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#94 of 412 2003 speedometer failure
Aug 13, 2008 (8:08 pm)
Mine failed at 95,000 miles. Auburn Chevrolet (WA) said to bring it in for free repair. Then they said it was not covered due to mileage (more than 70,000 miles). I had told them the mileage over the phone. I called the national customer care number. They offered 2 free oil changes but no repair. They denied knowing about any extension of free repair to 130,000 miles. I told them I would never buy another Chevrolet (this had been my fourth since 1994, 2 suburbans, the tahoe and 1 S10). I guess repeat business is not their goal. I can have the speedometer repaired for $180. It is easy to remove and I will do so before buying a Toyota. GM can go bankrupt before I would ever consider buying another car or truck from them. I had other repeat problems with my Tahoe and suburbans, 2 fuel pumps failed between 50,000 and 60,000 miles, and 3 taillights failed before 70,000 miles ( I never had a taillight fixture fail before). Chevy sucks and their corporate management sucks more. Good luick with your going out of business sale!!
#95 of 412 Weird Gas Gauge Problem
Aug 18, 2008 (12:41 pm)
As for the Speedometer, I was lucky as mine failed before 36,000 miles and within the first year. My sympathy to you all that had to pay for this Bull^$%# problem.
I have a weird problem as my gas gauge (I'll top off my tank) and it will read 1/8 just under Full. It only does this now and then and I still have some of the extended warranty left, but is this an issue many of you have had too?
It seems like I get one thing fixed and something else fails a year later, piss poor for a $40,000 + plus vehicle..
#96 of 412 SPEEDOMETER AND GAUGE FAILURE - BRAVADA
Aug 18, 2008 (6:03 pm)
I am experincing the same condition with my instrument cluster that most of you are including my other gauges on my 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada which I bought new. It has the same instrument cluster as most of you have. Does anyone have any printed information from General Motors for this condition as I understand General Motors is going be be responsible for the this widespread failure due to a class action law suit. Like most of you, I have received extreme dissatisfaction in response to my inquiries.
Thanks for any information that anyone can provide.
#97 of 412 Re: SPEEDOMETER AND GAUGE FAILURE - BRAVADA [tbirdman46]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:46 am)
How many miles do you have on your vehicle? The information states within 70,000 miles for the speedometer assembly. It went to all owners as long as they had your current address..
#98 of 412 Re: SPEEDOMETER AND GAUGE FAILURE - BRAVADA [camocav]
Aug 20, 2008 (5:32 pm)
104,000 miles. I bought this vehicle new and my current address is on my vehicle history and current information with General Motors and has been since new. I never received any notification. When I contacted customer service and checked at the dealer they said there was nothing they could do. Maybe it is time to buy another brand of vehicle instead of a GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCT.
#99 of 412 Re: GM Speedometer lawsuit filed [dan139]
Aug 24, 2008 (10:19 pm)
Did you ever hear anymore about the GM class action settlement??
Well I got a letter that says GM will warranty vehicles 2003- 2005 for 7 years or 70K miles and if the settlement is approved it will be 80K miles. I am not sure if that helps you any, but go to www.speedometersettlement.com to check the status to see if it was approved. Or you can call 1-866-514-0405. I am not sure how many miles you have on yours, but thought that I would give you this info. Thanks and good luck.
#100 of 412 Re: Speedometer [crujones24]
Aug 24, 2008 (10:23 pm)
GM has changed the mileage. It is now 70K or 7 years. How this helps you. There is also a class action settlement, which is still awaiting to be approved. But if your sister paid, she can get reimbursed for what she spent. visit www.speedometersettlement.com or call 1-866-514-0405, thanks!
Aug 26, 2008 (8:25 am)
I too have had the same problem with my speedometer however, I have also noticed my odometer go out of control. In fact I went from approximately 48000 miles to 69000 miles in less than 2 months. This is my run around town car and with the price of fuel I have not been using this vehicle to run around in much and certainly not 21000 mile in a 2 month period. I spent 20 years as a products liability adjuster and just can't help but wonder if this has something to do with the speedometer problems which then leads me to the next question of how many of these vehicles are now showing to be out of warranty due to the high mileage when infact they may not be?
#102 of 412 03 Tahoe Speedometer Malfunction Update
Aug 26, 2008 (9:47 pm)
Had approx. 72,000 on the old beast when she started having speedo probs during cruise or whenever(very eratic). Would hang at 70 or 50 and would only reset to a lower speed by 10 mph after every start. Would hang at below 0 sometimes. Received letter from GM that they would honor replacement up to 70,000. After talking with GM and explaining problem (and getting name and number of reprsentative) I was told Dealership would most likely honor Letter of Agreement. Dealership initially balked at this but after I got same representative involved (3 way conference call) they agreed to replace cluster for no charge. 2 weeks later same new cluster started having oil press. gauge and integral lighting probs. Dealership changed cluster no charge. Newest cluster has worked well since, knock on wood. Good Luck to All!
Aug 26, 2008 (10:13 pm)
I have a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali, I have had the same problems with my speedometer. I received a Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement. If it is approved it will include my vehicle year and up to 80k, I am at 67,000 miles and hope this lawsuit gets finished fast!
I have also had problems with my gas gauge I will fill the tank one day and two days later the gauge shows less than a 1/4 tank, i barely drive my truck, only 5 miles to my vanpool for work and infrequent trips to a store 2 miles away, could this be right? Anyways sometimes I just want to drive with the light on to see if i am really out of gas, I know the mpg is low anyways but this is ridiculous! I will never again buy a Chevy or GMC.