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: 105,699 (12,700–217,000)
9 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
195 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
INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES WORKS ERRATICALLY
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
It started back in 2012 around 75,000 miles my 2005 Chevy Impala temperature gauge says it was overheating to the garage they said it wasn't then my radio stopped working then my speedometer stopped working then my gas gauge had stopped working so we all assumed I needed a new cluster panel $400 for that then I started getting water when the rear passenger side floor the car hasn't moved in a year and it is getting deeper then I also started having problems with the car overheating we replaced the water pump flush out the heater core still no results any body that has any answers please let me know
2005 Chevrolet Impala163,000
speedometer don't work temperature gauge doesn't work
2000 Chevrolet Impala113,000
My car over heats wen i turn on the ac my speedometer stop working
Speedometer gets stuck and winds up at the bottom of the display somewhere between 150 and 0. Cruise control won't work, check engine light on with multiple codes and no evidence for the issues. Multiple sensors failing.
2005 Chevrolet Impala170,000
My speedometer stoped working.
2005 Chevrolet Impala157,865
Speedometer goes to 100 even when I'm driving very slow. Just happened first time today 8 4 2015 Any suggestions on how to fix my car?
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
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