Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on GMC Sierra 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: 96,770 (30,000–183,571)
8 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2007, 2011
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problem details
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 140,000 mi,
The entire dash cluster is dead at this point, but it started with the speedometer, then the tachometer. The entire cluster died at 243,000. It is amid other problems as well mainly involving electrical components.
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 61,000 mi,
My speedometer, engine temp and shift light stopped working all at the same time. Also, my seatbelt light kept blinking even when the seatbuckle was connected.
seedometer is stuck all the way to right and will not move.
Fuel and volt gauge don't work
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 90,000 mi,
Half of my instrument panel and half of air conditioning fan is out
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 64,000 mi,
Complete failure of gauge cluster and display panel...Devoe GMC in Naples fixed it under extended warranty promptly and without issue...very pleased
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 107,000 mi,
First the speedometer would settle at 0 when the truck was stopped... And work its way up to beyond 120 mph at moderate speeds. About a week later, the water temperature gauge went haywire and read only between high and very high (and settled at above normal range when the truck wasn't running). In reading blogs online, I discovered a guy on Ebay from Minnesota who repairs these clusters for about $60... And has lots of positive reviews. I'm mailing mine off to him this week. By the way, removing the cluster is a pretty easy job... You can find a youtube video that shows the process that is excellent.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 138,000 mi,
Temp. guage and amp not working also tac. not working all the time
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 121,000 mi,
intermittent issue; the whole dash goes dead a few min at a time. if so many people have the same dangerous problem why doesn't GMC have a recall? That's what's wrong with this country nobody will own up to mistakes.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 127,000 mi,
cluster replacement
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 130,000 mi,
Erratic Tachometer
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 156,000 mi,
Gauges work intermittently - no solution yet
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 123,800 mi,
first the oil pressure then the speedo and now the gas gauge all within the last year
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 94,000 mi,
speedometer and tachometer read incorrectly and erratically if at all. Had it replaced last year at a shop and still having same issues just 8 months later.
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 41,140 mi,
all gauges quit working seat belt light blinking even when I have seat belt on
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 51,000 mi,
First Oil pressure gauge then gas then Tachometer and now Speedometers stopped
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 71,000 mi,
Speedometer has problems on occasion where it does not work
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 70,000 mi,
Speedometer will peg at max mph and settle back to 40-60 mph as it starting point. Occurs after vehicle has operated for an hour or more is turned off for a few minutes then restarted. When traveling long distance and stopping for gas upon restart the speedometer will not work properly. Cold weather, below freezing, seems to play a part in the malfunction. Fuel gage is now inaccurate. (114,000 miles) Dealer claims to not be able to find a problem with the electrons and has no data of this being a problem with other GMC trucks.
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 170,000 mi,
Gauge cluster went in sperts where it would work and now it does not at all.
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 125,000 mi,
Didn't fix it. Still does it once in a while