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

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: 115,697 (22,000–212,556)
5 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006
73 people reported this problem
44 people shared problem details
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.
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SPEEDOMETER WON'T RETURN TO ZERO. THE INDICATOR NEEDLE JERKS AND SOMETIMES GETS STUCK.
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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
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My gauges do not work at all except water temp...
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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.
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new cluster replaced,common problem
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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.
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Started with speedometer going erratic. Now doesn't work at all.
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The speedometer and the engine tacometer quit working not quite at the same moment but close to so. the engine kept running and so did the car but no knowledge about speed or RPMs. Later after the engine had been turned off everything worked fine again
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.
Stated that the cluster needed to be replaced because it was bad and it was burning out the weakest sensor, which in turn was shorting out all the other sensors. Paid out the high dollars and issue still existed and sensors continued to get burned out. After paying for all new sensor, then I was old that cluster needed to be reset and reprogrammed. Paid out the funds for this as well still had issue. After several visits and missed worked hours and expensive repairs took to dealership. Dealership stated needed to reprogram cluster. Picked up truck, turned right back around in less than 5 miles system did the same thing. Picked up again, stated it was the ABS disconnection, which had been disconnected for over two years. They wrapped the plugs, reprogrammed the cluster. I picked up again, and turned around to have fixed for same issue. After third time the issue was fixed. Dealership stated it was a short caused by a pinching of a wire against metal when catalytic converter was replaced, but they would not write that down on the maintenance repair sheet and they did one of those could have kinda maybe statements after I asked for it in writing so that I could take the diagnostics back to the other garage to fight for a repair reimbursement for all the parts and labor on sensors replacements caused by the short due to the bad install of the catalytic converter which the garage said they would give me if I had the dealerships written diagnosis.
the speedomer, and other gadges sometimes do not mark correctly and I have turn off engine and turn onn again
Speedometer just went dead after working erratically.
Speedometer works but will stick in one spot or move to the 6 o'clock position. It does come back but has been going on for over a year. It is frustrating that Chevy does not acknowledge it nor address its consumer complaints.
2005 4WD Avalance. First voltmeter and now speedometer not working properly. Does recall apply to my truck
We have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche. My husband was ticketed for speeding while i was with him and i personaly saw his gauge at under 50; he was accused of going 57 and had to pay. I have now been pulled over when i knew my speed was only 29 the cop said he clocked me at 36!! Now i get to pay a fine for this and I'd like someone to explain to me why something these trucks obviously have had issues with is getting us in trouble and costing us out our ears for the mistakes from GM and not our wrong doing.
This never happened with manual gauges.
All my panel has gone out except the tachometer.
Waiting to get it repaired.
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