today's date although this has been going on since late November. I also had the problem with the back doors and had to replace the latch on one of the doors in September and I can feel it going on the other door as well.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 012004

Envoy XL 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Faulty driver side seat belt that will not release to fasten. I have taken the car in and the repair person said that there was nothing wrong, and that it just was catching on something. Also, the passenger side door behind the drivers seat was very hard to open the repair person at the same dealership broke the handle trying to open the door. The repair shop did fix the handle for free, however the door remains still very hard to open and I would not use this particular door. After a while the door would not close and the door latch had to be replaced at my expense. The back window would not go all the way up and the actuator had to be replaced also. I am not sure what month the first incidence took place, but everything seemed to happen quickly afterwards.

- Lima, OH, USA

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problem #2

Jul 062005

Envoy XL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,096 miles
While making a right turn out of parking lot, the back let door opened, even though it was locked. I was unable to close the door.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

May 152004

Envoy XL 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
In four different cases on my 2003 GMC Envoy the rear door latch mechanisms failed to work. In at least one case the left rear door failed to open from either the inside or the outside. The left rear door has stuck but never failed to open, although it is a fight to do so. The last time I returned the car they replaced the entire latch assembly on the right side, with the dealer telling me they have never had complaints. I found this to be untrue as conversations with many owners of the GMC Envoy and chev. Trailblazer have seen the same thing. My biggest concern is that in the case of an emergency if the rear doors don't work how do we get our children out of the car.

- Delhi, NY, USA

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