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Chevrolet Impala Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

 
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 113,728 mi (12,700 mi - 1,009,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    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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  •  Rookie

    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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  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 37,000 mi

    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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  • INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES WORKS ERRATICALLY

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  •  Rookie

    gauges sticking or don't work

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  • Visitor, , 173,395 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 184,000 mi

    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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