Complaint Number: 10206839 Incident Date: October 20, 2007 Date Added to File: October 25, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Chevy suburban 2004 defective speedometer. The speedometer often reads over 100 mph sitting in my driveway. Complaint Number: 10178576 Incident Date: November 1, 2006 Date Added to File: January 12, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Our speedometer quit working and would either sho us going much slower or much faster than we really were. Keep posting and good luck. I'm going to try to do some further study to see how it can be tested. The problem was caused by poor soldering of the internal components. You need to replace the cluster as this also happened in my 2005 Chevy Cavalier.
Or, did they put a used board in? Using the steering wheel's height adjustment, move the steering wheel to the lowest position. While driving the speedometer displayed inaccurate information. Sometimes the speedometer goes down to 0 mph then while driving say 30 mph I guess it may take you to 60 mph, 80 mph while at the same rpm. Crack out the soldering iron and solder the joint securely. One thing that all your affected devices have in common is the dimmer rheostat.
The engine didn't seem to change its running speed as the speedometer fluctuations were occurring. First the gas, filled it one day and it fell all the way and light turned on, then my themostat, freaked me out, thought i was overheating,. You guys know that all you have to do is tell the dealer you are having instrument panel issues and the dealer will replace the cluster free of charge, no mileage or time limit at least for 03-04 gm pickups, denalis, yukon etc. When my rear defog and wiper don't work my speedometer does work. The only event that we thought caused it was the really cold temperatures but its warmer now and completely quit working.
With the significant cost of replacing the panel, I decided to wait on the repair. Also, regarding the ignition switch as a possible source of the problem; which voltages should be checked when the problem occurs? There were no recalls for the failure. Any help would be very much appreciated. Complaint Number: 10250136 Incident Date: November 14, 2008 Date Added to File: November 29, 2008 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer not registering accurately. Chevy knew of the problem and said they'd fix it up to 7 years, 70,000 miles.
We were hoping that it was just a sensor, but it was the wiring in the dash, they required that we send in the whole front module and they sent us a new one with our old odometer miles already set. The housing that is around your odometer can then be removed by simply removing a few screws across the top and under the radio. My 2003 Suburban began having intermittent instrument panel failures in July of 2005. While driving the speedometer displayed inaccurate information. These are family - children vehicles!!! It no longer calculates speed.
This is clearly not an exceptional defect. This first happened while driving with my family. One day my wife was driving the speedometer just kept climbing to 120 mph , that is when it started. They pull off by pulling straight up. The technician stated that the instrument panel cluster needed to be replaced.
!!!! This occurred over a couple of months and finally the speedometer completely quit working. Annoying to put back on, too. The entire dash is held on with about 10-15 screws. This is an easier fix than the stepper motors, but still you need to be handy with a soldering iron! See pictures to explain this step better Check the connections for the any dry joint - as you can see, the offender is the pin on the end in my case apparently, it's usually this pin. I had a little trouble getting this out so I had to take apart the plastic housing for the ignition. As a result, the contact does not know how fast she is driving. We have not got it fixed yet.
While idling, the speedometer would begin at approx 80 mpg and go higher as I started to drive 30 mph read 110 mph. The engine didn't seem to change its running speed as the speedometer fluctuations were occurring. The point right before it starts. It first started giving me a slower speed than I was actually going. Looks like at my expense.
I see an instant accident happening! I authorized the dealer to replace the instrument cluster and the defective instrument cluster is going back to be refurbished. My speedometer does not work any more. The contact received a notice from the manufacturer stating that they were aware that some of their models were experiencing speedometer failure. Complaint Number: 10207366 Incident Date: October 23, 2007 Date Added to File: October 29, 2007 Description of the Complaint: I have a chevy suburban 2004 that the speedometer just stop working. Current fix is a replacement bezel for 600.