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: 104,909 (12,700–217,000)
10 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
205 people reported this problem
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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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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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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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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
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
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.
gauges sticking or don't work
None of the gages in my Impala work. The gas, speedometer, temp, RPM's all have stopped
Problems first it was the speedometer that was gas gauge and then finally it was the temperature for the water. They sometimes work but most of time do not at all.
All of the gauges stopped working. Gas, speedometer, temperature, and Rpm. Got the car brand new and by the 2nd yr all the gauges were out.
Instrument panel would light up with the speedometer going to 0, check engine soon . Airbag sensor all light up
Speed does not read right go's nuts
Speed and other gages go nuts and radio works interment was told body control module was bad replaced it and still does the same thing.
2004 Chevrolet Impala120,000
speedometer, gas and temperature gauge quit working
I thought this was a perfect car after buying three months later everything went wrong
All gauges stop working then they work periodically. Still needs fixed
2005 Chevrolet Impala150,070
Speedometer, Temp, Fuel, RPM & Odometer stopped working on 9/8/15. Mechanic says module is bad. Not a cheap fix.
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