Speedometer/odometer Failure problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Speedometer/odometer Failure problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GNEK12T14_. Tl- consumer owns a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that the speedometer failed without warning and does not read over 20 mph intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop who diagnosed that the speedometer motor had needed to be replaced. The vehicle was to be inspected and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Dyd. This speedometer/odometer failure problem happened on Wed., Feb. 1, 2012.
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The car was a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of the problem Trailblazer is NOT WORTH _. This is an intermittent problem with this vehicle. I am 3rd owner. 2nd owner had same problem. The speedometer fails to register correct speed. I am currently using a automotive scan tool to verify actual speed. The most interesting thing about this is it does not occur all of the time. Just when I am getting 19. 5 mph or better with a lot of traffic. 1 week ago I had 20 vehicles in back of me. Turns out my speedometer was 20 miles an hour off. I was going 35 in a 55 mph zone. Good thing I had my scan tool with me. This is a problem gm has recalled other vehicles for. My question is why the NHTSA is allowing this. These are the same clusters that were recalled for the silverado. Why even have an agency as important as this one if it does not do anything about all of these complaints. There are many speedometer complaints. Gm says replace the cluster . It still works some of the time so what is the real issue. It should have completely failed by now if it were electrical or mechanical. The owner should not have to pay for this. Why discriminate against tailblazer owners. Not even an investigation. This speedometer/odometer failure issue occurred Wed., Mar. 19, 2014.
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The vehicle is a 2000 Chrysler Lhs. I purchased my vehicle as a pre-certified car with only 14,100 original miles in June of 2003. On 4/4/2004 my vehicle speedometer sensor failed causing my vehicle to be place in a safety mode of no more than 25 miles an hour. . (felt like the transmission dropped). Then a year later around the same time, my power steering pump failed and almost causing me an accident. I have also repaired the cradle bushing 3 times since owning this vehicle and now I have to replace them again. I also just recently (Dec. Of 2011) had all the struts complete assembly replaced with both lower control arms with ball joints. Replaced both upper outer tie rods, both lateral links. I am constantly replacing my tires before there warranty time and replacing front-end brake pads. Also my seat belts are defective and not working properly. The rear defroster/antenna module started smoking and melted causing my defroster not to work anymore. I have been having nothing but problem with this vehicle since day one, with no help or concern from Chrysler. The bumper to bumper warranty I had purchased for the vehicle did not cover any of these failed parts. I also tried getting the recall parts replaced and was told by several dealerships that my car was not part of the recall because I have a sunroof Lhs. I am constantly having to replace front-end suspension parts that keep failing on this vehicle. This vehicle only had 1 owner before me. I have receipts for all updated maintenance and repairs for this vehicle. Chrysler has denied me of any failed parts, warranty parts and recalls for the vehicle. This is just the beginning of the issues with this vehicle, there are other issues as well but will not be able to fit it on this form. This issue happened on Monday, Apr. 4, 2005.
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The car involved is a 2011 Ford F-150. The subject pick up truck was southbound on i405 between orange Ave and cherry Ave in long beach California. The vehicle was in the fast lane or the lane adjacent to the fast lane. Speed at the time of the incident was approximately 65 mph and the cruise control was engaged. Traffic was moderate with all lanes moving at freeway speed. Without warning, and simultaneously with the sound of a skidding tire, the vehicle pulled violently and abruptly to the right, out of control, and crossed all traffic lanes of the freeway and the shoulder of the freeway. Just prior to departing the roadway, enough control was regained to avoid hitting a freeway directional sign in the landscape median. The truck entered the landscape median and came to rest facing south, parallel to the freeway. Approximately 10 minutes passed before the California highway patrol responded to the accident site. The officer said he was responding to an accident that was reported. The vehicle was towed to a local Ford dealer for investigation. Five to ten minutes prior to the loss of control, the driver noticed a fluctuation in the speedometer from approximately 65 mph to 50 mph with no change in vehicle speed, engine rpm or performance. Several weeks prior to the accident, the driver experienced an event at moderate speed which was described as feeling though the vehicle was hit from behind at slow speed although there was no one behind the truck. Simultaneously, the speedometer and tachometer both failed to 0 and the dashboard display went blank. Shortly thereafter, a "wrench" icon appeared momentarily on the display. The driver continued driving to a gas station and refueled. When the engine was started after refueling, all instruments appeared normal with no icons present. No icons re-appeared at any time up to and including the date of the accident. The failure date was 03/25/2014.
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Tl-the vehicle involved is a 1993 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, he noticed that the speedometer and cruise control failed to operate. In addition, the abs warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning light remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 8v051000 (vehicle speed control:cruise control) however the VIN was not included. The contact experienced the similar defect as mentioned in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 145,000. Pmb. This speedometer/odometer failure issue occurred Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2011.
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The car is a 2004 GMC Yukon xl 1500. The VIN of this Yukon is 3GKEC16Z84_. Speedometer failed to function, gave inconsistent, incorrect speed. Gm dealer reports this as common and acknowledged by gm in this year/model, such that gm extended warranty to 72,000 miles. Since this was noticed past 72,000, gm offers to fix, for a substantial fee. Not knowing speed, or being misled by the speedometer, is a safety hazard. This speedometer/odometer failure problem happened on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
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The vehicle involved is a 2005 GMC Envoy xl 370. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GKES16S05_. The speedometer fails to represent true vehicle speed. Using a gps we can monitor the inaccuracy in the gauge reading. The speedometer reflects a speed of 25 when actual speed is 45. This becomes worse as the vehicle is driven as the speedometer completely fails to register speed. An identical issue was pr3esent on a 2003 cheverolet truck we own which was repaired by gm under an in-house program resulting from a lawsuit. Gm has declined to repair this same problem on this model. If a driver cannot accurately determine his/her spped at any given moment the possiblility for safety related instances are increased for the driver and others. It was Nov. 1, 2011 when this speedometer/odometer failure issue happened.
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The car involved was a 1998 Honda Accord. While driving speedometer failed. The consumer was not be able to determine what speed the vehicle was going. This issue happened on 02/11/04.
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Tl- the reporting person owns a 2004 Jeep Liberty renegade. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph the speedometer and odometers failed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that due to the bcm modular burning out the speed sensor, the speed sensor needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that this was the fifth time the sensor failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 90,000. Pmb. This speedometer/odometer failure problem happened on Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012.
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There was crash involved with this problem. Consumer has a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The contact stated that the speedometer failed and caused an unexpected acceleration. The contact was accelerating from a stop light when the vehicle surged forward and caused the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. No one was injured, but the contact had the vehicle inspected by two dealers and was told there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The contact stated that when the vehicle was sitting at a stop light the speedometer would read 80 mph and the vehicle would rapidly accelerate when the brake was released. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 133,000 and the current mileage was 136,000. This issue happened on 07/09/2012.
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The car involved was a 1999 Subaru Outback. The VIN of the problem Outback is 4S3BG6853X_. Speedometer intermittently fails about 25% of the time. Odometer stops also. There is no pattern to when it fails or under what conditions. Unable to determine speed accurately. Repair not yet done. Subaru is charging for this repair. It was 07/15/2005 when this speedometer/odometer failure issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2004 Toyota Camry. At 630 miles the odometer failed. Which read 56 miles upon purchase. The speedometer, cruise control, and the odometer operated under one module. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. Three months later, the module failed again. Took the vehicle back to the dealer. They replaced the speedometer assembly. While driving with the vehicle in cruise control it will surge forward at an alarming rate of speed. Took the vehicle back to the dealer. This speedometer/odometer failure problem happened on Jul. 1, 2004.
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The car is a 1999 Volvo S70. VIN of the vehicle was YV1LS55A5X_. The throttle will flutter and the accelerator will cut out when pressing the accelerator pedal as well as vibrate. The vehicle stalled/died and lost power. The problem was fixed in February 2004, but it recurred. When the cruise control fails the odometer fails as well. The abs and brake light illuminated as well. It was February 15, 2004 when this speedometer/odometer failure issue happened.
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Consumer owns a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the speedometer failed. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 76,000. This problem occurred on Jan. 22, 2014.
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The vehicle was a 1997 Buick Lesabre. VIN of the vehicle was 1G4HR52K9V_. : the contact stated the speedometer and odometer failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. They were unable to duplicate the problem and no repairs were made. The manufacturer was alerted. It was Mon., Mar. 6, 2006 when this speedometer/odometer failure issue occurred.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Springs problems||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||
|Speed Sensor problems||
|Fail To Accelerate problems||
|Accelerator Pedal Sensor problems||
|Fail To Slow Down problems||
|Speedometer/odometer Failure problems||
|Car Slowed Down On Its Own problems||