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

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #13

Jan 122007


  • miles


My speedometer went from 55 to 120 in a matter of seconds. Then if you give it a couple of days it would be right again. Then all of a sudden I am driving down the interstate and it would go to 120 again. The dealership hooked it up to the computer and they said they "rebooted the cluster" and it's working for now. They said a lot of people have had this happen and it may only be a temporary fix. So what if I have my cruise control set at 65 and then my speedometer goes to 120? I see an instant accident happening! Chevrolet should have a recall on this issue.

- Brush, CO, USA

problem #12

Feb 042007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,400 miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban Z71. During the past week, the speedometer has been registering erratic speeds while driving at a constant pace. Today, the speedometer quit working altogether. The vehicle has only 59,450 miles on it, and has not been used in any off road Excursion. Not having an accurate speed reading while driving a vehicle of this size is a significant safety issue to the driver and passengers of this vehicle, and other vehicles on the roadway. I understand this is a fairly common issue with this make, model, and year vehicle. As such, I believe the manufacturer needs to enter into a safety recall to fix this issue.

- O Fallon, MO, USA

problem #11

Nov 202006


  • 41,000 miles
Speedometer is defective. Registers between 35 and 120 mph when car is stopped.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #10

Dec 202006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,355 miles


Speedometer on 04 Tahoe stopped working.

- Aragon, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 142006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
04 Suburban speedometer quit working. Speedometer said 120 mph when sitting still. Then got stuck nd would drop slowly. Now it does not work at all. It sits on zero.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 012006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Our speedometer quit working and would either sho us going much slower or much faster than we really were. We were hoping that it was just a sensor, but it was the wiring in the dash, they required that we send in the whole front module and they sent us a new one with our old odometer miles already set. They also required that we send in the old one. Our mechanic told us that they had just had to replace a pickups speedometer as well. Same year, and similar model.

- Kimberly, ID, USA

problem #7

Nov 032006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


At 35000 miles the speedometer would make a ticking noise and start moving with a notchy motion. When driving it could read 40-75 mph while doing less than 10 mph. At 60+ mph it could read 100+ mph. After multiple restarts the speedometer would return to 0. the problem seemed like it would worsen when the temperature was colder, but it could be coinsidence. Took the vehicle into the Chevrolet dealer where it was diagnosed as having a faulty guage cluster and replaced under warranty. While in the dealer there were 2 other people with similar trucks having the same thing replaced. Now I see online that this is common with nearly every Suburban and Chevrolet/GMC truck in model years 2004-2005. This should be a recalled part and could be a make for a costly/dangerous drive for someone.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 202006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,650 miles
Speedometer is erratic and inaccurate. Very dangerous!

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #5

Oct 082006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Speedometer and oil pressure starting displaying erratic reading any where from 0-120+ and oil psi of 0 to pegging gage. After research of dealers and repair facilities data confirmed this is a know defect and caused by defective stepper motors. Setting cruise control hamper this defect by not knowing what actual speed is when engaging cruise control. Also have second vehicle that just started with same issues today 12-22-06. 2004 GMC Yukon

- Trophy Club, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 022006


  • miles
Started having problems with the speedometer reading incorrect speed at about 40K miles. Currently have 55K miles on my 2004 Suburban. The speedometer often reads over 100 mph sitting in my driveway. It seems to occur after 30+ minutes of continued driving. Additionally, the tachometer becomes erratic and sometimes just drops to 0 while driving.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 312006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


2004 Chevy Suburban speedometer goes crazy, sometimes set at 120 mph while setting still. While driving I never know the speed I'm going. One day my wife was driving the speedometer just kept climbing to 120 mph, that is when it started. Sometimes the speedometer goes down to 0 mph then while driving say 30 mph I guess it may take you to 60 mph, 80 mph while at the same RPM. Nothing has been done, it has 44000 miles therefore my warranty is out I have to see if the ext warranty I got covers this, also I have been checking the internet if anyone had similar problems and I have found numerous people on Thank you for you're time.

- Union, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012006


  • miles
2004 Chevrolet Suburban - speedometer not working properly. Does not give the right speed. May be going 30 but says 70 and vice versa.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Speedometer does not work properly on 2004 Chevy Z71 Tahoe. It is either pegged at 120 mph, reads too high, or reads too low.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

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