Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Chevrolet Tahoe

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: 129,575 (15,500–366,765)
7 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007
77 people reported this problem
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My speedometer and other panel gauges work sometimes and sometimes they don't. Never can tell when this will happen. I can turn the ignition off and turn on again and sometime they will work or if I'm ridding along I will hear a clunk and they will just start working.
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe170,000
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe140,000
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 )
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I was notified of this issue when I took my vehicle to the dealership they refused to fix it. I have taken my tahoe to no less that 4 separate dealerships, and yet to have the issue repaired. They refuse. I have contacted gm about this as well. If you have a tech bulletin and or recall on the issue why do they refuse to repair it. Speedometer is inoperable. Oil pressure inoperable. Check engine light stays on when no codes are present.
stop working the little screen i don't see the miles nothing no light i need help two get fixed
My tachometer and my fuel gauge have been working incorrectly for some time now but it has been worse lately. Is this a recall from Chevrolet for this year model.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe119,000
Speedometer acted up, there are 6 stepper motors, one for each gauge, that can be replaced. Bought them off Amazon for $7.50 a piece. A little soldering, about $20 total fixed.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe186,247
I was driving home from a trip and about 1 hour into the drive, the speedometer just starting reading the wrong speed. I was on the highway at 65 mph and the next time I looked down...without slowing down...it read 20mph. It stayed that way...until I stopped for gas. After I stopped the car and turned it off to pump gas, it started working again when I got back on the road. It has only happened this once so I haven't looked into fixing it yet.
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.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe174,000
My complete instrument panel went out! Oil, gas, speedo, odom, temp, and everything else. The only thing that works is turn signals, and the dash lights up.
oil pressure flatlines, speedometer erratic, fuel indicator do not move, rpm flexes in the opposite direction. Constant issue
the rpm and the temp gauge is going crazy..
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
Speedometer needle will begin to fall, showing slower and slower even though I'm not braking. When it hits 0 it doesn't work at all for that trip. Will randomly work again on future car trips. RPM doesn't work at all and sometimes gas gauge doesn't work. I need to get it fixed.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
only things that work are the fuel gauge and oil pressure.
My dash lights and speedometer just flashes on and off.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe156,000
occasionally having problems with speed gauge going off. seems to be off about 2 miles daily.
Volt meter erratic, up and down.
I too had the same problem with instrument panel on my 2005 Tahoe I had a mechanic remove the cluster (which took about 3 minutes) and I took to a repair station and they rebuilt with new motors and lights for a total of $ 90 . I was informed by the repair person that all Tahoe owners can expect to have the same problem. He said the failure rate will be 100%. Doesn't speak very highly for GM. I have only owned GM products all my life but I will be looking at other brands next year for my new vehicles. I am also having problems with the 4 wheel drive unit on my Tahoe. It just automatically goes from 2H to 4H or AWD on its own. Haven't had it checked but I am sure it will be expensive to fix.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe260,000
I have a 2002 Yukon (same thing as a tahoe) all my gauges havnt worked since i bought the truck back in February. I dont really mind it but i cant get my oil changed uuntil the mechanic can read the oil pressure gauge and my oil needs to be changed ASAP.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe140,000
Speedometer only works sometimes and when it does it's incorrect. for the past yr. Light is dim on what gear i'm in. Now all the guages are not working at all.
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