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

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #54

Jun 232007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

2004 Silverado 1500 4 door. Under normal driving conditions the speedometer started registering way too high... dead stop, the speedometer reads about 30-45 mph. Normal driving with flow of traffic on interstate displayed as greater than 120 mph.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #53

Apr 132007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,998 miles
After I drive about 11 miles the speedometer drops to zero. After about 30 to 40 miles it will run between 20 and 30 miles slow. This happens every day I drive the truck. Why can't General Motors get there heads out of the sand and do something about these problems.

- Cotati, CA, USA

problem #52

Apr 222007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Speedometer working erratically. Stays on zero, or reads lower than correct speed. It started working sporadically about 2 months ago, sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't. current mileage 38290.

- Apison, TN, USA

problem #51

Apr 122007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,440 miles

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

Speedometer dropped to zero when driving at 55 mph, after about 40 miles speedometer runs slower than actual speed. This is happening on a regular basis.

- Geyserville, CA, USA

problem #50

Jan 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Speedometer on my 2004 GM Chevy Silverado reads drastically different from actual speed while driving, making it impossible to determine actual speed which could cause a crash due to improper speed, or traffic safety violation for improper speed. GM does not have recall on this safety issue. GM is aware of this problem with many of its vehicles and demands $500 for labor to repair the problem at the owners expense.

- Barnhart, MO, USA

problem #49

Dec 152006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
I have a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with a serious safety issue! the speedometer works intermittently and when the needle actually moves the speed that registers is no where near correct. The dealer wants $600 to fix it but apparently it is well known that Chevy's are having an issue with the speedometer. I have had to resort to hooking up my laptop computer with gps to be able to monitor my speed!! GM needs to recall!!

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #48

Mar 282007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

I own a 2004 Silverado 2500 hd w/allison transmission. The speedometer is faulty. The speed sensor has been replaced but has not fixed the problem. The transmission is ok. The speedometer is erratic. One day it will work...then I'll be driving at 60 mph and the needle drops to zero or shoots up to 120. I have to gauge how fast I am going by the other traffic or look at the rpms. This is a terrible safety hazard. I have already spent $160. When will Chevy/GM issue a recall?

- La Valle, WI, USA

problem #47

Jul 022006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
(1) there were no specific events that lead to failure. (2) my 2004 Chevy Silverado speedometer stopped working at about 40K miles when warranty was out. Dealer says it costs approximately $500. I've read many websites describing this issue along with lawsuits in ca, or, and wa, so I was hoping GM would recall. I've been driving for 9 months guessing my speed. It is March 2007 and vehicle inspection is due so now I have to pay $500 since GM has not recalled this issue. I've seen concerns about this issue that go back to 2005. How is it that no one has forced GM to recall this potential dangerous defect. (3) to correct problem, I will have to pay $500 to fix a defect that GM knows about and won't do anything about.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #46

Mar 272007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2004 C2500 Chevrolet pickup. The contact stated that the speedometer hadn't been working for at least six months. The speedometer was stuck at 25 mph, even though the odometer was registering the mileage correctly. The problem originated in the instrument cluster. The vehicle was part of a construction company's fleet which included Chevrolet pick-up trucks from 2003 - 2005. Seven out of the 40 trucks have had problems with the speedometer failing. The contact stated that weather was not a factor in the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 85,118. Consumer states a 20% failure rate on speedometer sticking. Update/23/07

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #45

Oct 012006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado. My speedometer started going bad after 50K miles (15K past warranty) the speedometer displays inacurrate speeds. Driving on the intersate at 70mph, it reads anywhere from 0-15. Sitting at red lights it sticks at 55 or 40. I have no idead how fast I am driving and I view this as a majot safety issue. If it were a rare thing I would consider this a bad apple, however, ther are many many thousands of owners who have the same problem. There is currently a lwasuit in Washington state pursuing this issue and one in Oregon which is to follow. (www.autoblog.com/2007/03/05/GM-sued-over-inaccurate-speedometers/) bascially, GM is in denial. If you look at mycarstats section on GM website, every single complaint in the misc section is about speedometers. How can this be allowed to continue? why has a recall not been issued. I wish someon would please explain to me how a company such as GM is allowed to get away with putting faulty safety equipment in vehicles. I could believe a quirck on an assembly line casuing this malfunction if it were 10-50 vehicles but were are talking in excess of 10,000 vehicles.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #44

Mar 132007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,800 miles

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

I own a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and yesterday the speedometer began reading incorrectly. Now it currently reads 65 mph at both a standstill and when the truck is turned off. At regular surface street speeds (40-50 mph) the speedometer reads approx. 95 mph. I called GM in detroit and the denied any knowledge of the problem being widespread and referred me to a dealer who quoted me a price of $495 to repair the speedometer. What about the other gauges in my instrument cluster" how long till they fail? more importantly, how much will it cost for the repairs"

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #43

Oct 152006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The speedometer on my 2004 Chevrolet Silverado does not work properly. At times it will show 0 mph when the car is being driven. When the speedometer decides to work it moves in a jerking fashion. The first time I realized there was an issue with the speedometer was because I was pulled over by the state police on a rural highway going 26 miles over the speed limit. Other gauges also do not work. The oil gauge does not register and is pointing downward. The fuel gauge now does not work and points off the scale. I have seen on the internet many complaints with similar issues.

- Helotes, TX, USA

problem #42

Mar 122007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,179 miles
My speedometer has had a 'jerky' motion for the past few weeks. Today, on my way to work, I set my cruise at 78. When I exited the freeway and entered the slower section of road, my speedometer failed to decrease as my speed did. It still read 78 when I slowed to match other traffic in a 55 zone. Additionally, I stopped at 3 stop lights and each time the speedometer froze at a higher speed than the previous one (I.e. first stop 40, then 52, then 64). I feel this a major safety concern as myself or another driver of my vehicle will not be able to determine their actual speed and may put others in danger.

- Owosso, MI, USA

problem #41

Feb 152006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Speedometer malfunction in most of the 2004 Chevy Silverado's I have driven in. I own 1 Silverado. The company I work for owns several 2004 Silverado's. everyone I have driven along with the boss truck all have the same speedometer malfunction is a safety issue. People need to know how fast they are going.

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #40

Oct 062004

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
2004 Chevy Silverado speedometer started to stick at around 55 mph then start working, this went on for about two months, then it pegged out at 120 mph and has stuck while driving, when truck is at idle it sets at 70 mph.

- Toutle, WA, USA

problem #39

Feb 112007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,376 miles
Speedometer was stuck on 50 mph and never moves lower. Unable to tell what speed one is traveling.

- Galloway, OH, USA

problem #38

Mar 012007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Chevy Silverado 2004 4 wd pickup approx miles 38,000 when driving truck speedometer raced past 120 mph.vehicle stayed at 50 mph when shut off. I understand this is a common problem and GM is in denial.

- Rogersville, MO, USA

problem #37

Dec 062006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,230 miles
My 2004 Chevrolet Silverado speedometer started working erratically or not at all about 3 months ago.

- Wind Lake, WI, USA

problem #36

Feb 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The speedometer of my 04 Chevy truck is not functioning correctly. It stays on 0, goes up way over the speed I am traveling and then sticks at various speeds. I have seen at least 100+ complaints on various google sites. Most noticeably this one. www.topix.net/forum/autos/Chevrolet-Avalanche/tji11lgm9554merna/P3#lastpost.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #35

Jan 122007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,300 miles
Speedometer failure @48000 miles. It would work intermittently but most times it was too fast or too slow. The entire instrument cluster had to be replaced at the dealership.

- Howell, MI, USA

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