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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 120,529 (109–250,000)
10 model years affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
62 people reported this problem
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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.
Whole cluster randomly shuts off for awhile then comes back on then shuts off.
All gauges stop working on my 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Dashboard gauges not working at all. Only check engine light
Dashborad instrument oanel is erractic. Goes out completely then comes back on.
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
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
The RPM gauge works sometimes. Sometimes it sticks and does not move.
Cluster goes out as well as headlights won't turn on. Then comes on in its own time
speedometer started working erratic and not at all sometimes cadillac shop found bad cluster an replaced,it
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.
Speedo needle eratic and then stopped working altogether. Bought speedo servo kit and replaced all instrument cluster servos. Re-installed.
Tachometer stopped working. Too much money to fix.
Speedometer pegged, doesn't work at all! Needle as far as it can go !
oil gauge is read upside down
The speedometer and battery,oil,gas,temperature,gauges not working, still have this problem....
The speed dont work
Speedometer and tachometer work then dont work. One will work the other wont work. Or both dont work.
Tachometer pegged out, then the spedo became erratic, temp gauges don't read correctly and the occasional fuel gauge not reading properly