Last post on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, SUV
#399 of 407 Re: Speedometer repair at N/C [zboater]
Jul 23, 2012 (4:08 pm)
yea I had the speedometer go out on my 2003 chevy silverado 2500 before
the 36,000 mi and the dealer repaired it free of charge. now my new speedometer is reading past 120 mph 64,805 mi. and it's not likely to be free of charge this time round. I have had this problem twice
#400 of 407 Re: Speedo on my 04 Tahoe Died [cookiediva]
Jul 23, 2012 (6:57 pm)
I was told that if you solder the back of the speedometer that it should take care or the prob, i just haven't had time to fix mine
#401 of 407 Speedometer - GM CHEVY suburban
Jul 24, 2012 (8:13 am)
If you go on youtube, they show you have to take out the cluster panel - - you can then take it somewhere locally who will put in the new clusters and it is supposed to fix the problem. I have a place locally who do it for $200. I just have not had the time to remove the panel. I use my phone as my speedometer - - yep, there is an APP for that! I am disgusted with this 2005 Z71 Suburban which we purchased new - ashamed of GM for not correcting the problem but then again, I guess that could be O's fault! My Dad was a former corp officer of GMAC and he would be sickened to know what has transpired with a company we grew up with knowing.
#402 of 407 buy from people that care ! Japan vs. chev !
Sep 08, 2012 (9:34 pm)
I own two Chev, two Subaru and an Infinity. Love the chev's. However the problems stay the same and I spend all of my time fixing them. Like the blown brake line today, the blown Trans line two weeks ago. Buy foreign, let your neighbor lose his job and drive with confidence ! Nuff sed !
#403 of 407 Speedometer-odometer
Sep 08, 2012 (9:38 pm)
replaced speedometer / odometer for 300.00 in the chev. one month ago, never in the Sub's or Infin. !
#404 of 407 Re: Speedometer Cluster not working [ricklemke]
Dec 14, 2012 (12:25 pm)
In reading all of the posts here I am at least glad to know that these issues are common among 2004 Tahoe owners. Now I'd just like to find out what Chevy has been willing to do if anything.
My instrument cluster has followed a similar deterioration as mentioned here.
First my fuel gauge stopped working, then the tachometer, then the MPH. I should rephrase for accuracy. The needles still operate but they are far from accurate as Im sure Im not pulling 6000 RPM at 10 MPH. I know this because I had to purchase a $150 scan gauge that plugs into the diagnostic harness under the dash. This is my only means of detecting fuel levels, speed, temperature, RPM, etc.
This is inconvenient as you may imagine but not my biggest problem with the Tahoe. Conveniently a few weeks before my warranty was up I started losing fan motor speed settings on my A/C. The A/C fan has levels 1 - 5. One by one starting at that point I have lost fan control. Of course first I had the same experience at the repair counter with the part not being available when I was still under warranty and now in the period of time sine this first started happening I now have only lebvel 5. This has created a running joke in my family where daddy and daddy's car are the brunt of the joke. So when a passenger gets in the car now on a hot day we have the choice of deafening level 5 fan setting or sweating to death. This by the way is fleeting at best as now I am experiencing intermitant loss of my last fan setting. It's a great way to treat clients and children of friends and family. They appreciate it so much they have to tell others about it. Thanks Chevy!
#405 of 407 Re: Speedometer Cluster not working [flawaiian]
Dec 14, 2012 (12:47 pm)
Don't worry, the needle will eventually stop working completely. Sometimes I was going 20mph, sometimes 120mph... Funny, was never pulled over for it. My joke is taking a pic of my 120mph and having it next to my vette. Now people think not only am I speeding but I'm taking pics of it too. (Some dont know to look close enough to see it is not my Z06 speedometer, lol. Yep, thanks Chevy for the malfunctions of my '05 suburban.
#406 of 407 Replaced cluster in pick-up, now Tahoe with the gas gauge out
Dec 14, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Replaced the silverado speed cluster, now my Tahoe gas gauge intermitantly works
#407 of 407 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rockman59]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:47 am)
Does anyone know if there was a lawsuit filed in Massachusetts? I have a 2005 Suburban 1500 with only 62,000 miles and less than 7 years since the "in service" date when the tach started to act up, then the speedometer and then the oil pressure gauge. The dealer will only pay half of the $500+ replacement cluster and GM will do nothing to help; they leave all the "goodwill" warranty decisions up to the dealers. Since my VIN is outside the range specified on the Special Coverage Policy, GM will not pay for the entire cost of the repair.