hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,513 miles

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problem #52

Jul 062009


  • 72,000 miles
The cluster isn't working system states charging at 30 volts, tested with meter 14 volts, also speedometer states that I am doing 65mph while at a dead stop.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #51

Apr 032009


  • 98,000 miles
The speedometer in my 2004 Chevy Avalanche has gone haywire!! when I'm going 30 it reads 100, and sometimes when I'm going 20 it reads only 10 mph.

- East Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #50

Jan 052009


  • miles
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche speedometer stops working. Also never received any recalls for Chevrolet on this 2004 Avalanche.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #49

Nov 262006


  • 80,000 miles
2004 Chevy Avalanche..speedometer registering 55mph...running approx. 75mph to 80mph...or more....when decelerating...moves downward in clicking motion..accelerates in clicking motion...there is constant clicking/ticking noise behind panel..called GM...will not acknowledge issue...insulting as I am GM stockholder...had considered this year's trade to Hummer...now considering foreign...no wonder they are in trouble...claim have to replace entire instrument panel at excess of $400 ! this is a safety issue in the truest sense of the word !

- Edenton, NC, USA

problem #48

Mar 302008


  • 80,000 miles
My 2004 Avalanche speedometer and tachometer read completely inaccurate. Example=shows me going 120mph and 3000M RPM with motor off. I bought the vehicle used from a Chevy dealer and was told it had warranty remaining. When the problem began last year I was told it was not warranted. I lacked the money for the replacement and have been driving it broken. Now I am finding out through other Avalanche owners that it has been being fixed by dealers at no charge as there have been so many problems. I feel this should be a recall. I know my vehicle now has 110,000 miles, but I can document by law enforcement notes on a ticket I received last year that I had the problem about 30,000 miles ago. I feel this should be repaired at no expense to me. They told me when I called that their parts dept had a long waiting list for the replacement panel so you know ?Chevrolet knew they had a widespread problem. Thank you. I hope to hear back from you. Also at about the same time my ABS/brake light started coming on after I drive a few miles. I don't know if it is as common of a problem or related to the instrument panel problem or not.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #47

Mar 122009


  • 144,100 miles
Speedometer quit working.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #46

Jan 012009


  • miles
The speedometer on my 2004 Avalanche (cluster) is failing. It reads 120 mph when it is idling and shows the same when im doing 60-65 mph. I bought the car used (with 25,000) and currently it has 108,000. This is ridiculous! its a common problem thought the state, why isn't it being replaced free !

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #45

Dec 012008


  • 80,000 miles
Failure has occurred twice on my 2004 Avalanche surrounding the inefficiencies within my dash board. The speedometer was reading incorrectly. It was very dangerous as the accurate speed was not reporting. I was able to get this replaced at about 40,000 miles. Recently, the gas gauge is not working correctly. After filling up the tank and taking a road trip the gas gauge immediately reported an empty gas reading. The gas gauge continues to read incorrectly and fluctuates. I have contacted the company to find out that there is a service warranty on the vehicle up to about 70,000 miles. Currently my truck is at 86000 miles all due to highway traffic to work (30 miles each way). I do not feel that I should expense this cost since this is clearly a factory issue. Regardless of the number of miles on the vehicle if it is a known defect it should be covered. This is very dangerous as I could run out of gas on the road. This is also very disappointing as this depicts the quality of the vehicle. My father has bought nothing but Chevrolet's over the years and states how efficient the vehicles are. In addition I have already replaced the entire dash board once from the first incident surrounding the speedometer to have received another defective dash board surrounding the gas gauge.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #44

Oct 012008

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,800 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. While driving approximately 70 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer displayed inaccurate readings. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle has not been taken to an authorized dealer for a diagnostic. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 39,800 and current mileage is 40,000. Updated 3/3/09 updated 03/04/09.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #43

Oct 272008


  • 126,000 miles
The speedometer in my 2004 Chevy Avalanche starting sticking - and now reads any were from 45 - 65 when I am at a stop and over 120 at times, very sporadic operation of speedometer can not determine true speed of travel.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #42

Jun 132008


  • miles
Instrument cluster on my 2004 Chevy Avalanche has stopped working. The failure occurred while driving down the road.

- Canal Fulton, OH, USA

problem #41

Mar 012006

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
My speedometer quit working. This is a known defect with the 2004 Avalanche. Other things that have went wrong are the gas gauge doesn't work. This to me is a big safety issue. You cant tell how fast you are going.

- Orange Park, FM, USA

problem #40

Mar 232008

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. The speedometer began going out at 60,000 miles, and now the gas gauge and tachometer occasionally fail. I have 123,000 miles on my vehicle. The local dealer, ryan Chevrolet, informed me that GM would have fixed it prior to 72,000 miles. I found this out after 85,000 miles.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #39

Mar 022008

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
The speedometer had stopped working on my 04 Avalanche. Not realizing this and traveling at night with no traffic I had gotten pulled over for speeding. Once I had stopped and noticed the gage was stuck at 60mph I showed it to the officer and he let me go. I realize there is a recall out for this if the vehicle has less than 70K miles but I am over that because of the amount of driving I do for my job. This could be a serious problem and should be covered for a longer period of time, or all clusters should be changed because they will fail at one point.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #38

Jan 012008

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche. My speedometer cluster recently stopped working all together. I have called the Chevrolet place and they are saying it will be very expensive to fix. Then one told me that there was a recall on this. But it was for 7 years or 70 thousand miles. I just bought the truck and it was over the mileage when I purchased the vehicle. What can I do to get this fixed, with out breaking my bank."?" please help me out on this......

- Robbins, NC, USA

problem #37

Feb 112008

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
Speedometer has been acting erratically.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #36

Jan 202007

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The speedometer on my 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2wd works erratically. When driving, it fails to work accurately on and off. This can lead to excessive speeds. General Motors seems to ignore the hundreds of these complaints and has not issued any accurate repair instructions or a recall.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #35

Nov 162007

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
The speedometer on my 04 Chevy Avalanche stopped working. It is pegged out at 120 mph.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #34

Jun 062006

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Speedometer has quit working, I have recently found this to be a common problem with many different GM vehicles and they are covering it under a recall and my vehicle is not included, yet I have the same issue?

- Kingston, IL, USA

problem #33

Oct 262007

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,550 miles
My 2004 Chevy Avalanche's speedometer has been sticking on 65 for a week now. Today it completely went out and stays on 0 mph now. I have no idea what I am going to do now other than not drive it until I can afford to repair it. Every bit of research I have done on this matter shows that thousands of other people are having the same problem. I baby my truck and take excellent care of it. It has 66,000 miles on it.

- Troup, TX, USA

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