The manufacturer advised the contact that a service letter was mailed to him prior to the failure regarding the odometer and a repair was also performed; therefore, they vehicle could not provide any additional free remedies. Replacing the unit is not the best solution, because many of the replacement units often use the same faulty components as the original cluster. My vehicle exhibits this problem in speedometer. I've even gone so far as to try to find the parts for the speedometer, but they are not available. . The lights on the dashboard are dim. The failure and the current mileages were 83,600.
In 2007, Kevin Zwicker filed suit against in U. Odometer appears to function correctly. Claims with repair orders prior to September 28, 2007 for 2003-2004 model year vehicles, or March 23, 2009 for 2005 model year vehicles, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider. This meant that you were unable to see what gear you were currently in, unable to determine the mileage of the vehicle, and unable to use the trip computer. I never received the recall notice for my z71 Chevrolet Avalanche and Chevrolet is saying that they put a limit on the year and mileage. I began watching my speed to try to understand why this happened.
Feels like it's going to shake the wheels completely off the truck when I hit even a small bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and advised the contact to replace the entire instrument cluster. This could of killed me if I wasn't quick enough to figure out to put it in neutral to be able to steer. Since this is a safety issue I would have though there to be more of a concern. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service. I do see other complaints filed here concerning the same issue. My speedo and fuel gauge either do not work or peg out in the instrument cluster.
The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. This problem is most commonly seen on Silverado, Sierra, Suburban, Yukon, Avalanche, Tahoe, Escalade and H2. The failure mileage was 45,000. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph; however, the speedometer reading was 100 mph. I researched it on the internet and found literally hundreds of cases of this exact same problem. It will read anywhere from 20 to 60 mph when stopped. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance.
I wrote the corporate office and got nowhere. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. I drove many miles for work and for transporting hockey kids to practice, games, tournaments, etc. Put everything back together and do a happy dance. While driving approximately 65 mph, the instrument panel failed. Gm acknowledges that this is a know defect with these vehicles but refuses to correct it unless the vehicle has less than 70,000 miles.
The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. When driving it will read anywhere from 70 to 110 mph. It is very dangerous to drive if you do not know haw fast you are going. The Avalanche 2003 has had the same loose ignition switch for years. Simply unplugged the fuse, noticed it was still good, and plugged the same fuse 10A back in and all the gauges started working again. I downloaded and printed it, but wish I had printed it in color. Like many of the other complaints I read.
They said it will cost over 500. I wiggled and twisted it after I got the three clips loose and it took patience and tested my tranquility. See pictures to explain this step better Check the connections for the any dry joint - as you can see, the offender is the pin on the end in my case apparently, it's usually this pin. Can I still drive my vehicle while the instrument cluster is out for repair? You might have to do all of them or only half like me. I do see other complaints filed here concerning the same issue. One is a faulty selector stalk button on the circuit board which can be replaced with careful de-soldering and replacement if a suitable replacement button can be found.
Re-programming of the instrument cluster is necessary to make the new gauge functional and should be included as part of the gauge upgrade service. I have lived in the same location since 2001, but have never been notified of the recall. It will go months without working and then comes back on. I was stranded at the bottom of the hill near a light so I tried to start it again and it would keep trying to turn over but wouldn't start again. The transmission temperature gauge suffers from the same tendency to fail as all the other gauges and again will be caused by a failing stepper motor. Gm should issue a recall to get this fixed.
This is not right gm should stand good for their defect. Guess it needed a reset atfer they plugged in for the emissions. From what I understand Chevrolet has issued a extension of the warranty to 70,000 miles for this single issue but this is a safety related problem that should be taken care of under a recall of all vehicles with this instrument cluster. I now get to figure out how to fix my ride control. I came online looking for help and found your post. The problem repeated several times on this trip, and I was able to record a number of photos of the precise problem. The current mileage was 98,000.
I cannot reliably tell what speed I'm going, and my vehicle will not pass the texas state inspection with this problem. This provides an even backlighting, as can be seen in our actual product photos to the left. In some cases the needle will move smoothly but will be reading noticeably higher or lower than normal at all points. I have several friend that have a Chevrolet with the same problem. If vehicle shuts off while operating then you loose control of brakes, steering, and electrical systems. It does not register the right mph on the gauge, sometimes it registers at different speeds example is that when you are doing the speed limit it will register 120 mph and when you are stopped it says your are going 50 mph.