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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,515 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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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Nov 102007

Silverado 3500

  • 40,000 miles


Speedometer stopped reading properly. Sometimes sitting at over 120 for weeks. Some days at 0. vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet 3500 lt, dual wheel, long bed.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 092008

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,621 miles
First time we have taken the vehicle on a long trip. After 500 miles on the road, speedometer topped out at 120 mph (even though we had cruise set at 65). Even when we were at a complete stop, speedometer read 65 mph. After a couple of days it worked fine, week later when we were returning from the trip same thing occurred. We took it to the Chevy dealer and they said it was a problem with the cluster and they ordered the part. We will take it in tomorrow to have the part replaced. Our vehicle only has 37,000 miles, we do have platinum warranty on it, but still will have to pay $200 fee. Service tech says Chevy has already had recall on 2002 and 2003, just wanted to report the problem is still there.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #9

Apr 092008

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Speedometer had started to stick but now it doesn't work at matter how fast I may be going speedometer reads "0". its been like this for a couple months but I haven't had the money to fix it. I've been using my gps system to gauge mph. Has this been addressed yet??

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #8

Feb 032008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,800 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 60 mph, the speedometer displayed 20 mph. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer; however, a mechanic advised him to replace the instrument cluster. No repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 58,800. Updated 02-25-08

- Columbus , GA, USA

problem #7

Jan 202008

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Speedometer pegs at 45mph and intermittently works.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 162007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
The speedometer one morning just went to 110 mph when I was driving 55 and then stayed. It would work one minute and then not the next. Finally after two days it stayed at 160. There was no way to drive it and tell what speed I was going. I have received a speeding ticket recently and wonder if the speedometer was malfunctioning then. The failure speedometer was 63,000 just 2,000 out of warranty. I went to the dealer who showed me the special bulletin on the 03 and 04 but since mine was an 05 I had to pay $501.30 to have it repaired. I placed an incident w/ GM who had the guts to tell me that there was not an instrument panel failure on the 05 (kinda funny since I have a 05 that failed) and that since my vehicle was not an 03 or 04 that it couldn't be happening. Even though the dealership that fixed it knew right away the problem and admitted I wasn't the first 05 he had seen. The entire instrument cluster was replaced.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 032007

Silverado 3500 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


Instrument cluster stopped working and when talked to a service manager he explained to me that 03 and 04S cheverolets have recalls on this but the 05S haven't sent out recalls for this instrument cluster which controls the speed and fuel gages.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 092007

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet 2500hd speedometer went out it was showing the wrong speeds, got stuck at 120mph the wouldn't go below 70mph. Very unsafe, Chevy should recall the dash cluster, I mean come on...$55,000 dollars should at least get you a working speedo...

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 152007

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
First the oil pressure gauge stop working, about two months ago. Fluctuates now, up and down. Speedometer does not work now. Started out by reading around 45 miles per hour when sitting at a dead stop. Then stay stayed at 110 miles and hour while driving at any speed. Does not work.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 202007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 5 mph, the speedometer indicated that the vehicle was traveling 110 mph. The speedometer fails to display the correct speed. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer. The current and failure mileages were 65,000.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 062007

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,480 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the speedometer works intermittently. It usually fails to operate when driving 65 mph and greater. He spoke with the dealer and they stated that the speedometer needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 47,488 and failure mileage was 38,480.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

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