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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, SUV
Jan 29, 2009 (4:43 pm)
We have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe X71 4X4 with 36,000 miles on it and our speedometer is doing the same as most of the emails I have read. I called GMAC and they told me of the Class Action Law suite that would be ending approx Feb 20 with a decision.
We called the dealership which we bought it and they said that they didn't know anything about it. So buyers be aware of the Chevy/GMAC dealership maintenance depts. After cross examining the maintenance dept they finally said a little about it but not much. This was because that they had sold us what they said was an additional warranty after the REAL GMAC 5 year 50,000 mile warranty expired with an additional REAL GMAC warranty. Just so happens I it was NOT GMAC additional warranty but one of their own which the dealership Town and Country in Milwaukie, OR. I immediately canceled the policy before my first one had expired. One good thing, they did refund my money.
I will try what some of the other members have done to get our speedometer cluster replaced with GMAC paying for it.
Feb 01, 2009 (8:21 pm)
I am so frustrated! I have a 2005 silverado with a broke speedometer. It all started at about 40,000 miles. When I was going about 65 it would jump to 85 and then 120. I would have to turn the truck off and on about 10 times to get to 0mph. Now it its stuck past 120mph. Dealer told me $600.00 bucks. So now I am driving a truck with a broken speedometer. I keep waiting for the lawsuit but it keeps being delayed another month. The funny thing is I have a few friends that saw mine and are in the market for buying a truck and are buying Ford. They have seen all the probems I have had with this new truck.. I sold my brother my 96 silverado 4 years ago and hes never had a problem with it. It now has 195,000 miles. Whats that mean. Thanks for listening, I have no where else to go.
#156 of 412 Re: [RON112470]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:47 pm)
UPDATE: THOSE SON OF A ..... say no to fixing my gage problem it did start out as just the speedometer at about 45,000 miles to now just in the last month my oil pressure gage says 0 and my voltage gage is most times pegged out at max.
It upsets me that a company that I put my trust in and have purchased many GM vehicles that they will not stand behind a problem that they admit to having (other wise they would not have aggreed to fix the problem if there is less than 70,000 miles or 7 years).
I followed advice of a recent post to look on ebay. I did buy a 6 pack of the clusters that will fix all gages. I expect to recieve them soon and next thing I wonder is how difficult it is to actually get the dash pulled out so I can replace them guess I get to find out soon.
Those of you that think you need the letter you do not just take it in to dealership as of right now I think it still only covers 2003 and 2004 but I am sure the rest of you will get it fixed for free too as long as you have less than70,000 miles.
I have had very few problems with my GM vehicles, but when someone will not stand behind there product I just do not think I can see buying another one from them. So my next vehicle will not be a GM sorry guys you failed in customer satisfaction.
#157 of 412 Re: [RON112470]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:52 pm)
oh and all the gages cost me $40 hmm would even be a cheap fix to satisfy what would be a life time customer. DAMN WHAT ARE THEY THINKING
I also do have plans to have my friend make magnetic signs stating the problem I have and how they will not stand behind there product to put on my doors and tailgate, that might get GM's attention.
#158 of 412 Re: [RON112470]
Feb 05, 2009 (1:52 pm)
Just so you know it may not be a good idea to do it yourself unless your in a static free room. I really dont know for sure but there is a man on ebay that will fix yours for around $90-$100 and on his ebay page he says to do it in a static free enviroment or you could damage alot more on your cluster.
Feb 05, 2009 (1:59 pm)
03 silverado speedometer 1st then oli presure now when i stop rpms zero, what next.i have 107,765 if my speedometer says 120+ when i'am being past by a semi I would think the mileage is messed up as well .what do you think, need help
#160 of 412 Speedomter Letter
Feb 09, 2009 (10:29 am)
I don't know if this has been listed somewhere previously but I just wanted to pass some info along. I have an 04 Tahoe and I found the "speedometer letter" that a lot of people were talking about. The vehicles in my letter that are covered are,
QUOTE from letter; "If this condition occurs on your 2003 or 2004 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV or Escalade EXT: Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban or Tahoe; GMC Sierra, Yukon or Yukon XL vehicle witin seven (7) years of the date your vehicle was originally placed in service or 70,000 miles; whichever occurs first, the condition will be repaired for you at no charge."
It then goes into about how to go about getting it fixed and a lot of legal stuff.
I recently had the problem, the speedometer started to twitch and then stopped completely and then wold get faster as I went slower. But to make a long story short, I called the dealership, and they asked the miles and then said without delay, that it would be replace free of charge.
Hope that helps!
(I just wonder why there has not been a recall yet?)
#161 of 412 2001 Suburban
Feb 09, 2009 (5:51 pm)
I have read most of these post concerning the instrument cluster. I have 2001 Suburban that tonight on the way home started to lose all the gauges in the instrument cluster. If I hit a bump the battery light would come on and all the gauges except voltmeter would cut out and then come back on kind of like when you first start the truck. Did any of you have similar issues when your cluster was going bad? Any help would be appreciated. I'm going to try the dealer tomorrow to see if I can get answers. Thanks
Feb 11, 2009 (4:50 pm)
Well, I have good news regarding my speedometer in my 2004 yukon xl( 78,000 miles). I have been talking with gm about my problem. They told me to go to my local dealership and get an official diagnosis. I did, it was the instrument cluster and it had an internal failure. this cost me 42.50. GM actually contacted my local dealership,( this is not the dealership I bought my car from by the way), after about a week of waiting for a district manager to review my case, gm stated to my dealership that they would be paying for the entire cost of replacing the instrument cluster. hoooray!! There is hope, with a little patience. Don't let you local dealership tell you that it can't be done. Call the GM customer service number in your manual and talk to them. It worked for me>
#163 of 412 HELP! I just bought a 2005 Suburban and the speedometer stopped working
Feb 15, 2009 (5:51 am)
I bought a 2005 Suburban yesterday from a used car dealer. It has 66,700 miles on it. On the way home from the dealership the speedometer started acting weird and then just stopped working. It is stuck on 30mph. It doesn't move. The dealership is a 2 hour drive from my house and the problem started when I was 5 miles from home. It was too late when I got home yesterday and they are closed today. It's not under warranty. What should I do? Help!