The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. Complaint Number: 10383361 Incident Date: February 18, 2011 Date Added to File: February 20, 2011 Description of the Complaint: My instrument cluster malfunctions on a regular basis. Then they told me they would not cover any costs. So if it got stuck in the middle it would assume that were it is, is at zero. Most instances can be repaired and this is included as part of the regular rebuild service.
Complaint Number: 10210672 Incident Date: October 16, 2007 Date Added to File: December 3, 2007 Description of the Complaint: 2003 chevy trailblazer. But before taking the dash out I would like to know how to remove those. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the failure. Asap it's failed twice it did come back up after 20 min. Complaint Number: 10181096 Incident Date: January 27, 2007 Date Added to File: January 30, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Instrument cluster went dark.
When the driver accelerates, the dial moves and remains at 40 mph. The speedometer fails to register correct speed. Silverado speedometer problems — Silverado speedometer repair -Silverado speedometer repair kit — Silverado speedometer recall Silverado speedometer problems are some of the most common ones reported as speedometer problems are pretty difficult to ignore or work around. I found out later it was because the instrument cluster in my model truck was defective and registering the speed 10-15 mph over actual. The most interesting thing about this is it does not occur all of the time.
It accurate when it does work?? Owner also not sent notification of problem nor was it on the carfax report when vehicle purchased. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. My contention is that this is a huge safety issue that Chevrolet should be wholly responsible for regardless of the mileage on the vehicle. This is the fifth time this has happened. I looked on this website and did find one but I may have missed it, as I am new to this area of car ownership.
I took it to the dealer and he told me it was a very common problem and should be on recall. Complaint Number: 10365924 Incident Date: November 20, 2008 Date Added to File: November 16, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 chevrolet trailblazer. There were no prior warnings. The contact had concern of the safety risk involved. Received recall letter for 2004 silverado. Works periodically and then suddenly will jumped to 90 mph.
Cannot concentrate on road ahead trying to determine speed from passing objects. I am worried now the fuel gauge will stop working. Chevy feels it is not and will only replace this defective part in vehicles that have less than 70,000. My vehicle is only 7 years old but has 100,000. Since this is all I have to rely on to determine if I'm traveling the correct speed, is the manufacturer responsible if I exceed the speed limit while I am relying on this for an indication of my speed? Complaint Number: 10218891 Incident Date: February 22, 2008 Date Added to File: February 22, 2008 Description of the Complaint: I purchased a 2003 chevrolet silverado pickup in december 2006.
That is too many people on the roads that have faulty speedometers that do not qualify under there rules. I was at a complete stop and it read 25 mph. Buy a Used Instrument Cluster Used instrument clusters are typically available at any number of salvage yards but there are several problems with this solution. Ultimately all gauges will fail if not repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. Experience in electronics de-soldering and soldering is highly suggested if you attempt this repair as damage to the circuit board is common with at home repairs.
Clean the lens before installing if needed. This section will outline all the most common problems that have been identified. The contact stated that the instrument panel failed to illuminate. If you have your gauge cluster rebuilt it will not need to be re-programmed. About 3 years ago when there was only around 50,000 miles on it the tachometer stopped working.