This section will outline all the most common problems that have been identified. I personally find myself lokking in the rear view mirror to try to keep the proper speed. It dose not matter I am accelerating or decelerating. Complaint Number: 10179285 Incident Date: January 21, 2007 Date Added to File: January 21, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer is stuck at 60 mph while parked and does not go back down to zero. The headlights went out briefly, all of the dash displays and side door light panels worked intermittently.
Normally jumps or stays at 20 mph. Chevrolet is going to cover half of the amount for repair hopefully since this is such a common problem. Complaint Number: 10258875 Incident Date: January 10, 2009 Date Added to File: February 16, 2009 Description of the Complaint: My instrument panel quit reading actually speed. I started the truck and it drove fine, but the speedometer didn't move, it stayed at the 110 mark. However, being that my truck has more than 70,000 miles they are unable to fix it at their expense. How does one maintain proper separation distance? It stays below the 0 mph mark and if it decides to come alive while I'm driving it is completely off. While driving 65 mph, the speedometer gauge descended to zero.
In reality that was not a case. Multiple chevy 2004 silverado owners report the same failure. The speedometer showed 70 mph; however, everyone was passing me. As I have been doing my research this is a very common problem with thousands of people. To replace the stepper motor, the instrument panel will have to be removed.
This is a safety issue. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering. I apologize for resurrecting an ancient thread, but this post represents all of the symptoms of my issue as well as one possible solution. Complaint Number: 10331737 Incident Date: January 1, 1901 Date Added to File: May 25, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2003 chevrolet 1500 silverado pick up. The manufacturer has an extended warranty regarding these failures; however, the parts are unavailable.
Consumer wants the defective parts replace at no charge. It is a salvaged vehicle. Complaint Number: 10210791 Incident Date: August 15, 2007 Date Added to File: December 4, 2007 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 chevrolet silverado 1500. I can fix the problem sometimes by restarting the truck but always by unplugging the cluster and reconnecting it. However, because his vehicle was over 70,000 miles, he would have to repair it at his own expense.
This morning I started out at 54 mph before I put it in drive. Speedometer went from 0 to above 120 mph several times then just quit. This happened several times while traveling across country. First-generation Silverados are notorious for dealing with choppy solder points. That described my issue perfectly. Complaint Number: 10182435 Incident Date: February 6, 2007 Date Added to File: February 13, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer stopped working at 53000 miles.
This is a safety hazard and a recall needs to be issued asap. It make a clicking sound and sometimes works but then drops to 0 miles per hour. The instrument panel would intermittently malfunction. Check the solder points of the instrument panel circuit board. The contact stated that he feels this vehicle is too new to have this type of problem. The speedometer locks up and displays speeds at least 20-30 mph over, then sometimes registers 0 mph when traveling highway speeds. Where is the recall I have seen alot of complaints online of the speedo not functioning.
Now am unable to tell what is my accurate speed. However, because his vehicle was over 70,000 miles, he would have to repair it at his own expense. Without the engine running the needle moves all the way to the maximum. They all go to a central splice point so you can remove modules to eliminate a module and the wire to it as the culprit. When it does work it is usually off by a good bit high and low. I did find that to be interesting.
Sometimes when it is taking a fit, its almost like it can't catch up, it keeps trying to work and failing and trying and failing, sometimes doing that 10 or 15 times in a just a few seconds. Again that's something a shop would need to look into, see my links above. It might not work at all,has read over 120. Complaint Number: 10191603 Incident Date: May 20, 2007 Date Added to File: May 23, 2007 Description of the Complaint: On may 20, 2007 at 41,300 miles, the speedometer, tachometer, temperature, oil and fuel gauges stopped working. I should not have to pay for a known faulty part simply because my work entails extensive driving. Thanks, Jordan Hey Jordon I too have a 2000 silverado 4X4 and my gauge is acting up as well only My Check engine light keeps coming on along with the abs Light and Seatbelt light then they go off and then sometimes the Low Coolent light comes on, Anyone else have this problem?? Two months ago, the contact received a letter for the speedometer cluster.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Cannot concentrate on road ahead trying to determine speed from passing objects. While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel gauges displayed inaccurate readings. I'd like to know when it became available. The failure will be diagnosed by the dealer. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1999-present.