Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 24 problems related to dashboard failed (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Tahoe based on all problems reported for the Tahoe.
Defective instrument cluster - this gauge cluster has been notorious for being defective in a great many of gm vehicles. I had to pay out of pocket to fix the cluster in my 2005 Tahoe because gm wouldn't fix the issue. That should never be the case. When these clusters fail they can lead to massive amounts of injuries due to improper readings which drivers depend on to make correct driving decisions. The u. S. Government should mandate that any device placed into a vehicle which gives drivers information for which they depend on accuracy to operate that vehicle should be covered for replacement no matter the age of the vehicle as this is in its simplest terms a matter of safety. Several phone calls and 1 trip to the dealership indicates this is a "wear and tear" stance the company is taking with this issue. I found out my cluster was defective when I received a speeding ticket when my gauge clearly indicated a proper speed limit on cruise control. The officer stated that I was going 17 mph faster than what was allowed. This was my first ticket so I was let off with a warning but to have my vehicle checked if that was to be my reasoning. Defective devices such as this cannot be allowed to continue as the norm.
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"takata recall" my 08 Tahoe's instrument panel and gauges are failing to work at times. My speed gauge, gas and rpm gauge just stopped working. They started back, but I think it's a safety issue due to the fact I was driving it when it happened. I am just trying to find out and report the problem. The oil gauge never came back on, is there anyway you shed some light on this issue? I was driving on the highway when everything started.
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I was driving down the road and I lost all power and all my lights came on on my dash I just about got hit from behind.
I was stopped at a stop sign when all the lights on the dashboard went out and smoke started coming out of the ignition switch. I turned the vehicle off and removed the key. The smoke stopped but the dashboard started making weird ticking noises.
I just bought this 07 chevy Tahoe before 3 months ago, the problems start one by one, when the weather start hot the dashboard broken, dic light dead and rnd123 light too, now the gm dealer want more than a $500 to fix the cluster, I checked online and I found thousands of gm owners they have same problem, why gm don't do a recall on the message center light and the dashboard.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the instrument panel gauges all failed and she was unable to read the fuel gauge, speedometer, thermometer, etc. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where they advised that the instrument cluster failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was later contacted and advised that there were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was approximately 168,286.
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Instrument cluster failure on 2003 chevy Tahoe. Speedometer failure. Speed registers 60-80 mph faster than actual speed. Chevrolet is aware of problem and has a "program" to replace on vehicles up to 80k miles only (increased from previous 70k miles). This replacement should apply to all affected Tahoes, regardless of mileage, as it could present a safety hazard and certainly presents a vehicle inspection problem. The speed reading problem occurs daily, with each drive.
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the instrument panel and the gauges failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel gage and ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 08/12/lj gm informed the consumer, since he was not the original owner, they would not fix the problem. Updated 08/14/14.
I have a 2003 chevy Tahoe and the gas gauge stopped working. The dealership says I have to change the cluster which is bad, this will cost $500. It is well known that there are problems with the cluster on these vehicles, I even received a letter from gm offering a replacement if it failed before 70k miles, at the time I had 80k miles and had no problem with the cluster, however it did fail at 98k miles. If they know there is a problem shouldn't they fix it without limitations on mileage. I also have a steering column shaft that needs to be changed, this will cost $250. I have already changed it, the dealership says that there were many issues with this part. The first fix was to change the shaft, which they did, then the second answer to the problem was to grease the shaft and then when that did not resolve their issues the current answer is to change the shaft again. Keep in mind this was their series of solutions to this issue on multiple vehicles, it is a known problem and now I have to pay to fix it.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe speedometer cluster failed around thanksgiving 2008 while I was out of state and not near a Chevrolet dealership. I was over the extended cover allowance on miles. Speedometer clusters on several makes and models for Chevrolet vehicles are having this problem and Chevrolet is not recalling them. Speedometer only works sometimes. Half of the speedometer is light up while other half is not. Speedometer shows 20 miles an hour when traveling at least 60 miles per hour.
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My 2005 z71 Tahoe's stepper motors cluster is bad (mph and fuel gauges). I advised chevy of this and they said it cannot be replaced. I feel this should be a recall due to this being a safety issue with mph/gas gauge having improper readings.
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Control panel cluster is failing first causing the gas gauge to not work at all and then the speedometer to malfunction.
I own a 2003 chevy Tahoe. I noticed in the fall of 2004 that my speedometer was beginning to be wrong - I would be running at 1,900 rpm, which for my vehicle is about 65 mph, but the speedometer would only be showing 40 mph. I took the Tahoe into my dealers service dept where they told me that the speedometer cluster was bad and would have to be replaced. I had an extended warranty, so this was not a problem. A new cluster was replaced on 12/6/04 when the Tahoe had 40,000. I now have over 108,000 miles on it and the replacement speedometer is now doing the same things the old one did. The other night (3/29/08) I was driving home at 1,900 rpm on the tach and the speedometer needle was sitting on 0 mph - now I know I wasn't standing still on the highway! I have heard about many many other chevy owners with vehicles around the same year as mine having the exact same problem with their speedometers. When is gm going to admit there is a problem and issue a recall so people aren't required to pay $300-$700 (depending upon dealer info) to replace their faulty speedometers. This is a very dangerous problem.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe instrument cluster failure causing speedometer to not function properly.
All of a sudden the speed odometer jumps to 90 and we were almost stopped. Then it stayed on 0 for a while we were driving, then just jumps around. It is never accurate. Checked with dealer and they reported to us that this has been a real problem with this model of vehicle. They said it was the gage cluster going out and there have been lots of them recently coming in with this problem. And the repair cost is between $450. 00 - 500. 00 . I feel this is a manufacturing malfunction and they should repair these vehicles free of charge to vehicle owners because this is unsafe and it should not be malfunctioning like this. Its not just a few vehicles with this same problem its alot!!.
Speedometer on 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe gives incorrect reading. Rpm gauge also fails to provide accurate readings. Contacted local Chevrolet dealership who told me they weren't aware of the issue and wanted hundreds of dollars to repair even though this is a known issue with gmac and obviously a very dangerous issue.
The entire instrument cluster failed including the speedometer and fuel gauge.
Gauges in instrument cluster are failing. Speedometer is jerky if it works at all. Oil pressure is pegged all the way to the right. Engine temp is max. Dealership wants to charge over $500 to fix. Checked internet many others have the same problem.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. Speedometer, fuel gauge went out with 75,000 miles on it. Dash lights going out, air conditioner vents just falling apart.
Speedometer and oil pressure gauge failure on my 2003 chev Tahoe. Chev has issued a limited scope recall with limitations to mileage or years. If there is a problem with this part, especially a speedometer it should be recalled and replaced.
Speedometer failure on a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe: with approximately 50,000 miles, the speedometer became highly erratic and eventually quit working all together, but not before I had been pulled over for speeding. Luckily, the office dismissed the event after explaining the situation. I was told this is a common issue with this generation of Tahoes, suburbans, and trucks, and would like to include my complaint about the gauge motor failure with the other one.
Gauge cluster has failed in the vehicle, does not read speed correctly, oil pressure or engine coolant temp.
Very well documented via internet: speedometer and fuel gauges failed to work. The speedometer will stick at a random point and then add the speed traveling , and this results in the speed not being accurately displayed. The problem has been ongoing for over 2 years starting with the gas gauge showing fuel remaining but the tank being empty. Very unsafe and costly known problem by gm and most owners.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe instrument panel . Oil,temperature,speed volts gauges fail.
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