Gm offering to stand behind only if it fails under 70k. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the speedometer failed. The contacts vehicle had 79,000 miles. I consider this a safety issue and it should not have a limit on mileage. If you turn off the truck and restart the engine, the speedometer will jump-back about 5 mph. The contact stated he received an informational letter from the manufacturer in regards to the instrument cluster. The gasoline gauge functioned intermittently.
By driving to slow, one can cause other drivers to erratically pass and zoom by you or driving to fast can cause other drivers to hurriedly get out of your way and cause accidents. Obviously this can be a safety issue if you do not know your actual speed. I have no use of my dashboard at all. He had not experienced a failure at the time. The contact noticed that the instrument panel was reading inaccurately. The speedometer reads accurately, and only recently the fuel gauge has been sticking.
The contact stated that the speedometer displays inaccurate speeds. Initially, the problem occurred at intervals greater than 6 months but seems to be recurring much more frequently - every 2 weeks or so. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. I had 104,000 when the incident happened on my vehicle. He stated that while driving the speedometer would fluctuate and he was unable to determine how fast or slow he was traveling.
I will schedule to have it looked at and then it will work fine for the next 3-6 months then it will screw up again for a couple of days. Apparently the stepper motors moving the needles are failing. This is more than likely the cause of a speeding ticket I got back in may 2009. Some sporadic attempts to work after but speedometer can easily be off by 30-40 mph. I have 90,000 on it now. I will be the first in line, can't tell you how many times I have ran off the road for lack of gas.
The contact stated that the rpms, fuel gauge, speedometer, and oil gauge became inoperable. The tire pressure warning light was the only indicator illuminated on the instrument panel at the time of the failures. While driving 50 mph, the speedometer froze and displayed 75 mph. Then in July of this year we were coming back from a family day trip and we were pulled over for speeding. There is a recall on the instrument cluster for this for model year 2003-2006, but only up to 80,000. However, they would not repair the vehicle for free due to the mileage. Now when I drive the vehicle I am either go no speed at all or the speed odometer starts going crazy or gets stuck at 40mph.
The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 101,2000. I have not been able to fine any recall on this matter. This is a very common problem with these gm vehicles and is known by gm. I have a friend who has an avalanche and her instrument panel is doing the same thing, her speedometer and tach are now malfunctioning. I received no letters or recalls indicating a need to replace the cluster. Has anyone managed to find out if we can get this replaced via recall?. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the contact would be responsible for repair costs.
No use of anything on dash. Not knowing how fast you are going can cause problems on an interstate highway. I will be driving with traffic in a 35 mph zone look at my speedo it says I'm doing 110 mph. She received a letter that stated there was a defect in the vehicle. No use of gas gauge.
After researching online how to fix the problem I noticed hundreds of complaints about the same problem with the same vehicle. We purchased the vehicle in colorado, and drove it to washington state. The contact was concerned that because of the failure; he could potentially be driving on an empty fuel tank which could result in a crash. It gets stuck at ether 25 rpms, or 75 rpms. I was keeping up with traffic when I first noticed it and the speed limit was 55mph. A reasonable expectation is to have the speedometer and other gauges last the life of the vehicle.
About a month later I noticed that the speed odometer would say I was not moving at all that my speed was 0, and I would be driving at the time. Repairs were only being made to vehicles with less than 50,000 miles. The current mileage was 93,775 and the failure mileage was unknown. The failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was less than 110,000. The vehicle had not been repaired. Works fine until sudden failure. The contact was unaware of the correct speed that he was actually driving.
The dealer stated that they would assume the repair cost if the vehicle had 80,000 miles or less. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 160,000. The failure mileage was 101,000 and current mileage was 110,000. This is very troublesome as I really never am sure at what speed I am going and my dealer says there is no recall on this item even though I have seen hundreds if not more complaints exactly like mine on the internet so this is not an isolated situation. The contact called the manufacturer and was informed that a class action law suit was filed, which would repair the speedometer up to 70,000 miles or seven years.