Report: Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically
Chevrolet Tahoe Problem
Average Mileage: 101,423 mi (15,500 mi - 170,000 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, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 170,000 mi
THE OIL PRESSURE GAGE AND BATTERY VOLTAGE GAGE CLUSTERS HAVE QUIT WORKING ALL TOGETHER!
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 140,000 mi
i had the same problem and found a guy that for about a 150.00 he pulled the dash and replaced all the gauge units - seems the original gauges fuel and speed etc have a small motor unit that drys out n cracks so it doesnt work first sometimes then more n more - after 2 failed speed n oil i looked into it and now it works great again - was a real easy fix if you know how to remove the solder right n solder em back on also finding teh little motor part would be a hasle - or you can have teh dealer just replace the whole unit instead for 400-600 , but pay a guy to do it lots less stress n time ( took him about 30 min to replace all 6 )
My panel cluster gauge needle function is shot to hell. Nothing works. Took it to the dealer and will have to keep my car for 2 days, will replace the panle but I have to pay 300.00 for labor. I called GM and found out absolutely nothing. Guess I will have to pay.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 60,000 mi
Got a letter thought it was a recall didn't read small print. It was acting up some at that time. My husband had cancer going through treatment and I didnt have time to be without a car. I called dealership they said it should be acting erractic and to bring it in then. Ha I did by then to many miles and they wanted too Many $$$$$ ordered the part on line and installed myself. I will know better next time.
Speedometer indicates incorrect speed and records 10 when the vehicle is stopped.
Sometimes it is ok, other times i could be going 65 and it will indicate 40mph.
My Gage cluster seems to fine for about half of the time, the rest of the time the Tachometer, Oil Pressure gage, Battery Voltage, gages seem to be way off... and it's effected my Speedometer so that I'll be going about 59-60MPH according to my Speedometer and really I'm going 55MPH so on so forth all the way up to 80 or so...I don't know after 80!?!
Also my knock sensor is not working because I put a meter on it and it wasn't metering right... also the codes are coming up that it's BO.
The oil pressure gauge was the first to go for me. Then the speedometer. There is a way to reset the gauges by turning the key and using the gear shifter, but I forget the procedure at the moment. This quit working for me after a few times, anyway. I did some research and found a local guy (Utah) who came to my house and replaced the stepper motors in all of my gauges for $150. It took him about an hour. Everyone else charges significantly more and you have to pull your cluster and ship it in.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 115,000 mi
the battery gauge should indicate 14 volts but it is over charging to 20 volts. the vehicle runs great. the interior lights do not activate when you open the door.the interior lights works manually.thanks
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 85,000 mi
speedometer works sometimes and doesnt sometimes