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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #74

Apr 032007

Silverado 2500

  • miles


The speedometer in my 2004 Chevrolet silveado began malfunctioning early this spring, and has progressively gotten worse. Currently when parked it registers between 50-120 mph, then pegs when driving. So I never know how fast I am going. The replacement instrument cluster costs nearly $600 for the part only, not including labor to replace it. Of course none of this is covered by the warranty, or even the extra warranty we purchased when we bought the truck used.

- Coshocton, OH, USA

problem #73

Nov 122007

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,827 miles
Speedometer on my 2004 Chevy Silverado is acting up. The needle is ticking like a clock as I accelerate and slow down. I have heard and read about many complaints about this same exact problem on this make, model, and year vehicle.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #72

Nov 062007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 04 Chevy Silverado ss has lost the gas gage and the RPM gage is sticking. The only gas gage that I have is the digital one. The RPM gage has started sticking. When the gas gage started sticking I talked to the Chevy service department and they said a gas cleaner they sold would most likely fix the problem. We have done two treatments with no luck. Today is the first day the RPM gage is sticking. By the sounds of all the other similar complaints it will be stuck soon. How may people have to complain to get a obvious manufacture problem fixed?

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #71

Oct 302007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Speedometer is erratic, does not reset to zero when stopped.

- Creston, OH, USA

problem #70

Oct 252007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,300 miles
Speedometer completely failed, right after truck turned 100,000 miles.

- Bethlehem, GA, USA

problem #69

Oct 212007

Silverado 2500

  • miles
While driving around 65-70mph my speedometer stuck. While slowing down after reaching speeds of nearly 70mph, I realized my speedometer was not backing off of this speed. I then did not know how fast I was driving. The speedometer is now stuck at 67mph. From what I understand I will have to replace this actual unit for $500. I have seen this same issue all over forums on the web.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #68

Oct 132007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,380 miles


I own a 2004 Silverado. As with an ever growing list of fellow owners of Chevy and GMC 2000 to 2005 trucks, the speedometer has quit working with only 40,000 miles on the vehicle. This is a safety hazard not being able to know the speed at which our vehicles are traveling at!

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #67

Jul 162007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,250 miles
2004 silverardo 2500 hd crew cab with 33,000 miles - instrument cluster not working.

- Berwick, ME, USA

problem #66

Apr 282005

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
My 2004 Chevy truck was recalled because of instrument panel malfunctions. A recall has been issued; however, it seems to me that the plan to correct this has arbitrary recall parameters, ie 7 year/70,000 miles. My vehicle is 3 years old and has 96,000 miles and has experienced this malfunction. I did contact Chevy but no concrete repair plan was established.

- Pawleys Island, SC, USA

problem #65

Sep 232007

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,640 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 70 mph for 20 minutes using the cruise control, the speedometer reading was 95 mph and the RPM was 2000. He didn't notice any warning indicator lights at the time of the failure. After coming to a complete stop, the speedometer read 45 mph. The dealer stated that the electrical instrument control panel clusters needed to be replaced. He has not called the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 32,640.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #64

Sep 022007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


2004 Chevrolet Silverado speedometer has stopped working exactly as outlined by the other complaints, speedometer registers randomly with incorrect speed or stuck needle. I called my dealer and parts and labor amounts to around $500. I asked a friend of mine who is also a service manager at the dealership if this is a common problem and his response was "ohhh yeah, I don?T know why they haven?T recalled it yet. Chevrolet may not be considering this a safety issue, but if that is the case why do we even have speed limits? speed limits are intended to provide for the safety of the community, will a person with out a working speedometer be able to stop in time when a child runs out in front them" Chevy better hope so.

- Clever, MO, USA

problem #63

Jul 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Speedometer on 2004 Silverado reads erratically. Not reliable to show correct speed. Reading eventually will reach "0" while speed has not changed.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #62

Aug 132007

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,200 miles
Speedometer failure.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #61

Jul 312007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
The speedometer works intermittently and I found myself going faster than the speedometer registered. Going around a turn I was forced into the other lane of traffic do to the excessive speed.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

problem #60

Jul 292007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Speedometer reads 75 when the truck is stopped and quickly pegs when moving. Chevy wants hundreds of dollars to repair. A quick search on the internet revealed that this is a frequent problem with Chevy truck newer than 2003. It should be a recall issue.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #59

Jun 132005

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
For over 2 years and 30,000 miles the speedometer in my 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup has been sticking. Starting at about 20,000 miles about every 3 or 4 months the speedometer needle would stick at 25 mph, 30 mph or 35 mph. This sticking was where the speedometer needle would stop at when you turned the key off. When the needle would stick it caused the speedo to read incorrect speed. The vehicle was under warranty when this started. I did not take it into the dealership because it would require taking a whole day to take it in and the dealer would not guarantee he would fix it in one visit. The dealer said bring it in. They would check it and order the parts. Then bring it back when the parts arrived. Before wasting the time with the dealer I tried removing the battery cable and allowing the computer system to reset itself. This worked for the first 10 times the speedo stuck. The speedo is stuck again and removing the battery cable over 10 times has not reset the speedo correctly. GM has known about this speedo problem for over 5 years but is only bandaiding the problem. This speedo problem is a safety issue.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #58

Jul 062007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The speedometer in my 2004 Silverado has started to malfunction. It does not show the speed of the truck on any consistent basis. It will start out at 30 mph and increase correctly then reset it self 60 mph andthe lowest point. It is dangerous. I researched several online discussion boards and there are many complaints out there. My dealership wants $600 dollars to replace the instrument cluster and the truck will not be drivable for at least a week while a new cluster is programmed with my mileage at the factory. This lends itself to many people not wanting to get the cluster fixed and leading to safety issues.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #57

May 142007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Failure of speedometer and tachometer gauges. Needles pegged. No idea how fast truck is traveling.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #56

Oct 152006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,400 miles
2004 Chevrolet silverardo - ext cap, 4WD, ls, faulty speedometer.

- Clancy, MT, USA

problem #55

Jul 062007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Speedometer inoperative.

- Owasso, OK, USA

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