Also note that there is a 14 pin and a 10 pin variant of this switch. I have never been contacted on this issue. The contact stated that the speedometer was inoperative and displayed inaccurate readings. The contact stated that the speedometer was inoperative and displayed inaccurate readings. This has become a real safety issue when driving alone on a road or in visibly impaired conditions since you just have no reference to know how fast you are traveling. I have tried disconnecting the battery to reset the computer. Complaint Number: 10207497 Incident Date: December 20, 2006 Date Added to File: October 31, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer register greatly incorrect speed off by 20 to 30 mph.
The other thing to be aware of is the indexing of the gear in the ignition switch. I exited the interstate and entered a 4 lane highway. Showing up to 120 miler per hour while parked. In checking, I see there have been many such failures and feel that the consumer should not be held accountable for such failures. She believes this is a safety issue and a manufacturer defect. Dealership had to replace instrument control panel. I authorized the dealer to replace the instrument cluster and the defective instrument cluster is going back to be refurbished.
Additional background on the issue, from a media source. I am the 2nd owner of my Suburban and it has been babied. Since replacing the fist cluster, there have been many more complaints noted on the internet. !!!! While in park or stopped, the gauge will show anywhere from 20-30 miles per hour and while driving will erratically jump from speed to speed. Owned a 91 Suburban,96 Tahoe,99 Suburban, 2005 Crew Cab Silverado, and this 2004 Suburban. Irrespective of the arbitrary mileage cutoff they have imposed. Why should anyone pay for an item that is defective.
At 60+ mph it could read 100+ mph. This happens at all mileage and is a defect. Then it started not coming on at all. Reading up on the issue on the internet I was referred to this site. Drove today with no problems. This has become a real safety issue when driving alone on a road or in visibly impaired conditions since you just have no reference to know how fast you are traveling. Chevy recalled, I believe, up to 30,000 miles.
Picked up the car and the odometer reading is different by more than 20,000 miles. We are in day 2 of an instrument panel failure at this time. Failure to return the product within 30 days to the Electronic Service Center will result in a charge to the Dealer's Open Parts Account. Gas gauge, upon filling up, is slow to register to full. Chevy should do this for us.
Complaint Number: 10233634 Incident Date: June 15, 2008 Date Added to File: July 9, 2008 Description of the Complaint: 2004 chevrolet surburban. I started the vehicle without any problem. . Complaint Number: 10263594 Incident Date: February 15, 2009 Date Added to File: March 30, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer quit working on 2004 suburban. No gauges, no speedometer, etc. And refuses to make good on. My advice- don't buy a new car.
The only event that we thought caused it was the really cold temperatures but its warmer now and completely quit working. Once you see a steering wheel with the airbag removed, you can see what is going on. The failure has come after about two to three years of use, and is worse in winter, but occurs inconsistently year around. Dealers are to replace the instrument panel cluster after the condition has been verified. They further stated that the repairs would not be free. 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.
This will eliminate the need to keep the vehicle overnight. I had my battery checked and found I had a dead cell. The manufacturer did not assist. Later it registered the wrong speed. It would take 5 - 10 stops before it would finally go to zero. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the excessive mileage, although the manufacturer stated that they would consider extending the special coverage under the recall.
Researching the internet, I am finding this problem seems to be widespread. This is not a safe situation. Complaint Number: 10261004 Incident Date: March 2, 2009 Date Added to File: March 7, 2009 Description of the Complaint: The speedometer on the vehicle is not showing the true speed it some times shows 110 when you are going 45, or shows 35 when you are going 65. Would not know if it ever read the correct mph if it wasn't for the gps. If it's not the calibration, then I'd lean towards an ignition switch. The speed odometer went down to 0 mph when I was driving 65 mph after driving an estimated additional 40 miles. This vehicle has been nothing but a nightmare.