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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,896 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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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #19

Mar 022007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I own a 2003 Suburban made by Chevrolet and the speedometer will know longer work. This seems to be a very common problem with GM vehicles of this year class. It seems dangerous and the fix is $500 or more depending on dealer for the total instrument cluster. Seems like a faulty product to me.

- Jenison, MI, USA

problem #18

Feb 282007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer sticks intermittently while driving. Vehicle is a 2003 Chevy Suburban Z71. Internet search finds that this is a common occurrence with these vehicles. Can not accurately adjust speed for safe driving which results in a hazard to other drivers.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #17

Jan 102007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe that had a speedometer failure. The dealer charged me $500 to replace it. I noticed on the news that this is a wide spread problem. This is safety related and it should be a recall. www.king5.com/localnews/stories/nw_030107wabspeedometersuitsw.B8bbb09.html lawsuit claims GM uses faulty speedometers.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #16

Feb 122007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,526 miles

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

Speedometer in the instrument cluster failed on my Suburban Z71 model year 2003 with 59,611 miles. Speedometer readings ranged from 0 mph to 120 mph. I had to use a gps to regulate vehicle speed until the truck could be repaired. I had the instrument cluster remove and repair on February 12, 2007 by dealer at a cost of $448.89 and only a 1 year guarantee on the replacement cluster. The dealer has indicated that this is a common problem with the vehicle.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #15

Jan 012007

Suburban

  • miles
Speedometer and other gauges in the instrument cluster of my 2003 Chevrolet Suburban not working properly. Speedometer indicates 60 mph when at a full stop and 120 mph when moving.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 102007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Speedometer head catastrophically failed. It was bouncing all around reading 0 then 120 mph. I had my wife immediately drop it off at the service vendor closest to her (not Chevy ). they analyzed the problem and determined that the speedometer head was faulty. I called the service manager at fischer Chevrolet in boulder and confirmed the diagnosis. I asked the service manager if they had seen others like this from this year. He said he had seen a larger number of failures of this type. I asked the price for replacement. He said it would be nearly twice that of the 3rd party service company. I chose to have it fixed and submit the complaint to Chevy/GM

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #13

Apr 012006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The fuel gauge quit first, then the speedometer. There is a knocking sound in the steering column when a turn is made.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #12

Jan 142007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,900 miles
2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer is sometimes jerky, and will read higher speeds than what is actually being done. This isn't the typical small error that most have, this is a substantial amount. Then, when coming to a full stop, the speedometer will stay stuck at a certain speed, and only read from there on out, making that mph the amount over being read.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #11

May 152006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,500 miles
Speedometer failure.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #10

Dec 312006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer acts very erratically, often indicating incorrect speed. The problem causing the speedometer to fail also seems to affect the oil pressure gauge. 2004 GMC K1500 Z71- speedometer is erratic also.

- Wellington, CO, USA

problem #9

Dec 072006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,005 miles

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

2003 Suburban instrument cluster stopped working, speedometer is erratic, sometimes it gets stuck other times it reads extremely high also battery gauge is dead. I have found numerous web forums with countless threads dedicated to complaints on 2003 GM instrument clusters. Whole cluster must be replaced, as it is very dangerous to not know your speed.

- Lakeland , FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 302006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
Speedometer is erratic, reads incorrectly, sometimes doesn't work at all.

- Ephrata, WA, USA

problem #7

Dec 172006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban and the speedometer stays at 30 mph when the vehicle is stopped. When traveling down the road I have no idea how fast I am going but am sure that 110 mph is not correct.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #6

Dec 122006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles
I have a 2003 Chevy Suburban with 46,000 miles and the speedometer not working. I called the dealer and he said it is a common problem but I am still going to have to pay to fix it. The speedometer was reading 120 miles per hour and I was going less than 50 miles per hour. I researched this problem on the internet and I found hundreds of other people with the same problem in Tahoe and Silverado.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 082006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
2003 Chevy Suburban, while driving steady @ at approximately 65 mph, speedometer became erratic, indicating 0 mph; slowed to 55 and exited highway. Shut engine off and speedometer went to 55 mph and remained. Stared engine and indicator went to 30 mph. All other indications and gauges seemed to indicate normal.

- Highland, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 252006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The speedometer quit working (gets stuck and reports in accurate speeds or sticks below 0 mph) on my 2003 Suburban with only 59000 miles. I am told this is a common problem with the instrument cluster and that GM issued a tsb but no recall even with the many reports and complaints of safety concerns. I am told the repair cost will be $500-$700. I also had to replace a bad A/C compression costing $1K and intake gaskets $320 in the last 3 months. This is ridiculous for this new of a vehicle. I thought GM built better quality products than this. It's a safety issue not knowing how fast you are going or if the other gauges are working correctly. I am nervous putting my wife and 4 kids in this vehicle due to these safety concerns. I will not risk my family's safety due to this low quality of product.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #3

Oct 222006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles
Speedometer failure in 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer is producing inaccurate readings. Will read 0 mph at highway speeds, will also read higher speeds while vehicle is stopped. Instrument cluster was replaced at a cost of $550.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 012005

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Speedometer worked erratically and now it just sits on 0 regardless of the speed being travelled. Started at around 25,000 miles. Complaint seems to be common among other GM SUV owners. Requesting pressure to be put on GM to declare a recall.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Sep 232006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Speedometer quits registering speed of vehicle at times, the odometer continues to work. Next time driving vehicle speedometer works. Dealer said this is a very common occurrence and eventually the speedometer will quit and I will have to buy a new one. I do feel that a non working speedometer is a safety issue.

- Kingsburg, CA, USA

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