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#268 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rockman59]
Feb 04, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I am currently trying to get my 2004 Chevy Suburban fixed. The speedometer sporadically acted up for about a year...worse in the winter and on long trips...But now is all over the place, but never where it belongs. Sometimes the speedometer says I am going 120+mph, sometimes under 10mph. It is fairly unnerving, not knowing your speed!!
So.... Now my gas gauge is apparently acting up, too. I ran out of gas last week, and the gauge was not even in the red area near empty!! (my low fuel light has never worked) When I filled the tank, the needle went way beyond full, to the far bottom of the gauge. The local Chevy dealer quoted us $658 for the repair. I remember receiving a recall notice regarding the dash gauges about 3 years ago, soon after we bought the car, but of course there were no problems with the gauges at the time. Now that I have the problem, the recall is apparently no longer effective. Any suggestions for a mom from Indiana?????
#269 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rougraff]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:42 pm)
The GM recall is good for up to 7yr or 80,000 miles. So if you are less than these trigger points the dealer should fix your 2004. Mine was at 83000 and they would not fix it. I still have not fixed it and using my GPS for speed indicator.
If not under recall, some local repair shops can fix them. Just call around to some reputable shops. They typically will take the instrument panel cluster out and send it out for repair. Cost is typically about 60% of the dealer. Or you can take the cluster out yourself and send it to one of the shops that have ads on the internet and mentioned in several of the previous posts. Cost is about 40-50% of the dealer by the time you pay shipping back and forth. Do some research on the business first and only choose a site with a good BBB reputation. Always call them before you do business with them and look them up on Google Map Street view to get an idea of the type of operation they run.
No matter what process you take, have the repair center replace all of the cluster step motors on the cluster panel (speed, tachometer, gas, temperature, etc). Apparently this chronic GM Problem is on all of the indicator gauges on these cluster panels.
Now that Government Motors Corp belongs to all of us tax payers, aren't you proud?
Good Luck and God Bless
Feb 06, 2010 (11:04 am)
My '03 Avalanche has just started acting up. First the dials stuck at zero about a week ago. Eventually they started working again, but now when I drive, my truck will shut off right in the middle of the road. Since I then don't have any brakes or steering, I have to drift to the side of the road. Once I turn the ignition off, it will start right back up again. Has anyone experienced this?
#272 of 412 chevy clusters
Feb 07, 2010 (12:09 pm)
I have a 2004 Tahoe and in 2006 the speedometer went out. In 2009 the oil gauge went out. Now my RPM and gas gauge are going out. In 2006 I got the recall notice but I was 10,000 miles over the millage for free repair and Chevy wouldn't fix it. I love Chevy cars but this is rediculous. I was told to trade it in for a Toyota cuz they don't have these kind of problems.....
#274 of 412 its not over yet
Feb 26, 2010 (5:14 am)
I had similar discussions w/ GM yesterday (2-25-10) and they were very hesitate and skirted giving any website or "investigation" information, other than that the NHTSA & GM had settled an "investigation" titled "instrumental panel cluster guage needle function". The reason for my inquiry is that i have 3 2004 Chevy's in my company fleet that are all having this problem. 2 of my employees received speeding tickets, 2 each, 1 received 2 on the same day-boy did he feel stupid. We have already paid out of pocket for the replacement of the cluster on that Silverado. I still have an Impala and another Silverado that we have yet to fix. The GM lady told me that only my remaining Silverado falls under the proper parameters to meet the "extended warranty agreement" but that this extended warranty only covers to 80k miles. The parameters or reasons for risk are categorized under the vehicles VIN number. All 3 of the vehicles are over 130k miles. However, I asked why was i not informed that this was a possible risk, therefore allowing me to have the clusters fixed prior to reaching 80k miles and she said this was because "not all vehicles are experiencing this problem." (I have 3 2004 GMC/Chevys and all 3 are having the problem-however, they all started having the problem this past fall 2009 and were at or over 130K). Very convenient and very coincidental. I am 50 years old and have probably owned 40-50 vehicles in my life and have never had a speedometer problem until now I have 3 at the same time and they all are 2004 Chevys. I am not done dealing with this. PS: The lady asked, after our long and apparently useless conversation, "if there was anything else she could help me with", which I responded, "you haven't helped me w/ anything so far so I guess not." So she said, "Thank you for being a Chevy customer." and I responded "No, you mean, thank you for being a PAST Chevy customer." And we wonder why we have over 10% unemployment and have to bail out our mega-corporations.
#275 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [rougraff]
Feb 26, 2010 (5:53 am)
I was told that if you take the car in during the warrenty/recall period, but there is no problem with the speedometer, etc, at the time you take it in, they will not replace anything. So, it seems unfair that when you do later have the problem, (which seems to be what's happening to most of us) the 70,000 mile limit allows them to once again deny responsibility. Somehow, Chevy is getting around taking care of this for most people experiencing the problem, because of all the loopholes they have created for themselves!! My car has 90,000 miles now. I did go ahead and have the problem fixed at my own expense. Couldn't stand not knowing how fast I was going...and even more annoying, running out of gas, because I had no idea when I was getting low on fuel. After the 3rd time, I was done!! Bad Chevy!!
#277 of 412 Mr.Harold Douglas
Mar 19, 2010 (8:42 am)
I am 54 years old and have owned Chevy all my life, new & used.I now have a 2004 silverado 1500 the speedometer went out.The oil gauge went out. And now the RPM gauge is going out.I am currently trying to get my 04 silverato fixed. That is around $500.00.dollars. Will that go out to?