This has been a reoccurring problem over the last 6 months. If you have a show car that needs that extra touch to stand out, or a daily driver you love to show off, I have everything you need. I read through some forums and everyone is talking about the stepper motors. This is not a worn part or something that I did. Pretty common problem with these. The maker of the vehicle, general motors is aware that this is a wide spread problem, as I have received a letter from the general director of general motors stating that this could happen to my 3003 Chevrolet Suburban. .
It is not like I did something to make my gauges stop working. We bought our truck at 72k and it is around 1k to replace so we just live with it. Never will I buy from you again. The information center scrolls continously from French to Spanish to English and the reset doesn't do anything. He took the vehicle to the dealer. We did receive a recall notice for the instrument cluster to be replaced at no charge, but the clause was it had to be under 70k miles.
I realize that the truck is 8-9 years old, but it only has 80,000 miles on it. There is a special policy covering these for 7years 70,000 miles. Check out this blog post about the problem - Posted on Sep 30, 2010 They had a recall on that. No way to know how fast you are going. We have owned many different makes of cars along with another Suburban with many more miles than this one and the speedometers never stopped working. It's usually caused by one of two main problems, either the stepper motor on the cluster's circuit board is going out or the sending unit on the fuel pump is going out. Over the past 32 months the instrument cluster on my 2003 Avalanche has been intermittently malfunctioning causing the speedometer, fuel, temp, oil pressure and all other gauges to not operate.
They were not aware of the fact that many Avalanches and other gm suvs have identical problems usually a bad stepper motor in the instrument cluster. Also now the warning chime is on all the time but with no display? The approximate failure mileage was 200,000. Scroll down to see if your vehicle is on our repair list. Cheap ass taillights are delaminating too! The failure mileage was 128,000. Repair takes 20 minutes Do you have stuck, sticking or inop needles, dead or dim gear dispaly or the whole cluster is dead? Apart from the obvious issue of not seeing essential vehicle information, drivers could inadvertently put their vehicle in the wrong gear such as reverse rather than park. Hit the bricks in my oppinion. The place I bought the truck from said I had a bad dash cluster so the replaced it now the warranty is out and I'm still have trouble.
Other than the electronics being made by Delco Prince of Darkness Chevrolet makes a pretty good truck. All gauges on the vehicle can stop functioning without notice. Or maybe if i can buy a cheap one or used one somewhere, I'm hoping to save hundreds by doing it myself. Electrical problem 2003 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 136? Thank You in advance for purchasing our Repair Service to your 2003-2007 Chevrolet Suburban Instrument Cluster. I drove many miles for work and for transporting hockey kids to practice, games, tournaments, etc. When back outside after playing with the cluster and it worked!! I pulled off the side of the road and stopped, called the dealership and they said that if it did it again to call them. Gm represents that your office concurs with their approach, which would be a surprise to me since this is not a wear part, is known defect with these vehicles, and presents s serious safety issue.
Was not notified of Recall even though I had the truck in the dealer for Electrical problem of back tail light time after time. After stating my case to the first representative I was told there was nothing we could do. Be aware however, you must to have the mileage programmed from the dealer and all used clusters will have the same defective parts and will also fail in time. This is not about the money but the safety of the consumer. We recently received a letter from chevy recognizing there is a defect in their manufacturing but also includes a refusal to fix our Suburban because it has more than 70,000 miles on it. Our turn around is a week or less including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The failure mileage was 85,000.
My car has 108,000 miles and is not eligible for the repair. Over time the defective parts, called stepper motors, will wear out causing erratic movement of the gauges including the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temp gauge, volt gauge and the optional transmission temperature gauge. I do see other complaints filed here concerning the same issue. Then a few days later Im going thru a school zone, Cops all up and down that sceen and the needle was reading 120mph! The contact stated the instrument panel cluster would need to be replaced. I dont get how the milage would have anything to do with it.
Obviously this situation can lead to potential speeding tickets and even unsafe conditions if the driver is startled at the incorrect reading while driving. I have to estimate my speeds on a vehicle with only 58000 miles on it. I have been noticing, though, for a few weeks that the speedometer is clicky when it goes up in speed, it is not a smooth movement, it jumps or clicks up. From what I understand Chevrolet has issued a extension of the warranty to 70,000 miles for this single issue but this is a safety related problem that should be taken care of under a recall of all vehicles with this instrument cluster. I made up 2000 bumper stickers about a bad dealer now its time for bumper sticker about you and this problem while I drive this truck so everyone knows that you screwed me while you got my tax dollars. I believe this is a safety hazard for two reasons: first, the failure is insidious and can cause an overreaction one case ii know of where someone was pulling a boat trailer on a wet road, looked down and saw 90mph, hit the brakes and skidded off the highway , and second, because of the high cost of repair for older vehicles owners as I am will be hesitant to spend the money to fix one indicator needle.