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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,055 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #90

Feb 162016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the instrument panel fractured. The contact was unable to read the gear positions. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.....updated 08/29/16

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #89

Jan 052010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,750 miles
Speedometer does not read accurate. It either reads 15 mph at highway speeds, or goes way high such as 120 mph at 55 to 60 mph. Sometimes at the higher reading, it will read 60 mph when vehicle is stopped, in park, and ignition off. I was told this is a stepping motor but hard to change and expensive to change. I have read that there was a class action lawsuit that was never brought up.

- Dysart, IA, USA

problem #88

Jun 302014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
While driving speedometer reads wrong but odometer is ok? stop and turn off it works ok for a time. Try to start sometimes it will crank other time it don't GM extended the warranty to cover the dash panel but did not notify me or anyone that I know of I found it online after time had expired (speedometer) and will also control engine cranking.

- Poca, WV, USA

problem #87

Aug 012010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

The dashboard cluster went out, speed odometer stuck on 60mph. Had to race motor up until it red line returned to 0. the entire electrical board stopped working, found out was a recall but my VIN was not included. Spoke to autry morlan dealership several times. We paid out of pocket to have replaced and that cluster has done same thing. Still no recall on our truck. Will cost another 200-300 to fix out of pocket. Gas gauge does not work, speed odometer does not work. RPM will work and that is how we judge our speed on truck.

- Dexter , MO, USA

problem #86

Oct 012013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Vehicle's gauges were not accurate. The speedometer would be working fine then it would gradually go to 0 when I was driving. RPM would be at 6 and then gas gauge would quit working. Cluster had to be replaced. Chevrolet manufacturer gave me a discount of $75 to replace. This item should be classified as a recall as it was a matter to safety and there were other Chevrolet vehicles that had the same problem at dealership.

- Moorefield, WV, USA

problem #85

Apr 012013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 51,229 miles
The speedometer is erratic, displaying 40, 50, 80 mph running, sitting still in park. Then will peg to 130 mph when driven. Later, it will eventually correct itself after cranking 4, 5, 8 times and work properly temporarily. Then repeat. This is a common, known problem with these gauge clusters and Chevrolet div. Refuses to fix at no cost because the truck is outside the timeframe stated in "special policy # 07187", but it meets the mileage and VIN criteria. To the best of my knowledge, the truck did not fail during the stated timeframe. Cost of the repair is $560 and I believe Chevrolet should fix it at no cost to the owner.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #84

Jan 312012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl Diesel

  • 35,500 miles

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

While driving normally I noticed my speedometer giving erroneous readings as high as 120 mph, and upon stopping, the speedometer stayed at the 35 mph. Position. After a few days, it returned to normal. Occasionally, the speedometer does not work for days at a time. I feel it is dangerous driving with a speedometer which is not reliable. GM has refused to fix the problem and told me I am fully responsible for all parts and labor costs because my vehicle is out of warranty. Now, the volt-meter also does not work and the needle points down at a "6 O clock" position which is off the chart. This has been broken for several weeks now.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #83

Jul 202012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
The instrument cluster went out and reset my engine hours, odometer is error, and won't change anything.I took it to the dealer and they said about $600 to fix.there is alot of problems with these and they should be fixed for free.

- Lake, MS, USA

problem #82

Apr 062012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Speedometer started sticking at 60mph and then if the truck was restarted it would go back to 0 and start working again and then would stick again later. Well now it's just stuck at 0 and doesn't move at all. All the other gauges work properly though.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #81

Dec 062011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I was operating the vehicle on the interstate. The speedometer showed 70 mph; however, everyone was passing me. I pulled over to investigate but the speedometer would not go lower than 30 at a complete stop. It did go back to 0 within a few a days; however, it is again showing 20 mph at a dead stop. Dealers/mechanics have given me three different stories as to how to fix the problem. Per a lot of other similar reports, this appears to be a defect with the vehicle and should not be at my expense. It is a severe safety factor. I've always been a Chevy Silverado man but I'm feeling disappointed in GM by not backing their product like they used to do.

- Pilot, VA, USA

problem #80

Dec 302011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

2005 Chevy Silverado 1500. Bought brand new at the end of March 2005. Speedometer reads incorrectly. Sometimes reads 120, sometimes reads 90, etc.etc.etc. My truck has just over 72,000 miles on it and is less than 7 years old, but misses the VIN recall by 9570. This speedometer problem seems to be a popular complaint from what I see on the internet. Shouldn't this recall be extended to higher VIN numbers with the same exact problem"?"

- Peshtigo, WI, USA

problem #79

Mar 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 instrument panel acting up, speedometer in particular does not work anymore. But seeing tach and oil pressure gage acting up also. I have 134,000 miles on it but the speedometer has been acting up around 80,000 and recently just quit. I have read that GM is willing to fix but has to be under certain requirements. They know they have a problem they should fix all under a recall which I have not seen.

- Seymour, IN, USA

problem #78

Feb 112010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Driving to work on I-80. Speedometer just went to zero. Stopped at rest stop and called my mechanic to ask if possible blown fuse. Was told that this was controlled by computer. Needed to get to work and started again and speedometer was now working again. I now have a gps system that shows my speed because I cannot go 30 miles before my speedometer ether goes to zero or now indicates that I'm going 120 mph. I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado and was told that there was no recall for this problem but from what I have found on the web it seems to be a major problem.

- Ridgway, PA, USA

problem #77

Nov 222010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 96,000 miles
Speedometer not working properly. Does not read accurate speed. When needle starts to rise, the motion is not constant. The needle instead "ticks" up upon acceleration.

- Haughton, LA, USA

problem #76

Apr 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 95,500 miles
Speedometer works intermittently.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #75

Jul 052010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
The speedometer reading is very erratic and does not display the correct speed any more. Speedometer reads 30mph + while sitting still. GM dealer claimed that the vehicle is outside the 70,000 mile replacement period since the vehicle has 80,000 miles on it.

- Saline, MI, USA

problem #74

May 122010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
2005 Chevy crew cab. Speedometer problem. Incorrect speed reading. 17 year old son now drives truck and concerned about safety and tickets. Is GM going to recall this obvious safety hazard. Concerned parent.

- Galt, CA, USA

problem #73

Aug 072009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 76,000 miles
Speedometer inoperative. Everytime the vehicle is driven I have no way of telling how fast I am traveling.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #72

Mar 192010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 93,400 miles
My vehicle is 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 purchased in 2007 with mileage of approximately 47,000 miles at the time of purchase. Upon driving thevehicle for three months, my speedometer started sticking intermittently, but would reset. Since, my speedometer sticks on a daily basis, sometimes all day. The only remedy has been to turn my vehicle off and back on, where as my speedometer goes down at five mile per hour increments until back at zero. In the last three weeks, my tachometer has also malfunctioned and does not read at times, therefore making it impossible to know how fast I am going nor how high my engine is idling or increasing/decreasing in speed. There is no apparent event leading up to the failure and my conclusion is that the instrument cluster is defective in its entirety. In March of this year I was traveling in Oklahoma during a sudden snow storm in which traffic was traveling at an estimated 20-30 miles per hour. I accelerated to an unknown speed, however not excessively. I lost control and my vehicle slide across two lanes of traffic opposite the lane I was in and I slide into a ditch in which my bottom air dam was torn off. I was able to repair the damage however I only accelerated because I thought I was traveling at ten miles per hour. When my vehicle came to a rest in the ditch, my speedometer was still at ten miles per hour. A state trooper did assist me by getting a tow truck, however no report was filed by me. I believe that if I had know how fast I was going, this may not have happened. It is inconclusive, however I do believe the malfunction is a safety concern. I have priced the replacement, which is the only remedy, at or about $450-700 and this is not an isolated malfunction. I have researched and found that there are many, many cases of this very defect in the same model truck from the same manufacturer and believe that it should be a recall, not a "special provision" du to the manufacturers knowing since 2003 about this particular defect.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #71

Mar 152007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles
Instrument cluster on 2005 Chevy Silverado failed estimated cost to repair 650 Chevy intentionally installed defective motors on the instrument cluster that had been recalled on the 2003 Silverado causing the speedometer, gas gauge, tach, to stop working making an unsafe situation as you cant tell your speed or how much fuel you have in your tank potentially leaving you stranded on bad roads out of gas or taking a corner faster than the posted speed because of not knowing how fast you are driving. Chevy knows this instrument cluster is defective and refuses to repair it. Just like Toyota.

- Questa, NM, USA

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