Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

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: 123,028 (22,000–300,000)
5 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006
95 people reported this problem
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All of my Cluster gauges quit working. The mph, fuel, temp, battery etc. This seems to be a common problem for a Chevy Avalanche but I don't see any recall on it. Does anyone know if there is one?
First the oil pressure gauge stopped working. A few months later the fuel gauge stopped working. I need a solution other than the Chevrolet dealership.
The dash cluster no longer works normal. Sometimes it does and then it will not. Very aggravating and unsafe. Chevy needs to do a recall and repair these for us. It was already fixed once and does not work again. I do not know how fast I'm going, how much gas my truck has or if it is overheating.
Not all the time, but when I would drive over an overpass, mahole, or pothole, all dash lights(symbols, i.e.ABS/Parking Brake,etc) would stay on for a few seconds, gauges go from max to min a few times, and clock will reset to 12:00. Mechanic changed the alternator, but when drove over bump, still had the problem.
Cluster Gage's fail on tach, speedometer, fuel, voltage, temp meters. Had it repaird at dealer twice. Went bad after each repair. Finally I fixed it myself by replacing the stepper motors inside the cluster. Bought on Amazon for $24.00 for six motors. It works perfect now
May 2004 Chevy Avalanche speedometer start registering 70mph while in park. I would turn it off and back on to reset. Now it doesn't reset. I've heard that there was a recall on this item, but I've never received anything. I'm I stuck with the repair bill.
Entire intsrument cluster went dead started with some erratic behavior now completely dead
My gauges do not work at all except water temp...
The instrument cluster just stopped working and when I would tap on it it would work for a while then stop again. Now, it is just not work at all. Only thing works on it is the check engine light and the turn signals.
Started with speedometer going erratic. Now doesn't work at all.
Gas Gage does not work and shows over full when adding fuel
new cluster replaced,common problem
Oil pressuer went first, then tachometer , now speedometer
Not fixed yet
replaced alternator and battery but dashlights and gages not working.
fuel gauge reads off
All of my gauges stop working two days ago. They came on and went right back off and never has come back on. I can't tell how fast I'm going. I can't tell how much gas I have, can't see the milage or what gear the truck is in. Help.
I bought my avalanche and was cruising down the road in my new to me truck, I turned on the cruise control and then my instrument panel went on the fritz. It's still broke
speedometer started not working once in awhile now it hardly works.