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Speedometer Stopped Working
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier (Page 1 of 3)
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.
CarComplaints.com Notes: Widespread instrument panel failure is a common and frustrating reality for many 2004-2005 Chevy Cavalier owners. They're often left in the dark when it comes to knowing how fast they're going, what their engine temperature is, or even how much fuel they have left in the tank.
The likely culprit is a series of bad "stepper motors" which control the gauges and are no longer covered under warranty. Think not being able to see your speed is a safety issue and should be recalled for all owners? We'd agree. Trouble is, apparently the NHTSA does not.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 60,558 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 41 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- not sure (34 reports)
- GM needs to recall (4 reports)
- mechanic replaced instrument cluster with used cluster (2 reports)
- use portable navigation to track speed (1 reports)