Chevrolet Impala Problem Report
Chevrolet Impala Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically
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.
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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! - kmehlers84
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. - Visitor
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 - Visitor
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......... - Visitor
INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES WORKS ERRATICALLY - Visitor
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 - Visitor
Can no longer trust speedometer and fuel gauge went out long ago. Gauge fuel by trip meter now and use portable GPS for speed. - Visitor
gauges sticking or don't work - leoladyj
None of the gages in my Impala work. The gas, speedometer, temp, RPM's all have stopped - Visitor
Not fixed. Fuel gauge says full all the time then randomly goes from full to empty sometimes. - Visitor
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 - Visitor
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. - Visitor
speedometer and tachometer either work or they don't. It seems to be inconsistent. - Visitor
Not sure if this is the same exact issue... but my guages have all been going haywire at random times while driving. They will all just go up and down and then settle back where they were... at the same time, my message center notifications flash on and off and my battery light flashes, etc. I've had this checked out at a shop and after I bought a new battery, and they then confirmed that it wasn't the alternator - I was told that this is a known glitch amongst the Impalas... ??? - Visitor
Fuel and temp gauges haven't worked for awhile. Speedometer doesn't register correctly but odometer still works. - Visitor
All guages quit working. Bought rebuilt from Rock Auto with my mileage calibrated in it. - Visitor
All instrument on dash move erratically saying change oil soon and service air bag - Mrshuggins35
Sometimes reads about 40-45 mph slower than actual speed. - Visitor
FOR EXAMPLE: I just filled up the tank-my gauge indicates maybe 1/4 tank-I drive 2 miles-gauge indicates maybe 3/4 tank-next day when I start the car, gauge indicates maybe "empty"-I drive 5 miles,...
EXAMPLES: When tank is full, and engine on or off, gauge shows Empty, 1/4 full, 1/3 full, 1/2 full, 3/4 full, 1/4inch past full, 1/2inch past full, etc. EXAMPLE: When tank is 1/4 full, gauge shows ...
My tach no longer works and getting false overheating. Needle pegs and engine runs as normal wi...
My mechanic says its not overheating but is probably a sensor or the gauge itself. He doesn't s...