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7.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
92,496 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace instrument panel (3 reports)
  3. recall valid to 70,000 miles (2 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 052009

Silverado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The gas gauge quit working (not sure of the mileage (put in 70000) and i have been driving it for about 4 years now by using the trip counter and filling up every 400 miles. when the battery voltage indicator also quit working (about 6 months ago) i finally got it fixed (replace dashboard electronics) and that fixed both problems costing about $600. I now have 100000 miles on the truck at the time of the repair.

- , Xenia, Ohio, USA

problem #9

May 052013

Silverado Limited 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

none of the gauges work now...heard its a problem with alot of silverados........also had steering wheel lock up.....had that fixed couple of years ago......

- , New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #8

Nov 172010

Silverado 1500 5.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,680 miles

fuel gauge now goes all the way around to the lite chev house says it about $480. to repair . they no nothing about any recall no nothin!!!!!! I would appreciate any advice or help i am very limited physically so i cant do the work myself. thank you kurtd

- , Llano, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 052010

Silverado SS 6.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,275 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

this is only one of many problems with my ss silverado now the dam fuel gauge quit working but i love the truck ,if you go to the dealer they rob you

- , Smiths Station, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 102008

Silverado 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

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fuel gauge not working properly

I had my speedo reprogrammed to work with my bigger wheels and the next day my gas gauge started to spin and now points straight down........I have the range on my D.I.C. but its kinda still a pain in my a-hole

- , tacoma, wa, USA

problem #5

Jan 212009

Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

the fuel gauge continues to go clock wise has reach the low fuel warning light. I'm figuring fuel by trip meter until it goes bad!!!!

- , Newnan, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012007

Silverado 1500 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

First, the temp gage would sit where ever it felt like. Of course, I checked all that I could--fluids and fans were all properly filled or operational. Then a month later the fuel gage joined in; sit on half a tank as I left the gas station having put 18 gals in. Since, it does whatever the hell it feels like. Finally, last week the speedometer began sticking on arbitrary spots. Starting from a dead stop reading anywhere from 20-65 and I'm left doing math to avoid a ticket. WTF??!!!

- , Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182007

Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Oil pressure gauge quit working. I thought I had lost oil pressure in the truck all together, but after shutting the motor off I realized the gauge was sticking. GM has issued a recall for affected vehicles with under 70,000 miles on them. I'm not sure how GM came to the conclusion that gauges should only work for 70,000 miles, but that is neither here nor there. I'm well into the double digits on problems associated with this vehicle!

- , Evansville, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 302007

Silverado 4.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

After alot of highway miles, the speedometer started going wild, sticking and reporting inaccurate readings. We called the dealer to find this was a known problem. THe only problem with that was, we were under the 7 years, but not under the specified mileage limit. How come a known defective part that came with the new purchase (back in 04) is not covered just because I USE the product (hench high mileage). The truck is fine and I have kept very good maintenance. But if everyone would lodge a complaint with the

National highway traffic and safety administration- Maybe GM would see that this should be a recall!!! Go to www.nhtsa.gov and file your complaint today.

- , Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 092007

(reported on)

Silverado 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

FUEL GAUGE SHOWS EMPTY WHEN IT'S NOT. I HAVE HAD THE FUEL PUMP REPLACED ABOUT A YEAR AGO. EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THEN ABOUT A WEEK AGO THE GAGE STARTED ACTING UP. ALL THE OTHER GAGES ARE FINE.

ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM?

- , Charleroi, PA, USA

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