Instrument Panel problems of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
73 problems linked to instrument panel have been reported for the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban.
Instrument Panel problem #1
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. The VIN of this vehicle was 3GNGK26GX3_. Speedometer failure at 52000 on 2003 Suburban 2500. Speedometer shows between 70 and 120 mph. This instrument panel issue occurred January 1, 2008.
Instrument Panel problem #2
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. The VIN of this vehicle is 3GNGK26G43_. 2003 chevy Suburban 2500 (3/4 ton) - the instrument clusters are junk and dangerously unreliable - faulty. It is absolutely criminal that gm and NHTSA not issue a formal recall on gm 2003-2006 instrument clusters. Mine began failing at 40,000 miles in 2005 (fuel gauge reading wrong or empty if idling more than 30 seconds, speedometer pegging or reading wrong intermittently). I mentioned this to the dealer but they lied and said that had no other reports of such. When told it would cost $400 to repair, I had to pass on that expense and just relied on a cheap gps I mounted to read accurate speed. Now, gm comes out late and claims they may pay for the repair if it is under 70,000 miles on the 03 and 04 models. I surmise they waited intentionally to minimize potential cost and they will send a letter on the 05 and 06 models in two years hoping those vehicles also have gone over 70k. This issue happened on Saturday, October 1, 2005.. Read more...
Instrument Panel problem #3
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. 2003 chevy Suburban 2500 with 122,000 miles - the fuel gauge registered "zero" and then the speedometer failed to register any speed. It then registered between 120mph and 0mph alternately. It was Nov. 24, 2008 when this instrument panel issue happened.
Instrument Panel problem #4
Speedometer failure in 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer is producing inaccurate readings. Will read 0 mph at highway speeds, will also read higher speeds while vehicle is stopped. Instrument cluster was replaced at a cost of $550. It was October 22, 2006 when this instrument panel issue occurred.
Instrument Panel problem #5
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The VIN of this vehicle was 3GNFK16Z23_. The speedometer quit working (gets stuck and reports in accurate speeds or sticks below 0 mph) on my 2003 Suburban with only 59000 miles. I am told this is a common problem with the instrument cluster and that gm issued a TSB but no recall even with the many reports and complaints of safety concerns. I am told the repair cost will be $500-$700. I also had to replace a bad a/c compression costing $1k and intake gaskets $320 in the last 3 months. This is ridiculous for this new of a vehicle. I thought gm built better quality products than this. It's a safety issue not knowing how fast you are going or if the other gauges are working correctly. I am nervous putting my wife and 4 kids in this vehicle due to these safety concerns. I will not risk my family's safety due to this low quality of product. This problem occurred on Oct. 25, 2006.
Instrument Panel problem #6
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban and the speedometer stays at 30 mph when the vehicle is stopped. When traveling down the road I have no idea how fast I am going but am sure that 110 mph is not correct. This issue happened on Dec. 17, 2006.
Instrument Panel problem #7
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNFK16Z43_. Speedometer is erratic, reads incorrectly, sometimes doesn't work at all. This instrument panel issue occurred Thursday, November 30, 2006.
Instrument Panel problem #8
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GNFK16ZX3_. 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer acts very erratically, often indicating incorrect speed. The problem causing the speedometer to fail also seems to affect the oil pressure gauge. 2004 GMC k1500 z71- speedometer is erratic also. This issue happened on 12/31/2006.
Instrument Panel problem #9
Speedometer and other gauges in the instrument cluster of my 2003 Chevrolet Suburban not working properly. Speedometer indicates 60 mph when at a full stop and 120 mph when moving. This issue happened on Jan. 1, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #10
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The VIN of the problem Suburban is 3GNFK16Z53_. I own a 2003 Suburban made by Chevrolet and the speedometer will know longer work . This seems to be a very common problem with gm vehicles of this year class. It seems dangerous and the fix is $500 or more depending on dealer for the total instrument cluster. Seems like a faulty product to me. This instrument panel problem happened on Mar. 2, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #11
The car was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 3GNEC16Z63_. Speedometer stick and jumps. Only way to resolve is to pull fuse or start/stop ignition repeatedly until it reaches 0. It then works for a while and then does it again. The starting/stopping the ignition surely is not good for started. It first started back in January and continues to happen. The failure date was 01/10/07.
Instrument Panel problem #12
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban which has experience several episodes of speedometer malfunction while driving on the interstate. Usually, the speedometer will malfunction when disengaging the cruise control, speeding up or stopping. After 1-2 days the speedometer will gradually return to baseline. The malfunction has caused me to assume that I was driving slower than I was which has resulting in a high risk for accidents. This problem occurred on Dec. 10, 2006.
Instrument Panel problem #13
About 18 months I had the instrument cluster on the 03 Chevrolet Suburban. I was told then that this is a very common thing with Chevrolet brand clusters. Well, apparently it is. It has happened again. Only now, all of my stepper motors need replacement this time. I can be driving down the road about what I believe is 60 mph, but my speedometer measures 120 mph. I will get this fixed this week, but I believe Chevrolet ought to recall these. If you look online or talk to enough repair shops, you will quickly find out that this seems to be a chronic problem. As such, you will also see vendors online, or ebay etc selling repair services. To me, any misreading of speedometer is a very serious safety issue and ought to be fixed by the manufacturer under a recall. This instrument panel issue occurred Sun., Apr. 15, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #14
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban that the speedometer has quit working in. Chevrolet refuses to take care of the problem. I have researched this online and found many others having the same problem, some have even filed lawsuits. This item is extremely costly and I can not afford to replace it, nor do I feel that I should. I think the manufacturer should recall them and take care of the problem. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #15
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Speedometer stuck while driving at highway speed home from wisconsin and keeps going up until it tops out around 140 mph. Speedometer does not go down when decelerating. When shut off needle returns to about 70 mph and does the same thing. Cannot determine what speed vehicle is traveling. This issue happened on Sunday, July 22, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #16
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Speedometer clicking, sticking. This happened without any warning. Started acting erratic. Stopped vehicle and speedometer showed 80 mph. Started driving slowly and registered 110 mph. Through research on internet found many had same issue. Can turn off engine and restart multiple times to get speedometer back to zero, however, within a short amount of time it is stuck back on a higher speed when stopped. Cannot tell what the correct speed of the vehicle due to this problem. This instrument panel problem happened on Sat., Sep. 15, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #17
The reporting person owns a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While driving at any speed, the speedometer would display inaccurate readings. The contact stated that this was an intermittent failure. The dealer stated that the motors inside the speedometer failed. As of October 30, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 49,000. This problem occurred on Thursday, June 1, 2006.
Instrument Panel problem #18
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNEC16Z63_. Speedometer defective, jerky behavior, incorrect speed displayed, not returning to zero when car is stationary. It was Sunday, December 2, 2007 when this instrument panel issue happened.
Instrument Panel problem #19
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Speedometer reads 120 when stopped. Works when it wants, but right now the speedo is buried as far as it can go. Dealer wants $500. 00 to fix when they know the stepper motors are bad. Very unsafe!!!. It was 11/15/2007 when this instrument panel issue happened.
Instrument Panel problem #20
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNFK16ZX3_. Common speedometer problem on my 2003 Suburban (79k miles). Gauge reads erratic incorrect speeds. Pulling the ipc/dic fuse resets the gauge temporarily. Many, many complaints about this issue can be found, yet no recall has been issued. This problem occurred on Sunday, December 23, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #21
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The speedometer in my Suburban 2003 will not return to zero when I stop. Therefore, it reads higher speeds than actual due to this offset. This morning I had it past 120 mph while driving slower than other cars on the highway. I searched the internet and it looks a common problem. Why it is not a recall. Speed is safety, is in it? why NHTSA is keeping silent?. This instrument panel problem happened on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008.
Instrument Panel problem #22
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNFK16Z33_. Speedometer does not work correctly. It has been this way on and off for the last six months. It will jump around or the needle sticks in the 120 mph position. I have received a notice in the mail regarding this issue elclosure letter 07187. I have just went over the 70,000 warranty stated in the letter by 712 miles. I've contacted Chevrolet and the dealer which they have told me that I fall outside the warranty. The cost of repair is around $560. I would have had it fix six months ago but could not afford it. This should be a recall and be repair at no cost since this is clearly a manufactured defect. This issue happened on Jun. 24, 2007.
Instrument Panel problem #23
The car is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. I was driving at about 50 mph and looked down and my speedometer read 120 mph. I stopped, shut the car off and started again, the speedometer froze at 20 mph. Now it randomly freezes or reads a much higher speed than I am going. It was January 3, 2008 when this instrument panel issue occurred.
Instrument Panel problem #24
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While driving speedometer randomly locks up at different speeds. Sometimes it shows I'm doing 55mph in a 25mph zone. I've called gm on several occasions in the past but was told it was an issue with my vehicle. I called the dealership and was informed the cost to fix ranged from $500-$600. I got a letter from gm today but was told since my vehicle was over 70,000 I was stuck with the repairs. This I think is absurd. If it is clearly a defect then it should be remedied regardless of the mileage on the vehicle. I am the second owner of this vehicle so I took the liberty of calling the previous owner this evening and he told me he had this problem around 46,000 miles. He said he was informed since the vehicle was past 36,000 miles gm will not cover it. Therefore, he traded the vehicle in due to this same issues with the instrument cluster. The failure date was 11/04/2006.
Instrument Panel problem #25
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 3GNEC16Z33_. Speedometer failure: speedometer calibration error resulting in incorrect speed level. This issue happened on Jan. 22, 2002.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Instrument Panel problems||73|
|Electrical System problems||20|
|Dashboard Failed problems||3|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||3|
|Battery Dead problems||2|
|Dash Wiring problems||2|
|Ignition Switch problems||1|
|Battery Cable problems||1|