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Instrument Panel Problems of GMC Sierra 1500 - part 1



GMC Sierra 1500 owners have reported 106 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).

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Failure Date: 04/05/2014

The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the odometer display was dim and extremely difficult to see. The contact adjusted the dimmer switch, did not improve the visibility for all of the other instrument panel indicators except the odometer reading. The dimmer switch was repaired by an independent mechanic, but the failure recurred. The local dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure several times, but no remedy was provided. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 08/12/lj.

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Failure Date: 05/13/2013

The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the fuel tank strap fractured due to corrosion. Also, the brake lines were rusted and the instrument panel gauges were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the brake lines. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 104,000.

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Failure Date: 10/25/2012

I received a letter from general motors a few years ago about a speedometer defect. The letter extended the manufactures warranty to 7 years 80,000 miles on the gauge cluster due to defects. The letter said in bold underlined words not to bring the truck in if it is not experiencing any problems. It is now past the extended warranty and the speedometer is not working. It is stuck at 80mph and will not move. I took it to the GMC dealership and gm will not fix the unit since it is to old. I believe it is very dangerous not to know how fast you are going, this is a known problem by gm and gm has not had to have a recall on the unit? gm should have a recall for all the affected cars and trucks with this known problem.

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Failure Date: 05/01/2011

Odi #10403836, 2005 GMC 1500 sierra, VIN#, complete failure of dash instruments, started with the oili guage, then the rpm indicator, now the speedometer, runs up to 120 mph several times a week only going at unknown, unsafe spped which I can only assume to be the legal limit of 70 mph, this is a safety issue as well as a monetary loss for accidents and or speeding tickets. In addition the instrument light for the transmission does not work and you can not tell what gear you are in another potentially dangerous situation, on top of that the check engine light comes on repeatdley causing mino r repair costs each time it occurs. There has to be customer recourse, when this originally started the dealership stated that not to worry as soon a recall would be issued as it had for the prior years, as yet no official recall other than the transmisson panel light failure which currently covers 7,194 vehicles but GMC states that mine is not covered? one wonders why when they say quality it is a japanese auto! if indeed all of the consumers with a complaint for this particular problem would gather under a legal action, I am sure that GMC would have to comply and repair and some point in time. I have owned GMC autos and trucks all of my life, I currently have a 77 chev. Pick up the instrimental panel still works, I have a 1995 GMC sierra the instrument panel still works, I have left instructions with my family that if I am in a wreck due to excessive speed and or mistakenly place the vehicle in the wrong gear and back over a cliff that they are to sue GMC. My next action is a class action law suit.

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Failure Date: 11/10/2010

On my 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Nov 10, 2010 the speedometer just quit working while backing out the yard it jumped up to 70mph and now this happened and the rpm meter is stuck at 0 also could this be a serious problem because my wife use this vehicle to drive to work.

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Failure Date: 11/05/2010

My 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 pickup's speedometer will not go below 45 mph and pegs out at 120 mph. This happened suddenly, it has been this way for over 1 week. I have tried turning on and off, leaving off and restart. Dealership says no recall; not their resposibility. . Another shop will charge over $600. 00 to repair in which I do not have. I read on line that there are thousands of GMC's with this issue. Where is help for the consumer????.


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Failure Date: 08/06/2010

Speedometer default , it will not indicater the correct speed sometimes it will indicate 120 mph, other times it will indicate 20-30 mph , sometimes it sticks on several mph's speeds when the vehicle is stopped. The speedometer is all over the place, when I know for sure I am not going the speed indicated on the speedometer. One time it was indicating 120 mph thru a school zone!!!.

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Failure Date: 05/21/2010

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving at 65 mph, the contact noticed that the abs light illuminated on the instrument panel. An hour later, the contact noticed that the vehicle displayed difficulty stopping. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the driver side tire was tilted and smoke and flames had began rising from behind the wheel. The contact called the fire department but no report was filed. The vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 49,000. Updated 07/26/10. Updated 08/06/jb.

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Failure Date: 05/12/2010

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving 30 mph, he noticed that the speedometer displayed that he was driving less than 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing which indicated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 51900.

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Failure Date: 03/12/2010

Speedometer sticks at less speed than vehicle going does not happen at all times but, is a safety and violation factor.


 
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Failure Date: 02/01/2010

Speedometer stuck at 120 mph. . . . . .

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Failure Date: 09/01/2009

The speedometer in my GMC truck keeps on getting stuck. I have been told by many other GMC and Chevrolet owners that have had the same issue that it is in the brain of the vehicle. It happens on the freeway the most. If I don't know how fast I am going I am I am creating potential hazard. If the speed limit is the recommended safe speed. I don't know if I am in compliance. Not only is it a safety issue it is also a financial risk in terms of tickets. All Chevrolet and GMC truck owners I know have had this problem.

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Failure Date: 04/09/2009

I currently own a 2004 GMC sierra and my speedometer works on an intermittent basis. When the truck is fully stopped the speedometer registers at a varying speed limit from 10-50 mph, depending on the day.

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Failure Date: 01/12/2009

At approximately 66,000 miles on my 2005 GMC Sierra 1500, the speedometer started reading 70 mph while the truck was stopped, and rose from there as it accelerated. The condition persisted for about one week; each time the truck was restarted, the speedometer reset itself to a lower starting speed, until it read zero again when stopped. It is behaving normally now, but this seems to be a recurring issue with this vehicle, and gm has not provided other owners any relief if the vehicle is past its warranty period. Something as basic and necessary to driving safety as speedometer function should, in my opinion, be designed to last the vehicle's entire intended lifespan without systemic failure.

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Failure Date: 01/05/2009

2005 GMC sierra speedometer acting erratic - vehicle in stopped position says going 105 km/h or 65 mph ?? incorrect readings, jumpy -.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2009

Speedometer quit working. Has been acting up for months did not work at all today.

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Failure Date: 12/26/2008

2003 GMC Sierra 1500 speedometer failed -- drifted fully upscale. No precursor - was driving steady at 45 mph. 93000 miles on vehicle. First time failure - but it is a hard failure - reading >120 mph with car shutoff in driveway. I adjusted my speed down to be below what I hoped would meet the speed limit. It appears GMC has issued service notices on this . . . I found the following on the internet: subject:bulletin gmp07-174 - special coverage adjustment #07187 --- some customers of 2003-2004 model year Cadillac escalade, escalade esv, and escalade ext; Chevrolet avalanche, silverado, suburban, and tahoe; and GMC sierra, envoy, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles have reported that the instrument panel (ip) cluster gauges stick, flutter, or become inoperative. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge.

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Failure Date: 12/22/2008

After 70,000 miles the speedometer stopped functioning correctly. It will read 120 going 70 or read 20 going 50. So its reading too high and too low. Also it seems it is starting to have other electrical issues as well.

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Failure Date: 12/11/2008

My speedo was acting erratically and finally has stop working at all. It happened out of nowhere and I am hearing alot of complaints from friends and the company I work for who has several of these vehicles they are all going bad. My vehicle is 03 GMC sierra and most the others I know of are similar trucks and suvs. I have been pulled over for speeding twice now but have never been pulled over for speeding until my speedo quit working. I would like to see a recall I here this is a expensive problem to fix .

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Failure Date: 12/10/2008

The instrument cluster on a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck fails unexpectedly. There are problems with the stepper motors and the manufacturer knows about it. Certainly, one has to know the speed they are traveling,especially in school and construction zones. Mark these words "someone is going to get killed" there are several complaints filed with the manufacturer and you and yet noting is done to correct the problem. Is it going to have to take a fatality before a recall is issued. No wonder the car companies are in so much trouble!!!.

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Failure Date: 11/15/2008

2005 GMC sierra speedometer malfunction. Dealership states a new instrument cluster is required to fix the problem.

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Failure Date: 11/08/2008

I have a 2005 GMC sierra z71, about two weeks ago I was driving in the country only to glance down and see 95 miles per hour, I braked hard only to realize I wasn't going that fast. After pulling over to the side of the road I noticed my speedometer read 35 at a complete stop. Since then it has worked some days other days it will not read beyond 50 miles per hour or it will be some bizarre reading. I have owned the truck for 3yrs 6 months it has around 31,500 miles under mileage warranty of 36,000 miles but 6 months past the time warranty.

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Failure Date: 11/04/2008

The contact owns a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact released the accelerator pedal in order for the vehicle to coast. The vehicle then stalled. She shifted the gear from drive into neutral and restarted the vehicle. Later that week, the speedometer displayed 55 mph while the vehicle was in park. While driving to her place of business, the speedometer displayed 100-120 mph. Later that day, the contact drove the vehicle to the dealer and was informed to bring it back for a diagnostic and repair. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was 72,500 and failure mileage was 72,300. Updated 2/2/09 the consumer stated the speedometer became stuck at 47 mph at startup. The consumer stated he did not know how fast he was driving, since the speedometer was inoperative. Updated 02/04/09.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2008

There is a known issue with GMC vehicles where the odometer quits working after 70,000 miles. There is, I believe, a recall on the 2003/2004 model year. I have a 2005 GMC pickup that has the exact same part in it as is also defective. It gives inaccurate readings or pegs at 120 or 0. This is very dangerous. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd fix it myself. But this is a defective part put in the vehicle by gm and should be fixed by gm.

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Failure Date: 10/20/2008

I have a 2004 GMC sierra and while driving home from work the other day, my speedometer jumped all the way up to 105mph. When I came to a stop light the odometer read 50mph, even though I wasn't moving. This is a huge safety concern for me. I had been noticing strange gage reading on my cluster panel for approximately the last 5,000 miles (started at 72k). My truck now has 78,000 miles on it and the dealership said they would cover the parts for a replacement instrument panel but, I would have to pay for the diagnosis and the labor. Since this is a know safety issue, gm shouldn't be left to figure out if they can side step a wide spread problem and put peoples lives at risk. Customers should not have to fight for repairs and further put their families in unsafe vehicles while these kinds of issues get sorted out.

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