really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,747 miles

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problem #14

Nov 152006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,952 miles
Speedometer malfunction dose not show proper speed needle gets stuck at different speeds or starts at different speeds.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Speedometer failure-2004 Chevy. Silverado-Z71- incorrect speed indicated on speedometer-at stop speedometer continues to register movement-when moving speedometer registers speeds in excess of or lower than actual speed.

- Peculiar, MO, USA

problem #12

Jan 102007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,500 miles
Speedometer failure : needle pegs at 120 and will not return to 0, fluctuates.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 082004

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Speedometer and tachometer work sometimes. Now don't work at all.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 282006

Silverado 2500

  • miles
04 Chevy Silverado speedometer not working.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

problem #9

Dec 132006

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Driving down the highway my speedometer reads 10-30+ mph lower then actual speed. Can not find a service recall on this problem though I have had no problem finding hundreds, if not over one thousand others who are experiencing the same problem.

- Borger, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The speedometer has quit working. This is common on 2004 Chevy trucks like the one I own. I have asked around and it is a common repair. The failure of a speedometer is a serious failure of a safety device on any vehicle.

- West Plains, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 102006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,875 miles
Speedometer hangs up and does not register correct speed.

- Pink Hill, NC, USA

problem #6

Mar 152005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The gauge cluster on my 2004 Chevy Silverado has 6 gauges and after 2 years 3 of the gauges no longer work. The 3 that no longer work are the speedometer, tachometer, and voltmeter. With the speedometer no longer working it is very dangerous.

- Fountain Inn, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 172006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Under normal driving conditions the speedometer on some GM trucks will hang when decelerating and when accelerating again the speedometer starts from the position that it hung. The part that is failing is a motor that controls the speedometer and to replace the part you must replace the whole instrument cluster at a cost of $600. It seems to happen right around 50K miles and at that point it is no longer under warranty. It leaves you not knowing how fast you are going as well as not being able to pass a vehicle inspection.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 302006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,680 miles
Speedometer acting erratic now stuck on 120 mph non functional now very expensive fix from GM(new instrument cluster)

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #3

Nov 222006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2004 Chevy Silverado speedometer will not return to zero. Speed reading are erratic. You do not know at what speed you are driving.

- Iva, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 082006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,575 miles
Speedometer malfunction. Sometimes it reads twice the speed I'm doing or more and sometimes it reads half the speed I'm doing. It varies.

- Wewahitchka, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
2004 chevreolet Silverado - bought new speedometer malfunctioning (needle hangs up, etc.) at 45,000 miles.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA