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

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: 126,936 (15,500–280,000)
7 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007
97 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.
THE OIL PRESSURE GAGE AND BATTERY VOLTAGE GAGE CLUSTERS HAVE QUIT WORKING ALL TOGETHER!
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.
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.
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 )
oil pressure flatlines, speedometer erratic, fuel indicator do not move, rpm flexes in the opposite direction. Constant issue
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 dash lights and speedometer just flashes on and off.
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.
Rpm, speedometer, battery, oil & temperature gauge does not work. How do I fix it?
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.
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.
the rpm and the temp gauge is going crazy..
Oil pressure and temp guage are pinned to max. And the volt meter sometimes reads 19 volts but is charging at 14.2... No overheating
My light is on & gauges stop working
only things that work are the fuel gauge and oil pressure.
Speedometer thinks its going 120MPH when it's in park. Also the electric gauge stopped working. Seems my ride control has broken as well and my electrical system goes crazy trying to lock the doors all the time and rolling the windows down by itself
My dash gauges stopped working completely