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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,304 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #73

Apr 112009

Suburban

  • 99,000 miles

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

2004 Chevy Suburban speedometer fails sporadically. Will stick at anytime without notice. Showing up to 120 miler per hour while parked. Cannot ascertain exact of speed of vehicle. Wper haps effects odometer and hour meter.

- Virginia, MN, USA

problem #72

Mar 142009

Suburban

  • 76,000 miles
Speedometer stopped working when odometer read 76,000 miles. Does not work at all. Currently read 120 mph. Dealer will not fix as warranty has expired. Speedometer stopped working due to poor quality, not improper use.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #71

Feb 152009

Suburban

  • 105,000 miles
Speedometer quit working on 2004 Suburban.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #70

Nov 172008

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that the speedometer was inoperative and displayed inaccurate readings. The dealer stated that the instrument control panel needed to be replaced at the cost of over $300. As of March 17, 2009, the vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 82,000 and current mileage was 84,000. Updated 04-14-09 updated 04/15/09.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #69

Mar 022009

Suburban

  • miles
The speedometer on the vehicle is not showing the true speed (it some times shows 110 when you are going 45, or shows 35 when you are going 65. This is not safe while driving on any road.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #68

Mar 012008

Suburban

  • 90,000 miles
Speedometer has not worked for over a year. The needle is always pinned. Once in a while it will start at approximatelly 30mph at idle. Local dealer advised approx. $500 to fix.

- Milltown, NJ, USA

problem #67

Oct 202008

Suburban

  • 75,000 miles

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

My 2004 surburban, the instrument cluster began failing at 75,000 miles. It is a daily occurrence of the speedometer showing incorrect speed, the oil pressure gauge is pegged most of the time.

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #66

Dec 202008

Suburban

  • 91,463 miles
The speedometer regularly fails to work, usually reading an incorrect speed (checked against a handheld gps device) and occasionally does not work at all.

- Hortonville, WI, USA

problem #65

Dec 042008

Suburban

  • 77,198 miles
Speedometer jumped from approx.69 to 110 and continued to stay haywire and is not reading accurately. Apparently a known problem by Chevy but they are only repairing in 7 years 70,000 miles. Of course I am at 4 years and at 77,000. I was over 74K miles when notice came out so even then would not have been able to get known defect fixed.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #64

Nov 142008

Suburban

  • 100,000 miles
Speedometer not registering accurately. While in neutral 90 mph.

- An, MD, USA

problem #63

Nov 082008

Suburban

  • 40,000 miles

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

My family and I were traveling on the interstate in our 2004 Chevy Suburban when my speedometer started fluctuating from 20 mph to 70 mph to 120 mph. The engine didn't seem to change its running speed as the speedometer fluctuations were occurring. I only have 40K miles, and IżM the original owner. My wife mainly drives it to take our kids to school and their activities, and errands. Will the dealer repair for free?

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #62

Apr 232007

Suburban

  • 98,000 miles
Speedometer fluttering\sticking recall came out after my vehicle was beyond the warranty mileage.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #61

Sep 222008

Suburban

  • 78,000 miles
A couple of months ago I received a letter from GM informing me of a potential defect on the speedometer of any 04 Chevy Suburban, but it stated that I should not take the vehicle to the dealership unless there is a problem. Yesterday 9-22-08 coming back from my son ball game the speedometer was stuck on 70 and when my husband applied the brake instead of decreasing the speedometer was going toward the 120 mark and we were almost at a complete stop. Now GM did send information that there might be problems but don't do anything unless you suspect problems. Anyway I have 78,000 miles on this vehicle and GM sent a letter that they will fix it no charge if it is under 70,000. Its a defect there shouldn't be a time limit to get it replaced a defective speedometer. It is extremely dangerous especially when children are in the vehicle. Why should anyone pay for an item that is defective. It should be replaced at no charge. I have heard of other people with the same problem as I have had. Something needs to be done such as a recall instead of a possible defect letter. Please help!

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #60

Jun 152008

Suburban

  • 78,000 miles
2004 Chevrolet surburban. The speedometer needle sticks. At first it only happened occasionally. A month later it is sticking at 0 miles per hour most of the time. Many complaints to GM. They finally issued special policy but will not fix my vehicle because the odometer reads 79,216. This is a known defect on many GM models year 2003-2004. The dealership will not even discuss the issue. This is safety issue that GM should take care no matter the mileage of the vehicle. This vehicle is only four years old. The repair will cost between $800 - $1000 or more.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #59

Apr 042008

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 53,054 miles
Speedometer failure leading to hazardous operating conditions. In reviewing the internet, speedometer failures are problematic for Chevrolet Suburban and the manufacturer refuses to acknowledge or repair the defect.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #58

Feb 032007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 20 miles
Erratic to none speedometer operation, no repairs made as of now, researching problem, found to be pretty wide spread on GM SUV's and trucks.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #57

Apr 042008

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,785 miles
My speedometer stopped working no warning while on highway went from 70 mph to 120 mph.

- Rayville, LA, USA

problem #56

Mar 132008

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Started suddenly.. speedometer registering much greater speed(s) than actual speed. Even off/parked registering in excess of 80 mph. RPM gauge was sticking on & off but all other gauges as of now seem to be functioning properly.

- Brazoria, TX, USA

problem #55

Feb 092008

Suburban

  • miles
My 2004 Chevy Suburban speedometer is malfunctioning, sometimes it works other times it does not move or is indicating the incorrect speed.

- Gering, NE, USA

problem #54

Jan 102008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Speedometer fluctuates showing speeds greater than actual speed. Speeds are greater by anywhere from 10 mph to 80 mph over actual speed. As I write this, the car is parked/engine off and speed indicated is 60 mph.

- Groton, CT, USA

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