I had to pull the fuse out! Pretty common problem with these. I panicked and pulled off to the side of the highway. Sometimes will work properly, then go bad again. The speedometer never worked properly again. Which includes parts and labor. I have a 2003 Silverado mileage 85,000 been living with this for 8 months.
This make and model are notorious for them failing. When you get your car up to a speed on the highway that is halfway on your speedometer it will come back around. Submit a claim for Perform Tech 2 Gauge Sweep Test. The contact did not notice a change in the actually speed the vehicle was traveling. Then while driven done the road it stops. If it's a mechanical drive type, the head is probably sealed and you need to pry open the rim lip like a can opener--works, but not pretty.
Just out of warranty, 40,000 speedometer fails to read accurately, intermittent problem. The dealer has been unsuccessful in identifying the root of the traction problem. They will put all new backlighting and replace all the steppers. The failure occurred 8 times. I read somewhere that there is a vss buffer on the left side of the dash, does anyone know where and what it looks like and how to check or replace it? The odometer works fine just like everything else. When I contacted the dealership were the vehicle was purchased they notified me that this is an ongoing problem and the part they need to fix the speedometer is on back order for a minimum of 30 days. Speedometers on these models were repaired or replaced.
Unsafe to drive with no reliable speed measure. The cruise control stopped working. Im leaving for a road trip in about an hour and dont have time to take it to the shop or tear apart the dash right now. Its not safe driving down the highway not knowing how fast you are going. No previous damage or failures were present at the time of this problem.
The contact then notified the manufacturer and filed a complaint. Sometimes reads 35-60 mph in park, sometimes 120 mph when traveling at 30-60 mph. In a small number of vehicles, the condition may be intermittent and the gauge sweep test may not always verify the condition. Speedometers have broken on both. The cruise control was reset at 70 mph and the speedometer continued to register at 120 mph. At first it would seem okay when it warmed up for 15-20 minutes now really erratic. The issue I had was I didnt want to take it out, ship it to them and be without a cluster for a few days so I found someone local.
It reads wrong because I have been checked by radar by a friend in the police dept. I am truly disappointed with what I thought would be the perfect truck considering its a 44000 dollar vehicle only to find out I need to spend an additional 4-500 dollars. I cannot afford this so when it does happen I have to pull off to the side off the road and start and stop the car until it resets. Priced a repair at 500 dollars. Only way to reset is to turn vehicle on and off 6-12 times over a 30 min period. The dealer replaced the gear kit, two gaskets, case, the rear differential carrier assembly, carrier gears, and shims.
While driving he had trouble shifting from first gear. While driving 70 mph the speedometer displayed between 120 and 140 mph, and didn't change when the contact is decreasing speed or driving the actual speed. Watch you don't get a ticket! Caused by a voltage surge mostly by hooking up the battery with the key on. Reads 120 mph all the time. Rent a scanner and read the codes. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning while in reverse. The contact suffered injuries to the neck and back.
Has anybody else had this problem? If it is an electronic display type, the engine computer may have a problem. The needle of the speedometer can stay stuck at zero or be constantly fixed at another point of the meter. The third problem was with a noise in the rear of the vehicle. This is a real safety issue that needs to be addressed by gm. Edited March 14, 2013 by shortyb.
The second problem was with the brake light coming on the cluster assembly. Review the pop up asking you to verify the mileage and engine hours. Was also told that my dash would have to be shipped out of town to be repaired and that I would be without a vehicle for awhile. It was working this morning on my way to work. This apparently is a major and widespread problem with Chevrolet vehicles and the company will not stand behind the product. Sometimes it will go off the meter and not go down.
The proper way to repair is to replace the cluster, then mileage and engine hours if equipped has to be reset Then the cluster has to be programmed. If you are having problems with your Chevy Silverado speedometer not working this could be due to a faulty speedometer on some models of the truck. You just ship your cluster to them and they fix it. Have to cycle the key switch to make it reset. Something wrong with a 500 dollar repair on a 2 to 3 year old truck. George I just had my whole cluster rebuilt in my 04 Silverado.