Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically on GMC Yukon XL 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: 135,569 (60,000–285,000)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2007
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2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 130,000 mi,
Instrument cluster does not work on start up..after short drive time a restart usually solves the issue
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 149,000 mi,
erratic speedometer,oil gauge,fuel gauge and most recent tach
none of the gages on my yukon are working...
My entire instrument cluster starting blinking and then went dead.
oil presure gage is not working will not move up or down
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 100,000 mi,
Instrument cluster malfunction on most of these general motors vehicles. Unfortunately it wasn't covered under recall or warranty at this mileage. Found out was covered only till 70k. Bummer because I have heard multiple complaints on this problem with GM.
display cluster electrical voltage cluster out
Speedometer is totally broken.
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 266,000 mi,
on yukon [not XL] after driving many miles, stopped at a rest area, and when I started up again, many of the instrument lights did not light including the spesedometer. aftere driving a while they came back on. I had expesrienced this before with random group of insstrument lights not lighting. Eventually they always came back without my taking special action.
Oil pressure over ranging. Tach. indicates low, sometime it goes hi. At times the speed-O is 50 mph high or is stuck.
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 100,803 mi,
charging voltz cluster out
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 95,000 mi,
Most gauges stopped working. Speedometer still ok
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 155,000 mi,
Message system cluster does not work, can not see milage or anything else
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 285,000 mi,
All gauges stopped working at same time sometimes they start working for a short time. Doesn't register mileage when they arn't working
The instrument panel works then doesn't seems this is a very common problem with this year.
All Gauges are Haywire intermittingly
All instruments are malfunctioning
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 140,000 mi,
speedometer went all the way to max and stay there. its just stuck
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 60,280 mi,
I have an rpm gauge that fluctuates frequently; an oil pressure gauge that is pegged out the max; a speed-o that dances all the time. I called my local gmc dealer. I was told that the 7 yr / 70,000 mile warranty was expired in April of 2010. Although, my yukon has less than 70k, I was left on my own.
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 135,000 mi,
Speedometer and gages Have been intermittently working for a few weeks. This is the second panel I have had problems with. The first one was about three and a half years ago. The panel was replaced at a GM dealership. I have not had time to have this one repaired or replaced. The dealership says it has to be replaced at a cost of around $550 (parts and labor).