Dashboard Failed problems of the 2003 GMC Envoy

Six problems related to dashboard failed have been reported for the 2003 GMC Envoy. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 1
Failure Date: 01/05/2011

The contact owns a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that the instrument panel gauges would fail sporadically or provide inaccurate readings including the speedometer and the fuel level gauge. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 110,000. Updated 5/2/11 updated 05/11/11.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 2
Failure Date: 08/28/2009

Instrument panel cluster is failing. My speedometer has totally quit working. My gas gauge is starting to fail also. I checked on the internet and found that GMC has admitted the stepping motors are defective, on the instrument panel cluster gauges for my 2003 GMC Envoy. A class lawsuit has been filed, according to the internet . According to the internet,this is a common problem for 2003-2007 GMC's. The cost of the repair is appx. $800. 00. I cannot afford this repair. I am forced to drive without knowing my correct speed, due to the speedometer not working. Soon I will not know . . . . How much gas I have in my GMC. According to the internet my other gauges will soon fail. I purchased my GMC brand new for $38,000. I feel my GMC Envoy is unsafe, due to the reasons I have just listed. I feel GMC should pay for this repair as, it is unsafe for me to operate the GMC like this. I would like to be included in the class action lawsuit. The failure is constant. . . No speedometer. This could cause my to drive over the legal speed limit with out my knowledge, which is unsafe. I have done nothing to correct the failure as yet. At this time I cannot afford the cost of the repair.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 3
Failure Date: 01/02/2009

Speedometer and dashboard failure on 2003 GMC Envoy occurring spontaneously at approximately 50,000 miles. Gm dealer would replace for $350 plus labor last January when vehicle had less than 70,000. 00. Unable to afford this cost after a general service, however the complaint is filed with gm dealership in Jan 2009. Car is now over 70,000. Miles. I am realizing that this is not an isolated situation and there have been many complaints. Is there a commitment from gm that they will repair this issue for cars with mileage under 70,000. 00? I believe this issue should be investigated for a re-call regardless of mileage. Please direct me with the appropriate action measures so that I may remedy this situation promptly.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2009

Noticed periodic instrument cluster failure/accuracy problems. Speedometer will sometimes work or work erratically so I have no idea how fast I am going. I researched on the web and found this is very typical for this model. I called my dealership and was told that they will only repair (no cost) the GMC pickups and not my SUV model even though they have same problem with the same part. This presents a very dangerous condition regardless of what vehicle this is in. Winter driving conditions in mn require diligence in speed and braking, this is a huge and dangerous problem for GMC and they are just ignoring certain models for warranty repair and forcing the consumer to spend $500. 00 (est. ) to fix there problem!.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 5
Failure Date: 10/18/2007

I was returning from lunch, going over the vincent thomas bridge in l. A. Harbor. I looked out at the beautiful scenery, then looked at my speedometer. I was going 90 mph. I started to panic and went for the brake. My other senses kicked in and said "your not going 90 mph" . I looked around and nothing was wrong with my speed. The speedometer "said" all kinds of numbers. When I parked, I think it said 40mph. That was two months ago. Since then the speedometer has read all kinds of wierd numbers. Sometimes it is actually pretty close, then it goes off the charts to 140mph. I had the dealer check it out, the vehicle has 79,000 miles. The dealer said that gm would cover it up to 70,000 miles. The dealer wanted $325. 00 for the part and $200. 00 to install it. I said no so he charged me $45. 00 to check the electrical. Besides the safety factors, what really bothered me was two things. 1) the dealer made this seem like an isolated case. This situaton is all over the internet. The dealer should have simply said "it's probally a stepper motor, it is a known problem,$ 500. 00 to fix". Instead he played dumb and checked over my vehicle for $45. 00. The second thing is, I took the instrument cluster out to take a look. It took me 15 minutes. Where does the dealer come up with $200. 00 the vehicle is substandard. Instead of owning up to the situation, the dealer used this situation to make money. There is a class action suit started and it is proper. Gm could fix all these vehicles for less than $50. 00 a piece, if they were Smart. Instead there are hundreds, maybe thousands of gm customers who have stated on the internet that they will never buy a gm product again. Go figure!.

car   Dashboard Failed problem 6
Failure Date: 12/02/2006

Dash indicator lights come on and stay on when temperatures are cold, mostly air bag, abs, parking brake light, all gauges do not work except speedometer. This problem has no trend other than when it is cold outside, could be coincidental. At times the check engine light was on with other lights. My vehicle only had 18,000 miles on it when this started, but the 3 year warranty was over. GMC will not troubleshoot this problem unless I pay them almost $100 to start, and then a hourly fee. At times, these conditions exist and then later the instruments start working. Does not seem to correlate to vehicle temperature. Lights often stay on during entire trip and gauges are all off. When everything suddenly starts working correctly it does not appear to be because of a bump or warming of the vehicle. In December I took vehicle to GMC, and the service representative indicated problems on work order. He put check battery, of course no troubleshooting took place. Since then I have contacted several GMC dealerships, they all want ridiculous fees to check it out. This vehicle has been kept in the heated garage and barely driven until January 2007. I think this is a safety issue because I don't know if it could cause a fire in the wiring. When the gauges are out, it is not possible to see how much gas you have or if oil/water is low. There is no way to monitor the functioning of the vehicle, or the air bags or the brake system.

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