Instrument Panel problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado - part 1

43 problems related to instrument panel have been reported for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Instrument Panel problem 1
Failure Date: 04/16/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at various speeds, the instrument panel dimmed and prevented the contact from reading any of the gauges. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrumental panel connectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,289.

car   Instrument Panel problem 2
Failure Date: 10/23/2009

Bad cluster (oil gauges and high temperature gauge) so far on a chevy Silverado 2003 should be a recall regarding this matter. What are they waiting for? thanks.

car   Instrument Panel problem 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

Speedometer malfunctioning. The new "0" seems to be somewhere around 20 to 25 mph. In researching the problem on the internet, I see that I had been fortunate that I hadn't had problems with the cluster before this. I have had sporadic malfunctioning in the temperature gauge for several months but I could live with that. . . The speedometer is a major problem.

car   Instrument Panel problem 4
Failure Date: 07/28/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the speedometer was reading inaccurately. A local mechanic diagnosed that the instrument panel cluster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure, but did not offer any assistance with the repair. The failure mileage 43,000 and the current mileage was 63,900.

car   Instrument Panel problem 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2009

Our speedometer in our 2003 chevy 1500 pick stopped working after we got a notice that was for the same problem but was only honored if it happened under 80k miles we never had the issue until we were at 99k miles. So my complaint is : is there anything we can do? we have 104k on the truck now.

car   Instrument Panel problem 6
Failure Date: 08/14/2008

I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with 85,000 miles. The oil pressure gauge on the instrument panel stopped working at 80,000 miles. Without the engine running the needle moves all the way to the maximum. I have herd from many Silverado owners that they have experienced the same problem with there vehicles. Why is there no recall with so many complaints?.

car   Instrument Panel problem 7
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

Erratic speedometer readings. Started with just reading a few miles over. Now 9 times out of 10 it says I'm doing 20 to 30mph when I start the truck. Checked online and many other people are having the same problem. How many does it take before a recall?.

car   Instrument Panel problem 8
Failure Date: 01/06/2008

Speedometer doesn't function properly. Registers at 70mph when standing still.

car   Instrument Panel problem 9
Failure Date: 11/21/2007

Speedometer was fluttering and sticking since purchase of this vehicle, particularly in cold weather. Typically, after it warmed up, the speedometer would become somewhat functional again. Through discussions with gm dealership, it was discovered that a service bulletin and letters of notification have been sent out to warn owners of this problem. This web site shows complaints of this problem dating back to Dec of 2005. A 70,000 mile limit has been set for gm to cover repairs. My speedometer finally became totally inoperable at 105,000 miles, and I took it to the dealership for repairs. A month later, I see this notice. How can gm set a mileage limit on safety? this should be a total recall! at $500. To fix, most operators are obviously like me. You fix the things on your vehicle as you can afford to or if it makes the vehicle totally inoperable. I put over 20,000 miles a year on my truck. Like an above owner stated, why am I being penalized for driving more than 10k miles a year? why am I being penalized for using this truck on long hauls. It has been a great truck, and I have very few other complaints. However, gm knows that they put a defective and unsafe and faulty instrument cluster in these trucks. Now they want us, their consumers to pay for it? please NHTSA, this issue needs to be turned into a recall.

car   Instrument Panel problem 10
Failure Date: 11/20/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The instrument panel would intermittently malfunction. The gauges would drop while the vehicle was started. The dealer stated that the electronic control module needed to be reprogrammed. The manufacturer sent a letter stating that there was no recall; however, the warranty was extended to 70,000 miles for this failure. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 102,000. Updated 01-10-08. Updated 12/31/07.

car   Instrument Panel problem 11
Failure Date: 10/28/2007

Speedometer ranges from 70-120 won't come back down.

car   Instrument Panel problem 12
Failure Date: 10/23/2007

I have 12,000 miles on my 2003 Silverado and my speedometer constantly fails giving me readings of 120 mph to total failure. This is a serious safety concern. The vehicle has technical bulletins associated with this complaint but there is no recall. Please advise before an incident associated to this speedometer failure occurs.

car   Instrument Panel problem 13
Failure Date: 10/13/2007

I have a 2003 chevy Silverado. Today the speedometer malfunctioned. At first it registered zero. Later in registered but only went up until it finally went past 120 and off the scale. This is clearly a malfunction that is dangerous.

car   Instrument Panel problem 14
Failure Date: 08/30/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. Two months ago, the contact received a letter for the speedometer cluster. The notice stated that only vehicles less than 7 years old and under 70,000 miles would be repaired. His vehicle had 90,000 miles at the time; however, the speedometer displayed incorrect speeds. The dealer refused to repair his vehicle. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The recall number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 90,000. Updated 11/29/07.

car   Instrument Panel problem 15
Failure Date: 08/28/2007

Speedometer on my 2003 Silverado sticks and gives inaccurate measure intermittently. This is extremely dangerous; you never know if the reading is correct or not. Gm should have a recall on this one!.

car   Instrument Panel problem 16
Failure Date: 07/18/2007

Beginning at around 80,000 miles my speedometer stopped reporting my speed correctly. It will stay at 0 mph or 30 mph then after turning off the vehicle a few times it would reset. It didn't happen again until a couple of months later. But it only happened intermittently with no way to diagnose the problem. Today (85,000miles) I was driving on the interstate and my speed stopped at 30 mph and wouldn't go to zero. I stopped tried to get it to reset and then it stuck at 80mph. I was not going that fast. Now it is not reading my speed correctly at all. It will either stay at 30, or it says I'm going 20 when I know I am going at least 60. This a definite safety issue. Diagnostics don't seem to locate the problem.

car   Instrument Panel problem 17
Failure Date: 06/15/2007

Speedometer and all other gauges on instrument cluster do not work properly the speedometer reads 120 mph sometimes, the volt meter needle is pointing straight down, this is on my 2003 Silverado, on my 2004 suburban the tachometer reads wrong all the time and im worried that the speedometer will do the same on it, this is the primary vehicle my wife and kids use every day.

car   Instrument Panel problem 18
Failure Date: 05/15/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the instrument panel operates intermittently. When the instrument panel is not illuminated, the contact is unable to determine the gear in which the vehicle is placed. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer. The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 33,000. Updated 01-14-08. Updated 12/12/07.

car   Instrument Panel problem 19
Failure Date: 04/20/2007

My 2003 Chevrolet Silverado z71's speedometer quit working and started giving erratic readings such as 65 mph while going no more than 10 mph. After starting, turning off, and restarting the engine roughly 10 times the speedometer went back to zero. Next time I drove, however, it starting acting up again. This is a huge safety problem. We have speed limits for safety reasons and imagine driving through a school zone and not being able to tell how fast you are going. This problem is so widespread and gm is ignoring it.

car   Instrument Panel problem 20
Failure Date: 02/10/2007

I have a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 hd with a speedometer that works erratically. It seems that the speedometer selects a random "offset" between 0-65 mph and then operates linearly with that offset until at some random time it chooses a new offset. For example, the speedometer may say 50 mph when I'm stopped, then 110 mph when I'm doing 60 mph (verified by portable gps). Then the next time I drive the truck the offset has changed to 20 mph. Or while I'm driving the offset may change. I've discovered via the internet that numerous Silverado owners have experienced this problem and dealers want about $500 to repair. This is a safety issue as I cannot be certain at what speed I'm driving.

car   Instrument Panel problem 21
Failure Date: 02/07/2007

Speedometer malfunctioning. Shows 40 mph in park. Goes to 120 then back to zero at random times. Can't tell how fast I am going. I have pictures for proof.

car   Instrument Panel problem 22
Failure Date: 01/27/2007

- the contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact would like to make a complaint concerning the speedometer cluster module. The contact stated that the speedometer fluctuated and doesn't keep accurate speeds. The speedometer currently didn'tt work. When driving through town doing 25 and the speedometer would read 120 mph.

car   Instrument Panel problem 23
Failure Date: 01/21/2007

I own a 2004 chevy 2500hd truck and while driving at highway speed the speedometer quit.

car   Instrument Panel problem 24
Failure Date: 01/15/2007

The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel gauges displayed inaccurate readings. The dealer stated that they were aware that the failure may occur in some 2003-2004 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles. However, because his vehicle was over 70,000 miles, he would have to repair it at his own expense. The vehicle was not repaired. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 54,000 and current mileage was 81,000.

car   Instrument Panel problem 25
Failure Date: 12/26/2006

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd 4x4 pick-up truck with erratic speedometer readings. Speedometer will read 20-70 mph when the vehicle is stopped, and will either read 120 mph or 0 mph at highway speeds. Absolutely a safety problem, as the speedometer is unreliable.

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