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#120 of 412 Re: Ohio speedometer lawsuit [2ownAjunker]
Dec 09, 2008 (8:13 pm)
Tonight when I finished driving my children all over I looked down to check my speed and was suprised to see that I was doing more tha 120 mph! I called and my warranty has expired I am at 56,000 miles and I paid cash for my 2005 Suburban in April. Now I am told by the Chevy dealership that there is a recall but not on 2005! Even though this is an issue with 2005 and 2006. I am pissed! I am told this is going to cost $500.00 . I don't have $500.00. It is 16 days before christmas and my girls have a cheerleading competition out of town this weekend. I don't know what to do. What is everyone else doing?
#121 of 412 Re: Ohio speedometer lawsuit [CasyB]
Dec 09, 2008 (8:39 pm)
It's not a fix, but if you put your car in N and try to start the truck.. Dont try to start all they way, just give it a quick jolt. The truck lights will flicker and all the normal bells and dings will go off. The good part is the speedo will move down. Once u get it back to 0 it should be okay for a few days
Hope that helps,
#122 of 412 '03 Suburban speedo locked above 120mph
Dec 14, 2008 (12:56 pm)
I have the same issue, been doing it intermittently for a few months. I also received a letter but tossed it by mistake, I'm above 111k.
I don't care how many miles are on these vehicles, if it is a problem per the manufacturer it should be replaced at any mileage. If nothing else for the pure safety factor.
I too have owned several Chevy vehicles, even have relatives working for GM...but I have an issue with an American company not backing up their equipment!!!
I'll be keeping an eye on this. If anyone is looking for a self repair you should check this link out: http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/general-discussion/tech-articles2/254501-03-- 06-instrument-cluster-stepper-motor-replacement.html
#123 of 412 Re: New Mileage for speedometer replacement [djung1]
Dec 16, 2008 (6:34 pm)
Yeah I dont want to pay for this either. I have a 04 silverado and I just broke 100k tonight and on my way home. It was almost like clockwork shortly after 100k. I mean like 100,017 miles thats it. It failed, now its just at 0 and doesn't move. I live in Indiana. I also got a recall letter like 7 months ago but my truck was then over the mileage so I just pitched it, but WTF, this needs to get taken care of now. There is alot of people complaining about this and we're all going to be driving on christmas with broken speedos' because they want to debate about this. Alot of 04 chevys' are over 100k because people love driving them, so they should extend the recall to ALL vehicles 02 and newer because its their faulty parts we're all dealing with and why should we pay??? Keep it going and lets keep everyone posted maybe we can rattle some heads and ALL of us get taken care of.
Dec 16, 2008 (6:52 pm)
Not a fix, but I turned my key to start a few times...without starting it...and it slowly went back to 0. I've done this a few times now, and it resets. Don't know how many times I'll get away with it..but it's working for now.
I have an appointment w/ the dealer tomorrow and I'm going to try to see if they will 'good will' it. Only thing I can do is try.
#125 of 412 Re: [Cobound]
Dec 16, 2008 (10:14 pm)
I've done this a few times now, and it resets.
I would be interested in finding out whether this works for anyone else.
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#126 of 412 2004 Silverado speeo, mine too!
Dec 17, 2008 (10:07 am)
I have a 2004 Silverado pickup. The other day the speedo went out just like all the others I have read about. I had 81,600 miles on the truck. I called Chevy customer service and they were helpful as if to try to build a case for covering the problem. But, I have not heard back from them and it cost me $620 today to replace the speedometer cluster. Ouch! I live in North Mississippi, but bought the truck in Tenn and had the cluster repaced in Tenn at the same dealership? Anybody have any suggestions for me?
#127 of 412 Re: New Mileage for speedometer replacement [mbecraft]
Dec 18, 2008 (6:13 am)
Well I broke down and got mine fixed...on a good note the part is around $200..I dont know about the labor because my wifes uncle works at the dealership and he put it in for us.
Dec 20, 2008 (1:45 pm)
I finally went to the dealership where I bought my truck...They looked up the vin # and it came back that the cluster could be replaced at no charge as long as it was under 7 years and 70,000 miles. Not all vins are covered by this though. It is not an extended warrenty but falls under some catagory. You may want to check this out. It may be just a way to keep them from being sued. Not Sure. I was just glad to hear that it would be fixed at their expense. Good luck to all.
Dec 20, 2008 (6:05 pm)
I just went to the dealership this week too, and they are going to cover the replacement of the entire dash cluster. I'm over 111k, so it must be something to do w/ the VIN and specific vehicle, or just a super kick ass dealership! Dunno, but I'm pretty damn happy.