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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,910 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 6 of 7)

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problem #24

Feb 062007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

Speedometer on 2003 Tahoe stopped working @ 32,000 miles.

- River Grove, IL, USA

problem #23

Feb 052007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe with 57,000 miles. Last week my speedometer started acting erotically. I was traveling down the highway at 50 mph, seconds later I checked my speedometer and it was reading 94 mph. At first I was shocked, but I realized I was still following the same cars in rush-hour traffic and it would have been impossible to be traveling over 90. By the time I got home the speedometer was stuck at 0 mph. Since then it has been erotic. The speedometer will register 30 when I'm traveling at highway speeds, or not register at all. I am not as concerned when I am driving the vehicle, because I can gauge my speed off the tachometer. My sixteen-year old daughter or my wife however is another story. If they are on the highway going 55 or 60 and the speedometer is only registering 30, they might increase their speed in error and travel much faster which could be very dangerous. This can have grave consequences if on a two lane highway with speed limited curves. I cannot believe with all the complaints logged about this Chevrolet is not recalling, or repairing the defective gauge. I have been driving for over 35-years and have never had a speedometer malfunction.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #22

Feb 132007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,300 miles
I own a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. I visited the dealer in November 2005 with a failing speedometer. It seemed to stick on cold mornings and resulted in high readings. The movement was very jerky and there also seemed to be a rhythmic clicking sound coming from the cluster. The vehicle was still under warranty at this time. The dealer was unable to find a problem, but 'reset' the cluster at no charge. After a few weeks, the speedometer seemed to be working again except under very cold conditions. It is now 2/13/2007 and the speedometer is sticking again. It reads about 70 mph when the vehicle is parked. I took the vehicle to the dealership and they state that the cluster needs to be replaced (at a cost of $500+). the vehicle is no longer under warranty, so I am checking with the service manager since this is a proven, pre-existing condition per my visit in 2005. I should have an answer on that on 2/16/2007. I searched the internet and on a single site, topix.net, I found over 400 entries of customers experiencing the same problem on GMC and Chevy trucks and SUVS. This is a very unsafe condition (not being able to gauge speed)!

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #21

Jan 172007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles

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

Gauges in instrument cluster are failing. Speedometer is jerky if it works at all. Oil pressure is pegged all the way to the right. Engine temp is max. Dealership wants to charge over $500 to fix. Checked internet many others have the same problem.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 302007

Tahoe

  • miles
I own a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. When driving the speedometer ceases to work, leaving me unable to determine my true speed. At times the speedometer shows no speed when I am driving, sometimes excessive speed when I am not moving. This occurs at least once daily, lasts from 10 minutes to all day.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #19

Jan 102007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65 miles
Speedometer and tach on my 2003 Chevy Tahoe quit working.

- Edinburg, ND, USA

problem #18

Jan 272007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,400 miles

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

Speedometer was jumping back and forth. It would not get off 0 mph while I was clearly going faster. It would not register any speed. My Tahoe has 47,475 miles on it.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #17

Jan 152007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,400 miles
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. The speedometer started reading false speeds and now does not work at all. This is a safety issue. Dealers have told me this is a problem with 2003 Tahoe.

- Lamar, CO, USA

problem #16

Jan 152007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,400 miles
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. The speedometer started reading false speeds and now does not work at all. This is a safety issue as it was when it went out on interstate 70 near denver while my wife was driving with our 2 young daughters in the vehicle. Dealers have told me this is a problem with the 03 Tahoe.

- Lamar, CO, USA

problem #15

Jan 162007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Speedometer started performing erratically and inaccurately, and then failed altogether at just over 60,000 miles. Dealer is reporting entire cluster needs to be replaced, and it is a fairly common occurrence.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #14

Jan 072007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

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

My speedometer starting reading incorrectly. Over a couple of days it completely stopped working. In reading the owners forum for this model, it is very common. The instrument panel needs to be replaced. It is very costly. Anywhere from $500 to $1000. It is not an isolated incident. Very widespread problem.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #13

Jan 192007

Tahoe 4WD

  • 32,700 miles
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe (33K miles) and the speedometer just broke this weekend. It now rests in peace to the extreme right of the gauge. In my opinion, this is an obvious danger to the driver because I cannot accurately judge speed. For the past couple weeks, when starting the truck I noticed an odd clicking noise that stopped once the engine was at optimum temperature. The speedometer had also been a little jerky during this time too. When I called the local dealership, they said the solution would be to replace the entire instrument cluster, which would be $400. I'm taking the truck into the dealership tomorrow to have it fixed and hope GM will refund the money I spent to have the item fixed in the future. This truck is only three years old and having this kind of problem is frankly purely defective in nature.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 182007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Speedometer will not reset to zero. Continues to increase speed reading even when vehicle is stopped. Cannot tell how fast vehicle is actually traveling.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 022006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
(1) speedometer reads excessive or diminished speed (2) unable to safely operate vehicle - unable to safely gauge speed (3) no parts have been replaced to date concerning this complaint.

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 112007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,100 miles
I have two GM vehicles, a 2003 Tahoe & a 2004 denali. Both vehicles started having speedometer problems this week. Standing still the speedometer reads 30+ mph, start moving & they are reading well over 120 mph. I no longer have any idea how fast I am traveling in either of my vehicles. This is unsafe & GM should immediately recall all affected vehicles & fix this problem quickly. I have 8 children & would like to know that I am driving at a safe speed at all times.

- Millersville, MD, USA

problem #9

Jan 042007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,600 miles
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 37,000 miles; speedometer stuck at 70-120 mph. I note for this complaint that an online website currently lists more than 16 pages, hundreds of similar complaints for the vehicle. All instances cited note refusal of dealerships to provide repair of this alarming and dangerous problem. I have two small children that I Transport daily. I am printing a copy of this complaint and will contact an attorney if there is no remedy provided by the manufacturer. How much risk is acceptable prior to recall" this is an extremely serious problem!!! must there be an entry in the deaths and injury column before a recall is initiated"

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Jul 162005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Gauge cluster has failed in the vehicle, does not read speed correctly, oil pressure or engine coolant temp.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #7

May 152006

Tahoe

  • miles
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe- speedometer began erratic jerking, finally began reading either faster or slower than actual, errors ranging from 5 to 90 mph!

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 012006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Speedometer began to fail by fading to zero while driving.

- Cox's Creek, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 052006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,308 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the speedometer gauge displayed an incorrect reading of 120 mph. The vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop, who determined the instrument cluster panel needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 12/28/2006 - the tachometer as well as the trip meter displayed incorrect reading. The consumer contacted the manufacturer to see if the part could be replaced under goodwill warranty. The consumer request was denied.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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