Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Chevrolet Impala

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault.

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Average mileage: 104,515 (12,700–217,000)
9 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
186 people reported this problem
111 people shared problem details
2005 Chevrolet Impala112,000
the temperature gague said that my car was overheating, but the engine warning light never came on and i had plenty of coolant. took it to the mechanic, he couldn't find any problems other then the sensor possibly being bad. he changed that out and the gague worked fine for about 2,000 more miles & then went PAST the red line and all the way around. I found a way to reset it, but it just kept going back, so I dont even bother with it anymore.
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I went on a long drive and the speedometer went crazy. Just shot up to past 100 mph and then spun around like a clock hand. Same exact thing happened to temp. gauge. Car never overheated but gauge is not working and just bounces around where ever and then stops where ever and freezes when I turn the car off. I had water pump replaced last year and have kept perfect tune ups on vehicle. I am going to try to replace sensors first.
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2004 Chevrolet Impala122,000
Instrument cluster has gone haywire. Sometime when I'm taking off at a light, it bumps, feels like someone has hit me from behind. Heater core went out, coolant leaks, has a small oil leak.........
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Speedometer only works when it wants to. Using GPS to relate to speed. Have gotten a speeding ticket due to this fault. Cannot get repaired as the Chevy dealer said it takes a few weeks and the whole instrument panel has to be removed, plus is very costly. Don't have the money to repair. DEFECTIVE!
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First the speedometer worked off and on and then finally stopped with needle going all over and stopping. Then the temperature gauge finally stopped working. The Fuel Gauge still works fine. I have been told the 2005 trucks had this problem and recalled but not the 2005 Chevrolet Impala.
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The temperature needle goes past the red zone when I turned the engine on. This happened in the morning when the engine had been off all night and the engine is cool to the touch. I turned on and off several times then the indicator returned to its normal range
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2005 Chevrolet Impala173,395
Fuel and temp gauge are reading erratic. They're going from 0 to 260 degrees on the coolant temp and sometimes past the top temp, almost wrapping around. The fuel gauge is almost doing the wrap around also. To get it back to show normal, you have to turn the ignition to the acc on turn it back off. You have to keep doing this to get it back to reading normal
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INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES WORKS ERRATICALLY
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2005 Chevrolet Impala184,000
Can no longer trust speedometer and fuel gauge went out long ago. Gauge fuel by trip meter now and use portable GPS for speed.
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gauges sticking or don't work
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None of the gages in my Impala work. The gas, speedometer, temp, RPM's all have stopped
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2008 Chevrolet Impala141,000
Dash gauge go down like car is of including radio then jump rite back on
initial issue stated with the temp. gauge. It started raising to a level that appeared to be an overheating issue, but it turned out to be a faulty gauge. Around the same time the car would just not start on occasion but if we waited about 10 minutes it would start right up. Mechanics have no resolve to either issue. About 10,000 miles later the gas gauge and turn signals stopped working properly as well. Sometimes they would, sometimes not. Never know. Again, no resolve from any mechanic. Very irritating.
2005 Chevrolet Impala160,000
My speed odometer went out , my temperature gauge doesn't work properly bit my gas gauge does still wirk
same problem with impala 2004, all three stopped working one after another during several years, first the temperature, then speedometer and finally the fuel.
2003 Chevrolet Impala100,000
Not fixed. Fuel gauge says full all the time then randomly goes from full to empty sometimes.
2002 Chevrolet Impala157,000
well its not fixed. every minute my car has a problem, my list of problems 1. my overheat several times. even with coolant in it 2. when it start the car , the fuel temperature gauge , the radio , and lights stays on. i would have to unplugged the battery so everything will start working. 3. the windows does not work at times 4. i fix majority of the car problems, but my car is to old 5. im in desparate need of a due over
2004 Chevrolet Impala105,000
Gauge cluster- Speedometer gets stuck at different positions, then will start working normally for a while and then it happens again and again. Gas gauge stuck in the 6:15 position. I have to use the digital readout on miles traveled to know when I need to fill up.
speedometer and tachometer either work or they don't. It seems to be inconsistent.
2004 Chevrolet Impala106,000
Fuel and temp gauges haven't worked for awhile. Speedometer doesn't register correctly but odometer still works.
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