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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010

Average Mileage: 102,587 mi (18,000 mi - 220,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    At 40,000 miles the speedometer and tach worked off an on and now the speedometer works and the tach has stopped completely. The cd player went out at 50k and now the windshield washer fluid reservoir has a leak. I switched to Chevrolet because EVERY Ford I have ever bought has had Tie Rod problems. Chevrolet is very non-commital on recalls. We've also owned Toyotas and have never had any major problems and have gotten many many many miles on them. Folks it's all about making money but they are too dumb to understand that future business from a satisfied customer will aid them better in this endeavor.

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  • the whole front panel, all gauges dont work at all

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  •  Enthusiast

    I had this problem. I sent the cluster off for repair,cost me 145.00,that included shipping it back to me. I used this web site He replaced all the motors on the gauges. He said the stock motors were junk from the factory. All the gauges use the same part number.

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  • I always, have NO GAS... sometimes a bump will make it read how much i actually have.... but you only have a few minutes to look, before it goes back to empty.

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  • Visitor, , 93,127 mi

    all cluster panel stops working for awhile then comes back on after awhile no warning at all,battery starts over charging.had alternater checked and battery checked,all good.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    no gauge at all cluster panel replaced at 82000 now at 98000 its doing it again

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Fuel gage works whenever it feels like it.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    The gas gauge and mileage display just shuts down. No mechanical problems

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    The speedometer stopped working. The needle would sometimes come up off the zero but wouldn't show the proper speed. Then the gas gauge start malfunctioning. I replaced the instrument panel and that fixed the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 220,000 mi

    Abou two weeks ago the entire gauges stopped working. Dealer ship wants $1000 to fix it. lol

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