Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Cadillac Escalade

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 warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

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Average mileage: 121,541 (109–250,000)
10 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 150,000 mi,
The whole instrument panel would go out and when it came back on the gauges would be moving back and forth. I took it to dealership they said they reset the panel. It worked for a few days then went out and has not came back on. I have not clue how fast I'm going or how much gas is in the tank.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 170,000 mi,
Whole cluster randomly shuts off for awhile then comes back on then shuts off.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 200,000 mi,
All gauges stop working on my 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2004 Cadillac Escalade 110,000 mi,
Dashboard gauges not working at all. Only check engine light
2004 Cadillac Escalade 62,000 mi,
Dashborad instrument oanel is erractic. Goes out completely then comes back on.
I had this problem and GM refused to fix because I had over 50K miles. I had to pay out of my packet to have this problem repaired. I am not upset because some defective parts were installed but they refused to have it fixed. Never will buy GM. They must understand its their problem passed on to a customer
INSTRUMENT PANEL IS DEAD AND DOES NOT ACTIVATE UNTIL DRIVING FROM 2 TO 10 MILES; THEN COMES ON; HAD TO CHANGE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY; BUT AFTERWARDS; INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGE STILL ERRATIC AT 197000 MILES
Cluster goes out as well as headlights won't turn on. Then comes on in its own time
2004 Cadillac Escalade 250,000 mi,
I have the same issue. In fact, the dash was dead when I bought it. The dealer promised to fix it, but after I took possession of the vehicle, they put the burden of getting a rental and paying out of pocket for reimbursement on me. End result...I have not had it fixed. My truck is now well over 225,000 miles, but according to Carfax the problem of not being able to read the odometer occurred prior to 100,000 miles. GM should have recalled this dashboard years ago for defective parts.
2004 Cadillac Escalade 100,000 mi,
speedometer started working erratic and not at all sometimes cadillac shop found bad cluster an replaced,it
The RPM gauge works sometimes. Sometimes it sticks and does not move.
2004 Cadillac Escalade 30,000 mi,
Speedo needle eratic and then stopped working altogether. Bought speedo servo kit and replaced all instrument cluster servos. Re-installed.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 47,514 mi,
Speedometer pegged, doesn't work at all! Needle as far as it can go !
2006 Cadillac Escalade 42,000 mi,
Tachometer stopped working. Too much money to fix.
2003 Cadillac Escalade 190,000 mi,
oil gauge is read upside down
dash goes out on our 04 escalade sporatically. sometimes if i whack dash above it it'll power back up. what do i do to fix it ?
2003 Cadillac Escalade 160,000 mi,
The instrument gauges are usually maxed out all the time. On occasion, they work correctly but not very often.
I want to know what this guage for on left side of cluster panel in my truck it went up to 300 it has a ring around a key
2005 Cadillac Escalade 109 mi,
The speed dont work